Mary R. Clancy, of Hornell

HORNELL-Mary R. Clancy, 73, of 408 Duane St., Hornell, died late Monday evening (April 23, 2018) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on August 24, 1944, she was the daughter of Thomas & Ruth (Binney) McDonald.

Mary grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of Hornell High School (class of 1962). She later received her Associate’s Degree from Alfred State College.

She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church. She was a former member of St. Ignatius Loyola Church.

Mary had been employed for a time at Castle Company of Rochester and also Shay Trucking of Dansville. For many years she served as an executive secretary at Alfred State College, retiring about 11 years ago. She had been a member of the Woman’s Auxiliary of the Arkport American Legion and also volunteered her time with Faith in Action in Hornell.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Daniel Clancy.

Surviving are brother, Joseph (Trudi) McDonald of Wilmington, NC; 2 sisters, Joanne M. McDonald of Webster, NY and Elizabeth “Betty” Stewart of Walworth, NY; 3 nieces, Shannon Stewart, Courtney (Mike Smith) Stewart and Cameron Stewart; 2 granddaughters; 2 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her two cats, Fluffy & Button.

The family of Mary R. Clancy will receive friends on Thursday from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church with burial in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport, NY.

Mary’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to either the Hornell Humane Society 7649 Industrial Park Road, Hornell, NY or to Faith in Action, 20 Broadway Mall, PO Box 117, Hornell, NY 14843.

To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit www.dagonfuneralhome.com.