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Mary Ann Parmley, 79, Hornell

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Mary Ann Parmley – (79) – formerly of Morton Hill Road, Hornell, died Friday afternoon (July 22, 2022) at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, following a long illness.

Born in Hornell on December 19, 1942, she was the daughter of Dominic & Domenica “Dee” (DeGaetano) Gallicchio.

Mary Ann grew up in Hornell and was a graduate of St. Ann’s School and later graduated from Hornell High School (class of 1960). 

She resided in Mt. Morris, NY for several years and was employed as a secretary at Kodak Corporation.  After relocating back to Hornell, she was employed for many years with the City of Hornell, working directly with the mayor and the Urban Renewal Project.  With a driven personality, Mary Ann established Covered Wagon Train (Trucking), Covered Wagon Travel (Travel Agency) and Covered Wagon Tours, officially retiring in 2017.

Mary Ann was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann’s Church.  She was a former member of Catholic Daughters of America and the Ladies of Columbus.  She was also an active member of the Hornell Alumni Association.

Having many interests, Mary Ann enjoyed her time spent bowling in several bowling leagues at the Hornell Bowl.  In her youth, she excelled at roller skating, even going on to win multiple competition awards. She also loved traveling and visiting many places throughout the United States.  For over 20 years, she enjoyed her annual trips to beautiful Cape May, NJ while sipping Appletini’s!  A fan of NASCAR and local racing, she was also an active sponsor. 

Surviving is her brother, Francis “Poncho” Gallicchio of Hornell, many nieces, nephews, great-nieces & great-nephews, as well as her entire, extended family.

The family of Mary Ann Parmley invite you to join them in honoring her memory Friday at 10:00 AM at St. Ann’s Church in Hornell.  Immediately following will be a gathering of family and friends at the Main Place in Hornell. 

Mary Ann’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made in her name at To leave an online condolence or share a memory, visit

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