Juanita M. Hansen, 94, of the Town of Tyrone, died Wednesday July 10, 2019 in the comfort of her home with family at her side.
Honoring her wishes, there were no prior calling hours. A graveside service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 12 in Hillside Cemetery, Route 14A, Dundee. A Celebration of Her Life and reception was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 13 with Lay Pastor Priscilla Andrews officiating.
Juanita was born Jan. 25, 1925 in Cohocton, the daughter of the late Lee and Marie (Cook) Fairbrother.
She has lived locally since 2001, previously of Penn Yan. A farm wife most all of her life, she was employed by Victor Pirrung Auctioneers, of Wayland, for over 25 years as a caterer for the food service at auctions.
She is survived by two sons, Monte L. (Velma) Silliman of Penn Yan, William D. “Bill” (Diane) Silliman of Dundee; a sister, Laura Mehlenbacher of Loon Lake; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Besides her parents, she was pre-deceased by her first husband and father of her sons, “Tug” Silliman in 2003; five brothers, and two sisters
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Road North, Rochester, N.Y. 14609-5896, or to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Rd., Corning, N.Y. 14870.
Arrangements by the Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water St., Dundee. Online condolences can be sent by visiting www.bairdfuneralhomedundee.com.