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January 31, 2013

Muriel Ann Holstead-Moore

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---- — Muriel Ann Holstead-Moore

1947 - 2013

OTEGO — Muriel Ann Holstead-Moore entered into life eternal on the wings of her angels Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013, after a courageous and hard fought battle with an aggressive cancer.

Muriel Ann was born on Nov. 17, 1947, to the late Roland H. Holstead and Muriel M. Holstead, raised in Valley Stream, Long Island and Oneonta.

She was a graduate of Oneonta High School where she was a diligent student and a talented singer.

Muriel Ann’s accomplishments were recognized by the Daughters of the American Revolution Award; the DAR is a non-profit, women’s organization for the descendants of individuals who aided in achieving American independence. She went on to post-secondary study for the Culinary Arts and received Advanced Certification.

Muriel Ann was a proud Long Islander, but thoroughly embraced and enjoyed life in Oneonta.

She was delighted in her work with Verona Oil’s Country Store where her engaging personality and managerial talents contributed to the company’s growth and success. Her later employment at North American Schuman B-Line was stimulating and challenging until her recent retirement.

Her successful retail experiences enabled her to have many friends and acquaintances throughout the region that will miss her welcoming smile, authentic sincerity, and caring words.

In addition to her father, Muriel Ann was predeceased by her brothers, Dale Brent and Christopher Stephen Holstead.

She is survived, to cherish her memory, by her loving and devoted husband, Roger; and his daughter, Melissa (Scott), granddaughter and great-granddaughters, and his daughter, Michelle (Steve) and granddaughter; her much beloved son, Robert Baldo (Judy); her mother, Muriel (Wilson) Holstead-Dix of Sidney and Springfield, Mass.; her brother, Dr. Roland Holstead (Sharyn) of Springfield, Mass.; and her sister, Deborah Holstead Sager (Ronald) of Sidney. “Annie” will be sorely missed by her nieces and nephews: Lisa Holstead Monti (Dean), Cathleen Holstead Siegler (Wayne), Janet Holstead Sorenson (Kevin), Anne Holstead Santaniello (Andrew) Jessica Holstead, Joseph Holstead (Nina), Gregory Flanagan (Brandy); and her cousins; and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews; also her four-legged friend of 15 years, Mika.

There will be no visiting hours.

A memorial celebration of Muriel Ann’s life will be held at St. Matthew’s Church, Main Street, Unadilla, at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, reception following.

Contributions in Muriel Ann’s name may be made to the Bassett Cancer Institute at FoxCare, Oneonta, NY 13820.

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Funeral arrangements are by the Bookhout Funeral Home of Oneonta.