MaryAnn Guarney, 76, of Penn Yan, passed away peacefully Friday, September 6, 2019.
Family and friends may attend calling hours from 4 to 5 p.m. Sept. 11 at Weldon Funeral Home in Penn Yan. A service will be follow at 5 p.m.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that a donation be made to Penn Yan Central School, Scholarship Fund, 1 School Drive, Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.
MaryAnn was born April 2, 1943 to Eugene and Mary Chrapowitzky of Tarrytown, N.Y. MaryAnn attended Our Lady of Victory in Tarrytown, and graduated from SUNY New Paltz. She was a teacher by trade and retired from the Penn Yan Central School District after being a Kindergarten teacher in the district.
MaryAnn is survived by her husband of 53 years, John Guarney of Penn Yan; her sister, Jane Oden of Gaithersburg, Md.; her daughters, Joanne Patrick of Liverpool, and Susanne Guarney of Brockport; her grandchildren; and her loving extended family and friends.
MaryAnn was a member of St. Michael’s church in Penn Yan. MaryAnn was proud to be a teacher. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma and Yates County Women. She volunteered in her community.
She was an avid reader, a beautiful seamstress, loved to swim and fish, and was a musician, playing the accordion since her youth, and was a natural singer. She loved being a wife, mom, sister, and aunt, and was a loving grammy. She enjoyed a good laugh over a lunch with her friends.
In celebration of MaryAnn, take a moment to read a good book, hold your child’s hand, say a kind word, call a friend, or eat some chocolate. That is how she lived her life.