CHERRY VALLEY – Mildred Wolny, 92, who operated the Friendly Corner Store here for 12 years, passed away on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at Palatine Nursing Home.
Born in Brooklyn, in 1927, Mildred spent her early life with her family in Queens. She graduated from Newtown High School studying business and interned at Tiffany’s in Manhattan. She attended Barbizon School of Modeling and also modeled jewelry while at Tiffany’s.
In 1945 she married Walter Wolny.
In the 1960s she was a secretary for Republic Aviation in Farmingdale.
In 1971, Mildred and Walter moved to Cherry Valley and operated Your Friendly Corner Store for 12 years.
She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Baillie of Cherry Valley; daughters, Diane Wolny (Stephen Griffin) of Kansas, Sue Wolny of Roseboom and Gale Wolny (Wayne Graham) of Roseboom; and grandchildren, Christopher Fargnoli (Robin Fargnoli) of Florida, Kathleen Hurney of California and Alex Fargnoli of Kansas.
Family and friends will gather at her home in Cherry Valley at 3 p.m., Sunday, Aug.18, in remembrance.