Wellsville, NY - Marcella Marie Richardson, 86, a resident of Manor Hills, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at Jones Memorial Hospital, with her family at her side. She was born March 29, 1929 in Hammond, Indiana the daughter of James P. and Florence A. (Moylan) McGinnis. On September 23, 1950 in Wellsville she married Francis E. Richardson who predeceased her on July 22, 1982.
Marcella moved to Wellsville with her family in 1934, when her father began working at Sinclair Oil Refinery. She attended the Immaculate Conception School through 10th grade and graduated from Wellsville High School in 1947. After high school, Marcella was employed as an operator for New York Telephone. She was an active member and daily communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church for many years. She was a member of the Altar & Rosary Society, the Lord’s Housekeepers and the Fun Fair Committee. She initiated Eucharistic Adoration at her parish and shuttled priests to the area nursing homes for the weekly communion services. She was a volunteer at Immaculate Conception School and was awarded the “Lay Award of St. Joseph” by Bishop Edward U. Kmiec on April 26, 2009 for meritorious service rendered to Immaculate Conception Parish.
She is survived by four sons, John (Denise) Richardson of Wellsville, Mark (Elainey) Richardson of Englewood, Florida, James (Debora) Richardson of Wellsville and Daniel (Debra) Richardson of Victor, seven grandchildren, five great grandchildren, one brother, James (Betty) McGinnis of Houston, Texas and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased in addition to her husband, by a son, Francis, who died at birth, one brother, Raymond McGinnis and two sisters, Anna May Arnold and Florence Durkee.
The Rosary will be recited on Saturday, April 18th at 11:30 am at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 1:00 pm at the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville. Burial will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be made to the Immaculate Conception Church or the Immaculate Conception School, % 17 Maple Avenue, Wellsville, NY 14895. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
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