In Memoriam


Mary Ann Martin

(1946 - 2003)








Mary Ann Martin


NORTH HORNELL -- Mary Ann Martin died Sunday afternoon (March 9, 2003) at her home at 402 Cleveland Ave., after an extended illness surrounded by her mother, sisters and close friend, Cherylynn Towner.

Born in Hornell on Jan. 9, 1946, she was a daughter of James H. and Helen Quattrene Martin.

A graduate of St. Ann's School, Hornell High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Elmira, Mary Ann was employed by the Albany Medical Center Hospital until the death of her beloved father, at which time she came home to support her family in Hornell.

She was employed by Bethesda Community Hospital until its closing as an E.R. nurse. She was employed by Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville in the emergency department until her death. She also served as a substitute life guard at the Hornell YMCA, where she spent hours swimming and playing volleyball.

Mary Ann will be remembered by her family and dear friends as a supportive, giving human being, who never had a bad word for anyone. Her love for family, friends, books, history, Keuka Lake, golfing and holidays, especially Christmas, will be remembered by all who knew her well.

Her family includes her mother, Helen; her sisters, Peggy and Karen; her brothers, Don Jimerson and Pen Dyring; her most precious niece, Theresa; her nephews, Bob, P.J., Brian and Donny; her great-nieces, Terri, Caitlin and Jade; her great-nephews, Jimmy, Josh and Robby; also her extended family and her dear friend, Mary Marvin, who spent endless nights caring for her until her death.

She was predeceased by her dad, James H. Martin; and her wonderful brother, Thomas J. Martin.

Mary Ann was interned in St. Mary's Cemetery, Town of Fremont.

Those wishing may contribute in Mary Ann's memory to either the Hornell YMCA Memorial Fund, 12 Center St., Hornell or to the Hornell Public Library, 64 Genesee St., Hornell, N.Y. 14843.