Mary Herman, 94, of Homer City, passed away Sunday, January 24, 2021. She was born June 8, 1926 to the late Casper and Theresa (Graceffa) Chimino. Mary was a devoted daughter, wife, mother and grandmother.
The core of Mary’s being was to love and care for her family. As the youngest of seven children. Mary was asked at a young age to leave school and to help her parents. Mary did so without hesitation or regret.
Mary had worked at the Indiana Macaroni Company and enjoyed reminiscing and sharing stories of her time working there. She then married John “Lefty” Herman on April 10, 1948. He preceded her in death on October 24, 1991 after 43 years of marriage.
Mary was a devout Catholic and a member of Our Lady of the Assumption Parish. She was a lifetime member of the Altar Society. She enjoyed working at all the church bazaars and spaghetti dinners. She took great pride in her homemaking skills by keeping an immaculate home while preparing delicious meals and baked goods.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brothers Pietro, Sam, Joseph and Angelo Chimino and sisters Lillie Tartalone and Rosalie Palummo. Mary was the last surviving member of her family.
Left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Diana Herman of Homer City and Patricia Mowen of Uniontown. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Christina Wolford and husband Louis of Johnstown and great grandson, Mason. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Ida Chimino of Philadelphia and numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday from 4-7 PM at the Bowser Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Homer City. A Blessing service will be held Wednesday at 9:30 AM at the funeral home followed by a Funeral Mass at 10 AM at Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Lucernemines Site. Interment to follow in the St. Bernard Cemetery, Indiana.
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