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Ida Mary McEathron

MILLERTON — Ida Mary McEathron, 80, a lifelong area resident, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023, at Sharon Hospital in Sharon.

Mrs. McEathron worked as a therapy aide at the Wassaic Development Center in Wassaic,  a career that spanned over 30 years prior to her retirement in 1993.

Born Sept. 13, 1942, in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late James and Winifred (Somers) Ferris. She attended grade school and high school in Amenia. On April 8, 1974, in Millerton, she married Herbert W. McEathron. Mr. McEathron survives at home in Millerton.

In her spare time, Ida enjoyed feeding and watching birds, especially red Cardinals, completing jigsaw puzzles and spending time with her beloved family.

She will forever be dearly missed by her loving family and by all those who were touched by her kindness and caring heart.

In addition to her husband Herb, Ida is survived by two daughters, Winifred Pinczes and her companion Ronald Weegar of Winthrop, New York, and Melissa Near and her husband Bruce of Pine Plains; her grandchildren, Bridget M. Butts and Bradley W. Butts of Ancram; two sisters, Lorraine Phillips of Millerton and Muriel McEathron of Forest City, Pennsylvania; two brothers, Daniel Ferris of Bennington, Vermont, and Irvin Ferris of Millbrook; her dear nephew, Joseph Cawley of Millerton and several nieces and nephews and extended family members and friends. Ida was predeceased by her son, Jozsef C. Pinczes in 2021 and her sisters, Mildred Birdsall, Catherine Wendover and Diane Hall as well as her brothers, Stanley Ferris, James Ferris and Leonard Ferris.

Calling hours were  Monday, Jan. 9, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at the Scott D. Conklin Funeral Home, 37 Park Avenue, Millerton, NY 12546. A funeral procession followed at 11:45 a.m. from the funeral home to Valley View Cemetery in Dover Plains, NY.

A graveside service took place at 12:30 p.m. at the cemetery. Pastor William Mayhew will officiate. Burial followed. Memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association at the following address, DonarRelations@mymsaa.org. To send an online condolence to the family, please visit www.conklinfuneralhome.com

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