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Today's Death Notices
Frances “fran” Matilda Leinpinsel Howell, 79, of Middletown
Jennifer A. Seifert, 35, of Norwich
Salvatore J. “sal” Mirabito, 77, of Norwich
Last Week's Obituaries
Richard E. MatticePublished on: Friday, July 17, 2015
NORWICH – Richard E. Mattice, 61, lifelong resident of Norwich, passed away on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at Bassett Medical Center in Cooperstown with family by his side.
Born March 15, 1954, Richard was the son of Richard and Elsie (Powers) Mattice. After graduating from Norwich High School with the class of 1972, Richard pursued a career in public safety. He started his cherished career as a police officer with the Chenango County Sheriff’s Office, and ended as the county’s Deputy Sheriff. Richard retired from the police force in 2000.
On December 31, 1978, Richard married his beloved wife, Dorothy (Legg) Mattice, who survives. He was a dedicated loving husband, father and grandfather. Richard also enjoyed riding on his Harley Davidson motorcycle, fishing and bowling.
In addition to his wife, Richard is survived by his daughter, Crystal Slater and her husband, Dan, of Norwich, their daughters, Cassie and Hailey; two step-daughters, Michelle Hoag and her husband, Vern, of Norwich, their sons, Brock, Zachary and Skyler, and Heather Dawson of Kentucky and her sons, Dustin, Troy and Kameron, and great grandson, Aiden. Richard’s sister, Elizabeth Pedersen and her husband Dan, of Norwich, also survives.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2015, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, where the Very Reverend Charles Taylor, pastor, will officiate. Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Sunday from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the Chenango County Sheriff’s Camp, care of the Chenango County Sheriff’s Department, 279 County Road 46, Norwich, NY 13815.
To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.
Bonnie Lea ThomasPublished on: Friday, July 17, 2015
BONNIE LEA THOMAS
BAINBRIDGE – Bonnie Lea Thomas, 49, of Bainbridge, passed away on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at her home. Friends are invited to call from 11:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. Funeral services will follow at 1:00pm at the funeral chapel with Fr. Jim Shevlin officiating. Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Gerald Wallace ClarkPublished on: Friday, July 17, 2015
GERALD WALLACE CLARK
NEW BERLIN – Gerald Wallace Clark, 91, of New Berlin (formerly of Milford, NY) passed away on July 15, 2015 at the Chase Nursing Home. He was born on March 12, 1924 in Brockville, Ontario, Canada son of Wallace J and Effie Wylie Clark. He spent his childhood in Brockville where he attended local schools. He married Ruth Abdo in Syracuse, NY on October 19th, 1958 and after her death in 1975 he then married Marguerite Duley on October 12, 1980.
He was predeceased by his wife Marguerite on August 11, 2010 and by his brother Wylie Clark.
Gerald was an auto worker at General Motors in Syracuse for over 22 years .He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Syracuse. He was an avid reader and enjoyed watching Hockey Games. He did some traveling over the years and was always glad to return to his loving dogs. Gerald was the morning announcer at the Chase Nursing Home and everyone looked forward to his humorous comments.
Gerald is survived by several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at the Dakin Funeral Home on Tuesday July 21st at 2:00 with Pastor Lyle Linder of the First United Methodist Church. Visitation will take place one hour before the service. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Syracuse. Friends may donate to the First United Methodist Church in New Berlin or to the Humane Society. Arrangements are under the care of the Dakin Funeral Home LP.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.
Ronald Dale DavidsonPublished on: Monday, July 20, 2015
RONALD D. DAVIDSON
NEW BERLIN – Ronald Dale Davidson 61 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away on July 16, 2015 in Utica, NY.
Ronald was born on June 14, 1954 in Towanda, PA the son of Kenneth & Berneata (Gregesky) Davidson. His childhood was spent in Ulster, PA where he was a graduate of Athens High School. He was employed as a Quality Supervisor for GTP Sylvania in Towanda, PA for 36 yrs.
Ronald was an avid fan of the Yankees and Penn State. He enjoyed wood working, building model planes and remote controlled planes.
He is survived by the love of his life, Jayne Baker as well as his children; Richard & Jody Davidson of Ulster, PA, Erin Baker of Edmeston, NY and grandchildren; Ryleigh, Gage and Lucus who called him “Papa”. He is also survived by his sisters; Beverly & Wayne Miller of Rome, PA and Loretta & Richard Welty of Sayre, PA, many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
He was predeceased by his parents Kenneth & Berneata.
A celebration of Ronald’s life will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 2:00 PM at the Ulster United Methodist Church of Ulster, PA with Pastor Richard Anderson of New Berlin officiating.
The interment will be held in the Fairview Cemetery, New Berlin, NY.
Arrangements are by the Dakin Funeral Home, LP.
Memorial donations may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Resources of Central New York, Inc. P.O. Box 237East Syracuse, NY 13057.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.
Frances M. RotundoPublished on: Monday, July 20, 2015
NORWICH – Frances M. Rotundo, 90, of Norwich, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 17, 2015 at the Residential Health Care Facility of Chenango Memorial Hospital.
Born in Norwich on December 14, 1924, Frances was the daughter of Rocco and Giovanina (Giaquinto) Rotundo. She was a graduate of Norwich High School with the Class of 1942 and then joined the workforce of the Norwich Knitting Mill where she became an inspector retiring during the middle 1970’s.
Frances was a member of St. Bartholomew’s Church and enjoyed travelling. Her greatest love, however, was her family.
Fran is survived by her sister, Antoinette Simmons, of New Hampshire and many nieces and nephews, Mary Jane Mazzeo, Jeanne Flanagan, Kathy Pelton, Jimmy Rotunno, Julie Winner, Frances Nucero, Patty and Elizabeth Rotundo, James Rotundo, Debbie Smith, Denise Hammond, Kathleen Chaffee, Maria Baker, Pamela Genung, Mike Mundwiler, Tom Kennedy and Rick and Guy Simmons. She was predeceased by her brothers, James, Paul, Michael and Joseph Rotundo as well as sisters, Susie Forsythe and Mary Kennedy and nephews, Joey Rotundo and Michael Rotundo Jr.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Frances will be celebrated at 10:30 am on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at St. Bartholomew’s Church with Rev. Ralph Bove, pastor, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul’s Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the Wilson Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 21st from 4-6 pm.
Contributions in memory of Frances may be made to the Capital Campaign Fund of St. Bartholomew’s Church, 81 East Main Street, Norwich, NY 13815.
Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting the Wilson Funeral Home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.
Evon “bonnie” C. (baker) NelsonPublished on: Monday, July 20, 2015
NORWICH – Evon “Bonnie” C. (Baker) Nelson, 73, of Norwich, NY, passed away at her home on Saturday, July 18, 2015, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Bonnie was born in Cortland, NY on May 8, 1942, the daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Cotanch Baker. She was a 1961 graduate of Cincinnatus Central School and retired from NBT Bank, Norwich, after several years of dedicated service. She raised two children and provided day-care for many years. In her spare time, she enjoyed traveling with her husband in their motor home and was an avid reader and loved to play all types of games. Of most importance to Bonnie was her desire to spoil her grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband of 51 years, Gerald Nelson, and their children, Kevin (Kira) Nelson of Chesapeake, VA and Judith Grey of New Berlin. She also leaves behind her grandchildren, Ethan and Wyatt Grey; her step-grandchildren; Kailey and Gabe Wagoner; brothers, Edwin (Debbie) Baker of Cortland, Chris (Jolynne) Baker of Freeville, and Eric Baker of Taylor; a sister, Carol Rogers, of Homer; a son-in-law, David Grey; her father-in-law, Harold Nelson, of Cortland; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family will be present to receive friends at the K.L. Sharp Funeral Home, Cincinnatus, NY on Friday, July 24, 2015, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. followed by a graveside service at the Westview Cemetery, German, at 1:30 p.m. with Fred M.S. Downs officiating. Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bonnie may be directed to Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, 21 Hayes Street, Norwich, NY 13815. To leave a personal message for the family, please visit www.klsharpfuneralhome.com.
Lewis H. FordPublished on: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
LEWIS H. FORD
OXFORD – Lewis H. Ford, 63, of Oxford, passed away unexpectedly on July 18, 2015 at Community Hospital, Syracuse. He was born on December 6, 1951 in Norwich, a son of the late Lewis and Norma (Hayden) Ford. On August 14, 1976 he married Jane Lewis, who survives.
Besides his wife, Jane, he is survived by his sons, John Lewis Ford of Manhattan and Nathanial Owen Ford and Nathanial’s fiancé, Jesi Unger, of Laurens; his sister and brother in law, Nancy and Ricardo Mermet of East Weymouth, MA; his aunt, Mariba Ford of McDonough; his sisters and brother in law, Ann Hodge and John Evan Lewis of Oxford and Mary Beth Lewis of Seattle, WA. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Lew loved and cared deeply for his family and did much to make them happy. He was abundantly proud of his children and their many accomplishments and his happiest days were spent with them. He had a special fondness for his nieces and nephews, especially the “grands”.
Lew was a 1970 graduate of Oxford Academy and Central School. He attended Purdue University and was graduated from Utica College of Syracuse University in 1975, where he was a proud member of Alpha Phi Omega, a service Fraternity. Lew truly believed that one should share one’s time and talent with others. He began his volunteer work in audio-visual needs as a high school student. He organized and took part in many service projects as a college student and in later years, he operated the sound system at Oxford Academy for school and community plays as well as school concerts. He also ran the time clock for Oxford Academy football and basketball games. Lew served on the Oxford Academy School Board, several years as the President of the School Board, and was a member of the Chenango County School Boards Association. Lew had been a member of the McDonough Fire Department, served as a member of the McDonough Board of Fire Commissioners, and was instrumental with the planning and construction of the present Fire Station in McDonough. He was a past lay reader at Calvary Episcopal Church in McDonough and St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oxford. Lew was a very talented musician and played trombone as a student at Oxford Academy, at Purdue University and Utica College, and throughout the rest of his life. He was a faithful member of the Oxford Community Band and occasionally played with the Smyrna and Norwich Community Bands. He was a member of the Mid York Shining Brass Band and was a founding member of the Mid-York Concert Band. He also sang with the Sherburne Community Chorus. Lew was a former member of the Oxford Lions Club, serving as secretary/treasurer for several years, and assisted with the New York State Lions Youth Band. He enjoyed concerts at Tanglewood and Bethel Woods, as well as the last concert he would attend at the Syracuse Jazz Festival. Lew was also a member of the Association for Educational Safety and Health Professionals.
Lew was very happy to join the family business, Ford Homes, after he graduated from college. In subsequent years he was employed with Grossmans and the Chenango County Code Enforcement Office. Most recently, he worked in the Health and Safety Office at DCMO BOCES. He truly enjoyed assisting the component school districts with various building and safety needs and forged many friendships with school administrators and staff members. He was instrumental in making the Yellow Ribbon Program, a suicide prevention program, available to schools affiliated with DCMO BOCES and his efforts with the school districts were noted when he received the Daniel Marshman Award. Additionally, he organized the end of school year golf outings that were enjoyed by many.
Lew was frequently called upon to share his expertise with the New York State Building and Fire Code as well as OSHA regulations. He enjoyed teaching and sharing his vast knowledge of these and related topics.
In quiet moments at home, Lew enjoyed reading and always had a book by his side. He also enjoyed putting together jig saw puzzles. He was a life-long fan of Yankee baseball and shared this love with his children. Some of his happiest, and most treasured, days were being with his family on the “great baseball expedition” which was his 60th birthday present. He also was a fan of Syracuse University athletics, attending many football and basketball games since 1980. Trips to the Boston area to visit his the Mermet-Hule family were special to Lew and he always enjoyed dinner at Tango!
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 AM in St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Main St., Oxford with Rev. David Hanselman officiating. Burial will follow in Union Cemetery, McDonough.
Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Shriners’ Hospital for Children, 516 Carew St., Springfield, MA, or Oxford Academy and Central School Scholarship Fund, PO Box 192, Oxford, NY, or St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, PO Box 72, Oxford, NY. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.
Spock FinchPublished on: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
NORWICH – Spock Finch, 61, of Norwich passed away unexpectedly in his home on July 18, 2015. He was born on September 23, 1953 in Norwich. He is predeceased by his father Clarence Finch and mother Marjorie (Wood) Finch.
Spock is survived by his Sisters Gloria Case of Wells Bridge, NY and Sandra Manwarren of Norwich, NY. He is also survived by several loving nieces and nephews.
During his life Spock loved dogs, and enjoyed photography, movies, collecting, and traveling. He was known for his adventurous spirit.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Behe Funeral Home Inc, 21 Main St. Oxford, New York 13830. Contributions can be made to the Norwich SPCA or to All Animals Matter Inc. of Oxford. P. O. Box 369, Oxford, NY 13830. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.
Peter R. FarnhamPublished on: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Peter R. Farnham, 54, formerly of Norwich, and more recently of Dallas, TX, passed away unexpectedly at his home on May 4, 2015.
Born March 10, 1961, in Norwich, Peter was the son of Gerald F. and Beatrice (Brewer) Farnham, each of whom had preceded Peter in death. After graduating from Norwich High School with the class of 1979, Peter went on to complete his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at SUNY Oneonta. His most recent endeavor was ownership and management of Vita Sackvill-West, a textile firm located in Dallas.
Peter had many interests including gardening, browsing flea markets for the next great find and starting on the next home improvement project. The thing that Peter most enjoyed, however, was being a volunteer and team leader at the Dallas-Fort Worth USO.
Peter is survived by siblings, Donna M. Snyder and husband, Warren, of Sebring, FL, Gerald M. Farnham and wife, Constance, of York, PA, Raymond J. Farnham and wife, Ann, of Atherton, CA, Kathleen A. Farnham, of Binghamton, Robert E. Farnham and wife, Catherine, of Fort Myers, FL, James W. Farnham and wife, Janet, of New Paltz, NY, and Timothy D. Farnham, of Oxford. Several nieces and nephews also survive. In addition to his parents, Peter was predeceased by an infant sister, Elizabeth M. Farnham.
A memorial service for Peter will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Our Lady of Sorrows Chapel located at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Norwich, where Timothy McNerney will officiate. Burial will take place immediately following the service.
Contributions in memory of Peter may be made to the Dallas-Fort Worth USO, P.O. Box 613306, Dallas-Forth Worth, TX 75261.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Wilson Funeral Home. To leave the family a message of condolence, please visit the funeral home website at: www.wilsonfh.com.
Howard Loomis PagePublished on: Wednesday, July 22, 2015
HOWARD LOOMIS PAGE
Howard Loomis Page passed away on Sunday, July 19, 2015 at Galloway Ridge. He was born in Norwich, NY on September 8, 1931 to Howard Lloyd Page and Doris Madeline Loomis. He grew up on the family dairy farm in New Berlin, NY with his two younger brothers, David and Raymond. He attended Syracuse University, where he met his future wife, Carol Wharton, while playing bridge at a fraternity-sorority mixer, beginning a relationship and bridge habit that would continue for nearly sixty years. They were married in 1955 in Washington, DC, Carol’s hometown.
After college, Howard attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He and Carol started their life together in Cherry Point, NC, where Howard was on active duty at the Marine Corps Air Station. After leaving the Marine Corps as a First Lieutenant, he returned to Syracuse for a graduate degree in mathematics. Howard began a long career with IBM in Endicott, NY in 1961. In 1979, thanks in part to Carol’s suggestion that it would be good to return to the South where it was warmer, he moved to Charlotte, NC, to work at IBM’s new labs. During the course of his IBM career, Howard developed software for many of IBM’s important products, including the IBM 360 system, computerized bank check processing, automated teller machines, and phone voice-response systems.
Howard was a devoted fan of Carolina Tarheel basketball and Dean Smith, and it was established practice that family trips needed to be planned in order not to miss viewing any games. In 2011, he and Carol moved to the Galloway Ridge retirement community near Chapel Hill.
Howard is survived by his wife Carol Wharton Page; his brothers David Page and Raymond Page; his sons Stephen Jeffrey Page of Syracuse, NY, David Scott Page of Austin, TX, and Philip Howard Page, of Chapel Hill, NC; as well as his three grandchildren, Lloyd Wharton, Lionel Howard and Linette Carol Page of Austin, TX.
The Page family will receive visitors at Walker’s Funeral Home (120 W. Franklin St., Chapel Hill) from 6PM to 8PM on Friday, July 24. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research Foundation (http://www.alzinfo.org/).
Michael C. BuckelPublished on: Thursday, July 23, 2015
MICHAEL C. BUCKEL
ORMOND BEACH, FL – Michael C. Buckel, 75 of Ormond Beach, Florida and former Norwich resident, passed away Friday, July 17, 2015 at Bridgeview Care Center, Ormond Beach.
Michael was born February 26, 1940 in Oxford, New York to Frank and Marie (Rivers) Buckel.
For forty-one years, he was an inspector in different divisions of five companies, retiring from GE.
Upon his retirement, he and his wife, Pearl relocated to Ormond Beach from Norwich, New York. Michael was a real sports fan, especially when it came to football and baseball. He played high school tennis and refereed high school sports.
He was an avid bowler, and he and his team were voted into the Norwich, NY Bowling Hall of Fame.
Michael was also a member of the Union Congregational Church, UCC, Holly Hill, Florida, where he enjoyed singing in their choir.
He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Pearl Buckel of Ormond Beach, his son, Michael A. Buckel of Greene, New York, four step-sons, Kevin (Lori) Moon of N. Pitcher, NY, Timothy Moon of Lebanon, NY, Roy (Debbie) Moon of Norwich, NY, and Thomas Moon of Earlville, NY as well as five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four nieces and their husbands.
A Memorial Service for Mike will be held on Monday, July 27 at 11:00 am at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home. The Rev. Steve Heath will officiate. Interment will be in the Prospect Hill Cemetery in Sidney.
Friends may call at the R.J.Fahy Funeral Home on Monday from 10-11 am.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Michael’s memory to Union Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 1050 Daytona Ave., Holly Hill, FL 32117.
Rowland W. (rod) HarveyPublished on: Thursday, July 23, 2015
ROWLAND W. HARVEY
OXFORD – Rowland W. (Rod) Harvey, 90 of Oxford passed on from this life on July 20, 2015 at the home of his daughter in Norwich. He was born on November 30, 1924 in Oxford a son of the late Harry and Beatrice (Eccleston) Harvey. On June 25, 1946 he married Mary A. Smith, who passed on February 17, 2014.
He is survived by his daughter and son in law, Georgia and Jack Henzler of Norwich; his son Michael Harvey and wife LaLonda of Oregon; his brother, William Harvey of Oxford; several grandchildren, including Heather (Rich) Chiavelli, Scott Henzler, and Heidi Henzler (Chris Jaycox); his great grandchildren, Ashley Harris, Derek (Courtney) Harris, Autumn Chiavelli, and Linden Henzler; and 2 great great grandchildren, Skylar and Aiden. Several nieces and nephews also survive. He was predeceased by his daughter, Peggy Harvey, his granddaughter, Randy Harvey, his brothers, Dale Harvey, Robert Harvey, and Durwood (Mickey) Harvey, and his sisters, Thelma Horton and Vivian VanDuser.
Rod had worked for A&P Supermarkets for 45 years, including managing the Oxford store at the time of its fire, assistant manager in Norwich and as a relief manager in the area. He always considered his family as his first priority. He was a long time member of the Oxford Fire Department and Oxford Emergency Squad. He was a Boy Scout leader in Oxford when it was a part of the Susquenango Council and had also served as Chenango County and District Commissioner. He was active with Toys for Tots in Norwich, where he also made many wooden doll cradles, high chairs and other toys. His giving nature was known by many. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Oxford Historical Society and enjoyed sharing his collection of Oxford pictures and cards with others. He was a veteran of World War II, having served in the medical corps of the US Army. He was a member of Fort Hill Post #376, American Legion. He was the patriarch of 5 living generations of the Harvey family.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM at the Behe Funeral Home, 21 Main St., Oxford with Rev. Lester Smith officiating. Burial will military honors will be in Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.
Friends may call at the Behe Funeral Home on Sunday from 6-8 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Chenango County, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. Friends and family may share their memories and condolences by visiting www.behefuneralhome.com.
David Jay BamePublished on: Friday, July 24, 2015
DAVID J. BAME
BAINBRIDGE – David Jay Bame, 77, of Bainbridge, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the New York State Veterans Home, Oxford. David was born on February 3, 1938, son of the late Chester and Florence (Greene) Bame in Bainbridge. Following high school, David enlisted in the US Navy and served his country honorably from 1956 until his discharge in 1960.
He worked for many years as an electrician for Amphenol Corp. in Sidney. He was a member of the Sidney Moose Lodge #277 and a lifelong member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, Bainbridge. He enjoyed local history and was an avid metal detector, collecting old bottles and coins. He also loved snowmobiling.
David is survived by: his wife, Doris Bame of Port Crane; two sons: David Bame, Jr. of Bainbridge and Doug Bame of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Doreen Bame of Centreville, VA; grandchildren: Jay, Nissa and Dalton Bame; as well as several sisters and brothers-in-law.
A memorial service will be held at David’s home, 340 Parker Smith Hill Road in Bainbridge, on Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 3:00pm. Fr. David Hanselman will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 1 Church St. Bainbridge, NY 13733. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Eugenia Agnes SuttonPublished on: Friday, July 24, 2015
EUGENIA A. SUTTON
NEW BERLIN – Eugenia Agnes Sutton, 88 yrs. old of New Berlin, NY passed away on July 20, 2015 at Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY.
She was born on July 4, 1927 in New Berlin, NY the daughter of George Hurbert and Agnes May (Backus) Caldine. Her childhood was spent in New Berlin, NY where she was a graduate of New Berlin Central School.
Shortly after graduating high school she began work at Preferred Mutual Insurance Company of New Berlin, NY. She retired in August 1992 as an officer of the company with the title of Assistant Vice President of Statistical Services.
She loved spending time with her family and her dog, playing the piano and trumpet, painting, gardening and flowers.
Eugenia is survived by her son; Roderick L. Sutton and his wife Joann Wormuth of Guilford, NY, her granddaughters; Alexandra Sutton-Pyle and her husband James-Patrick Pyle of Guilford, NY and Courtney N. Starr and her husband Craig Starr and their children; Michael Chase, Garrett Starr and Zachary Starr of Sidney, NY. She is also survived by her dear friend Roberta Dixson and her sister-in-law Betty Caldine of Fairfax, VA as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one brother; Harold George Caldine.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, July 27, 2015 at 6:00 PM with the Very Reverend Charles Taylor officiating. Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral service from 4:00-6:00PM at the Dakin Funeral Home, LP, New Berlin, NY.
Donations may be made to the Chenango County S.P.C.A., Norwich, NY.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.dakinfuneralhome.com.
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