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October 6, 2012

Mildred C. King

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---- — Mildred C. King

NORTH BLENHEIM — Mildred C. King, 99, formally of North Blenheim, died Thursday, Oct. 4, at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, where she had been a resident for 2 years.

Born in Conesville on June 25, 1913, she was the daughter of Gideon and Mildred (Smith) Case.

Mildred owned and operated Hotel Chapman in North Blenheim alongside her husband, Amos, for many years. She enjoyed being an Avon representative for 40+ years and had an extensive Avon collection.

Mildred was a member of the North Blenheim Presbyterian Church until its closing. She then regularly attended the United Methodist Church. Mildred was a member of the Blenheim Hose Company, Union Christian Society, and the North Blenheim Historical Society. She actively volunteered for many organizations in the area.

Mildred was an avid gardener with quite the green thumb for both flowers and vegetables. She always enjoyed visiting and being with her many friends.

Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Amos C. King, who died on Nov. 19, 2000.

Survivors include two children: Wanda J. King of North Blenheim, and her fiance, H. Stuart Larson, Wayne D. King of Middleburgh; two grandsons, Brian and Timothy and one great-grandson; and several grand-nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, at Palmer & Shaylor Funeral Home, River St., 134 River St., Middleburgh, with Rev. Carol Coltrain of the Huntersland United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow at the River View Rural Cemetery in North Blenheim. A period of visitation will be held from 10 to 11 prior to the funeral at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Mildred to Southern Valley Recovery, P.O. Box 172, Middleburgh, NY 12122

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Evelyn M. Beames

TREADWELL — Evelyn M. Beames, 90, of Treadwell, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home surrounded by her family.

Evelyn was born on March 17, 1922 in Shinhopple, the daughter of the late Riley and Florabelle (Howe) Luscomb.

Evelyn was a member of the Spirit and Truth Christian Assembly in West Oneonta.

She loved baking, shopping, flower gardening and birds. She especially loved her grandchildren and her family. She was a loving, caring and giving person.

Evelyn is survived by her children, Merlyn Ring and his wife, Jeannie of Kingman, Arizona, Carolyn Ortiz of Unadilla, Bruce Shaw, and his wife, Jeanne of Treadwell and Kenneth Shaw and his wife, Bette of Treadwell.

She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, her daughter, Bonnie Barse, her lifelong companion, Herb Baldwin and all of her sisters and brothers.

Funeral services will be held at 1 pm on Friday, October 12, 2012, at the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home with Rev. Mitchell Spring, officiating. Interment will follow in the Croton Union Cemetery in Treadwell.

Friends may call from noon until service time on Friday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Arrangements are by the Kenneth L. Bennett Funeral Home, Franklin.

Anne F. Sabatello

DOLGEVILLE — Anne F. (Gibbons) Sabatello, 88, of Dolgeville, passed away Thursday, Oct. 4, at Chase Memorial Nursing Home in New Berlin, where she had been a resident for the past several years. She was born in Watervliet, the daughter of William and Anastasia Futuluychuk.

She married Sgt. A. J. Gibbons, Jr. at Barksdale Field, La. in 1944. He passed away in February of 1946 in Salida, Colorado. In September of 1950 she married John A. Sabatello of Flushing, and they lived for many years in Dolgeville, until his death in December 2004.

Anne was a member of the Women’s Army Air Corps WWII and met her first husband while stationed in Louisiana. She was a former member and past president of the American Legion Auxiliary in Dolgeville and the Dolgeville Fire Department Auxiliary. Until her retirement she had worked as a shipping clerk at Tricot Fabricating in Dolgeville and had been an active member of the women’s Wednesday night bowling league.

Later she enjoyed playing golf in the morning women’s league in Little Falls. Anne was very proud of her homemade cheesecake topped with cherries and provided one at every special occasion much to the delight of those who attended.

She is survived by her son, William (Jack) Gibbons and his wife, Sharyn of Edmeston; her grandchildren, Michelle Johnston and her husband Ron of Plainfield , Phil Gibbons and his wife, Eva of Cicero, and Christy Hopper and her husband Kevin of Cazenovia, as well as her six great grandchildren, Ashely, Brittany, Madison, Aiden, Connor and Liam. Anne was predeceased by her sister, Mary Futuluychuk, and her brothers, Stephen Futuluychuk and John Fuller.

Calling hours will be at the Johnston Funeral Home in Morris,

Monday, Oct. 8, 2012, from 9 to 11am. A funeral service will follow with The Rev. Robert E. Witt, Jr. officiating. Committal Services and burial with military honors will be held at 2PM at the Dolgeville cemetery in Dolgeville.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to consider donations to Chase Memorial Nursing Home, One Terrace Heights, P.O. Box 250, New Berlin, NY 13411 or Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, Leatherstocking Region Branch, The Meadows, Suite 2, 140 County Highway 33 West, Cooperstown, NY 13326 in her memory.

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Anne’s family would like to send a very sincere and heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful caring folks at Chase Nursing Home.

Arrangements are by the Johnston Funeral Home of Morris.

Winifred V. Crain

Ms. Winifred V. Crain, 97, passed away Oct. 4, 2012 at the Folts Home in Herkimer. Arrangements are pending with the Ottman Funeral Home of Cherry Valley and a full obituary will be published in a future edition of the Daily Star.

Patricia Nigro Bookhout

ONEONTA – On Oct. 3, 2012, Patricia Nigro Bookhout left on a wonderful extended holiday to Heaven to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, thanking HIM for the gift of time to say her goodbyes.

An area resident for more than 57 years, Pat was born on May 24, 1955 in Oneonta, the daughter of the late Albert Nirgo and her best friend and mom, Elsie Nigro, of Oneonta.

Pat attended Hartwick College, was married to and continued to enjoy her friendship with Bruce Bookhout, of Sidney Center. Pat’s greatest joys were her daughters and watching them grow into young women, Rebecca Bookhout, of Worcester, Mass. (Mark Theophel) and Rachel Bookhout, of Boston, Mass. Her dog Maggie also brought her great joy.

Pat is also survived by her lifetime friend and sister, Elaine Wood of Oneonta (Christopher); sisters, Connie Nadar of Oneonta (Michael), Kathy Smith of North Carolina (Rich); brothers, Thomas Nigro of East Worcester, Daniel Nigro of North Carolina (Judy) and many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Over the years, Pat had been employed in the Oneonta/Sidney area working with children, families and adults in different settings, but the goal was always the same, trying to advocate for what people needed.

Pat wanted to personally thank all of you that have touched her life, the littlest gesture made a difference. Thank you to Dr. Egal and Dr. Matsuo and the cancer center for the love they showed.

Also a special thanks to Elaine, Gerry and Keith, Pat and Dawn, for standing by her through the last few years. Pat thought you were awesome and loved you all.

There will be no calling hours or ceremony. Pat wished to be cremated and requested no flowers. Instead please do a kind deed for someone — a total stranger — and pass it forward.

The family wishes to express their gratitude for all the great care Pat received from the 2 North Unit of Fox Hospital, the Fox Nursing Home, and the staff of Catskill Area Hospice; that made her final days comfortable.

Expressions of sympathy may be made at,

Arrangements are under the guidance of the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta.