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August 13, 2013

Gloria Anderson Edwards

Gloria Anderson Edwards

SIDNEY — Gloria Anderson Edwards, 88, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 at the A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.

She was born Feb. 28, 1925, Queens, the daughter of Paul and Eleanor (Shields) Patane.

Gloria attended the Julia Richmond High School in Manhattan and Katherine Gibbs School in New York City.

She retired in 1989 from the Lipton Tea Company as an administrative assistant.

As a retiree she taught herself to paint and studied oil painting with Sophie Budner. She enjoyed singing in church choirs and playing the piano.

Gloria is survived by her sister, Dolores Cahill of Sidney; nieces, Katherine and husband, Kevin Lundy of Watertown and Barbara and husband, Arthur Torrey Jr., of Oneonta; great-niece, Erica and husband, Christopher Slonaker of Oneonta; great-nephew, Adam and wife, Jessica Torrey of Boston, Mass.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Robert Anderson and David Edwards.

A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, 51 Dietz St., Oneonta, with the Rev. Paul Messner officiating.

Interment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Oneonta.

To honor Gloria’s love for animals, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Delaware Valley Humane Society, 101 Main St., Sidney, NY 13838.

Expressions of sympathy may be made online at

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