Maradean Harwood, 89, Hornell


Maradean Harwood, 89, Hornell

November 22, 2013

HORNELL, NY – Maradean E. “Nonnie” Harwood – (89) – formerly of 7360 North Main St. Ext., died Wednesday morning (November 20, 2013) at the Wellsville Manor, following a long illness.

Born in Salamanca, NY on August 21, 1924, she was the daughter of Leslie & Ruth (Benjamin) Harold. She had resided in Hornell since the age of three.

Maradean attended Hornell High School and had been employed at the former Big Elms Restaurant where she baked all of the pastries, pies, cakes, breads and rolls. For nearly 10 years, she was employed at J.C. Penny’s in Hornell as a sales clerk in the children’s department. She also worked in the cafeteria of the Hornell Intermediate School.

Recently she resided at Updyke’s Willow Ridge Rest Home.

Nonnie was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of Saint Ann’s Church. She enjoyed working in her yard, but mostly loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Maradean was preceded in death by her husband , Arlie Harwood SR, who died in 1974; her son Gary Joseph Harwood who died in 1955; her 3 brothers Donald Harold, Keith Harold and Rodney Harold.

Surviving are her 2 daughters, Carole (Bob) Egan of Harrisburg, Pa and Mary Jo (Dr Thomas) Foreman of Myrtle Beach, SC; her 2 sons, Arlie (Glenda) Harwood JR of Homosassa, FL and David (Sharon) Harwood SR of Hornell; 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews, including her beloved Rockwell (Kathleen) Harwood JR.

The family of Maradean E. Harwood will receive friends on Friday from 4 – 7 PM at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM on Saturday at St. Ann’s Church with burial in Rural Cemetery.

Maradean’s family request that memorial contributions in her name be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, PO Box 1000, Dep’t 300, Memphis, TN 38148. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home.