Maryrose Jordan Baiano
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MILLBROOK - Maryrose Jordan Baiano, a fifty year resident of Dobbs Ferry, peacefully passed away on Saturday, April 27, 2013.
Maryrose was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, to Joseph and Gertrude O'Connell Jordan. After high school, she earned her Bachelors of Science Degree from Boston University. In a joint program of Simmons College and Harvard University (Class of 1949), she earned her Master of Science Degree in Public Health Nutrition.
In 1952, she was recruited by the Harvard School of Public Health for a project developing a manual 'Nutrition Practices - A Guide for Public Health Administrators'. Through a grant later in that year, Maryrose was hired by the Westchester County Dept. of Health to conduct a demonstration program on the need for nutrition services. This led to her becoming the Director of the Bureau of Community Nutrition Services at the Health Dept. She remained as Director until retirement in 1986.
In 1954, she married Charles Baiano, who predeceased her in 2007. Charlie and Maryrose traveled together to many professional conventions around the country. After retiring, they continued and expanded their traveling, including a trip to Alaska, traveling across Canada by train, and several trips to Europe.
Maryrose is survived by her son Christopher of Poughkeepsie, and daughter Catherine of Brooklyn. Also surviving is her identical twin, Rosemary David, of West Virginia, and many nieces and nephews.
Maryrose moved to the Fountains at Millbrook, in 2007. She enjoyed visits and outings with her son Chris, especially when he brought along his dog, Bella. The extended visits by her daughter Cathy made all the holidays that much more special.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory can be made to the ASPCA or the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
Visiting 7-9 pm Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 pm Thursday at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Avenue, Dobbs Ferry. www.edwardsanddowdle.com
Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, Inc.
64 Ashford Avenue Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Published in the Poughkeepsie Journal on May 1, 2013