Mary Ann Harding

November 12, 2012

ary Ann Harding, 81, of Cross Street, passed away Monday, Nov. 12, at Lewis County General Hospital's Residential Health Care Facility, Lowville.

Calling hours will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery.

Born Nov. 9, 1931, in Watertown, a daughter of John and Catherine Cuzzupoli Marra, she graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy and Mercy School of Nursing.

She married John F. Harding on May, 25, 1952, at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. George Tobin officiating.

She had worked as a nurse at Madonna Home and then worked for Joe Dee's Gift Shop in the Globe Mall, both in Watertown. 

Mary Ann was a homemaker and enjoyed a variety of crafts, making them and teaching others. She was active with Catholic Youth Organization, was a Leader for both the Girl and Cub Scouts, volunteered with Little League, and was a member of the Home Bureau. 

Everyone who knew Mary, knew that she loved making Italian cookies and giving them away at Christmas time. 

She was also an avid collector of several things, but her biggest treasure was her music boxes. All were given to her as gifts from others. She had hundreds.

Besides her husband, John, of Watertown, she is survived by a son, Carl F. Harding, Watertown; a daughter, Cathy A. Coty, Whitesboro; four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; a brother and his wife, Philip and Yuvon Marra, Watertown.

Donations in her name may be made to the Dementia Unit of Lewis County General Hospital, 7785 N. State St., Lowville, NY 13367. 

Condolences to the family may be made at www.cummingsfuneral. com.

Information provided by Cummings Funeral Service and, Watertown