Obituary of Mary Penticost
At age 75, Mary Penticost of Sydney passed away peacefully on October 29th, 2022. She was
the daughter of the late Tom and Anne Carmella (Bennett) O’Leary. After growing up in
Reserve Mines, Mary moved to Sydney. She always enjoyed going back and spending time at
home with her family which was always surrounded by music and laughter.
Mary is survived by Fred, her ex-husband and lifelong friend that supported her throughout her
life and her illness. As the days got harder, Mary enjoyed talking about “her Freddie” and
thinking back on those good times they shared. Mary will be greatly missed by her daughter
Tracey, grandchildren Amy (Nick), Kirk and Ryan. She will be remembered fondly by her
siblings, Jerry (Terry), Debbie, Greg (Viola), Brian (Patricia), Raylene (Bernie), Patti (Leonard),
many nieces and nephews, and her god children Robin and Tommy who she loved dearly and
had a special place in her heart.
Along with her parents Mary was predeceased by her sister Linda, her brothers Gerard, Joe and
Teddy. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Mary’s life will take place Thursday,
November 3rd at St. Joseph’s Parish in Reserve Mines at 11:00 am, burial to follow.
We would like to say a special thank you to the creative care staff at The Cove Guest Home who
treated her with compassion and dignity. As well as her doctor of 45 years Dr. John Archibald,
who gave her the best possible care.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of T.J. Tracey Cremation & Burial Specialists 6 Churchill Drive, Sydney, N.S. 902-539-7175. On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.tjtracey.com.