Allegany, NY Sara M. Mollica of 2208 St. Christopher Drive passed away peacefully Sunday (April 9, 2017) at the Olean General Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.
Born May 14, 1931 in Niles, OH she was the daughter of Frank and Filomena Molica Mollica.
At the age of nine Sara moved with her family from Ohio to Allegany. After a couple years her family moved to Olean where she later graduated from Olean High School and then Westbrook Commercial Academy. For 49 years she was a dedicated employee of what began as Houghton Laboratories in Olean, serving as a secretary to several different company officers through various company name changes.
Sara was a longtime member of St. Bonaventure Church and she lived out her catholic faith daily. She was a member of the Third Order of Secular Franciscans and she supported efforts that improved the lives of others, especially religious charities. She also enjoyed reciting the Rosary weekly at the Absolut Care in Allegany. Overall, she was a devoted daughter and sister, was nurturing to all the younger ones in her family, and loved her kinship with the Molica, Crisafulli and Kinley families. She was especially grateful for the special care provided to her by Diane Button of Eldred, PA.
Surviving are a brother Natale "Ned" Mollica of Allegany and many loving cousins.
She was predeceased by an infant sister Santa Mollica in 1930.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 6-9pm at the Casey, Halwig & Hartle Funeral Home 3128 W. State Rd. Olean. Funeral services will be held Wednesday (April 12, 2017) beginning with a prayer service at 9am in the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30am in St. Bonaventure Church. Rev. James Vacco, OFM, pastor, will be the celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bonaventure Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Allegany Rescue and EMS, Inc., PO Box 217, Allegany, NY 14760 or to St. Bonaventure Church.