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Obit: Bertha B. (Pomfrey) Franck, b.1898 Washington County, NY
Posted by: R. Isherwood (ID *****1755) Date: March 12, 2005 at 09:26:51
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Oneonta, NY
DELHI — Bertha B. Franck, 106, a 26-year Delhi resident, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2005, at Countryside Care Center, where she had been residing for the past seven years.The daughter of the Rev. George and Rachel (Gaynor) Pomfrey, she was born Nov. 17, 1898, in Kingsbury, Washington County.She was married twice, first to Frederick Willets, and later to Edward Franck; both predeceased her.Formerly of Westchester County, Bertha was self-employed for many years in the sale of women’s dresses, and lived in Elmsford until moving to Delhi in 1979, where she was an active and devoted charter member of the Delhi Alliance Church.She was skilled in the now almost "lost art" of tatting and made numerous doilies for her family and friends.Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Ralph Partelow of Delhi; a son, Frederick B. Willets of Walton; 10 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.She was predeceased by a sister, Madeline Elliot.Friends are invited to call 4 to 6 p.m. today, Feb. 14, at the Hall & Peet Funeral Home, Delhi, when the family will be in attendance.Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Delhi Alliance Church, Meredith Road, by the Rev. David Wheatley, and burial will be later in the Woodland Cemetery, Delhi.Memorial contributions to the Delhi Alliance Church will be appreciated.Arrangements are entrusted to Robert A. Peet, Delhi.


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