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Welcome to the memorial page for

Barbara A. Raymond

August 25, 1944 ~ December 24, 2017 (age 73)

Cobleskill- Barbara A. Raymond, 73, formerly of Cobleskill, died peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2017 at A.O. Fox Nursing Home in Oneonta, where she had lived for the past two and one half years.

Born on August 25, 1944, in Sidney, NY, she was the daughter of Harold and Alice (Pangburn) Puffer.  Barbara was a long time resident of Warnerville before moving to Cobleskill.

She was employed at SUNY Cobleskill for thirty-seven years prior to retiring.  Before that, Barbara worked at SUNY Oneonta in the printing shop and at National Bank and Trust Company in Norwich.  She served as CSEA union officer for many years while at SUNY Cobleskill.

Barbara enjoyed bowling for many years, playing bingo and games with her family, and watching football.  Barbara also was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of BPOE #2040, serving as an officer for many years.

Her parents predeceased her, as well as her husband, Arthur Raymond; brothers:  Ralph H. Puffer and Kenneth C. Puffer; sister, Kay Briggs and her four cats: Smokey, Wendy, Tigger, and Oscar (Baby Fat Man).

Survivors include her only son, William J. Elmore and daughter-in-law:  Kimberly S. Elmore, several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, which she loved dearly; and two sisters-in-law.

A period of visitation will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 10AM to 12PM, with a memorial service following at 12PM at Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill.  Officiating will be Richard Blodgett.

Memorial contributions may be made in Barbara’s name to Animal Shelter of Schoharie Valley, Inc., PO Box 40, Howes Cave, NY 12092.


 Service Information

Visitation
Saturday
January 13, 2018

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043

Memorial Service
Saturday
January 13, 2018

12:00 PM
Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home
171 Elm Street
Cobleskill, NY 12043


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