MaryAnn Hursey

October 10, 1935 - September 26, 2017
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MaryAnn Hursey, 81, of Newcomerstown, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 surrounded by her family in the care of Community Hospice at New Philadelphia.

A daughter of the late Ruth (Pyle) and Anthony Nigro, MaryAnn was born October 10, 1935 at Dover, Ohio.

MaryAnn had co-owned Port Grocery at Port Washington,…

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MaryAnn Hursey, 81, of Newcomerstown, passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017 surrounded by her family in the care of Community Hospice at New Philadelphia.

A daughter of the late Ruth (Pyle) and Anthony Nigro, MaryAnn was born October 10, 1935 at Dover, Ohio.

MaryAnn had co-owned Port Grocery at Port Washington, where she was known for her cooking and baking. She was a member at First Baptist Church in Port Washington and most recently attended the Hartwood Church at Newcomerstown.

She is survived by her loving husband John Hursey, Sr., whom she married October 9, 1954; three children, Ruth Hursey-McCoy, David (Debbie) Hursey, and Thomas (Laura) Hursey; 14 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Nancy Buchanan, Susan (Richard) Wilson, and Tony (Ardath) Nigro; as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her son, John Hursey, Jr. and her brother-in-law, Joe Buchanan.

In keeping with the family’s wishes there will be no public calling hours and a service celebrating her life will take place at a later date. The cremation care will be handled through the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed towards Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Born: October 10, 1935
Died: September 26, 2017

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Joyce Fuller posted on 10/18/17

The most wonderful woman I have ever known. See you in HEAVEN. Say hello to JESUS CHRIST for us.


Debbie coss posted on 10/6/17

Where do I began, I move down from Michigan 36 yrs ago, on my grandparents farm . The McMullen farm, the day I moved in Maryann was there to pick up all pieces of my life and helped me start putting them back together again, she was like a second mom to me and a Mimi to my son and grandma to my grandchildren, she always thought of me and my son, and I know she loved us just like her own. Maryann taught me so much. Let me tell everyone about McDonald's, when it first open in newcomerstown, she had called me at 10.30 at night and told me and Steven to get ready,she wad coming to get us. I asked do we need to get dress, because we were in p..j., she replied no. Ok, well we went to McDonald's in our p.j.. . For years I baked with her canned with her made jelly with her. I can remember Tommy and david walking down the driveway and my steven crying because they where going fishing and he wanted to go. And maryann told the boys to take steven with. I thank God that my son and my grandchildren , where part of her life. We love Maryann, mimi,grandma. Love always Debbie coss


Jennifer Robinson posted on 10/4/17

Condolences to your family. MaryAnn was a great woman that I loved dearly. Rest in peace my friend.


Kat smart posted on 10/1/17

Condolences from Mr. & Mrs. Joe Smart..our thoughts and prayers are with you all


Rick Teter posted on 9/30/17

God Bless


Carol Gullo Maslo posted on 9/30/17

When I was a little girl,I stayed with my cousin Maryann's fanily . I loved all my cousins !Nancy Susan Tony.. An my Uncle Tony , an aunt Ruth. A truly loving family ,God Bless ,all of you, Love ,Cousin Carol


Beverly Couts Clark posted on 9/30/17

So very sorry to hear of MaryAnne's passing. I remember her, and the Nigro family, fondly. She and I had many long, heartfelt conversations after our mutual losses of our dear sons. Prayers for peace for her family.


David Nigro posted on 9/30/17

A great lady has passed over.The love she left behind is a testament to her family,her friends and to her Savior Jesus Christ to whom she worshiped and gave thanks daily.Mary Ann inspired many,asked nothing in return and gave of herself freely. When I awaken in the morning I feel your presence,you are with me throughout the day and you are there to encourage me to live my life the best I can be'.She was never critical,she was always encouraging and left every conversation with the hope of there always being a better tomorrow. I will miss you my cousin.


Kim Stewart posted on 9/30/17

She lead me to be saved as a teenager, helped to take care of my mother in her final days, battled Texan attorneys with me, was a friend I could call whenever I needed, helped me understand scripture and study the Bible and loved me and my family unconditionally. I will be forever grateful!!!!! Rest in peace my dear friend.


Teresa K. Powell posted on 9/30/17

My condolences to you all. May your memories bring you comfort and strength. Love, Teresa


Pastor Jerry Lovell posted on 9/30/17

MaryAnn was more than a friend. She was a sister in the Lord and a delightful CLOSE friend. My heart and prayers go out tot he family and want you all to know that MaryAnn is NOT GONE - she just went home. To God be the Glory, great things He has done.


Kim Stewart posted on 9/30/17

She lead me to become saved when I was just a teenager, helped care for my mother in her last days of life, loved me and my family unconditionally, helped me fight with Texan attorneys and was always there to be my friend when I called her. I will forever be grateful for her love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Mary Ann Pyle walker posted on 9/30/17

I have so many great memories of Mary Ann from my childhood and as an adult. I am honored that my Parents named me after such a beautiful person, both inside and out. I'm certain that she and my Dad are catching up on everything in Heaven. My thought and prayers for everyone, especially Johnny. Love you all


Heather Donohue posted on 9/30/17

Thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.


Janet and Tom Roth posted on 9/30/17

We are so very sorry for your loss? Sending our deepest sympathy. Janet and Tom Roth


Garten & Jeannie Bierbower posted on 9/30/17

John and family, so sorry for.your loss, MaryAnn was a beautiful lady inside and out. She will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Garten & Jeannie Bierbower & Family


Kathy Beckman posted on 9/30/17

To the Family of MaryAnn Hursey I wanted to tell you how much I love your Mom. She always looked at everyone with great respect and I was no different. When I worked for her she, would come to me and ask what she could do to help. I would laugh to myself and think this is your store and you want me, to tell you what to do. She always kept me calm and on track when we got busy. I'd like to think she loved me like one of her own, I always felt welcome. Thank You MaryAnn! May God comfort ang guide your family while they go through this most difficult time. We will be seeing you again! Prayers.? Love Kathy Beckman


Ann Marshall posted on 9/30/17

So very sorry to hear about Mary Ann's passing. She will be remembered with a smile.


Ray & Julie Gardner posted on 9/30/17

Sorry to hear of MaryAnn's passing. Ray and I extend our deepest sympathies...


Hattie gossett smith posted on 9/30/17

To John and the family I send my thoughts and prayers Mary Ann was a special lady.


Cindy Rose posted on 9/30/17

We are so very sorry to hear about this wonderful neighbors passing. Mary Ann always welcomed you with her beautiful smile which made you feel instantly happy and loved, what an amazing gift. God Bless the entire family. Rick, Cindy and Eric Rose.


Mary Ann Stocker Grimes posted on 9/30/17

Mary Ann always had a smile on her face and was eager to ask about your day and how you are doing. So caring of others.


Dick and Marlene Quillin posted on 9/30/17

Through many years since 1953 in our move to Port Washington, we have known Mary Ann and her wonderful husband John. Always together. To John we send our thoughts and prayers. Also out to Mary Ann's entire family. She was an active person in helping others when in need. She had a smile to greet you at all times. Although we didn't see each other often, she was a great neighbor. We thank her family members for looking after them each day. What a great family. Love to all and players flowing for your comfort in your . loss.


Kelly Bowe posted on 9/30/17

Mary Ann has been a wonderful friend to me throughout our family's recent losses. She will be sadly missed So sorry for your loss. Kelly Bowe


Traci Barker posted on 9/30/17

So sorry for your loss, MaryAnn was truly a very special lady whom I have many great memories with. She was like a second mother to me growing up in Port. She will be greatly missed! ?


Karen Miller posted on 9/29/17

Tom and I are so sorry for your loss. We share fond memories of Mary Ann (and John) as we started our married life 43 years ago. Enjoy your next adventure Mary Ann.


Carol posted on 9/29/17

So sorry to hear of your Moms passing! She was a wonderful Christian woman! Hugs to all!