Mrs. Margaret Helen “Betty” Ward, age 90, of 14 Oakland Avenue, Salamanca, New York died early Tuesday morning, November 10, 2009 at the Absolut of Salamanca.
Born on March 5, 1919 in Baltimore, MD she was the daughter of the late Francis and Margaret O’Neil Flaherty. She was married on October 28, 1939 to Mr. Francis Ward who predeceased her in 1972.
Mrs. Ward was employed at the Salamanca Public Library for 13 years.
She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, the Altar & Rosary Society, Newman Reading Group, Charter member of the Mr. & Mrs. Club, Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association, AARP Salamanca Chapter. She enjoyed reading, card playing, and movies.
Surviving are: a daughter, Peggy (Donald) Leiper, Salamanca, New York; 2 sons, Michael (Katie) Ward, Keystone Heights, Fla., David (Kay) Ward, Peachtree City, Ga.; 9 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 6 great- great grandchildren.
Friends may call at the O’Rourke & O’Rourke Inc. Funeral home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, New York on Friday from 3-6 P.M.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace Parish, Broad Street, Salamanca, New York on Saturday at 10 A.M. with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Salamanca, New York.
The family suggests memorials to the Salamanca Public Library, Home Care & Hospice, 1225 West State Street, Olean, New York 14760 or the donor’s choice.
E-condolences can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. ret Ward