Mary L. Hayden, 59, of 1040 W. Washington St., lost her courageous, three-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Tuesday (Feb. 19, 2013) surrounded by her loving family at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born in Hoersel, Belgium, on March 31, 1953, she was a daughter of the late Gennaro and Adriana Miles Lombardi. On April 6, 1974, in St. Bernard Church, she married Timothy A. Hayden, who survives.
Mrs. Hayden migrated to the United States in 1958. She was a 1971 graduate of Bradford High School. She had been employed as a clerk for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 32 years, retiring in 2004.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church and volunteered for the Big Brothers & Big Sisters organization.
Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her loving family, especially taking her grandchildren to Disney World. She loved going to the beach, shopping and walking.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two children, a daughter, Erica (Jamie) Ferdarko of Treasure Lake; and a son, Edward (Naoma) Hayden of Bradford; four grandchildren, Hayden Ferdarko, Olivia Ferdarko, Bryce Hayden and Reese Hayden; a sister, Fannie (Jake) Linaberger of Cave Creek, Ariz., and a brother, John (Josephine) Lombardi of Easton; and several nieces and nephews.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., South Avenue, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and entombment will be held in St. Bernard Mausoleum.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to: ELF Fund, P.O. Box 287, Bradford, PA 16701; or Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at John Hopkins University, address: Kimmel Cancer Center, One Charles Center, 100 North Charles St., Suite 234, Baltimore, MD 21201; or a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2013