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Lila Stephenson

June 23, 1925 — July 18, 2010

Lila J. Stephenson, 85, of River Rd, Hamilton, NY passed away Sunday, July 18, 2010 at Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY.
She was born June 23, 1925 in Valley Stream, NY a daughter of William H. and Emma Ziedler Tants, and was a graduate of Valley Stream High School. On January 31, 1948, Lila married Harry Robert Stephenson in Valley Stream and they made their home there until retiring to Hamilton in 1981. Harry predeceased her on December 24, 2002. Lila was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose life was devoted to her family. After moving to Hamilton, she and Harry were vendors at the Hamilton Farmers Market where she was known as the “cookie lady” for her wonderful Old German butter cookies. She was an animal lover, especially her pet dogs, and among her favorites was “Blackie”.
Surviving are her children, Robert and Alice Stephenson of Tacoma, WA; Lorraine and Joseph Trotta of N. Babylon, NY; Richard and Linda Stephenson of Valley Stream, NY; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 AM Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad St., Hamilton, followed by interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 5-8 PM.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Canine Working Companions, Inc., PO Box 2128, Syracuse, NY 13220.
To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Lila Stephenson, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Starts at 11:00am

Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc. Hamilton, NY

25 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346

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