Obituary of Mary Elizabeth Houghtaling
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Mary Elizabeth Houghtaling Age 72, formerly of Elmira, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Wednesday, April 20, 2011. Mary was born in Elmira on August 4, 1938, the daughter of the late John and Catherine Aderhold. She was predeceased by loving husband of 46 years, Ronald Houghtaling, sisters, Jean Decker, Joan Poppleton, and brother Donald Aderhold. Mary is survived by daughters, Lynn (Thomas) Rodriguez and Julie Houghtaling, grandsons, Dylan Snyder, Jared and Drew Rodriguez; as well as several nieces and nephews. Mary was a graduate of Southside High School, Mansfield University, and Elmira College. She served as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital and later as a school nurse teacher for the Elmira City School District before retirement and relocation to The Villages, Florida. Mary was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend to many. She touched the lives of all who knew her with her kindness, warmth and compassion. She and her loving partner in life, Ron, spent their retirement years, happily, with lifelong friends in their Florida home enjoying life to its fullest. Calling hours will be held on Monday April 25, 2011 at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street between the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 12:15 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial St. Mary's Church at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing to make donations in honor of Mary's memory may do so to The Hospice Foundation of WNY, 225 Como Park Blvd. Buffalo, NY 14227.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Mary Houghtaling, please visit Tribute Store
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, April 25, 2011
McInerny Funeral Home
502 W. Water St.
Elmira, New York, United States