O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Mary Ann Reed

Mary Ann Reed, 79, of West State Street, Salamanca died Saturday morning, June 15, 2019 at home following a slow decline in good health.

Born March 26, 1940 in Salamanca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur John and Maxine Koehler Hill. She was married on February 27, 1960 in Little Valley, NY to Joseph E. Reed, who survives.

She was a graduate of Salamanca High School Class of 1958.

Mrs. Reed had been employed by the Salamanca Press, WGGO Radio Station, Bush Brothers, Movie World, Uni-Mart, and the Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES School Library, from which she retired in 2005.

She was a member of the Salamanca Alumni Association, Salamanca Historical Society, and Our Lady of Peace Parish. She enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She liked crossword puzzles, genealogy, Facebook, travelling, taking daily rides in Cattaraugus and Allegany Counties, the casino, and keeping up with Joe. Her favorite saying was “life is too short not to be Irish”.

Surviving besides her husband of 59 years are: three sons, David E. (Susan Harman) Reed, Silver Run, MD, Robert J. (Amy Letcher) Reed, Little Valley, NY, Joseph A. (Barbara Schmauch) Reed, York, PA; nine grandchildren, April, Autumn, Emilie, Hannah, Lori, John, Justin, Eric, and Warren; eight great-grandchildren, Donovan, Landry, Emma, Gavin, Asher, Dominic, Brody, and Brooklyn; two sisters, Helen Shanabarger, Dillon, SC, and Charlene Jackson, Modesto, CA; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by a sister, Lois Hill Blalock.

Honoring Mary Ann’s wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. She will be buried in Calvary Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to orourke.orourkefh@gmail.com or posted to facebook.com/onofh.