Mary Ann Tanty

Mary Ann Tanty, 93, of 74 Harding Avenue, Bradford, passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at the Pavilion @ BRMC, surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 2, 1926 in Bradford, she was a daughter of the late Joseph John and Mary (Platko) Mecanko.

She was a 1943 graduate of St. Bernard School.

On July 12, 1947 in St. Bernard Church, she married Philip J. Tanty who preceded her in death on September 21, 2010.

Mary Ann had worked as a secretary for the Department of Navy in Washington DC in 1944. She returned to Bradford and worked as a secretary for the Personnel Manager at Bovaird & Seyfang. In 1980 she was employed as the Business Instructor at Bradford Central Christian High School.

Mary Ann was a member of St. Bernard Church, and the Widow's Club. In 1946 she ran for Miss Bradford. She enjoyed decorating cakes for family and friends. Her home was the main gathering place for the whole neighborhood.

Mary Ann loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She loved having people over and cooking for those that stopped by her home.

Surviving are five daughters, Mary Kay (Daniel) Cucuzza of Chesapeake, VA, Phyllis (Robert) Longnecker of Bradford, Barbara (Loren) Clark of Bradford, Margaret (Michael) Ryan of Manhattan, KS and Lisa (Christopher) Keller of Acworth, GA, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, one brother, Michael (Ann) Mecanko, of Seabrook MD, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother Joseph Mecanko, two sisters, Margaret Niergarth, Rose Marie Roney, one niece, Judith Adams, and one nephew, Arthur Niergarth Jr.

Friends will be received on Friday March 13, 2020, from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc. 33 South Ave, where a prayer service will be held at 9:30 am on Saturday followed by a 10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial in St. Bernard Church with Rev. Raymond Gramata, Pastor, as Celebrant. Committal services and burial will be in St. Bernard Mausoleum.

Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, Multiple Sclerosis Association, or a charity of the donor's choice.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

 

 

 

 

 

HOLLENBECK-CAHILL Funeral Home

33 South Avenue • Bradford, PA 16701

All Condolences -

So sorry to hear of your Mom''s passing. What a lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Marjorie LaBella

A lifetime is not judged by how much money we leave or how big a house we have, but, by how many lives we have touched in positive ways. I only met Mary once in my life but knew her well thru Marg and Mike. She was born the same year as my mom. I know her strong will was shaped by the struggles of the world she grew up in. Mary, Thank You for the Love, Support and Wisdom you provided to your family, and thru them to your many friends from afar. Said Hi to our "Ilona" and "Raietta" and share some Hungarian cooking tips. In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers, With Our Love Always, Laszlo, Marci and Lil''Laszlo
— Laszlo Taborosi

Love and prayers Longnecker family! God bless, Joshua and Brandy Sheneman
— Brandy McKee Sheneman

Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so nice. Prayers for your family during this sad time ????
— Denise Burns Frontino

Condolences

  • So sorry to hear of your Mom''s passing. What a lady! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    — Marjorie LaBella
  • A lifetime is not judged by how much money we leave or how big a house we have, but, by how many lives we have touched in positive ways. I only met Mary once in my life but knew her well thru Marg and Mike. She was born the same year as my mom. I know her strong will was shaped by the struggles of the world she grew up in. Mary, Thank You for the Love, Support and Wisdom you provided to your family, and thru them to your many friends from afar. Said Hi to our "Ilona" and "Raietta" and share some Hungarian cooking tips. In Our Hearts, In Our Prayers, With Our Love Always, Laszlo, Marci and Lil''Laszlo

    — Laszlo Taborosi
  • Love and prayers Longnecker family! God bless, Joshua and Brandy Sheneman

    — Brandy McKee Sheneman
  • Lisa, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was always so nice. Prayers for your family during this sad time ????

    — Denise Burns Frontino