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Beatrice James

Beatrice James (Bigford)

May 18, 1928 - June 8, 2020
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Beatrice “Bea” Bigford James, 92, of Hamilton, NY passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Crouse Community Center in Morrisville.
She was born on May 18, 1928 in Flint, MI, a daughter of Ira and Myrtle Abel Bigford and attended schools in Flint, MI and Earlville NY. On September 27, 1947, Beatrice married Walter B. James in East Hamilton, NY who predeceased her on November 10, 2003. Bea was a Madison County Home Health Aide and also did private home care for several area residents. She had worked at the Earlville Paper Box Co. at one time. She was a gifted artist who sold her work at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market for many years. She was a member of the Poolville United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her children, Dennis James of Sherburne; Gail and Roy Kirley of Madison; a sister, Joanne Silverman of AZ; two brothers-in-law, Art Vanas of MI and Dave Greeve of MD; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Marguerite Bigford, Shirley Morgan, Opal Vanas and Mary Greeve; brothers, Ralph, Victor and William Bigford; and a great-granddaughter, Kaylynn Kirley.
Funeral services will be held 11:00am Thursday, June 11, 2020 at the Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Home, 3 Preston St., Earlville followed by burial in the Earlville Cemetery.
There are no calling hours.
Contributions in her memory may be made to the Chenango County SPCA, 6160 County Rd. 32, Norwich, NY 13815.
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  • Funeral Service

    June 11, 2020 | 11:00am
    June 11, 2020 11:00am
    Burgess & Tedesco Funeral Homes, Inc., Earlville
    3 Preston St.
    Earlville, NY 13332
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    Rev. Ken Fallon
  • Interment

    June 11, 2020 |
    June 11, 2020
    Earlville Cemetery
    North Main St.
    EARLVILLE, NY 13332
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Steven Davis

Posted at 01:01pm
Denny & Gail and family. Sending my condolences. As kids we shared many great adventures Your mom & dad were always so welcoming. They made a wonderful neighborhood for us all. Steve Davis

Deb (Ryberg) Sylstra

Posted at 08:04pm
Beatty was a life long friend of my Mother (Patricia Wilson Ryberg). We have many fond memories of fun times spent together with the family. My condolences Dennis, Gail and all.

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