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Jennie Mielnik Ward
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Birth: Nov. 9, 1923
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 24, 2008
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA

Funeral services for Jennie Mielnik Ward, age 85, of Washington Street, Ogdensburg, will be held on Monday, December 29, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Cathedral with Rev. Terry Lavalley officiating. Interment will be in Foxwood Memorial Park.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at Frary Funeral Home. Mrs. Ward passed away at her home on Christmas Eve surrounded by the love and care of her family after a short illness with cancer.

Mrs. Ward is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, JoAnne and Jack Backus, of Ogdensburg; a son and his fiancé, Joseph and Anne Gravlin, of Lisbon; five grandchildren, Jordan Backus and his wife, Terri, Jenifer and her husband, Raymond Mead, of Massena, Julianne Backus, Jillian Ward and Joe Ward, all of Ogdensburg; and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her brother, Henry Mielnik; her sister, Anne Rapin; one half-brother, John Sobon; and five half-sisters, Brigid Donovan, Sophie O'Brien, Mary Santimaw, Julia Mayne and Ellen Bell.

Mrs. Ward was born on November 9, 1923 in Pyrites, the daughter of Andrew and Rose Wojtowitz Mielnik. She married Joseph R. Ward on August 9, 1947 at St. Mary's Church in Ogdensburg. Mr. Ward passed away August 6, 1999. Mrs. Ward moved to Ogdensburg at the age of 12 from Pyrites and graduated from St. Mary's Academy in 1942.

She was employed at McConville Trucking for a period of time before becoming operator for New York Telephone Company and then working for them in the business office from which she retired in 19—when it closed.

Mrs. Ward was a communicant of St. Mary's Cathedral Parish, St. Vincent de Paul Ladies, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary, Telecom Pioneers and a past member of the Seaway Cruisers, Ogdensburg Association of Senior Citizens, and DeKalb-Hermond Senior Citizens Club.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, baking, cooking, gardening, golfing, snowmobiling and playing cards.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of St. Lawrence Valley and St. Joseph's Foundation. 
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  Joseph R Ward (1924 - 1999)*
*Calculated relationship
Foxwood Memorial Park
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
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Record added: Dec 26, 2008
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Jennie <i>Mielnik</i> Ward
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Jennie <i>Mielnik</i> Ward
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