Obituary for Grace Vredenburgh
Grace M. Vredenburgh, 98, of Chenango Forks, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at her daughter’s residence, in Greene, and with family by her side.
Born on September 5, 1919, in Margaretville, NY, Grace was the daughter of Orrin and Hattie (Alton) Marks. She was a graduate of Margaretville High School and soon after married the love of her life, M. Andrew Vredenburgh, who died on March 14, 1993. Together they would be blessed with five children.
Grace worked for a time at Bassett Hospital, in Cooperstown, the Sportsman’s Tavern, in Fly Creek and Singer-link in Binghamton. As more children came into her life, and her husband’s work took him away from home for several days at a time, Grace chose to stay at home to raise and care for her beloved children. In 1973, when her children were grown, she began work again as the office manager of her husband’s new business on Front Street, Vredenburgh Appraisal Service. She worked there until Andy’s passing in 1993. Prior to his death, Grace and Andy found great pleasure in camping and travelling to Florida where they would spend winters. She was also active in and an officer of her local Rebekah Lodge and was a member of the Eastern Star.
Surviving Grace are her five children, Donald Vredenburgh, Robert (Susan) Vredenburgh, each of Chenango Forks, David Vredenburgh (Betsy Kennedy), of Cazenovia, Douglas (Darlene) Vredenburgh, of Mount Upton, and Karen Vredenburgh, of Greene; grandchildren and their spouses, Debra (Paul), Daniel (Katie), Jacob (Amanda), Zachary (Kara), Robert (Tina), Lori, Amy (Will), Joseph, Wendy, Matthew (Maureen), Douglas (Samantha), Timothy (Rebeca), Andrew, Andrea, and Michael (Tracy); 23 great-grandchildren ,sister-in-law Ruth Vredenburgh, niece Carolyn Vredenburgh Ferguson ,nephew Ron Utter and cousins. In addition to her parents and husband, Grace was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law Evelyn and Hal Utter, great-granddaughter Elizabeth “Lizzy” Thompson, brother-in-law Ernest Vredenburgh, nephew Steven Vredenburgh and daughter-in-law Pamela Vredenburgh.
A memorial service for Grace will be held in Margaretville, NY at a later date. Burial will immediately follow at the Margaretville Annex Cemetery.
Contributions in Grace’s memory may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central NY (in memory of Elizabeth Thompson), Hospice & Palliative Care of Chenango County, North Fenton Methodist Church, or the Greene Emergency Squad.