Born in the former Locust Mountain Hospital, Shenandoah, she was a daughter of the late Leonard and Matilda McElhenny Chilinskas.
She was a graduate of Mahanoy Area High School, class of 1961.
Mary Theresa worked as a seamstress at City Shirt Garment Factory, Frackville, and was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
She loved her family and granddaughters, she enjoyed her husband Frank gardening; she will be greatly missed.
On Thursday, October 17, 2019 Mary Theresa was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years Frank J. Patrick, now together forever. She was also preceded in death by a brother Leonard “Yoni” Chilinskas.
Mary Theresa is survived by her daughter; Sharon Scheib and husband Dan, Tower City; sons; Frank J. Patrick, Jr. Frackville and Christopher Patrick and wife Kelley, Ringtown; two granddaughters; Janelle Patrick and Bella Scheib; a sister, Bonnie Richards, Mahanoy City; a brother, William Chilinskas, Barnesville; nieces and nephews.
Private graveside services will be held at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.