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Mary Doreen Yerdon 11/25/2012

November 25th, 2013 12 comments

Picture2Mary Doreen Yerdon

Mary Doreen Yerdon, 87, of Hermon, died on November 25, 2013, at her home.  Calling hours will be Friday, November 29, 1 – 3 and 6- 8 PM at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be Saturday, November 30, 1:00PM at St. Mary’s Church, Canton, Father Douglas Lucia officiating, burial will follow in St. Henry’s Cemetery, DeKalb Junction.  Mary Doreen is survived by her children, Mary Ellen Caratsole, Hermon, Kathy and husband Dan Robarge of Cicero, Nancy and husband Rob Bovay of Hermon, Sue Fortin and companion Nunzio Doldo of Watertown, Deb and husband Jim Waugh, Glen falls, Joe Yerdon of Hermon, Rich and wife Sue Yerdon of Westfield, MA, Julie and husband Patrick Canavan of Queensbury, a sister, Kathleen Chase of Vernon, CT,  30 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, (was looking forward to the birth of 3 great grandchildren),  several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by children, Patricia Whitton, Michael Yerdon, Barbara Catone, brothers, Leo, Bernard and John Tiernan. Mary Doreen was born on July 14, 1926 in Canton, the daughter of John and Adele Dowe Tiernan. She graduated from Hermon High School and then graduated from the A.B. Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing, with a registered nursing degree.  She married Carlton Yerdon on November 16, 1946, at St. Henry’s  Church; he died March 10, 1992.  Mary retired from the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services as a supervisor of the adoption unit.  Previous to that she was a registered nurse at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur and the Gillette Nursing Home.   She was a parishioner at St. Henry’s Church.   Mary Doreen devoted her entire life to her family. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.