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Maryrose Jordan Baiano, 93, Longtime Dobbs Ferry Resident

Mary Jordan Baiano
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DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. - Maryrose Jordan Baiano, a 50-year resident of Dobbs Ferry, died Saturday, April 27. She was 93.

Baiano was born in Lawrence, Mass., to Joseph Jordan and Gertrude O'Connell Jordan. She graduated from Lawrence High School and then earned her bachelors of science degree in home economics/foods and nutrition from Boston University. In a joint program of Simmons College and Harvard University (class of 1949), she earned her master of science degree in public health nutrition. Part of this program included field experience with the Chicago Health Department. This led to a position as a staff nutritionist with the Chicago Health Department.

Baiano was recruited in 1952 by the Harvard School of Public Health for a project developing a manual titled "Nutrition Practices – A Guide for Public Health Administrators." She was hired by the Westchester County Dept. of Health to conduct a demonstration program on the need for nutrition services. She became the director of the Bureau of Community Nutrition Services at the Health Dept., until her retirement in 1986.

Baiano is survived by her daughter, Catherine of Brooklyn; a grandson; her identical twin, Rosemary David, of Huntington, West Virginia; sister-in-law, Anna Mobilia of Dobbs Ferry; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles Baiano.

Visiting hours are from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 1 and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 2 at Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home , 64 Ashford Ave., Dobbs Ferry. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 3, at Sacred Heart Church, Dobbs Ferry.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Baiano’s memory may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society or the ASPCA .

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