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25 Broad Street
Hamilton, NY 13346
Phone: 315-824-2417
Fax: 315-825-3526
Margaret LaPera

Margaret A. LaPera (Owen)

November 2, 1944 - December 4, 2018
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Margaret A. LaPera, 74, of State Highway 80, Sherburne, NY, passed away Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at Chenango Memorial Hospital in Norwich.
She was born on November 2, 1944 in Afton, NY, a daughter of John Leonard and Ella Wright Owen. She was a graduate of Bainbridge-Guilford High School and attended Mildred Elliott Business School in Albany. On September 8, 1991, Margaret married William A. LaPera in North Norwich. He predeceased her on March 30, 2007. Margaret had worked as an operator at AT&T, a secretary at NBT Bank, and later as a clerk at NY Central Mutual Insurance. Above all, she was a homemaker devoted to caring for her family.
Margaret was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sherburne where she had been a Sunday school teacher. She had also been a 4-H leader and taught cooking classes. She enjoyed riding her bike and visiting with friends.
Surviving are her daughters, Vivian (Dewitt) Yarnall of Norwich; Tammy M. Boise (Corey Moore) of Smyrna; Cristy L. Darrow (Brian Anderson) of Middletown, NY; two sisters, Joyce (John) Knapp of Guilford; and Lois of FL; and grandson, Tyler Graham of Smyrna.
Funeral services will be held at 1pm Monday, December 10, 2018 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 10 S. Main St., Sherburne, followed by interment in the Riverview Cemetery, Oxford.
Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Monday from 11am to 1pm prior to the service.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church, PO Box 556, Sherburne, NY 13460.
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  • Visitation

    December 10, 2018 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    December 10, 2018 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Sherburne
    10 South Main St.
    SHERBURNE, NY 13460
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  • Funeral Service

    December 10, 2018 | 1:00pm
    December 10, 2018 1:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Sherburne
    10 South Main St.
    SHERBURNE, NY 13460
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. David Pritchard
  • Interment

    December 10, 2018 |
    December 10, 2018
    Riverview Cemetery
    Albany St. & East River Rd.
    OXFORD, NY 13830
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Jessie Price

Posted at 04:23pm
Margaret is such a wonderful, caring,loving soul. I am very priveledged to have known her. She always found joy in everyday!! I will miss her and she will always be loved!

George Gallandorm

Posted at 11:00am
Margaret was truly a joy. During my time at Sherburne she enlightened my ministry in many ways. I will never forget when, as a lay speaker, she conducted the service. She was a blessings, who gave life to the saying - "Never give up." Surely she is in the Lord's presence for eternity.

Ivana Gerhard Posted at 02:05am

I am so sad to learn my lifelong friend is gone. We went to school together and stayed in touch until her death visiting and dining out every few years when I came to New York. I will miss her so much. Susie Miller Gerhard

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