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Mary Houck-Finn

September 19, 1944 — June 27, 2020

Mary Jane Houck-Finn, née Hansen, born in Philadelphia (baptized at St. Matt's parish on Cottman Avenue), entered into eternal life surrounded by her children and grandchildren on Saturday, June 27th at the home of her son in East Greenville, PA. Mary Jane was a resident of Blue Bell Place in Blue Bell, PA at the time of her death. Daughter and 5th of 8 children to the late Elmer and Bertha Hansen, Mary Jane (MJ) grew up in Rydal, PA and received her education and formation in her cherished Catholic faith at Immaculate Conception parish in Jenkintown. Mary Jane met the love of her life, the late William J. Houck, Jr. of Roslyn, PA, at a parish dance in the late 1950s. Mary Jane graduated from Melrose Academy High School in 1962. She absolutely adored the Gray Nuns! Bill and Mary Jane's love blossomed into a sacramental marriage on May 15, 1965 at the old St. Jude's parish in Chalfont, PA. Together they welcomed 5 gifts from God and raised them in a 200+ year-old farmhouse in bucolic Jamison, PA. Mary Jane had fulfilled her life's dream and work by becoming a "mom". "Its all I ever wanted to be," she would say. At the passing of her first husband Bill in 1986, Mary Jane found hope, purpose and love again with the late Edward H. Finn of Warminster, PA. Although their time together was cut short with his passing in 1999, her beloved "Eddie" and MJ did marry in 1997 and moved to Carriage House Manor in Horsham, PA in 1998. MJ would spend the last 21 years of her life in Horsham. MJ loved her new friends and spiritual family at St. Catherine of Siena. The years in Horsham were filled with many wonderful experiences, which were highlighted by a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with her dear friend and neighbor Molly Kelly. MJ loved hosting family parties at her home for all her "chickadees". She had a wonderful flair for presentation and making gourmet gift baskets. She loved serving as an extraordinary minister, was a regularly scheduled adorer and daily communicant. MJ also found great joy in her work as a dental assistant, which she did for 40+ years in the Montgomery and Bucks county areas. Along with her two husbands, Mary Jane was pre-deceased by her son, William J. Houck; III, granddaughter Alexandra Lojewski; sister, Anne (Frank) Cannon, brothers, Elmer (Eileen) Hansen, Jr., and James (Sandy) Hansen. She is survived by her sister, Harriet (James) O'Connor, Robert (JoLynn) Hansen, Thomas (Linda) Hansen, and Dennis (Christina) Hansen; daughter, Mary Kay (Robert) Lojewski of Collegeville, PA; sons, Michael of Santa Cruz, CA, John (Mary) of Harleysville, PA and Mark (Ryan-Marie) of East Greenville, PA. MJ is also survived by 12 treasured "grandbabies", Amanda, Bobby, Alexis, (Lojewski), Danny, Megan, Mark, Ava, Kathryn, Thèrése, Joshua, Augustine and Imelda Houck. In addition, many great nieces and nephews survive her. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Catherine of Siena parish 321 Witmer Rd. Horsham, Pa. 19044 at 11 AM on Thursday July 2nd. A viewing will be held on both Wednesday July 1st from 7:00-8:30 PM at Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, Ltd. 135 W. Pumping Station Rd. Quakertown, PA 18951 and from 10-11 am on July 2nd at St. Catherine's. Interment will be in St. John Neumann Cemetery in Chalfont, PA. In lieu of flowers, Mary Jane requests that a donation be made in her honor to The King's Men, Inc. a ministry which she supported and dedicated her time, talent and treasure. All donations can be made online at www.thekingsmen.org/donate/ or by mail at PO Box 713, Quakertown, PA 18951. To view her online tribute and to share a memory with her family, please visit www.nauglefcs.com

Cemetery Details

St. John Neumann Cemetery
3797 County Line Road
Chalfont, PA 18914

Public Viewing

JUL 1. 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (EDT)

Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service

135 W. Pumping Station Road

Quakertown, PA 18951

Public Viewing

JUL 2. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (EDT)

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

321 Witmer Road

Horsham, PA 19044

Funeral Service

JUL 2. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church

321 Witmer Road

Horsham, PA 19044

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