Mary Doreen Yerdon 11/25/2012

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. 



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  1. Words are not sufficient to express my sadness. I send my love to my dear friend Nancy and her whole family – a family I was welcomed into and still feel very connected to. The world is missing one of its finest people. Doreen Yerdon was a woman I always looked up to, loved and admired. She was gentle, strong and selfless and I learned so much about who I wanted to be just from her example. I am forever grateful for having known her. I am sad that I cannot be there this weekend but my heart is with you. Love, Amy (Morrill) Tresidder

  2. To all the Yerdons –
    I wish I could be there to give you all a hug! I don’t even know where to start – your Mom always welcomed me into your home as if I were one of the family. Your Mom pierced my ears! I have so many fond memories of hanging out at your house. I can imagine how much you will miss her, as I do my Mom and Dad, but know you all will have many wonderful memories to share. Mrs. Yerdon was one special lady…..
    Love to you all,
    Barbara (Sandwick) Clough – Olmsted Falls, OH

  3. Deb, Jim, Courtney and Jacob and the whole Yerdon Family, Words cannot take away the pain of losing such a wonderful woman but know others are there feeling the pain along with you. She sounds like a wonderful woman and I hope your memories give you joy and comfort as you go through this weekend. With sadness, Jacob’s Aunt Kathy.

  4. Our condolences go out to the entire Yerdon family. I worked at Social Services for years with Mike and Doreen and grew very fond of them both. Mike had a great sense of humor and was great to work with. Doreen was a lovely person and I always looked up to her. I cherish the memories I have and they both will be missed.

  5. Joe and Rich, and the Yerdon fammily,

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss, my prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.


  6. Sue, Nunzio and the Yerdon family, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending you a huge hug and keeping you and your family in our prayers. Love, Phil and Becky

  7. Sue, Deb, Joe, Rich, Julie, and the Yerdon family,
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Doreen. She had a unique way of making everyone feel like family. The last time I saw her was in the grocery store. I hadn’t seen her in quite some time but still got a big hug from her. She filled me in on how everyone was doing. She was definitely a proud mom/grandma.
    Knowing you all, I’m sure you will find comfort in the memories you share. It is, after all, the memories that keep our loved ones close at heart.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you all.

  8. Our Hearts are with you Meg and Sue and all of your family. May God grant you peace and understanding.

  9. I am so sorrry to hear about Doreen and now all the times Ithought of her. I worked at Social Services with her as my supervisor.Until a couple years ago, she and Ruth O’shaughnessy and I always got together for lunch once a year—- She was a beautiful person and I am so sorry I can’t get to her funeral.Above all else,she loved her family!!! Joan Stratfoed

  10. I am so sorry for your loss. I went to school with several of the kids. Your mom did a wonderful job, she was a great mom, and person.

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