O’Rourke & O’Rourke
Inc. Funeral Home

25 River Street
Salamanca, NY 14779
phone: (716) 945-4760
fax: (716) 945-4222

Harriet Mendell

Mrs. Harriet L. Mendell, 73, of 230 Frank Street, Salamanca, NY, died peacefully Monday April 8th, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

Born February 19, 1940 in Daytona Beach, Florida, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Helen Hensel Raines. She was married on November 24, 1962 in Red House, New York to Mr. James R. Mendell, who survives.

She was employed as an Account Clerk in the City Comptroller's Office, Salamanca, New York prior to her retirement.

She helped implement the crafting of the Burden Bears, a military support program for wounded veterans. She enjoyed taking cruises and trips with her daughters and dear friends. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crafting, cooking, rose gardening, bird watching and her ragdoll cat, Stella.

Surviving besides her husband are: 1 son, James A. Mendell, Cassadaga, NY; 5 daughters, Joyce (Paul) Nelsen, Falconer, NY, Judith (Vanessa Simms) Mendell, Hilliard, OH, Janice Tinnerman, Salamanca, NY, Jerri (Stephen Alvarez) Mendell-Kelly, Dundas, ON, Canada, Julie (Dennis Jr.) Ewing, Kane, PA; 7 grandchildren, William Yaworsky, Salamanca, New York, Mikaylynn "Mickey" Tinnerman, Salamanca, New York, Garret Tinnerman, Salamanca, New York, Abbie Nelsen, Falconer, New York, Halle Nelsen, Falconer, New York, Kyle Ebeling, Kane, PA, Blake Ebeling, Kane, PA; a sister, Sharon Burlin, Salamanca, New York; several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by an infant daughter, Louise Mendell.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. at the O'Rourke & O'Rourke Inc. Funeral Home, 25 River Street, Salamanca, NY 14779.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in Our Lady of Peace Parish on Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Melfi, pastor, as celebrant.

Burial will be in Green Cemetery, Great Valley, NY.

E-condolences can be sent to john@orourke-orourke.com or posted to f