Mary  Bracht

Obituary of Mary E. Bracht


Mary E. "Molly" (Van Cleef) Bracht, 91, of Lansdale, PA, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020.

Molly was born July 25, 1928, in Seneca Falls, NY, the youngest child of Axie A. (Anthony) and Lawrence W. Van Cleef.  She was called Molly to distinguish her from the three other Mary Ellens in her first-grade class.  She was a 1946 graduate of Mynderse Academy and a 1949 graduate of the Albany Medical Center Union University School of Nursing.

Molly spent 53 years of her life in Blue Bell, PA where she raised a family and retired before moving to Lansdale.  She was a longtime member of the Norriton Presbyterian Church and enjoyed sewing, needlework, and gardening.  She is survived by two daughters Mary Bracht of Gaithersburg, MD and Laura (James) Biddle of Blue Bell, PA; two sons Jeffrey (Cheryl) of Cascade, WI and Philip (Linda) of Dresden, NY; two grandchildren James and Hannah Biddle; and several nieces and nephews. She particularly enjoyed making craft gifts for her great-grandnieces and nephews.

Molly was predeceased by her husband Norman, and brother Lawrence (Larry) Van Cleef.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her memorial service at 2 PM on Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Norriton Presbyterian Church, 608 N Trooper Rd, Norristown, PA 19403. The family will also have a memorial service at 2 PM on August 28, 2021, at the First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls, 23 Cayuga St, Seneca Falls, NY 13148. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations may be made to the Seneca Falls Historical Society or the Norriton Presbyterian Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at 


Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Norriton Presbyterian Church
608 N. Trooper Rd.
Norristown, Pennsylvania, United States

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, August 28, 2021
The First Presbyterian Church of Seneca Falls
23 Cayuga St
Seneca Falls, New York, United States
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