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Obituary Notice – Maureen “Molly” E. Meadows

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DUNKIRK:  Maureen “Molly” E. Meadows, 93, a resident of Chautauqua Nursing & Rehab, Dunkirk, formerly of Eagle Street, Forestville, passed Saturday, May 11th, 2024 at her residence, following a brief illness.  “Molly” was born in Lackawanna at the former Father Baker Hospital and was blessed by him on March 18, 1931, the daughter of the late Harold and Marie (Mullaney) Harrington.  She graduated from the former St. Mary’s Academy, Dunkirk, Class of 1948 and the former Deaconess Hospital (associated with UB) in June 1951 with a Degree in Nursing.

 She worked as a Nurse Manager at Brooks Memorial Hospital Dunkirk, for 45 years retiring in 1996 and also at one time worked for Gulf Port Memorial Hospital, Gulf Port Mississippi.  She was a member of Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, Forestville, J. Carter Knapp American Legion Post #953, Ladies Auxiliary, Forestville, Deaconess Alumni, a former Village of Forestville Board Member, the Pioneer Social Club and Brooks Retired Nurses.  Mrs. Meadows enjoyed gardening, holiday decorating and was a Buffalo Bills Fan.

  Survivors include two daughters, Debra Ann (Larry) Kordosky, of Hereford, AZ; Lisa M. (Frank) Fulop, of Port Burwell, Ontario Canada; two sons William (Jane) Meadows, of Forestville; and Michael K. (Shelly) Meadows, of Zebulon, NC. Also surviving are eight grandchildren; Steven (Jennifer Szymanski) Meadows, Amy Meadows, Brian, Elizabeth & Katlyn Kordosky, Keith Meadows, Keenan (Hanah) Meadows and Francis Fulop, six great grandchildren; Joseph Sekuterski, Nathan, Rylee & Emma Meadows, Brielle & Liara Meadows, and several nieces & nephews. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband Walter J. “Corky” Meadows, whom she married October 11, 1951 in St. Mary’s Chapel, Dunkirk and who died October 22, 1983, by a granddaughter Kristina Rose Feane, who died May 3, 2012, a son Charles Meadows, who died January 21, 2023, a brother James Harrington and by 2 sisters Darlene Schaeffer & Patricia Crowell.

  Friends are welcome to call at Riles & Woolley Funeral Home, 39 Main Street, Forestville on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, from where Prayer Services will be held Saturday morning at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial from Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel-St. Rose of Lima Church, 11 Center Street, Forestville,at 10 o’clock, with Rev. Daniel Fiebelkorn officiating.  Interment will follow in Forestville Cemetery.

  The family suggests memorial donations may be made either to the Faith Community of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church, 165 Central Avenue, Silver Creek, NY 14136 or to Our Lady of Victory Basilica, 767 Pine Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 or to the Alzheimer’s Association (

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  • Angela Bittinger
    Posted May 16, 2024 at 6:10 am

    As a baby, she saved my life. My parents tell me the story often. Such a special person to dedicate her life to helping others. Thank you, Molly. Without you, I would not be here. May you rest in peace.

  • Maria Rivas
    Posted May 16, 2024 at 9:07 pm

    during these times of sadness I wanted to express how grateful I am to have had the opportunity to have taken care of your loved one Molly at the Chautauqua nursing and rehab center. I will miss her dearly and her words always asking me where I brought my uniform I will be praying for your families healing. May the lord embrace you with peace and strength as you adjust during this difficult time. My deepest condolences and sympathy, Maria Rivas

  • Barbara Oconnell
    Posted May 18, 2024 at 10:22 am

    Molly and Corky were dear friends with my mom and dad, Kay and Jim Crolle, and Debbie and Lisa were wonderful babysitters to our kids. It is hard to see sweet Molly’s passing. Our deepest condolences to the Meadows family.
    Jim and Barb O’Connell.

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