|E. Marie (Merrill) Wightman
AVOCA-E. Marie (Merrill) Wightman, 85, passed away unexpectedly Sunday (Oct. 28, 2018) at her home on Carrington Street.
Born in Addison on July 13, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Clarence and Ethel (Bridgman) Merrill. On May 25, 1952 she was married in Avoca to Theodore H. “Ted” Wightman, who predeceased her on Jan. 24, 2016 after 63 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her daughter, Denise; her grandson, Chad; her two brothers, Donald and Richard Merrill; and her two sisters, Ruth Buchanan and Martha Tucker.
A graduate of Haverling High School in Bath, Marie was employed as a cafeteria worker at the Avoca Central School and was also a social member of the Avoca American Legion Post.
Marie loved to go camping and she loved birds and dogs, especially Boxers.
Her loving family includes her four sons, Dana (Leann) Wightman of Avoca, Daryl (Karen) Wightman of Georgia, Dean (Kelly) Wightman of Prattsburgh and Christopher (Danielle) Wightman of Avoca; her eight grandchildren, Brianna, Kayla, Patrick, Abbey, Robert, Jillian, Lukas and Carter; also, several great-grandkids; as well as her many nieces and nephews.
The Avoca Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of E. Marie (Merrill) Wightman.
Calling hours are 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday (Nov. 2, 2018) at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, where a funeral service will be held following calling hours at 2 p.m. Friday. Committal service and interment will follow at Valley View Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute to either the Avoca Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 52, Avoca or to the Avoca American Legion Post, 33 N. Main St., Avoca, N.Y. 14809.
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