Olean- Mary Ann Sirianni, a resident of the Bradford Manor, and formerly of Indiana Avenue, Olean, passed away peacefully Saturday (November 27, 2021) at the manor, completely surrounded by her family.
Born October 28, 1929 in Olean, she was the daughter of the late Orlie and Nora Mulkay Quinn. On June 23, 1951, at St. Mary of the Angels Church, Olean, she married her husband of 68 years, James J. Sirianni, Sr., who passed away on August 19, 2019.
For Mary and Jim life was all about Faith, Family, and friends. Mary was a true prayer warrior who enjoyed scripture and devotion. Always having a positive attitude, her faith would help lead others in encouragement and trust. Her saying was “my cup is not half empty or half full, it’s overflowing.”
Mary was a graduate of Olean High School. Her working career began after her children were grown. She spent years as a bank teller then later as the secretary of St. Mary’s Academic School in Olean.
Mary and Jim enjoyed traveling, as well as dinner clubs and playing cards with friends. In these later years, those special times were relived over and over again with reminiscent memories.
While a resident at the manor, Mary took part in all the arts, crafts, and concerts. Her wall was evidence of her good artistic ability. Mary enjoyed weekly hairdos, and playing bingo was her favorite pastime. Her days at the manor were spent with family, friends, the Hallmark channel, her reading material, as well as the many joys she got watching family pictures flash by on her photo frame recorder.
Mary was an inspiration to all with her beautiful, gentle spirit. It’s a tremendous blessing for a family to have both parents leave a legacy of faith, devotion, and love for others to see, experience, and be united with. Mary and Jim did just that for their family.
Mary leaves the legacy of love to her four children; Kathleen Paul of Allegany, David (Lorraine) Sirianni, James (Aileen) Sirianni, and John (Divina) Sirianni, all of Cuba; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by; a brother John Henry Quinn in September of 2001, and a son-in-law, Hugh Paul in August 2020.
Friends will be received at the Guenther Funeral Home, Inc., 1303 E. State Street Olean on Thursday from 4-7pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am on Friday (December 3, 2021) at the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels. Burial will follow in St. Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
If you would like to share a story or express a condolence, please visit www.guentherfh.com.
Mary’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Bradford Manor for their kindness and the tremendous care they gave her over the past four years. Her family would also like to extend their thanks to Father Ray Gramada for his many prayer filled visits.