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Leona Failing

Leona Failing

August 28, 1919 - January 26, 2021
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Leona Ward Failing, 101, of Hamilton and Morrisville, passed away Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at the Waterville Residential Care Center.
She was born August 28, 1919 in Munnsville, NY, a daughter of Daniel and Lulu Harvey Ward and received her education in local schools. On August 28, 1937, Leona married James Failing in Munnsville. He predeceased her on March 23, 1981. Leona worked at SUNY, Morrisville where she was the manager of the snack bar. She had been a member of the Senior Center in Hamilton and enjoyed playing BINGO.
Surviving are her daughter and son-in-law, Janet and Dennis Hayduke of Madison; 14 grandchildren, many great- and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and her cat, Punky. She was predeceased by her children, James Failing, Brenda Jones and Beverly Buxton; brothers, Daniel, Charles, Harold and Frank Ward; sisters Berdena Stone, Mable Rowe, and Margaret Ingalls.
Funeral services will be held at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 31 Cedar St., Morrisville, at 2pm Saturday, January 30, 2021. The service will be live streamed.
Interment will be in the Morrisville Cemetery in the spring.
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  • Funeral Service

    January 30, 2021 | 2:00pm
    January 30, 2021 2:00pm
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Morrisville
    31 Cedar St.
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    the service will be live streamed
    Rev. David Mayo
  • Interment

    Morrisville Rural Cemetery
    Cedar Street
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    Interment will be in the spring


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Posted at 03:01pm
Leona was an important part of our Adult Day Programi in Hamilton. Loved by all. A lovely, classy lady. Love you Leona Marcia Parker.

Barb Wratten Posted at 09:00pm

She used to talk fondly of going there and helping out as much as she could.

Chelly Crouch

Posted at 11:52am
Leona was wonderful. I got to know her before the shutdown, I'd have dinner with my mom, Leona and 2 other ladies almost every night at WRCC, before COVID. My condolences.

Nancy LeWorthy Posted at 12:35pm

Aunt Leona was a very special lady. I will miss her so much.

Dawn L Shoen Posted at 04:55pm

Grandma was a kind lady and will be missed dearly

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