Mary Remington

Mary Louise Remington, 101, of Charlotte, died peacefully on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Charlotte. Mary was born November 9, 1920, in West Hickory, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Fortunato and Bertha (Gertsch) Caligiuri. She graduated from Hickory Township High School in Endeavor, PA, in 1938 before completing cosmetology school at Wil-Mar School of Cosmetology. She lived in West Hickory, PA, just across the Hickory Bridge, along the beautiful Allegheny River. She owned and operated Mary’s Beauty Shop for 50 years while also dedicating many hours to the Caligiuri family “Silver Star” restaurant. Mary was proud to be the first woman to serve as Township Supervisor in Harmony Township, also serving as Treasurer during her 35 years before retirement in 2008. Mary was a charter member of the Forest County Historical Society in Tionesta, PA; active in the American Legion Auxiliary Bowser Post 720 in Knox, PA; and served as the Democratic Party Representative for Forest County, PA. She attended the West Hickory United Methodist Church, and later the Brookfield United Methodist Church when she moved to Michigan in 2008.
Mary is survived by her daughters, Flora (Ronald) Hannold of Charlotte and Paula Pifer of Charlotte; sons, Thomas (Beverly) Remington of Maggie Valley, NC, and Forton (Dee) Remington of Pittsburgh, PA; 10 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her infant daughter; sisters, Pauline Norton, Evelyn Murphy, Viola Bowser; and brother, Fred Caligiuri.
Friends are encouraged to support Mary’s family by attending services or sharing memories on her Tribute Page at A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Pray Funeral Home with her great-grandson, Pastor Jacob Forquer officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2022, and one hour prior to the service on Sunday, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. Interment will take place at a later date in Knox Union Cemetery in Knox, PA. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Mary’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the Healing and Healthcare Foundation (the foundation of Eaton County Health and Rehabilitation Services). The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.