Edith M. Barney, age 83, of Brushton passed away on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at the Alice Hyde Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.
She was born on April 11, 1928 in Burke, NY the daughter of the late Joseph and Margarette (Jones) LaPlante. She graduated fromFranklin Academy and then went to the Malone Business School. Edith was united in marriage to Donald Barney on June 7, 1952 in St. Augustine’s Church in N. Bangor. Before becoming a homemaker, Edith worked at Malone Milling, Empsalls, D&E Farm Supply, Anne Gilbert and Sullivan Electric.
Mrs. Barney was an active member of the Grange for 50 years and a member of St. Mary’s Church in Brushton. In her free time, Edith enjoyed sewing, quilting, bowling, playing cards, quilt night and volunteering at the Moira Heritage Festival, but she always cherished the time she spent with her family and having “Tea Parties” with her grandchildren.
She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Donald Barney; sons and daughters-in-law, Ernie and Dawn Barney of Brushton, Ray and Patti Barney of Lisbon, and Carl and Beth Barney of Madrid; daughters and sons-in-law, Anna and Joel Avery of Brushton, Madonna Barney of Brushton, Lynn and Maurice Potter of St. Regis Falls, MaryEllen and David McKane of Brushton and Joanne and Lee Monnet of Ogdensburg; fifteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Adella Straight of Jay.
Besides her parents, Edith was predeceased by her brothers, Arlington (Buck) LaPlante and Fred LaPlante; and sisters, Ethel Jones, Alice Kirkey and Edna Exley.
Friends are invited to Call at St. Mary’s Church, Brushton, NY on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow calling hours and Mass will start at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Christopher Looby officiating. Interment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Brushton at the convenience of the family.
In Lieu of Flowers, donations may be directed to the Moira Rescue Squad, PO Box 122 Moira, NY 12957 in Edith’s memory. Online condolences may be made atwww.flintfuneralhomeny.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Flint Funeral Home, Moira, NY.