A photo of Mary Susan Hart

Mary Susan Hart

March 15, 1954 - September 27, 2022

Mary Susan Hart, age 68, of Main Street in Newark, DE, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.

Born in Norfolk, VA on March 15, 1954, and named after both of her grandmothers, Mary was a daughter of the late H. Bryan and Pauline Hart. Her father spent his career in the United States Navy and the family lived in Chile, South America for three years. Mary worked as an LPN for most of her life, she loved her job and patients.

Mary was a devout member of White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church of Newark, DE (WCCPC) from a young age. She served in the church as a Sunday School teacher for many years. Mary was a chocolatier and most people in Newark knew of her great confections. She taught the youth of White Clay to make chocolates for fundraisers for many years. She loved cooking and serving for church functions including WCCPC youth dinners.

Mary also loved music. The Beatles were her favorite, especially George Harrison. She was a home-stay for the English Language Institute of the University of Delaware for several years, housing international students who came to UD to learn English. Her passion in the most recent years was to write to those who were shut in. Mary wanted to let them know that they were not alone in the world.

Mary is survived by her sister, Margaret A. Hart of Bear; brother, H. Bryan “Pancho” Hart (Heidi) of Wellsboro, PA; nieces, Sarah K. and Maggie Hart; several aunts and cousins; as well as Cynthia Linton and other close and caring friends from WCCPC.

Services will be held privately at White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church where she will rest beside her parents and grandmother.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary’s memory to White Clay Creek Presbyterian Church Benevolence Fund, 15 Polly Drummond Hill Road, Newark, DE 19711 or online by clicking here.

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  • Dear Margaret, I just happen to come across this. I am very sorry to hear of your sister Mary’s passing. Thinking of you at this difficult time.

  • Having been the Sunday School Superintendent at White Clay Creek during the years that Mary served as a teacher, I know how passionate she was in serving and how the kids loved her as their teacher. Of course, I also was a grateful recipient of a lot of those chocolates for which Mary was ‘famous’. Having many health problems over the years, it is a testimony to her devotion to serving that kept her doing as much as she was able for as long as she was able. Praise God that Mary is now at her eternal rest.