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Mary M. Koller

May 10, 1940 — May 26, 2023

New Cumberland

Mary M. Koller

Mary M. Koller, 83, formerly of New Cumberland, died Friday, May 26, 2023, at Bethany Village, with her daughter by her side.

She was a retired employee of Pathmark, Harrisburg, PA. 

Mary found her first love, Mike, the last horse retired from the Harrisburg Police Department, during her teen years.  Shortly after she found her second and everlasting love Paul.

Those who knew Mary well said “you always knew where you stood with Mary.”

Born in Darby on May 10, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Joseph I. and Sara E. (Kee) Gaffney. Mary was the widow of Paul W. Koller, Jr.  She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Kathryn E. McBride and Helen T. Good, her twin.

Surviving are her daughter, Theresa A. Koller of Etters; her son, Paul W. Koller III and his wife, Robin (Meissner), of Perris, CA; four grandchildren, Patrick, Nicole, Kassie and Krystin; four great grandchildren, Lily, Alexandria, Kaydance and Robin; sisters and brothers, Frances D. Tennis of Dillsburg, Joseph I. Gaffney Jr. (Lynn) of New Cumberland, Michael D. Gaffney (Kathy) of Camp Hill, Theresa H. Overton (Robert) of Leesburg, FL, and Patricia A. Hutchins (Terry) of Arcadia, FL plus 19 nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Twin Brooks Horse Show Assn. (, P.O. Box 126335, Harrisburg, PA 17112-6335 would be appreciated.

As per Mary’s wishes, there will be no services.


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