The Good News Is... Memories make a life worth living

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email   

MOORESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - The world lost a good lady today. She was a feisty little woman with a Long Island accent that would melt your heart or make you shake in your boots.

But Maryann Reddy was mostly known for the simple act of living.

Maryann's daughter Debbie sent us an email over two months ago in May, asking if we knew a way she could get her Mom to the Quail Hollow Championship. Debbie explained in her e-mail, her Mom had terminal cancer and just wanted a shady spot to sit in and a chance to see Tiger come through.

Mrs. Reddy ended up with a Queen's tour of the course and a memory made at hole number 9.

Tiger came through with a 56 foot birdie putt that almost sent Mrs. Reddy flying out of the stands with excitement.

A large tumor near her back took her life today. Mrs. Reddy passed away early this morning. But her daughter says she never stopped talking about that day.

She just wanted to go see Tiger, but she ended up taking home a memory that will last forever.

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Mrs. Maryann Reddy had a simple wish upon her death. She doesn't want cut flowers, she thought they were a waste. Instead, she wanted donations made in her name to a church soup kitchen in her home state of New York where she volunteered most of her life. That information is below.

St Joseph Outreach Soup Kitchen Donations, 45 Church Street, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779

or call Anne Kelley 631.981.6888