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.