She was born Sept. 3, 1936, in Somerville, Mass., the daughter of the late Harry W. and Ruth K. (Haliburton) Dearborn.
She married Glen Carringon on April 10, 1956, in Somerville, Mass. Glen passed away July 2, 1997.
Norma was a homemaker. She traveled for 27 years with her husband, Glen, throughout his 20-year Naval career and his employment at the White House in Washington, D.C. Having lived on the French Rivera; Argentina; Newfoundland; Newport, Rhode Island; Norfolk, Virginia; Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; and Oxon Hill, Maryland, Norma and Glen came to Oneonta in 1983, settling about a mile away from where Glen grew up on Southside.
For many years Norma enjoyed doing a weekly child-care program with Sue Dutcher for Exploring Parenting (EXP) through Otsego County Head Start.
Norma is survived by her daughter, Debra Hoffman; her grandchildren, Jennilee and Joshua Hoffman; her mother-in-law, Elsa Carrington; a brother-in-law, Wayne Carrington, and his wife, Dorothy; a brother-in-law, Sterling Carrington; her "Sister" Peg Carrington; her best friend, Barbara Henderson, all of Oneonta; a special cousin and her husband, Jean and John Kezerian of Arlington, Mass.; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Norma was predeceased by her brother, E. Craig Dearborn.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 5, 1999, at 11 a.m. at the West Davenport Free Baptist Church, West Davenport.
The family will be present at the Bookhout Funeral Home, 357 Main St., Oneonta, on Sunday, July 4, 1999, from 7 to 9 p.m. for those who wish may call. Burial will be in the Charlotte Valley Cemetery, West Davenport.
In lieu of flowers, Norma's request was that expressions of sympathy may be made to Catskill Area Hospice, 542 Main St., Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 or to the West Davenport Free Baptist Church, care of M. Carrington, R.R. No. 2, Box 412A, Oneonta, N.Y. 13820 in loving memory of Norma Carrington.
She was born April 7, 1917, in the town of Kortright, daughter of the late Ernest Haynes and Jamesina Haynes Raab.
She was married to James Dickson on Sept. 9, 1939. He preceded her in death on June 29, 1969. She later married Martin Carey on Dec. 4, 1971.
Sally was a graduate of Bloomville High School and the State University College of Technology at Delhi. She was employed at Arbuckles Department Store for many years and later worked for the college alumni association and as a medicaid eligibility clerk at the Delaware County Department of Social Services.
She will be remembered for her interest in horses, she was instrumental in the founding of the Delhi Horse Show, served as a 4-H leader and often rode in local parades and events. She was a 60-year member of the Delhi First Presbyterian Church, where she sang in the choir for many years and was active in the women's circle. She also belonged to the Delhi Bird Club.
She is survived by her husband, Martin, of Delhi; two daughters, Rita VanNuys of Fairview, N.C., and Donna Ciano of Silver City, N.M.; three grandchildren, Dena-Marie Foley of Johnson City, Tenn., and Rebecca Mudge and Darren Mudge of Silver City, N.M.; and one great-granddaughter, Anika Mudge of Silver City, N.M. She also has two stepchildren, Chris Carey of Delhi and Patty Elliott of West Laurens.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 3, 1999, at MacArthur Funeral Home at 2 p.m.
There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her name to a memorial fund through Delaware National Bank to be used to provide gifts for needy children.
Arrangements are under the direction of MacArthur Funeral Home, Main Street, Delhi.
She was born on Nov. 23, 1914, in Elderado, Wis., daughter of the late William and Ellen Williams Roberts.
Eleanor was raised in Greene and was a graduate of Greene High School Class of 1933.
On June 10, 1937, she married Alfred Lewis VanValkenburg in the Christ Episcopal Church, Herkimer, with the Rev. Fr. Kidd officiating. It was a loving and devoted union of 41 years until his passing on May 19, 1980.
She came to Richfield Springs in 1937. For 23 years she worked for the Richfield Springs Central School, school cafeteria, retiring as manager in 1977.
She was a member of Arbutus Chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the Richfield Springs Fireman's Auxiliary.
Surviving her are one son, Alfred L., and his wife, Carol VanValkenburg, of Herkimer; a sister, Catherine, and her husband, William Hughes, of Zephyrhills, Fla.; three grandchildren, Robert and his wife, Catherine VanValkenburg, of Roselle, Ill., Tracy Massaro of Herkimer and Donna and her husband, James Hartman, of Herkimer; six great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and her dear friend, Robert "Iggy" Hosford of Richfield Springs.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert VanValkenburg, in 1950; four brothers, William, Osmond, Hugh and Robert Roberts; and a sister, Margaret Hart.
Funeral services will be on Friday, July 2, 1999, at 10 a.m. in Fenner Funeral Home Inc., 115 Court St., Herkimer, with the Rev. Dr. David Oertel, chaplain of Folts Homes, officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery, Richfield Springs.
There are no calling hours.
Memorial donations may be made to the Folts Homes. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
He was born on Jan. 1, 1921, in Cooperstown, son of the late Clark DeForest and Grace Emma Bresee Blais Whitney Willmen.
A lifelong area resident, he was a graduate of Hartwick High School. An honorably discharged United States Navy veteran, he served our country in World War II.
On Dec. 1, 1945, he married Molly Panko in Mohawk. She, too, was a United States Navy veteran of World War II. They shared a loving and devoted union of 41 years until her passing on Feb. 5, 1987.
DeForest was an Ilion resident for 43 years and worked as a machinist for the Remington Arms Co., retiring in 1981. He was a member of Crowley-Barnum American Legion Post, Mohawk.
Surviving him are one son, Clark Charles, and his wife, Marcia Whitney, of Dexter, Mich.; three daughters, Nancy Aleen Whitney-Desautels of San Diego, Calif., Marianne Grace and her husband, Russell James Hunt Sr., of Jordanville, and Debra Grace Whitney-Sundberg and her husband, Fred, of Manassas, Va.; six grandchildren, Brian and Scott Whitney, Stacy Jacobs, Kristina Coveny, Russell Hunt Jr. and Rebeka Lowell; one great-grandchild, Cole Coveny; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral service and interment in Mountain View Memorial Gardens, town of Little Falls will be private and at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Herkimer County Humane Society, P.O. Box 73, Mohawk, N.Y. 13407, or the Folts Homes, 104 North Washington St., Herkimer, N.Y. 13350.
Funeral arrangements are with J. Seaton McGrath Funeral Home, Richfield Springs.
He was born Sept. 13, 1936, to Helen and Irving Reisner. Both parents are deceased.
James was known affectionately to his friends as "J.R."
James was a great lover of sports, especially soccer, which he played semi-professionally in his younger years in New York City.
He was a retired carpenter, but would come out of retirement any time to help someone out.
James is survived by his sisters, Jane Garcia of Brooklyn and Helen Perillo of Florida; his special Aunt Babe; and several nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by his brother, Tommy Reisner of New York.
He is also survived and will be dearly missed by his mutually adopted family of Paul, Regina, Danielle, Aaron, Maggie and Paul David Loiacono, whom he lived with and loved for the past nine years. He will also be dealry missed by his best friends, Edward and Carol Petkus of Taylor Hill, Edmeston.
James will be cremated and at his request there will be no services in his honor.
Arrangements are by Houk-Johnston-Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
She was born Aug. 16, 1903, in Horton Switch, N.Y., the daughter of William Berry and Minnie Wagner.
Mrs. Woodcock was a homemaker. She lived in Idaho for 17 years. She lived in Oneonta, N.Y., New Jersey and Costa Mesa, Calif.
She was of the Protestant faith.
She married Lidel Woodcock. He died in 1956.
Leona is survived by one daughter, Marion M. Redman of Nampa, Idaho; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her son, John S. Burnett, who died June 14, 1999, and her daughter, Betty J. Burnett, who died Nov. 28, 1990.
Graveside services will be held Friday, July 2, 1999, at 2:30 p.m. at Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta, N.Y.
There will be no calling hours.
Arrangements are by the Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, Canajoharie, N.Y.
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