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Charlotte Yerton

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Charlotte M. Yerton 1929 - 2012 BERLIN, NY Charlotte M. Crandall Yerton, 83, of Hilltop Road died on Saturday evening at Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, VT. Born Jan. 9, 1929, in Hancock, Mass., she was the daughter of the late William and Pearl Goodell Crandall. She was the devoted wife of Donald A. Yerton, whom she married on Dec. 14, 1946, in East Poestenkill, N.Y. Mrs. Yerton came to Berlin as a young child and attended Berlin schools and in early years the Berlin United Methodist Church. She worked at a factory in Hoosick Falls, a shirt mill in Berlin and as an elementary teacher's aide before opening Yerton's Fruit and Vegetable Stand on Route 22 in Berlin, where she also sold homemade pies. Soon after, Mrs. Yerton operated one of the first convenience stores in the valley while helping her husband and son Chris with the daily operation of the Taconic Valley Garage on Route 22. She truly enjoyed dealing with the public on a daily basis and she will be dearly missed. Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Donald; her children, Betty Lou (Ross) Toromino of Savoy, Mass., Allan (Karen) Yerton and Chris A. (Jessica Wright) Yerton, all of Berlin; siblings, Josie (Richard) Bentley of Berlin, Wanda (Harold) Stanley of Pownal, Vt.; grandchildren, Paul Tanner, Carrie Duda, John and Ross Toromino; great-grandchildren, Daniel Duda, Spenser Tanner, John Dewey and Kassidy Toromino, along with many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by siblings Otis, Arthur, William and Walter Crandall, Ella Mae Oakes and Dorothy Ackner. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. in the THOMAS M. BARBER FUNERAL HOME, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh, NY, where the Rev. Matthew Olson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Berlin Community Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to the Berlin Rescue Squad in loving memory of Charlotte M. Yerton.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on July 10, 2012
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