Mary Patricia McCoy

Mary Patricia McCoy

Mary Patricia McCoy
January 14, 1946 – August 20, 2020

Middlesex – Mary Patricia McCoy, 74, passed away on Thursday.  She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to the late Francis Edwin Dunbar and Mary Elizabeth Keefrider Dunbar.  Her career included Lankenau Hospital in Philadelphia, PA, Smith Kline & French in King of Prussia, PA, FDIC in Shreveport, LA and many years at MJM Investigation in Raleigh, NC, from which she retired. She was also an active member of Alcoholics Anonymous, volunteered at the Wendell United Methodist Church food pantry several days a month and was an auxiliary member of Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA).  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Dunbar. Mary Pat will be remembered as a loving and dedicated wife, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by both family and friends.

She is survived by her loving husband of nearly 31 years, Gary McCoy; brothers, Paul Dunbar, Michael Dunbar and Greg Dunbar; sisters, Ruth Dunbar, Theresa Dunbar and Cecilia Dunbar-Oertel; brother-in-law, Warren Oertel; nephew, Pete and nieces, Theresa Regina and Sarah Dunbar-Oertel.

A private memorial service to celebrate the life of Mary Pat will be held at a later date.

Arrangements with Strickland Funeral Home & Crematory, 211 W. Third St., Wendell.


  • Brent Posted August 23, 2020 8:53 am

    2020 is going down as a year we all wish to forget; but the exception is the life of Mary. She will not be forgotten, and our deep sympathy for you and your loss will persist. You are my family and are always welcome in ours. Our most sincere condolences: Brent, Erin, Ian, and Riley.

  • Tay Hood Posted August 23, 2020 9:12 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with Mary Pat’s family and friends. I has the opportunity to work with her for several years. She was loved and respected by so many.

  • Ruth Dunbar Posted August 23, 2020 2:29 pm

    Thank you Gary. Very nicely done. We hope to be able to visit with you for any services when these travel restrictions are lifted. Pat was a wonderful sister to us all. We have many fond memories. I hope you find comfort in the happy memories of your time together. We hold you in our hearts.

  • Anthony (Tony) Martin Posted August 23, 2020 4:38 pm

    I am so saddened to hear about Mary Pat’s passing. I worked with Mary Pat for several years at MJM Investigations (now GS4). Mary Pat was such a joy to know and a pleasure to work with! My condolences and prayers go out to Mary Pat’s family and friends in their time of sorrow over the loss of Mary Pat. My God bless you all!

  • Michael Dunbar Posted August 23, 2020 5:39 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss, Gary. You and Pat had a wonderful marriage, and I can only imagine how lost you must feel. We wish we were there with you.

  • Shannon Pratt Posted August 23, 2020 7:46 pm

    I workee with mary pat at MJM she will truly be missed my prayers out to all her family and friends

  • Maria Posted August 23, 2020 9:32 pm

    Hello Cousins, I am so sorry to hear about Mary Pat. I always enjoyed talking & laughing with her at the Dunbar picnics & anytime we got together. What a kind person she was. She left way too soon. I’ll keep you all in my heart & prayers. Love, Maria

  • Doreen Coleman Posted August 24, 2020 12:56 am

    Mary Pat is a amazing woman and I will never forget her ( we don’t shoot our wounded) as Mary Pat should Say she and I were very Close in many ways we both worked at the (Food Panty the most Selfless person I every meet.. I love you so much.

  • Gail Hernandez Posted August 24, 2020 11:39 am

    I am so sorry to hear this news. Mary Pat was a dear lady who did so much for others. God speed.

  • Sandra Vance Posted August 26, 2020 4:48 pm

    What a special friend Mary Pat has been to me for the past three years that I have known her. She will be missed and I will never forget her.

  • Russ Buchanan Posted August 27, 2020 10:31 am


    I am so saddened to hear of this great loss. Please know my family’s prayers are with you. Mary Pat was an amazing joy each day. Loved her dearly and her Philly spunk was infectious!
    God Bless – Russ

  • Richard Rosa Posted August 27, 2020 10:54 am

    My heart aches to hear this news. Mary Pat will be missed so much, but she will live on through the everlasting love of her family and all who knew her. God Bless you and your family and my prayers are for y’all.

  • Larry Henning Posted August 27, 2020 4:45 pm

    Gary, we are so sorry for your loss. MaryPat was a true treasure and her time with us at MJM was so valued as she was the one to always remember to say a kind word, but always give the unvarnished truth in her true Philly style. We’ll always remember the love she had for us all. Prayer of comfort for you and your entire family.

  • Katina Caldwell Posted August 27, 2020 8:49 pm

    Ahh man! I am so saddened to hear this news. Mary Pat or MP as some of us called her , will be greatly missed. She was definitely my buddy we often joked with each other So she nicknamed me Bouncy , her version of Beyoncé, because i was always changing my hair. She was a joy to be around and a pleasure to work with. I am sending my heartfelt condolences. May God be your refuge and your strength! Peace and Blessings!

  • Gary W McCoy Posted September 18, 2020 7:48 pm

    My darling wife, I miss you so much. My life is not complete without you. You were the love of my life and I couldn’t have asked for anyone else to fill your shoes. I mourn your loss every day and I pray that you now have the rest and peace you deserve. I LOVE YOU and I always will. Your Gar!!!

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