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.