Mary E. Yerdon

October 23, 2012

LAFARGEVILLE, N.Y.    Mary E. Yerdon, 74, of Hart Road, died Monday at Upstate Medical University. 

The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at T.R. Jetty Funeral Home in Clayton with Donna Fitchette officiating. Burial will follow at the Grove Cemetery in LaFargeville. Calling hours will be 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the funeral home.

There will be a reception following the graveside service at the LaFargeville American Legion.

Born Sept. 14, 1938, in the town of Orleans, the daughter of Charles and Bertha McKinley Gillette, she attended Evans Mills schools. 

She married Wendell J. Yerdon on May 11, 1956.

Mary owned and operated Yerdon Greenhouses for many years. She enjoyed going to flea markets, auctions, operating several variety stores, cooking and baking. 

Her greatest love was for all of her family.

Surviving besides her husband Wendell are her mother, Bertha, Ogdensburg; four daughters, Sindy (Hal) Matthews of Clayton, Elizabeth (Steve) Rolfe of Clayton, Tina (Colin) Mitchell of Clayton, Virginia (Dave) Sanford of LaFargeville; four sons, Wendell and his companion Gloria Fisher of LaFargeville, Jeffrey (Gloria) of Oswego, Jamie (Wanda) of LaFargeville, William and his companion Sue Herbert of Naples; 23 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Charles and Richard Gillette, both of LaFargeville; nieces and nephews.

A brother, Harold, died in 1969, and six siblings died in infancy.

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Information provided by T.R. Jetty Funeral Home and, Watertown, N.Y.