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From: Nancy Mazzeo Reeb <>
Subject: [Irish in Chicago] Daily Journal, Vineland, N.J. obit
Date: Fri, 25 Apr 2003 13:45:07 -0400


Friday, April 25, 2003


Mary Hess, 85


Irish immigrant, former Millville resident

Mary Ellen Hess, 85, of Hurricane, W. Va. and formerly of Millville died
Wednesday, April 23, 2003, after a short illness at the home of her son,
Robert P. Hess also of Hurricane.

Born Dec. 24, 1917, in Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Patrick
and Katherine Gannon Durkin. She was a member of St. Mary Magdalen Church.

She is survived by a son, Robert P. Hess of Hurricane; twin daughters,
Jean Hess-Rynkiewicz of Blackwood and Joan Hess-Wasilauski of
Swedesboro; a brother, William Durkin of Chicago; and granddaughters,
Lauren Wasilauski of Swedesboro and Amy Ellen Eynkiewicz of Blackwood.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Hess Jr. and a son, Dennis Hess.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday morning in St. Mary
Madgalen Church. Burial will be in Head of the River Cemetery, Tuckahoe.
A viewing will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and from 8:30 to 9:30
a.m. Monday in the Barbetti Funeral Home, 2104 E. Main St.



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