Nora L. Martinez Kearns, 71, of 126 South Ave., Bradford, passed away Wednesday (April 1, 2015) surrounded by her loving family at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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Born April 2, 1943, in Ponce, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late Alberto Martinez and Esperanza Morciglio. On Aug. 9, 1963, in Puerto Rico, she married John T. Kearns, who died on April 19, 1989.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church and the Sunday Choir.
Mrs. Kearns was a graduate of the Catholic High School in Ponce, Puerto Rico. She had been employed as a painter at Helen Hume Shop, a sales clerk at Jaynes, a tailor for Thrifty Cleaners and, later, as a teacher's aid for the Bradford Area School District.
She loved to crochet, gardening, singing, crafts, drawing and painting. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Surviving are three daughters, Maria (Kevin) Kearns Hannahs, Marta Kearns, and Marla Kearns, all of Bradford; three sons, John Kearns of Jamestown, Mark (Gina) Kearns, and Michael (Amy) Kearns, all of Bradford; one sister, Alcira Martinez of Pasadena, Calif.; 10 grandchildren, Jessica Kearns, Megan Hannahs, Jason Hannahs, Andrew Kearns, Greg Bednez, Marika Chiodo, Danielle Lutz, Allen Bednez, Victoria Kearns and Ryan Kearns; five great-grandchildren, Naomi Kearns, Armani Hannahs, Payton Eddy, Rowyn Reed and Kallen Reed; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Margarita Martinez and Inez Thacker; two brothers, Hector Martinez and Miguel Alberto "Mike" Martinez.
Family will be receiving friends from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc., 33 South Ave., Bradford, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to St. Bernard Church Building Fund; the
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Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
33 South Avenue
Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 3 to Apr. 9, 2015