COUDERSPORT - Mildred F. Mackey, 96, of Coudersport, died Wednesday (Aug. 15, 2012) at her home in Coudersport.
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Born on May 20, 1916, in East Orange, N.J., she was the daughter of Charles M. and Mildred Bayless Kernahan. On July 24, 1936, in Coudersport, she married Herbert E. Mackey, who died on April 3, 1985.
Mrs. Mackey graduated from high school in Cooke County, Tenn. Along with her husband she owned and operated Mackey's Restaurant in Coudersport for many years.
She was a member of the St. Eulalia Catholic Church and Court Doyle #932 Catholic Daughters of the Americas. Mrs. Mackey was the first center director for the Diner's Club in Coudersport. She volunteered at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Sweden Valley Manor and with Meals on Wheels. She had also worked at the Buckboard Restaurant and was a former member of the Coudersport Golf Club.
Surviving are one daughter, Judith Ann (Thomas) Franke of Coudersport; five grandchildren, Lisa (Adam) Dakin of Fort Washington, Jeffery Franke of Coudersport, Lori (Mitch) Freer and Robert (Christie) Mackey, both of Rochester, N.Y., and Nicole Mackey of Sterling, N.J.; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son, Thomas L. Mackey who died on Dec. 22, 1997; and one brother, Robert B. Kernahan.
Friends are invited to Mildred's Life Celebration beginning with visitation from 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 25 at the St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated following the visitation with the Rev. James C. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, c/o Potter County Human Services, P.O. Box 241, Roulette, PA 16746; or to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 E. Second St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport.
To share your fondest memories of Mildred, please visit www.lifecelebration.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Aug. 17 to Aug. 23, 2012