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December 22, 2012

Evelyn M. Bedient

Evelyn M. Bedient

DELHI — Evelyn M. Bedient, 74, a lifelong Delhi resident, passed away Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, at home in Delhi.

She was born on March 10, 1938, in Delhi, the daughter of Donald and Anna (Close) Cantwell. She married William H. Bedient on Nov. 24, 1979, at the First Presbyterian Church, Delhi.

Growing up in Delhi and graduating from Delaware Academy in 1956, as a young lady, Evelyn worked at  Smalleys Theater and her family’s grocery store and gas station. In 1958, she took a position as a phone operator at the Delhi Telephone Co. and retired as a plant clerk in 1996 after 38 years there.

Evelyn was a faithful, 49-year member of the Delhi First Presbyterian Church, serving as a deacon. She enjoyed the fellowship with the church women putting together the Courier, the church newsletter.

Some of her greatest joys in life were spending time with her grandchildren, especially after school when she watched them and did crafts, including painting; walks with her daughter-in-law Gia, and visiting with friends and relatives.

Evelyn is survived by her husband of 33 years, William H. Bedient of Delhi; a son, Joseph (Gia) Cantwell of Delhi; stepchildren, Lisa Bedient, Kevin Bedient, Susan Chamberlain and Kimberly Bedient; grandchildren, Megan, Erica, Kyle and Alex Cantwell; step-grandchildren, Devon, Sierra and Austin Bedient, including six step-grandchildren in Florida; sister-in-law Beverly Cook; brother-in-law Jim Bedient; cherished nieces and nephews, John, Bob, Carol, Anna and Mike, Mary and Doug, Laurie and Jim, Wendy and Tom, Cindy, Jim and Lee, Donald and Cindy, Teena and Jeff, Rose and Alan, Bard and Heather, several great nieces, and nephews; and many cousins.

She was greeted at the gates by brothers, Robert and Edward Cantwell; sisters, Doris McRedmond, and Joan Tietjen.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff of Fox Care Oncology, O’Connor Hospital, and Catskill Area Hospice, Patty, Dolores, Ann Marie and Mark, especially.

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