Clare (Cookie) Marie Cahill Marron was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania, on July 30, 1933, the seventh of eight children of Mary and Joseph Cahill. Clare attended Immaculate Conception Grade School, Immaculate Conception Commercial High School and Banks Business School before graduating and working as a stenographer for the City of Philadelphia at City Hall. Clare married Henry (Hank) Marron of Germantown on December 31, 1955 at Immaculate Conception Church in Germantown. The Mass was celebrated by Clare’s brother, Rev. Joseph T. Cahill, and concelebrated by 25 additional Vincentian priests. Clare’s brother-in-law, Rev. Joseph Marron, and her uncle, Rev. Leon Cahill, were also Vincentian priests. Cookie and Henry had five of their six children – Mary Kay, Patrick, Margie, John and Jake – while living on Musgrave Street in Germantown. The family moved to Queen of Peace parish in Ardsley, Pa in 1965, and their sixth child, Debbie, was born on Hamel Avenue in 1966. The Marron family lived on Hamel Avenue for 53 years before Hank and Cookie moved to Gloria Dei Farms in 2019. Cookie was a full-time homemaker, but was also an artist, skilled at playing the piano by ear – she never had a formal lesson – and drawing. Her beautiful drawings were composed of flowers and portraits, but her favorite drawings were those she did for her 14 grandchildren to celebrate special times and holidays and filled with movie and cartoon characters. An exhibit of her drawings will be on display at her funeral. Anyone who knows Cookie Marron knows of her lifelong devotion to St Anthony of Padua. She received a cherished statue of St. Anthony as a wedding gift and this statue has been with her all of her life. She taught her children the St. Anthony prayer – Dear St. Anthony, please come around, something is lost and cannot be found – and signed all of her letters with “SAG”– St. Anthony Guide. In 2008, Clare fulfilled a lifelong dream when she traveled with her son, Jake, to St. Anthony’s Shrine in Padua, Italy. Cookie always put others first and rarely praised her own talents. At this time of remembrance, she would be amazed and thankful at the outpouring of love and respect for a life well lived, a life devoted to family, friends, St. Anthony, and bringing a sense of fun and lightheartedness to all she met. A Funeral Mass will be held on Thursday July 11, 2019 at 10:30AM at Queen of Peace Church 820 North Hills Ave Ardsley, PA 19038. Relatives and friends are invited to her viewing from 8:30-10:15AM at the church. Interment will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement 40 Franciscan Way Garrison, NY 10524.