Maryann Edgar, 59

Maryann (MacGregor) Edgar, 59, wife of Brian Charles Edgar Jr., passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 23, 2023, at her home in Gilbertsville.

She took her last breath with her husband holding her hand, just as the day they were married.

Born in Philadelphia, she was the daughter of the late Robert R. MacGregor and Kathleen (Watson) Duckworth, and the daughter-in-law to Brian Charles Edgar, Sr. and Nancy Edgar

Maryann was a loving wife, mother, and avid gardener. She loved sharing her home grown produce with family, friends and neighbors from her ever-expanding vegetable garden. Maryann was a devoted daughter and niece. She was always providing care for her aunt and her late mother. In her youth, Maryann loved going to the shore, especially Ocean City, New Jersey. Another of her favorite things was going on various trips to Cape May, NJ, and the Pocono Mountains, PA, with her neighborhood family girlfriends, aka “The Wenches”. In addition, there were many yearly extended family trips to the Outer Banks, NC, where all siblings, stepsiblings and spouses, along with nieces and nephews would gather celebrating each other, while trying to make it through the week unscathed. After the arrival of their son Joseph, Maryann was adamant and proud of planning yearly family excursions to explore this blue marble, each to a completely different destination. Most notably were trips with her husband and son to the Caribbean Island of Aruba; Acadia National Park, ME; Myrtle Beach, SC; Virginia Beach, VA; and their most recent family trip to the great Smoky Mountains, TN.

Maryann has a very large extended family of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, In-laws, along with an adopted neighborhood family. All of those whom had loved and cared deeply for her. This list would go on forever. They know who they are and will continue the memory of her through her husband and son.

Surviving along with her husband Brian, is her son Joseph Edgar; brother Brian P. MacGregor, husband of Amy; brother Mark W. MacGregor, husband of Michelle; stepmother Kathy MacGregor; stepsisters Kathy MacLaughlin, wife of Jack; Denise Palys, wife of Ken; and Tina Ward; wife of Pat; stepbrother Robert Barsuglia; 22 nieces and nephews and 3 grand nephews. Father-in-law Brian C. Edgar, Sr, husband of Nancy. She is predeceased by her brother Robert R. MacGregor Jr., nephew Ryan Patrick Ward, and Mother-in-law Marilynne James.

A funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at 11:00AM at St. Columbkill Church (200 Indian Spring Rd, Boyertown, PA 19512) with Fr. Rich Clement officiating. A viewing will also be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10:00-11:00AM at the Church. Burial will be held privately by the family at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society ( in Maryann’s name.

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Brain Chris and I send condolences on the loss off Maryann our prayers and sympathy from Burts Farm

~ William R Wiles Bechtelsville, PA
5/10/2023 6:33:28 PM

Brian, I just heard about Maryann's passing. I'm sorry for your and Joseph's loss. May she rest in peace and her memory be a blessing. Sandie

~ Sandie Horner Farrell
4/27/2023 1:41:06 PM