Jean Paul Mauro, of Hornell

Jean Paul Mauro, of Hornell

Jean Paul Mauro, 83, of 94 East Main St., Hornell, died early Thursday morning (May 8, 2014) at her home, following a long illness.

She was born in Hornell on October 23, 1930 as Helen Jean Paul, but was known as Jean. She was the daughter of Edmund & Mary (Ciancaglini) Paul.

Jean grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1950). While in high school, she served as secretary of her class in her sophomore, junior, and senior years and was a member of the National Honor Society. During her high school years, she was employed at the former Elmhurst Dairy and also worked as a secretary for Cameron Insurance of Hornell. Following high school, Jean was employed as a telephone operator for Bell telephone for about 5 years.

Throughout the years, she resided in several locations, including Dansville (about 12 years), Texas (about 5 years) and Williamsport, PA (17 years), returning to Hornell 15 years ago. She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.

Jean was very artistic and had many interests including cooking & baking. She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, needle-work, oil painting and furniture re-finishing. Jean had a deep affection for music (especially classical music) and had a special love for the piano which she also played. While living in Texas, she enjoyed working with ceramics.

She thoroughly enjoyed her home and was a wonderful and dedicated wife, mother, grandmother & great-grandmother.

Jean was married on May 10, 1952 to Carl A. Mauro who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons, Steven Mauro of Williamsport, PA and Carl Mauro of White Fish, MT; 2 daughters, Mary Strauss of Rockwall, TX and Lucy Mauro of Morgantown, WV; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces & nephews.

The family of Jean Mauro will receive friends on Sunday from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 10:30 AM at St. Ann’s Church with Fr. Sean DiMaria officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.