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BAINBRIDGE - Lenore Mae Crandall, 91, a more than 50 year resident of Bainbridge, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 17, 2018, at the Valley View Manor Nursing Home, Norwich.
Lenore was born Oct. 19, 1926, in Johnson City, daughter of Joseph and Lena (Decker) Adams.
She grew up in Norwich and spent her high school years in Johnson City, graduating from Johnson City High School in 1944.
On March 16, 1946, she married Dennison R. Crandall in Norwich and was his devoted wife until his passing in June of 2003.
She worked for a brief period of time, 1948 to 1953, for the Scintilla (Bendix) Corporation in Sidney as a typist, but chose to stay at home and take care of her family.
Lonny was very involved with her family and her community. As her children were growing up, she volunteered as a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader, a Cub Scout Den Mother and a Sunday School teacher at the United Methodist Church in Bainbridge.
She was a member of the Bainbridge Women's Club, the Greene Area Red Hatters and the Elks Auxiliary of Sidney.
Lonny will long be remembered for her generosity and compassion, for keeping a home where family, friends and neighbors always felt welcome and for her smile. She was a true lady who was always there for her family and community.
Lenore is survived by her children, Dale (Judy) Crandall of Trumansburg, Connie (David) Crandall-Crosby of Reading, Pennsylvania; grandchildren, Kimberly (Ashley) Crandall, Carla Crandall, Caitlin (Jon) Vaughan; great-grandchildren, Carter and Avery Crandall, Logan and Madison Crosby; and brother, Joseph Adams.
Besides her husband Dennison, Lenore was predeceased by grandson, Christopher Crosby; and brothers, Roy, Robert and Charles Adams.
Friends may call at the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home from noon to 1 p.m., Monday, Jan. 21, where services will follow at 1 p.m. The Rev. Cheryl Hine, pastor of the Bainbridge Methodist Church will officiate.
Interment will be at a later date in Mt. Hope Cemetery.
Published on January 21, 2018
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