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Louise M. Parker

Published on: Friday, October 17, 2014

LOUISE M. PARKER

SOUTH NEW BERLIN – Louise M. Parker, 83, of S. New Berlin, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 15, 2014 at her home. Louise was born on July 1, 1931, daughter of the late Clarence Hunter and Marie Ida Nightengale. Louise attended McDonough School and raised her family in S. New Berlin.

Louise took great pride in her family. Louise was a devoted mother and grandmother, she raised her 9 children and always had room in her home and heart to look after other children in the neighborhood. Louise had a green thumb and she enjoyed feeding the birds. Louise had many pets and loved animals. She will be remembered as a kind and loving mother and grandmother.

Louise is survived by her children, Ginny Parker of S. New Berlin, Carol and her husband Ken Lawrence of Edmeston, Dot and her husband Mike Barry of S. New Berlin, Morton and his wife Bonnie Parker of S. New Berlin, Cindy and her husband Gene Knapp of New Berlin, Mark and his wife Lynn Parker of Norwich, Cris and her husband Roger Johnson of S. New Berlin, Arnold and wife Tracey Parker of Norwich, Mike Parker of New Berlin, sister, Maude and her husband Jack Smith, brothers, Larry and his wife Ruthie Hunter of Sylvan Beach, Rev. Bob and his wife Doris Prentice of McDonough, Don Prentice and companion Cindy of Vernon, sisters-in-law, Virginia Titus of Norwich, Naomia Grewe of Norwich, Dorothy Clark of Ballston Spa, 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.

Louise was predeceased by her husbands, Morton Parker and Clayton R. Parker, daughter, Joy Elaine, sisters, Betty and Patty, brother, Carl, grandsons, Brian Daniels and Frankie Whitehill, sons-in-law, Jesse Kuhn and Ernie Card, brother-in-law, Durwood and sister-in-law Helen.

A funeral service for Louise will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home at noon with the Rev. Robert Prentice officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until noon on Tuesday.


Richard H. (dick) Carnrike Sr

Published on: Friday, October 17, 2014

RICHARD H. (DICK) CARNRIKE SR

NORWICH – Richard H. (Dick) Carnrike Sr., 88, a life long Norwich resident, passed away on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, in the Norwich Rehab and Nursing Center after a brief stay.

Dick was born on November 9, 1925 in Norwich the son of Ralph M. and Clara S. (Mead) Carnrike. He spent his entire life in Norwich and was a 1944 graduate of the Norwich High Class where he was Captain of the 1943-44 basketball team. Following his education Dick entered the United States Army serving his country from September of 1944 until his honorable discharge in July of 1946. Throughout his life Dick was always very athletic and was known to be a “sports buff”. As his children were growing up he was the Little League Coach for their teams, was an avid golfer and bowled in several of the city bowling leagues.

Dick’s working career spanned many years where he was a partner in Collier Electric where he worked as an electrical contractor retiring in 1988.

On April 12, 1947 in St. Paul’s Catholic Church Dick married Patricia Collier who passed away on July 20, 1990.

Dick is survived by his children, Judith Sayko and husband John of Wallace, NC, Richard Carnrike Jr. and wife Deborah of Norwich, Teresa Carnrike of Cortland, Patricia Bonnell and husband Dewey of Norwich, Karen Porto and husband Gary of Califon, NJ, Andrew Carnrike and wife Ruby of Coral Springs, FL and Theodore Carnrike and wife Melissa of Holtwood, PA. Also surviving are his brother George Carnrike and wife Alice of Norwich, 16 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides his wife Pat, Dick was predeceased by a great grandson Andrew D. Plaisted, a sister Alice Wright and his brothers Ralph, Robert and Albert Carnrike.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Dick will be held on Monday, October. 20, at 10 a.m. from St. Paul’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Sunday from 1-4 p.m.

Please consider memorial contributions to St. Paul’s Catholic Church, 30 Pleasant St., Norwich, NY 13815.


Kevin H. Coleman

Published on: Monday, October 20, 2014

KEVIN H. COLEMAN

NORWICH – Kevin H. Coleman, 48, of Norwich, passed away on Friday, October 17, 2014 at his home.

Kevin was born on October 22, 1965 in Shreveport, Louisiana the son of Harold and Connie (Foote) Coleman. He grew up in the Alexandria / Ball area of Louisiana. Kevin attended and graduated from the Tioga High School of Tioga, Louisiana. He came with his parents when they returned to Norwich in 1986.

Kevin is survived by his daughter Courtney Coleman and her fiancee Justin Weidman of South New Berlin, his parents Harold and Connie Coleman of Norwich, his domestic partner Kim Brainerd and a special friend James Ingrham of Oxford.

There will be no calling hours of funeral service.

Interment will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Noriwch with a private graveside service.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Barbara J. Hodge

Published on: Monday, October 20, 2014

BARBARA J. HODGE

OXFORD – Barbara J. Hodge, 80 of Oxford passed away on October 17, 2014 at Norwich Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born on October 5, 1934 in Norwich a daughter of the late Herbert and Evelyn (Northrup) Ingraham. On October 16, 1954 she married E. Donald Hodge, who survives.

Besides her husband, Donald, she is survived by her children, Dawn and Keith Schermerhorn of Walton, Kathleen Hodge of Oxford and her daughter in law, Ann (Pickie) Hodge of Oxford; her grandchildren, Alissa Cronin, Kevin Cronin, Kaitlin Cronin, Lee and Jennifer Hodge, Nathan Hodge, and Jesse and Catherine Hodge; her great grandchildren, Morgan, Adrienne, Taylor, Lilly, Preston, Cora, and Grace; her brothers and sisters in law, Herbert Ingraham, Jr. of Norwich, Donald and Jean Ingraham of Sherburne and Barbara C. Hodge of Oxford. She is also survived by her aunt, Pearl Northrup of McDonough and her very special friend, Shirley Proskine. She was predeceased by her son, Terry Hodge, her brother, Francis Ingraham and her brother in law, James Hodge.

Barb was a graduate of Norwich High School. She was a long time member of the United Church of Oxford and served on the consistory. She worked in the Oxford Primary School Cafeteria for 30 years. She was a former leader for 4-H for over 20 years. She was an excellent cake baker and made many wedding cakes. She enjoyed sewing and crafting. He family was very important to her and she especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at 4 p.m. at the United Church of Oxford, 25 Main St., Oxford, NY with Rev. Allen C. Lang officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.

Friends are invited to call at the United Church of Oxford, Oxford on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Church of Oxford, PO Box 566, Oxford, NY 13830 or to 4-H, c/o Cooperative Extension, 99 N. Broad St., Norwich, NY 13815. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford, NY 13830. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.


Walter B. Tracy

Published on: Monday, October 20, 2014

Walter B. “Neep” Tracy, 86, formerly of Norwich, died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, following a lengthy illness.

He was born on March 3, 1928, in Norwich, the son of Harold and Olive Babcock Tracy.

Neep lived in Norwich for many years, graduating from Norwich High School in 1948, where he was very active in sports. He later played Semi-Pro football in Norwich. Neep had also lived in Camp Hill, PA, and in Canastota from 1970 – 1992, when he moved back to Norwich. He has lived in Syracuse for the last six years.

He was a US Navy Veteran, serving overseas during the Korean War.

Neep worked as a Salesman for Queensboro Farm Products in Canastota for many years, and had previously worked for Champion Motor Homes in Canastota. In his early years he worked for his father in the family business, Tracy’s Holsum Bakery in Norwich.

He enjoyed hunting and golfing, and also enjoyed collecting model cars and Hess trucks.

Neep was a Lifetime member of the Norwich Elk’s Club and the Norwich American Legion

He married Carole N. Cass on June 16, 1956, in Norwich, NY. Carole died on February 24, 1991.

Surviving are: a son, W. Mark Tracy and his fiancée, Heather Graham, of Jupiter, FL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kimberly and John Sauta, and Robyn and Kevin Donnelly, all of Bridgeport; Carole’s siblings, Robyn and Bruce Ratliff of Radison, and George Cass of Chapel Hill, NC; three grandchildren, John Cass Sauta, Jordan Donnelly, and Lucas Tracy; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, October 21, 2014, at the J. Homer Ball Funeral Home, Inc., 201 James Street, Canastota. The Rev. William M. Wilcox, Pastor of the Fyler Community Church, will officiate. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Norwich. In his memory, contributions may be made to Wanderers’ Rest Humane Association, Inc., PO Box 535, Canastota, NY 13032, with envelopes available at the funeral home.


Paul R. Walsh

Published on: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PAUL R. WALSH

SMYRNA – Paul R. Walsh, 87, of School St., passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at the Wilson Memorial Regional Medical Center in Johnson City.

He was born November 15, 1926 in Scranton, PA, a son of Edward and Lillian Kendrick Walsh. He was a member of the first graduating class of Harper College in Vestal, and received his MA and PhD from Syracuse University. In later years he received his law degree from the Potomac School of Law. Paul was a WWII veteran of the U.S. Army. He was onboard ship going over the International Date Line, scheduled to be in the first troop landing for the invasion of Japan when the initial atomic bomb was dropped. Following his honorable discharge in 1947, he worked for the DH&W railroad. Paul later pursued a career as a teacher in Vestal and Marathon NY before joining the staff at Sherburne-Earlville Central School where he taught social studies, economics and history for 18 years, retiring in 1976. On July 30, 1968, Paul married Linda Follett in Baltimore, MD.

Paul was a member and past president of the Sherburne-Earlville Teachers Association, and a member of the Sherburne Investment Club.

Surviving are his wife, Linda; 17 nieces and nephews; many great-nieces and –nephews, great-great-nieces and –nephews, as well as many cousins. He was predeceased by two brothers, Edward and John Walsh, and a sister, Ann Gorman.

Memorial services will be held at 2pm Monday, October 27, 2014 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY, with Pastor Paul Hills of the Christian Baptist Church of Sherburne officiating and Marion Schlaefer as organist.

Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 1-2 p.m. prior to the service.

Interment will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Contributions in his memory may be made to the Chenango County S.P.C.A., 6160 County Rd. 32, Norwich, NY 13815.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.


Ron Faulkner

Published on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

RONALD B. FAULKNER

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Ron Faulkner of San Diego passed away peacefully at his home in San Diego, California, on October 17, 2014 at the age of 75.

Ron was born on July 17, 1939 in the village of Sherburne, New York, where he spent his childhood. He was the fourth of seven children born to Fay & Hilda Faulkner.

Ron graduated from Sherburne High School in 1957. Following graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1960 as a radio operator, with service primarily in San Diego and Japan. Upon discharge from the Navy, he returned to Sherburne where he received a degree from SUNY Morrisville in 1962.

On September 21, 1962, Ron married Judy Bierce at the Sherburne Episcopal Church. Over the next few years, sons Blaine, Jon & Christopher were born.

Ron worked in the family printing business, Faulkner Printing Co., with his parents and his brother Frank. He served on the Sherburne Village Board from 1969 to 1975 during the construction of the village’s sewer system.

In 1977, Ron and his family moved to San Diego. He worked as the printing supervisor for various school districts over the next 23 years. He retired from his position as Printing Manager for the Grossmont Union High School District in 2000.

Ron became interested in ham radio in the 6th grade. He was first licensed as K2IQH in 1954. In San Diego, he became W6TUR and was very active through all the years until his death. He talked to people in almost every country and had friendships through ham radio with many other operators around the world. In his later years, he became interested in collecting and restoring vintage communications radios.

Another interest of Ron’s was collecting presidential campaign buttons and other political memorabilia. He acquired a substantial collection with pieces dating back as far as 175 years. He was particularly interested in Harry S Truman and read extensively about his life and career.

Ron was a runner for over twenty years, participating in many 10Ks and other runs. He also played tennis and enjoyed hiking Cowles Mountain. He and his wife Judy owned a motorhome and enjoyed camping. A particularly fond memory of Ron’s was the summer of 2003, which he and Judy spent in Sherburne, enjoying the small town life again. Sadly, Judy passed away on June 24, 2005.

Ron owned three pugs throughout the last 20 years of his life. Prudence, Patience and Penelope gave him a great deal of love and companionship. Ron was also an avid sports fan, particularly of San Diego State basketball. He attended numerous SDSU games over the years.

Ron attended his 50th high school reunion in 2007, where he renewed his friendship with fellow graduate Lennie Abbott. Ron and Lennie began dating in the following months and Lennie subsequently moved from Cincinnati to San Diego. On February 17, 2012, Ron and Lennie were married. They enjoyed watching sports together, walking the lake near their home, and Lennie encouraged Ron to try new restaurants and ethnic foods.

Ron was very saddened at the passing of his son Christopher earlier this year on April 22, 2014. In addition to wife Judy and son Christopher, he is also predeceased by father Fay, granddaughter Loah, and sisters Shelly & Sara.

Ron is survived by his wife Lennie; sons Blaine & Jon; daughters-in-law Danielle, Yvonne & Nancy; grandchildren Chloe, Noah, Guy & Candace; and great-grandson Owen. He is also survived by his mother Hilda; brothers Frank, Jim & Fay; and sister Lana. In addition, he is survived by three stepchildren, five step-grandchildren and one special step-great-granddaughter.

Ron was known for his kind heart, his generosity, and his dry sense of humor. He was proud of his three sons, the excellent choices they made in marriage, and very much enjoyed their happiness and success.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 1. For information on the service, please contact the family at faulkner@san.rr.com. For anyone wishing to make a donation in Ron’s name, the family suggests contributions to the American Cancer Society or Pug Rescue.


Mary Loretta Quinn

Published on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MARY QUINN

Mary Loretta Quinn passed away peacefully on Oct. 15, 2014. She was born in Cincinnati, Ohio to Mabel and James Dawson. Mary and her husband Frank owned and operated Quinn’s Diner for over 25 years until his death in 1972. Mary loved to travel, read and sew by hand her unmatchable Bears, Bunnies and Raggetty Dolls. Mary spent a decade in Fullerton, CA working at Loehmanns in the boutique department. She returned to Norwich in 1990 and resided at Golden Age Apts. where she formed many friendships.

Cherished mother to Patrick Quinn of Slingerlands, NY, Kathleen Quinn of Salinas, CA, Tom Quinn of Lakewood, CO. Devoted Mother-in-law to Bernadine(Patrick) Quinn and former Donna Steggs. “Nana” to Kelly (Bruce) Murray of Saratoga, NY, Candice (Christian ) Mannino of Westport, CT, Carly (Todd) Olsen of Wheatridge, CO, Angela (Doug) Lutkus of Slainas, CA, Christopher (Teresa) Geremski of New Haven, CT, Sean (Melissa) Quinn of Orlando, FL and Hadley Quinn of Lakewood, CO. Great grandmother to Kaelin Murray, Gavin Phillips, Rori Quinn, Jack Lutkus, Quinn Olsen, Julia, Katherine, Andrew and Thomas Mannino.

Mary was predeceased by her sisters Zella (Midge) Arts and Helen Hagen and brother Andrew (Jim) Dawson. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

The family would like to thank the amazing, caring staff at the Chase Memorial Nursing Home who loved and watched over her for the last two years. We are eternally grateful to all of them.

According to Mary’s wishes there will be no formal service of calling hours.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of her life on Saturday, October 25, at 11 a.m. from St. Bartholomew’s Roman Catholic Church. The Rev. Ralph A. Bove, Pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mt. Hope Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions in Mary’s memory to Chase Memoria Nursing Home, 1 Terrace Heights, New Berlin, NY 13411.

Arrangements are with the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home.


Ethel C. Neal

Published on: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

ETHEL C. NEAL

EARLVILLE – Ethel C. Neal, 96, of Earlville, passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at the Katherine Luther Residential Healthcare Facility in Clinton.

She was born March 5, 1918 in Owego, NY, a daughter of Allen and Eva Hitchman Clough, and was a graduate of South Otselic High School in 1936. On August 21, 1941, Ethel married Theodore “Ted” W. Neal in South Otselic. He predeceased her on June 3, 2003. Along with assisting her husband in the operation of their dairy farm, Theldore Farm, in Pitcher, Ethel was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Laura and Donald DuBois of Earlville; grandsons and their wives, Travis and Beth DuBois of Earlville; Shane and Kathleen DuBois of Winston-Salem, NC; and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Friday, October 24, 2014 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville, followed by interment in the North Pitcher Cemetery.

There are no calling hours.

Contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

To send a condolence and sign the Book of Memories online go to www.burgessandtedescofuneralhomes.com.


Doris Mae Vanevera Bosworth

Published on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

DORIS MAE VANEVERA BOSWORTH

CHINA GROVE, NC – Mrs. Doris Mae VanEvera Bosworth, of China Grove, NC passed away October, 21, 2014 at The Laurels of Salisbury.

Born August 15, 1930 in Ilion, NY she was the daughter of the late Willard and Emma Hunt VanEvera. She grew up in Mohawk, NY and graduated from Cortland State University. She also earned her master’s in reading at Oklahoma State University.

Mrs. Bosworth was a beloved teacher for 32 years, earning teacher of the year in Norwich, NY. After retirement, she continued her love for reading by working at First Edition Books then Audio Books in Charlotte.

She and her husband Al traveled with friends every year for golf trips, something she loved. She was an avid sports fan, if Duke basketball was on, she was watching. She was a loving mother and grandmother.

She is preceded in death by her husband Albert Bosworth on January 31, 2009; an infant daughter, Brenda; her brother, Richard, and sister, Marion.

Those left to cherish memory are her daughter, Sandy (Mel) Eaton of China Grove, NC; granddaughter, Kara Eaton of China Grove, NC, Megan Eaton Burgess (Nathan) of Wake Forest, NC; grandson, Ryan Eaton of China Grove, NC; great-grandson, Bexton Burgess of Wake Forest, NC; brothers, Willard VanEvera of Ilion, NY and Robert VanEvera (Linda) of Canastota, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 10-11am at Prospect Presbyterian Church. Memorial service will follow at 11am at Prospect Presbyterian Church with Rev. Charles Davenport officiating. Burial will conclude in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Prospect Presbyterian Church, Family Life Center, 9425 Hwy 152 W., Mooresville, NC 28115.

Summersett Funeral Home is serving the Bosworth family. Online condolences and memorial tributes may be made at www.summersettfuneralhome.com.


Clarence R. “clem” Knapp

Published on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

CLARENCE R. KNAPP

SHERBURNE – Clarence R. “Clem” Knapp, 72, of Sherburne, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, October 20, 2014, surrounded by his family. Clarence was born on June 27, 1942 the son of Frank and Leona Marvin Knapp. After his time in school Clem went to work at the Norwich Shoe Factory, then went to work for the Victory Markets, until he found his life-long career at Proctor and Gamble, where he worked for over 40 years.

Clarence was an outdoorsman at heart. When he wasn’t spending time with his family he could be seen watching his son Duane and grandson Allan as they raced, or out enjoying nature as he was hunting or fishing.

Clarence is survived by his wife Mary Dunham Knapp, his children; Vicki (Mark) Leigh of Norwich, Sheryl (Mike) Hodge of Sherburne, Duane (Nicole) Knapp of Smyrna, his step-children Frank (Lynn) Dunham of Plymouth, Bonita Scott of Hamilton, James Dunham of Hamilton, and Chad (Heather) Dunham of Norwich. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters Robert Knapp of Sherburne, Betty Tamburro of Sidney, Frances Ohl of Oxford, Jean Mayne of North Norwich, as well as 14 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his faithful dog Rex.

Clarence was predeceased by his parents, his brother Jim Knapp, and his sisters Dorothy Knapp and Mina Knapp.

A funeral service for Clarence will be held on Friday, October 24, at Noon from the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Ron Swade, Pastor of the Canasawacta Valley Free Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow at the Mt. Hope Cemetery of Norwich.

Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at noon.

Those wishing may also express their condolences by visiting the funeral home’s website at www.dignitymemorial.com/rj-fahy-funeral-home/en-us/index.page.


Hilda R. Wells

Published on: Thursday, October 23, 2014

HILDA R. WELLS

SOUTH NEW BERLIN – Hilda R. Wells, 82, a longtime resident of South New Berlin, passed away Sunday morning, October 19, 2014, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital.

Hilda was born on April 1, 1932 in Norwich the daughter of Kenneth and Norma (Gibson) Taylor. She grew up in the Norwich and South New Berlin area and was a graduate of the South New Berlin School. She furthered her education by attending Utica State Hospital earning her nursing degree in 1953. Hilda then attended the University of the State of New York where she earned her RN degree. Over the years she had worked in Boston, New York City and Pittsburgh. She returned to South New Berlin where she has made her home for over 40 years and was employed as an RN at Chenango Memorial Hospital for 30 plus years.

On September 10, 1955 in the First Baptist Church of South New Berlin she married Keith Wells who passed away September 3, 1987.

Hilda is survived by her children Michael Wells and wife Linda of Morris and Carol Lynne Wells of Norwich, her granddaughter Julia Mathews of Endicott along with several nieces and nephews. Besides her husband Keith, Hilda was predeceased by her brothers Robert, Alan (Mert) and Curtis Taylor.

A funeral service for Hilda will be held on Friday evening at 7 p.m. from the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. Robert Decker of the First Baptist Church of South New Berlin will officiate. Interment will be in the Riverside Cemetery of South New Berlin.

Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Friday from 5-7 p.m.


Grant Wilcox

Published on: Friday, October 24, 2014

ADAMS, NY – Grant Wilcox, formerly of Norwich, most recently of Adams, NY passed away Oct. 23, 2014 in Adams, NY. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 from St. Bartholomew’s Catholic Church at a time to be published in Monday’s edition of The Evening Sun.

A complete obituary will be published at a later date.

Arrangements are by the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.


Louise M. Parker

Published on: Friday, October 24, 2014

SOUTH NEW BERLIN – Louise M. Parker, 83, of S. New Berlin, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at her home. Louise was born on July 1, 1931, daughter of the late Clarence Hunter and Marie Ida Nightengale. Louise attended McDonough School and raised her family in S. New Berlin.

Louise took great pride in her family. Louise was a devoted mother and grandmother, she raised her 9 children and always had room in her home and heart to look after other children in the neighborhood. Louise had a green thumb and she enjoyed feeding the birds. Louise had many pets and loved animals. She will be remembered as a kind and loving mother and grandmother.

Louise is survived by her children, Ginny Parker of S. New Berlin, Carol and her husband Ken Lawrence of Edmeston, Dot and her husband Mike Barry of S. New Berlin, Morton and his wife Bonnie Parker of S. New Berlin, Cindy and her husband Gene Knapp of New Berlin, Mark and his wife Lynn Parker of Norwich, Cris and her husband Roger Johnson of S. New Berlin, Arnold and wife Tracey Parker of Norwich, Mike Parker of New Berlin, sister, Maude and her husband Jack Smith, brothers, Larry and his wife Ruthie Hunter of Sylvan Beach, Rev. Bob and his wife Doris Prentice of McDonough, Don Prentice and companion Cindy of Vernon, sisters-in-law, Virginia Titus of Norwich, Naomia Grewe of Norwich, Dorothy Clark of Ballston Spa, 22 grandchildren, 38 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren and several step grandchildren.

Louise was predeceased by her husbands, Morton Parker and Clayton R. Parker, daughter, Joy Elaine, sisters, Betty and Patty, brother, Carl, grandsons, Brian Daniels and Frankie Whitehill, sons-in-law, Jesse Kuhn and Ernie Card, brother-in-law, Durwood and sister-in-law Helen.

A funeral service for Louise was held on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at R.J. Fahy Funeral Home at 12 noon with the Rev. Robert Prentice officiating. Friends called for the family from 10 am until 12 noon on Tuesday. Interment was held following the service at Riverside Cemetery in South New Berlin. Family and friends gathered afterward for a luncheon at the S. New Berlin Fire Dept. to share memories in honor of Louise.

For those wishing to make a memorial contributions please contact 607-334-2513.


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