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September 13, 2013

Mary Ghianda

Mary Ghianda

EAST MEREDITH — Mary Ghianda, 91, of East Meredith, passed away peacefully on Sept. 10, 2013, with her loving family at her bedside.

Mary was born Jan. 1, 1922, in Bari, Italy, the first child of John and Domenica Gerolamo. Mary immigrated to America in 1927, at the age of 5-years old. Mary graduated from Evander Childs High School in the Bronx.

She married Silvio Ghianda on Oct. 28, 1945, in Our Lady of Mount Carmel in the Bronx.

Mary worked as a Millne (hat maker) for Lord and Taylor in New York City. She also worked for 25 years as a Bank Manager for American Savings Bank. Shortly after retiring, Mary moved to Jupiter, Fla., and later settling in East Meredith in her final years.

She is survived by a daughter, Elena Jill-Doyle; and grandchildren, Lisa (Mark) Bezdany, and great-granddaughters, Holly and Kaylee, Matthew (Maria) Jill, Brendan Jill and Jennifer Jill; a son, Robert Ghianda; a daughter, Darlene (Jack) Weber, grandchildren, Matthew, Marisa and Michael Weber; a son, Ronnie Ghianda, and grandchildren, Ryan, Emily and Jason and great-granddaughter, Mila.

Mary was predeceased by her husband, Silvio Ghianda; a brother, Samuel Gerolamo; a son, Pasqual Frank Ghianda; and a grandson, Andrew Jill.

Services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

The Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, is assisting the family.

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