Mary F. ELDRIDGE, 72, of Wellsville, NY, died Tuesday, March 27, 2018 in Hart Comfort House, Wellsville, NY.  

Born April 23, 1945, in Wellsboro, PA, she was the daughter of Henry A. and Daphne L. Babcock Morrison.  

On August 7, 1965, in Wellsville, she married Max Russell Eldridge, who survives. 

A graduate of Wellsville Central School, she began her working career as a telephone operator in Wellsville and attended New Penn Beauty School in Olean.  She owned and operated a beauty shop in Wellsville for several years.  She was then employed by Highland Park as a nurse’s aide and retired from the Wellsville school cafeteria. 

Mary was a member of the First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wellsville. 

Surviving besides her husband, Max, are:  two children, Thomas Eldridge of Wellsville and Laurie (Nathan) Munley of Buffalo;   four grandchildren, Julie (Dustin White) Eldridge, Cameron Munley, Eian Munley, and Lillian Munley;  a great-grandson, Chase White;  a brother, Richard (Sandra) Morrison of Virginia Beach, VA;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, James Morrison;  and a niece, Meridee Morrison. 

Mary’s family gratefully acknowledges her many neighbors and friends for their care and support during her illness.  Mary was very appreciative of their many kindnesses. 

Friends may call Monday, April 2, 2018 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY, where Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 AM.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wellsville. 

Memorials may be made to Hart Comfort House, 141 East State St., Wellsville, NY 14895, the Southern Tier Cancer Center, 328 Delaware Ave., Olean, NY 14760, the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 206, Wellsville, NY 14895, or the Office of the Aging, 7 Court St., Belmont, NY 14813.  

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