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Mary Louise (Lou) Bricker, 70, of Carlisle, passed away on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Brookdale Grandon Farms, Mechanicsburg.  She was born on February 14, 1948 in York and was a daughter of the late John and Camilla (McHugh) Griffith.

Mary Lou was a graduate of Carlisle High School in 1966 and was named most athletic. She was a Dental Hygienist before she received her RN from Harrisburg Area Community College in 1984. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from St. Francis University in 1996. Since 1984, Mary Lou had worked in several nursing specialties included pediatrics, medical/surgical, same-day surgery, and the GI Suite at Carlisle Hospital. In her 26 years of nursing, she was the manager at the Carlisle Short Procedure Unit and Carlisle Digestive Disease Center. She also volunteered in Carlisle’s free medical aid home service and provided nursing care friends and family.  In her spare time, Mary Lou was an active member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, an avid golfer, enjoyed walking, traveling to her home in Myrtle Beach, spending time with friends, and most of all, quality time with her family.

She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Harold O. “Butch” Bricker, Jr., two sons; Michael J. Bricker of Allentown and Mark H. (Maura) Bricker of Boiling Springs, one daughter, Allison M. (Kevin) Woolpert of Wilmington, DE, one brother, John Griffith, three sisters; Nancy Crowder, Jean Griffith, Elizabeth White, two grandchildren; Kylee Bricker and Bradley Woolpert, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by three brothers; Michael, Gregory, and James Griffith.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or a charity of your choice.  Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of the arrangements.  www.Since1853.com.

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Dear Butch, Mike, Mark and Allison.  Words cant express my sadness at hearing of Lous passing.  I know shes at peace now but the difficulty of her last few years makes it so much harder to say goodbye.  Ill always treasure the many fun times we all had over the years; Christmas Eve,  Harry, Liz, Joe, CV Football games, Joes clam chowder.  My thoughts are with you.  Sincerely,
 
Paula Correal
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We send our deepest sympathy to the Bricker family and the Griffith family.  Mary Lou was a beautiful person, both inside and out. 
 
Ellen and Allen Shank
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My condolences to the family for your loss.  May God strengthen and comfort you with his promise of the resurrection.  Acts 24:15
Amber Micka
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Butch, Mark and family. I am so sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. I will always remember her smiling face. Also, I had the pleasure of playing with her, when she had her hole in one. Prayers to all at this time.
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Butch, Mark and family. I am so sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing. I will always remember her smiling face. Also, I had the pleasure of playing golf with her often, but the most memorable was when she had her hole-in-one. Prayers to the family at this time.

Tina Gutshall
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Words always fail at times like these. Mary Lou is at peace with her earthly problems behind her. God Bless. 
 
Leo McHugh (first cousin) 
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So very sorry for your loss.  You did more than anyone could expect during her last years.  Know that she is at peace.
 
Bill & Lisa Brousse
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So sorry to hear about the loss of this sweet lady. She was a wonderful neighbor over the years and we have missed chatting with her. May pleasant memories bring you comfort at this time.
 
Mike, Michele & Collin Willard
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My deepest condolences and sympathy to you Butch and your family.  I know that through your care and love, Lou knew how much she was loved. Please know also that all of you are also loved by many in this time of grief and any of us would be proud to be able to help in any way that you need.

Tim Ritter
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To you the family of Mary lou. I had the pleasure of working with Mary Lou in pediatrics. I will always remember her smile and the very special person she was. God's blessing to each of you.
 
Judy Shively 
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Our deepest sympathy to the Bricker family. Mary Lou was always smiling with a wonderful personality. She will be sadly missed by all.

Mary Lou & Joe Elwood
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Bick and I were so sorry to hear about Lou.  She was a great neighbor and friend. 
 
Kathy Forrest
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I am so sorry to hear of Mary Lou's passing.  She was an excellent nurse, so sweet and soft spoken.  Cherish the memories of healthier days.  God bless you all.

Denise (Jumper) Evans
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Butch, sincere sympathy on the loss of Mary Lou. I have many fond memories of Lou. I admired her courage to return to school to become a nurse. We were all so proud of her when she graduated. Nursing was her thing and she was very good.
I know you will treasure all the wonderful joys you shared together. Know that I share your sorrow.

Mary Lou Pierce McLain
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I first met Mary Lou from when we both worked her at Carlisle Hospital (I was in the OR) and later, when from the Endoscopy center while I was a State surgery center surveyor. Mary Lou was always so kind. She cares for her patients and coworkers - and even her State surveyor. She was a wonderful woman and will be missed. My condolences.

Barbara Barry Kell
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My condolences go to your whole family. I could always count on Lou to sub in the golf league. Her smile was contagious. Butch and Mark, Im definitely thinking of you during this difficult time.
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I've known you in the last stages of your life and so glad I did. You were a ray of sunshine, an inspiration, and a sweet person. I came to work every day looking forward to see you. Ill never forget the look on your face whenever you would see me. You always brightened my day. I love you Lulu!!

Jasmine
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Butch and extended family,
We were saddened to learn of Mary Lou's passing, and want you to know that you have been in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you and give you his peace.
Tom and Wendy Oiler
 
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I hope you rest in peace after a life of love in your family.  Heaven has gained a good soul.
 
Dennis Cunningham
 
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Butch and Family,
I knew MaryLou from CV and the Carlisle Hospital.  So sorry about her illness and passing.
Sharon Galbraith
Bill's wife
 
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