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Mary Ellen (Seymour) Harendza

1934 ~ 2022 (age 88)


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.

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September 8, 2022

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. James Church (Johnson City, NY)

Funeral Mass
September 8, 2022

10:30 AM
St. James Church
155 Main St.
Johnson City, New York 13790


American Diabetes Association
2451 Crystal Drive, Suite 900, Arlington VA 22202

Michael J. Fox Foundation
PO Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741-5014
Tel: 1-800-708-7644

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