Obituary of Eugenia E. Vance
PULTENEY: Eugenia E. Vance, 88, formerly of North Rd. passed away Friday (November 4, 2011) at the Steuben County Health Care Facility where she had resided since December of 2005. Eugenia was born August 3, 1923 in Greenwood to John A. and Cora (Woodward) McCormick. On July 12, 1947 in Rexville, she married Ernest W. Vance who predeceased her in July of 2002. She was also predeceased by six brothers: Donald, Regis, Cyril, Patrick, Joseph and Duane McCormick and four sisters: Genevieve McCormick, Gertrude Sampson, Greta Sampson and Anna Cerrillo She was a graduate of Greenwood Central School class of 1942 and Geneseo State College in 1945 where she earned her secondary teaching degree. She had taught school in the Prattsburg school district (Franklin Academy) and latter taught in Hammondsport Central School retiring in 1978 after 21 years of teaching. Eugenia was a member of the Steuben County Retired Teachers Association, N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Association, St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Prattsburg and was a past member of the Board of Directors of the Pulteney Free Library. Eugenia is survived by her children: Ernest (Teena) Vance, Jr. of Sachse, TX and their son Ernest (Christine) Vance, III; Gerald (Cynthia) Vance of Andover and their children, Carrie (Kevin) Walker and Patrick (Melissa) Vance; Anna (David) Bauer of Hammondsport and their children Cora (Jason) Conklin, Lori Bauer, Edward (Stefanie) Bauer; Althea (George) Wakefield of Avoca and their children Jonathan (Amy) Wakefield, Matthew (Debra) Wakefield and Mary (Chad) Harris; Shirley (Robert) Edwards of Avoca and their children Benjamin Edwards, Courtney (Curtis) Hagadone, Thomas (Melissa) Edwards, Elizabeth (Robert) Hogan; Mary Vance of Hornell; Elizabeth Jackson of Dansville and her son Bryan Jackson; eighteen great grand children; sisters-in-law Asia McCormick of San Juan, PR, Anna Marie McCormick of Canisteo and Marjorie Vance of Canisteo; several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Monday at the H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. Funeral Home 29 East Main St. in Canisteo, where Rosary prayers will take place at 8:45 PM. A Mass of Christian burial will take place Tuesday at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Rexville. Burial will be in the St. Mary's Churchyard Cemetery in Rexville. Memorial contributions in Eugenia Vance's name may be made to either the Pulteney Ambulance Corps. Pulteney, N.Y. 14874 or to the Pulteney Free Library 9226 Main St. Pulteney, N.Y. 14874 Service: Tuesday November 8 11:00 AM St. Mary's Catholic Church Rexville, N.Y. Visitation: Monday November 7 2-4 and 7-9 PM H.P. Smith & Son, Inc. 29 East Main St. Canisteo, N.Y.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Eugenia
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at H.P. Smith & Son Funeral Home Inc