Passing of Mary A. Hanson, 74, of Emporium

Mary Hanson

Mary A. Hansen, 74, of Emporium

Mary A. Hansen, 74, of 240 Arch Drive, Emporium died at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio Monday morning (January 9, 2012) following a lengthy illness.

She was born April 14, 1937 in Beaver Falls, PA a daughter of the late Arthur and Patricia Magee Gordon.

Mary’s parents moved to southern California where she lived many years. She always had Pennsylvania in her heart as she made frequent trips to Ellwood City, PA where she later lived and worked. She also enjoyed making many trips to Sinnamahoning with her late friend Bertha Bonzo. While in Sinnamahoning she met her soulmate, of 17 years, Harold Johnson. She made many friends while living in Sinnamahoning. She will be sadly missed by all who loved her.

Surviving in addition to her companion Harold Johnson, of Emporium; Daughter: Rita Hammond, Rancho Cucamonga, CA; Son: Joe Cioffi, Springfield, OR; 7 Grandchildren Andrya, Camille, Andrew, Robby, Stacy, Vincent & Amelia; and 4 Brothers: Bud, Bob, Dan and Tim Gordon.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Arthur and Patricia Magee Gordon; a Daughter: Terri Cioffi; a Sister: Peggy Zurga; and a Brother: Pat Gordon.

There will be no visitation. Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Saturday at 10:00 AM with Mr. James Prock officiating.

Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery, Sinnemahoning.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, Cameron Unit, P.O. Box 62, 135 W. Fourth St., Emporium, PA 15834.

Barnett Funeral Home, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

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