Yvonne Rhea Ferguson, 84, of Delaware Square, Norwich, NY, passed away Monday, December 27, 2010 at her home.
Yvonne was born February 16, 1926 in Chicopee Falls, MA, a daughter of William and Pamela Laprada Riley. A resident of Norwich since 1958, Yvonne had worked at the Norwich Shoe Co., T.A.C.O. in Sherburne, and Howard Johnson in Norwich. She was a member of the Agape Baptist Church of Norwich.
Surviving are her children, Robert Riley of Ohio; Kenneth Ferguson, Sharon Bryce, Mildred and Paul Cox, Bernard Ferguson, Patricia and Richard Thorpe, all of Norwich; and Jeanette Mitten of Florida; a sister, Angie Costa of California; 23 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is her faithful canine companion, Princess. Yvonne was predeceased by her husband; a daughter, Francis Graser and the rest of her siblings.
Services will be held at 2 pm Friday, December 31, 2010 from the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne. Following the service a gathering will be held at the Agape Baptist Church.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 1-2 pm prior to the service.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Agape Baptist Church 211 State Highway 320, Norwich, NY 13815