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Edna Van Sise

COPAKE — Edna Van Sise, 90, of Copake and formerly of Wingdale, New York, passed away peacefully on Monday Oct. 31, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Born on April  9, 1932, in Mount Kisco, New York, she was the daughter of the late William Lane and Edna Terwilliger (Sisson).

Edna grew up and attended school in Pleasantville, New York, where at the age of 12, she met the love of her life and eternal soulmate, George Van Sise. George and Edna were inseparable and their love for one another flourished as time passed. On Feb. 25, 1950, in Mount Pleasant,  Edna and George exchanged their vows and one passionate kiss, which led to 72 years of marriage; 7 decades and 2 years of laughter, 864 months of happiness, 26,295 days of wisdom, and most importantly 631,128 hours of memories. Mr. Van Sise survives at home.

Edna loved wearing matching shirts with her love, George, collecting dolls, rescuing chihuahuas, gardening, trips to Lake George, spending time and holidays with family, raising and fostering children and being the best Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother and kind hearted, caring and compassionate woman that she could ever be. Edna, although gone, will never be forgotten and will be truly missed by many!

Other than her loving husband, Edna is survived by  one brother,  David Lane of Colorado, one Sister Hazel Peters of Florida, six children, William Van Sise (Melonie Van Sise) of Pine Plains New York, George Van Sise (Wanda Van Sise) of Palenville, New York, Joan Dibono (Leo Dibono) of Hopewell Junction, New York, David Van Sise (Adele Van Sise) of Seminole, Florida, Edna Governale (Joseph Governale) of Pawling, New York, and Roy Van Sise (Laura Van Sise) of Pleasantville. She is also survived by 19 Grandchildren, 21 Great Grandchildren and her loving dog Ashley. Besides her parents,  she was predeceased by one Grandson and one Great Grandson.

Calling hours were held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at Peck and Peck Funeral Home located at 7749 South Main Street, Pine Plains, where a funeral service was held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Rick Totten officiating. Interment took place at Irondale Cemetery, Millerton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hudson Valley Hospice and Northeast Baptist Church.

To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.peckandpeck.net.

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