Mary Knight, 85

Reading specialist, elementary school teacher

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Mary Elizabeth Knight (nee McPadden), 85, of Oak Park, died on Nov. 5, 2017. Born on July 11, 1932 and raised in Lowell, Massachusetts, she was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy, received her B.A. at the University of Massachusetts and her M.A. in Education at the University of Bridgeport. 

She was a reading specialist and elementary school teacher who retired after 30 years of teaching in New England. She moved to Sarasota, Florida in 1994 and to Oak Park in 2015. She held memberships in St. Thomas More Parish, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Order of Secular Franciscans. 

Mary Knight is survived by her children, Kimberly Knight and Daniel (Sarah) Knight; her brother, Joseph McPadden; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

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