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DOWNSVILLE - Emily M. Bullis, 90, of Downsville, passed away peacefully in her sleep Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at home.
Emily was born March 28, 1927, in Astoria, Queens, the daughter of the late William and Myrtle (Hofer) Harlin.
On April 5, 1945, she married Robert Bullis and moved to Downsville the very same day. He died in 2002.
Emily served on the Delaware County Board of Election as a clerk for many years. She was a founding member of the Delaware County Republican Club and a 60 year member of Colchester Community Church.
In her younger years, she enjoyed spending her summers growing up on the Apple Blossom Farm in Roscoe, where she had many fond memories.
Emily enjoyed playing pinochle and going to lunch with the girls, reading, doing word puzzles, crafts, spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Emily is survived by her loving family: grandchildren, Jason Bullis of Rochester, Sharon Harvey of Davenport, Cynthia (James) Christie of Downsville; great-grandchildren, Joshua, Jeremiah, Makennah, Jayden; brother, Ken Harlin of California; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her husband; son, Ray Bullis; and daughter, Sue Harvey.
Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, March 5, at the Colchester Community Methodist Church, 15151 State Highway 30, Downsville, where services will be held at 1 p.m., Tuesday, March 6, with Pastor Kent Terchunian officiating.
Burial will be in Paige Cemetery in the spring.
Arrangements are with Courtney Funeral Home, Walton.
Memorial Contributions in Emily's memory may be made to Colchester Community Methodist Church or Catskill Area Hospice, 297 River St. Service Road, Oneonta, New York 13820.
Condolences may be made online at courtneyfh.com.
Published on March 1, 2018
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