HORNELL – Linda J. McMordie, 71, entered into rest, in the presence of her loving family, early Wednesday morning (April 18, 2018), at her home on Maxwell Ave., after a courageous and brave battle with cancer.
Born in Hornell on July 23, 1946, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary Margaret (Trowbridge) Havens. Besides her parents, she was also predeceased by her grandparents and several aunts and uncles.
A lifelong resident of Hornell, Linda was a graduate of St. Ann’s School, Hornell High School, class of 1964 and received an associate’s degree from Alfred State College
Linda was a “stay at home Mom” until her children began school; she eventually became employed as a teacher’s aide at BOCES in Hornell until deciding to further her education. She completed undergraduate studies at Mansfield University before receiving her master’s degree in literacy from Alfred University.
She was employed as a Special Education Teacher for BOCES and retired from the Hornell City School District. She loved helping all of her students; she gave so much of herself to ensure their success both in school and in life.
Linda most enjoyed spending time with her husband, children and grandchildren and cherished her title as “Na” and “Grandma Linda.” She loved the outdoors and thoroughly enjoyed spending time at Myrtle Beach. Linda also valued her special relationships with so many loyal, faithful and loving friends.
Throughout her years Linda gave selflessly to help and support others and for many years she and Bill devoted their time to coaching Cinderella Softball. She was also a communicant of the former St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Hornell where she faithfully served as an Eucharistic Minister and is presently a communicant of St. Ann’s Church of Our Lady of the Valley Parish.
Her loving family includes her husband of 48 years, William “Bill” McMordie, who she married in Howard on Oct. 25, 1969; her two daughters, Kelley Argentieri and Amy (Thomas) Mayo all of Hornell; her son, William McMordie (Valerie Trerise) of Saratoga Springs; her six grandchildren, PFC Samuele Argentieri of Ft. Lee, Va., Lia Argentieri, Ava Argentieri both of Hornell; Cole McMordie and Taylor McMordie both of Saratoga Springs and Raelyn Mayo of Hornell; her aunt and uncle, Eleanor and Robert Hillman of Hornell; as well as several cousins, William (Patty) Hartford, Cheri (Charlie) Ridings, Deborah (Dave) Jacobson, William (Jan) Chapman, Michael Chapman, Kim (John) Weyand, David (Kathleen) Hillman and James Hillman.
The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. in Hornell is honored to serve the family of Linda J. McMordie.
Calling hours are 4-7 p.m. Friday (April 20, 2018) at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. Relatives and friends are invited to meet her family at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday (April 21, 2018). Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Town of Fremont.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Hornell High School Alumni Assoc., P.O. Box 135, Hornell, N.Y. 14843 or to CareFirst (Hospice), 3805 Meads Creek Road, Coopers Plains, N.Y. 14870. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences or remembrances are welcomed at www.bishopandjohnsonfuneralhome.com.