Bessie E. Hardesty

August 23, 1934January 1, 2013
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Hardesty, Bessie E. On January 1, 2013, Bessie E. Hardesty (Nee Eibner); beloved wife of the late Robert J. Hardesty, Sr.; devoted mother of Elizabeth and Charles Frederick, Robin and Robert Catonzaro, Robert, Jr. and Brigette Hardesty, RoseMarie and Jeffrey Eaton, Beverly and Carlo Donofrio and Bryan and Stephanie Hardesty; loving grandmother of Derek, Jason and Blake Hardesty, Ashley Sherinsky, Scott, Adam and Brooke Eaton, Anthony, Kaitlyn and Seth Donofrio, Brent and Nathan Hardesty; dear sister of Lynne Brown and Bernie Whitney and the late William Eibner, Matilda Martin, Johanna Sanders, Rosemarie Grimaldi and Beverly Grunder.

Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral of Bel Air, Inc., 610 W. MacPhail Road (at Route 24) on Friday from 3-5 pm and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church (Essex) on Saturday at 11:00 am. Interment: Gardens of Faith Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013
  • Committal Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

Bessie E. Hardesty

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Keri Verga

February 4, 2013

Bessie - I am sure you were cheering in heaven for the Ravens and they did it!! Your Baltimore Ravens are Super Bowl Champions!! I thought of you every minute of the game and how you would be cheering (and sometimes yelling) during every play. You were a true Ravens fan...I wish you were here to enjoy their win but I know you are happy and smiling down from heaven!!

Betdy Frederick

January 6, 2013

To my dear mother who was always more a sister and friend to me. No one csn realize the loss in my life. you were my truest mentor,critic and advocate. You were there for me always and I know you will be in spirit too. I love you and will miss you deeply.

Stephanie Hardesty

January 6, 2013

May you forever walk in a beautiful garden with hummingbirds all around you.

January 5, 2013

My greatest memory was of Mrs. Bess in her kitchen on Middlesex Rd. When she would bake something that looked good I always ask for the recipe. She could never give it to me though. Her reason was it never came out the same. It was always a dash of this and a pinch of that. There never was a recipe. She was a wonderful mother and a dear friend. My mom and I will miss her dearly. Love Rose Kirkpatrick and Kathy Jones

January 5, 2013

I was so sad to hear of Aunt Bessie passing. You are with Uncle Bob now and hope that gives you children peace. I love you Jean

Terry Tucker

January 5, 2013

Betsy and Rose,
So sorry to read of your mother's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers,
Terry Tucker, RN

Mary Jo Vitucci

January 5, 2013

Beverly and Robin: I was so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Brigette Hardesty

January 4, 2013

Our life will never be the same. You are gone from our sight but never from our hearts. We love you and always will. Words cannot express how much. We will always love you

Keith Merkey

January 4, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
"Love makes memory eternal."

January 4, 2013

To my 2nd Mom - "Your spirit will always live within my Heart" - Go Orioles & Go Ravens... Thank you for all the wonderful memories !!

Jeff Eaton