Elsie A. (Bublinec) Hamady

February 25, 1930 ~ October 24, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old
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Elsie Hamady Obituary

HAMADY, ELSIE A., “Gram”, 93, Johnstown, formerly of Northern Cambria, passed away October 24, 2023.  Born February 25, 1930, in Natrona Heights, the daughter of Stephen and Helen (Kutney) Bublinec.  Preceded in death by parents; husband, George Hamady, who died December 11, 2005, ending their 52 year marriage; siblings, Joseph, Stephen Jr., Frank, Edward, Helen, Bernard, MaryAnn and Michael.  Survived by daughters, Joyce, married to Ronald Dolges, Hastings and Georgette Hamady-Clinger, married to Samuel R. Clinger, Windber; granddaughter Deanna Kane, Indiana; and Samuel J. Clinger, Ferndale. Also survived by sister, Bernadine (Anthony) Valenti, Smethport; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Hamady, Pleasant Gap and Diane Bublinec, Sheffield Lake, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.  As the eldest daughter of the family, Elsie helped to care for her younger siblings. Family was always at the center of her life, and she thoroughly enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, crocheting, sewing and shopping for her family.  During these years she also worked as a seamstress for Van Heusen and Carol Ann Fashions and later in the cafeteria of Northern Cambria Schools.   After the death of her husband, she relocated to Windber and lived ten years at Quemahoning Towers where she met many wonderful friends.  She enjoyed taking the bus shopping on Saturdays, cooking and sharing meals with her friends, and helping those in need.  She was known for her weekly Sunday dinners, always making a homemade meal for the family.  “Gram” loved the holidays when family came together and she lovingly prepared Christmas Eve Dinners (Vijila), baking paska (Easter Bread), nut rolls and special ethnic foods for the Blessing of the Easter Baskets each year at church.  A devoted Catholic, she recited her rosary faithfully, and faithfully attended Sunday and Holy Day masses.  A natural “Social Butterfly”, she loved meeting people.  She will be deeply missed.  She was the best mother and grandmother anyone could ever have.  As her health declined, she became a resident of Arbutus Park Manor in Johnstown for the past five years where she received excellent care. Heartfelt thanks to the staff of APM, Dr. Bencie, Dr. Kelly Warshel, Windber Hospice, Elaine (her RN) & nurses aides for their kindness and compassionate care.  Also special thanks to Rev. David Peles & Chaplain Gieta Gresh, all wonderful people who we feel have become part of our family.  Elsie lived her life as a kind, compassionate and loving soul. She worked hard and made many sacrifices but never complained.  She was a strong woman, always willing to help whose faith and love kept her going.  May God now reunite her with her husband, as two beautiful souls are together forever.  We will miss you and see you again my beautiful mother, please watch over us.  We are at peace knowing God has called you home, for your journey here is complete.   At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing.  Family and friends are invited to a funeral mass which will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 30, 2023, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, Northern Cambria.  Fr. Mark Groeger officiating.  Committal, St. John Byzantine Cemetery. Moriconi Funeral Home, Inc., Northern Cambria in charge of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Arbutus Park Manor or Windber Hospice.  Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way.  - Psalm 23:4

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Funeral Mass
October 30, 2023

10:00 AM
Prince of Peace Catholic Church


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