We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Bednarsky Funeral Home Inc.
Mary Ellen Harendza, 88, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at her home. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank; her children, Cathy, Stephen and infant, Paul Harendza. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Becky & Bill Talkiewicz; 4 sons and daughters-in-law, Ben & Cindy Harendza, Joe & Fran Harendza, John & Margie Harendza, and Fr. Philip & BethAnne Harendza; 9 grandchildren, Lynn, Keith, Lisa, Adam, Corey, Casey, Africa Rachel, Agitha, Hunter; 10 great-grandchildren, Roshelle, Latrelle, Jordan, Ava, Madeline, Samuel, Abigail, Caiyah, Zeivah and Micah; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. James Church. Mary Ellen was a retired Wilson Hospital food service worker after many years of service. She belonged to a book club and enjoyed her get-togethers with the 'girls from Endicott Ave' and friends from her JCHS graduation class. In addition to raising 7 children, Mary Ellen also participated in a golf league, bowled, skied, and even attempted skydiving. A Funeral Mass will be offered at 10:30 AM on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at St. James Church, 155 Main St., Johnson City, where the family will receive friends from 9:30 AM until the time of the Mass at 10:30 AM. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Arrangements by Bednarsky Funeral Home, Inc.