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December 27, 2013

Marie E. Hinds

Marie E. Hinds

SPRINGFIELD CENTER — Marie E. Hinds died Dec. 23, 2013, at Otsego Manor, Cooperstown, at 96.

She was born March 25, 1917, in Springfield Center, daughter of Helen Smith Ely and Carl Ely. Her father died when she was 1 year old and she was raised by her mother and stepfather, Robert Gros.

She was a graduate of Springfield schools and the State College of Cortland.

She married George C. Hinds in October 1945. They raised their children on the Hinds family farm in Springfield. George died in 1975.

She is survived by her children, Richard W. Ford of Syracuse, Roxanne Ellis, Suzanne Barrett, Georgia and Thomas Cantwell and Patricia Hinds, all of Springfield; and by her beloved sister-in-law, Esther Gros of Cortland; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; two nieces; and one nephew.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Robert Gros; and her son-in-law, Robert Barrett.

Funeral arrangements will be private. There will be no calling hours.

The family suggests that those who wish to make contributions in Marie’s memory, consider either the Springfield First Responders or the Richfield Springs Emergency Squad.

Her family expresses their gratitude for the excellent care and affection she received from the staff of the Otsego Manor.

To light a candle or send online condolences visit

Arrangements were entrusted to the Ottman Funeral Home, Cherry Valley.

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