Claudia's Story

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BAINBRIDGE - Claudia (Teale) Berkeley, 64, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, surrounded by her family.
She was born on July 24, 1953, daughter of the late Claude and Elizabeth (Peck) Teale in Sidney.
Claudia worked at DCMO BOCES with special needs children, provided home health care and respite care with special needs children after school. She loved to help people and, for several years, volunteered with Catskill Area Hospice and Chenango County Hospice.
She enjoyed flowers, plants and perennial gardens, making quilts, collecting angels, walking and working out. Above all else, she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family; especially her beautiful grandbabies, who were her sunshine and greatest joy.
Claudia is survived by her longtime companion, Larry Barnes of Bainbridge; her three supportive sons and daughters-in-law, Ryan and Quinn Berkeley of Binghamton, Aaron and Laura Berkeley of Binghamton and Adam and Lindsay Berkeley of McGraw; grandbabies, Carter, Levi, Ella, Sawyer and a baby girl on the way; brother and sister-in-law, Bruce and Renee Teale of Sidney Center; two sisters, Bonnie Burnett of Harpursville and Jean and Jim Lane of Zephyrhills, Florida; her bff, Natalie Niles; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Special thanks to everyone who reached out during Claudia's illness with caring, comforting thoughts, by sending cards, flowers, or food, phone calls, prayers or visits; and to Broome Oncology and Wilmont Cancer Center.
Friends are invited to call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7, at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will be private in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Sidney.
Memorial donations in Claudia's name may be directed to Catskill Area Hospice, 1 Birchwood Drive, Oneonta, NY 13820; Chenango County Hospice, 21 Hayes St., Norwich, NY 13815, or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Condolences may be shared with the family online at www.landersfh.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, Sidney.
Published on October 4, 2017
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