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NEW HARTFORD - Esther M. Jimenez, 95, died Dec. 24, 2017, at the Sitrin Nursing Home in New Hartford, with members of her family near her side.
She was born on Feb. 23, 1922, in Jayuya, Puerto Rico, to Felix and Emilia Aviles Fernandez.
Esther is survived by her children, Manuel of Bangor, Pennsylvania (wife, Marlene); Fernando of Melville, (wife, Mayra); and Rosa Posh of Burlington Flats, (husband, John). Also surviving are 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great-grandchildren.
Esther was preceded in death by her husband, Manuel; and daughters, Mary and Migdalia (Lali).
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday Jan. 6, at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home, 30 South St., Edmeston, with Pastor Barry Davis of the Burlington Green Baptist Church officiating. Calling hours will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. before the service. Interment will be in Burlington Green Cemetery.
Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker of Delker and Terry Funeral Home, Edmeston.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to UNICEF USA for children victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. WWW.UNICEFUSA.org/donate.
Condolences may be made at www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.
Published on December 29, 2017
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