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Vera Carder


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Vera E. Carder

1929 - 2016 PITTSFIELD Vera E. Colvin Carder, 86, passed away on Thursday, May 11, 2016, atSpringside Rehabilitation and Skilled Care Center. Born in Peru, September 7, 1929, the daughter of the late Robert & B. Evelyn Wesley Cornwell, she attended schools in Peru and Hinsdale and graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1947. She was employed for 34 plus years as an inspector at General Electric Co. first in the Power Transformer and the in the Ordnance Division from where she retired. Among her hobbies was dancing, going to Mohegan Sun, Bingo at the Elks Lodge, going to Florida in the winter, & picnics in her backyard for her family and friends. She and her husband, Charles "Nick" Carder, whom she married August 7, 1990, made their yard a garden spot where friends and neighbors came to have their picture taken. Beside her husband, she is survived by her son Gerald Colvin Jr.; a daughter, Susan Newton; a sister, Janet Marley; 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband, Gerald Colvin Sr., a son Robert, a daughter, Brenda, a step-son, Robert, a grandson, Eric, and her brother and sisters, Bruce, Rosemary, Ebbie, Karlene, Shirley, Roberta, and Helen. FUNERAL NOTICE Funeral services for Vera E. Colvin Carder will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM at the DWYER FUNERAL HOME, 776 North St., Pittsfield, MA 01201 with Rev A. Peter Gregory, pastor of St. Charles Church, officiating. Burial will follow in St. Patrick Cemetery in West Stockbridge. The family will receive friend from 9:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to United Cerebral Palsy (UCP), care of the Dwyer Funeral Home. Please visit www.dwyerfuneral.com to leave condolences and remembrances.
Published in The Berkshire Eagle on May 13, 2016
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