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January 11, 2013

Florence Rifenburgh

Florence Rifenburgh

EAST WORCESTER — Florence Rifenburgh, 88, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, at A.O. Fox Nursing Home, Oneonta.

She was born July 1, 1924, the daughter of Frank and Catherine (Werner) Hochreiter.

She married the love of her life, Alfred B. Rifenburgh on Feb. 27, 1941; together they shared 50 wonderful years. Alfred predeceased her on Dec. 10, 1991.

Florence ran the Ace Glove Shop in Richmondville for many years with her husband. Then she was a supervisor for Glovermasters Inc., in Richmondville, which was owned and operated by “Bud” Rifenburgh, her son.

She is survived by her two children, Alfred T. “Bud” (Anne Marie) Rifenburgh of Worcester, and Patricia M. Myers of Lexington Park, Md.; seven grandchildren, Christine A. (Ronald) Benson, Thomas B. Rifenburgh and Katrina M. Rifenburgh, all of Worcester, Megan Rifenburgh of Cobleskill, Denise Gontarek of California, Md., David (Colleen) Myers of Dameron, Md., Brenda (Erik) Johnson of Papillion, Neb.; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by a very dear friend, Linda J. Butler. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at the E.J. Skinner Funeral Chapel in Worcester.

The funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013, at the E.J. Skinner Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Paul Messner, officiating.

Interment will be in the East Worcester Cemetery at a later date.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to the staff at the A.O. Fox Nursing Home for their compassionate care given to Florence.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to

Arrangements are under the guidance of the E.J. Skinner Co., 155 Main St., Worcester.




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