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Mary McNally


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Mary McNally Obituary
Mary Jane McNally, age 84, of Corning, died Friday, August 31, 2018 at Absolut Care At Three Rivers of Painted Post, NY.

She was born April 15, 1934, the daughter of the late David and Jessie (Leonard) Neish. She was blessed to have the care of her grandmother and three aunts who lived a few doors away. She and Robert McNally attended brother and sister schools, La Salle and St. Mary's Academy and met while attending a neighborhood dance. They enjoyed spending weekend evenings dancing at church and school socials. She and Robert were later married at St. Hugh's Church in Philadelphia.

While Bob worked toward his B.S. Degree at La Salle, Mary Jane worked in the Computer Billing Department at Philco Corp. and while he worked towards his M.S. Degree at Penn State, she worked in AgEc Statistical Research Department. They moved to Corning in 1958, where Bob enjoyed a long, happy and successful career with Corning, Inc. Mary Jane worked in the Corning Museum Book Department, where she had the pleasure of meeting people from across the country and around the world. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels and at the Corning Hospital Gift Shop. She was a member of Corning Hospital Chapter F, where she formed many wonderful friendships. Mary Jane was happiest when family and friends were gathered around her dinner table. She was an avid reader and crossword puzzler.

She was predeceased by her parents, her sister Ann Neish, and her husband, Robert. Mary Jane is survived by her daughter, Deborah (Michael) Baker of Fetcham, England and her son, Robert (Victoria) McNally of New Canaan, CT, a granddaughter, Sarah McNally and her fiancé, Greg Cole, of Fairfax, VA, sister-in-law, Rose, and brother-in-law, Norton Ayoub, of Southampton, PA and their children.

Calling hours will be Friday, September 7 from 3-5 PM at Haughey Funeral Home, Inc., 216 E. First Street, Corning, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church at 11AM on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to All Saints Academy or Wounded Warriors.

Mary Jane's family entrusted her care to Haughey Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in The Corning Leader on Sept. 4, 2018
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