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Martha "Marie" (Talso) Gresh

March 15, 1935 ~ October 31, 2021 (age 86)

Obituary

Martha "Marie" Gresh, 86, went home to the Lord on October 31, 2021, holding the hand of her loving daughter, Connie.  She was born on March 15, 1935, in Erie, PA, the daughter of Una Valdemar and Irene (Komula) Talso.  Marie graduated from Girard High School and shortly thereafter married the love of her life, Edward J. Gresh on October 26, 1957, where they settled in their first home in Lake City, PA, and had three children together.  They remained married for 61 years before he passed away.  Marie was an active member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Girard, PA, and had a strong faith her entire life. 

Along with her parents, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Edward and by all her siblings, which include sisters, Ruth Stearns, Winifred Brinkley, Shirley Walters, Yvonne Payne and brothers, Richard Talso and Emory Talso. 

Marie enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and having Hallmark movie nights with her friends, Shirley, Gert and Ronnie, cuddling up next to her therapy dog, Minnie and playing cards with friends and family.  Marie taught herself to play the organ at the age of 60 where she spent years traveling with the Cherry Hill Organ Group playing for others.  She had an adoration for Elvis Presley, the 1950's and polka music.  Marie's beauty emanated both inside and out.  She had a smile that could light up a room as soon as she walked in and was the epitome of grace, generosity, benevolence and innate kindness and those who had the privilege of knowing her could all confirm. 

Marie is survived by her children, Diane C. Rand (Tad Bowen), Constance M. McDonald (Allen) and Edward J. Gresh II (Jeannie); grandchildren Clayton Rand (Tara), Kyle Rand (Helen), Casey Rand (Kristin), Shayla Brown, Brielle Brown, Allison Ward (James) and Jason E. Gresh; eight great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.  Marie is also survived in life by longtime friend, Louise Richey. 

The family would like to also extend gracious thank you to her caregivers, Lori Stanley, Debbie Alexander and Cindy McDonald who spent their days making sure Marie was comfortable, especially in Marie's final days on earth. 

Friends may call on Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 5 pm to 7 pm at Edder Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Main St., E., Girard and are invited to services there at 7 pm. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to SafeNet, 1702 French Street, Erie, PA 16501

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 6, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Edder Funeral Home, Inc.
309 Main St. East
Girard, PA 16417

Memorial Service
Saturday
November 6, 2021

7:00 PM
Edder Funeral Home, Inc.
309 Main St. East
Girard, PA 16417

Donations

SafeNet
1702 French Street, Erie PA 16501

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