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  • Beverly W. Herlehy

  • Beverly W. Herlehy, 89, of 80 E. North St., Ilion, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.

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  • Beverly W. Herlehy, 89, of 80 E. North St., Ilion, passed away on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013, at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare in New Hartford.
    Bev was born on Sept. 12, 1923, in Ilion, the daughter of the late Leslie and Essie (Helmer) Wood. She was a graduate of Ilion schools and St. Luke’s School of Nursing. She was a 1979 graduate of Utica College. Bev worked as an RN at Little Falls Hospital for 27 years before retiring to Old Forge; after 20 years, she returned to Ilion. On Nov. 23, 1946, she married David K. Herlehy in the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion. David passed away in September 2011.
    Bev was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Ilion and was a former elder of the church. She was past regent for the Astenrogan Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution and a former member of the American Organ Guild. Bev enjoyed gardening, reading and music, especially organ and piano.
    Bev is survived by her daughter, Gail, of Utica; a sister, Virginia Reynolds, of Ilion; and her nieces and nephews, Sharon and Tom Vorce, Linda and Jim Marco, Phylis and Bill Layman, Don and Terry Reynolds and Tim Herlehy.
    In keeping with Beverly’s wishes, there are no calling hours and funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Herkimer.
    Friends and family are asked to consider memorial donations to the Utica Rescue Mission or the Ilion Ambulance Fund in Bev’s memory. Envelops are available at Whiter-Hendrix Funeral Home, Inc., 100 Otsego St., Ilion.
    Online condolences may be sent by going to www.whiter-hendrix.com.

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