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Mary E. Watkins

May 9, 1931 — June 14, 2021

Mary E. Watkins, 90, of Campbell Rd., Earlville, NY, passed away Monday, June 14, 2021 at her home surrounded by her family.
She was born in Davenport, NY, a daughter of Horace and Katherine Olmstead Burns and was a graduate of Davenport High School. On June 29, 1950, Mary married Gerald E. Watkins in Oneonta, NY, and they shared a loving union of over 61 years. Mary was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother whose family was her greatest joy. She and Gerald enjoyed square dancing for many years as members of the Broken Squares in Norwich and Tri-County Squares in Sidney.
Surviving are her children, Deborah and William Zimmer of Dover Plains, NY; Warren and Carol Watkins of Camden, NC; Randolph and Irena Watkins of Seal Beach, CA; Edwin Watkins of Earlville; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a daughter, Teri Kay Watkins in 1966; and a brother, Robert “Bobby” Burns.
Graveside services will be held in the Oneonta Plains Cemetery at 11am on Saturday, June 19, 2021.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Georgetown Fire Department, Georgetown, NY 13072.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, NY.
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Saturday, June 19, 2021

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Oneonta Plains Cemetery

County Rt. 7, ONEONTA, NY 13820

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