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Florence M. Perkins

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Florence M. Perkins 1920 - 2009 PETERSBURGH, N.Y. Florence M. Perkins, 89, passed away peacefully on July 6, 2009, at Hoosick Falls Health Center of natural causes. Born in Schenectady on July 3, 1920, she was the daughter of Edward and Florence Sayles DeSacia. Raised and educated in Schenectady, she had been a longtime resident of Petersburgh. During her working career, she had worked as a waitress in many local taverns and restaurants and was known for her pleasant, outgoing personality and always drew business wherever she worked. Later in life, she became employed in the Battery Division of Union Carbide in Bennington, Vt., and retired in 1981 after 18 years of service to enjoy her home, and all her wonderful friends and neighbors. She was a gracious person who will be truly missed and fondly remembered by many local residents for whom she touched throughout her life. She leaves a daughter, Betty Jean of Little Falls; siblings, Betty Hyatt and Ed DeSacia, and her special friends, William and Kelley Greene, William and Phyllis Knutter, Shirley Carroll, Lucinda Seror, Chris Gates and girls. Florence was predeceased by a sister, Jeannie, who died as a young child. FUNERAL NOTICE: At Florence's request, and in keeping with her wishes, there will be no public services. Arrangements are under the directions of the THOMAS M. BARBER FUNERAL HOME, Petersburgh, N.Y.
Published in Bennington Banner on July 10, 2009
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