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Mary Butera Wine

September 23, 1925 — September 16, 2011

Mary Butera Wine, 85, of Wilkes-Barre died Friday at Little Flower Manor.

Born September 23, 1925 in Pittston she was a daughter of the late Ignatius and Margaret Aquilina Butera.

A graduate of Pittston High School, Mary earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Misericordia University and continued graduate studies at Temple and Penn State universities.

Mary retired in 1988 after fifteen years as Director of Professional Relations for the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools in Washington, D.C. Previously, Mrs. Wine was Dean of Students at Strayer College in Washington, D.C. from 1966 to 1973. From 1949 to 1966 she was Assistant Dean of Students of Goldey Business College in Wilmington, Delaware.

Mary had served as president of the Eastern Business Education Association and was a board member of the National Business Education Association. She was listed in Who's Who of American Women, the World of Who's Who of Women, Outstanding Educators in America and Contemporary Authors. In 1992 Mary received an Alumni Class Medallion Award from Misericordia University in recognition of her professional contributions and commitment to the community.

Her husband, George E. 'Dick' Wine died January 1, 2001. A brother, Peter Butera also preceded her in death.

Mary will be missed by her brothers; Michael and his wife Lorraine Butera of West Pittston, Louis and his wife Mary Butera of Dallas and Catal and his wife Mary Ann Butera of Wilkes-Barre; and many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Mary’s Life will be held Monday at 9:30 AM with a Funeral Mass in the Church of Saint Nicholas, 226 South Washington Street in Wilkes-Barre. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carverton.

Friends will be received in the church on Monday from 9 to 9:30 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Light The Way Campaign at Little Flower Manor, 200 South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702-6221

Arrangements by McLaughlin’s.

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