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E. Pauline Canfield

E. Pauline Canfield "Beloved Mother and Grandmother"

CERES, PA---E. Pauline Canfield, 83, formerly of Ceres, PA, died Tuesday, January 10, 2012 in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport, after a brief illness.

Born April 22, 1928 in West Clarksville, NY, she was a daughter of Cleo F. and Mildred I. Ferrington Fisk, Sr. On September 21, 1945 in Obi, NY, she married Leon J. Canfield, Sr., who died on June 21, 2008.

She was a graduate of Bolivar (NY) High School.

Mrs. Canfield was a member of the Ceres United Methodist Church and a member of the Rushford Lake Landowners Association where she served as secretary for many years. She was a member of the Oswayo Valley School Board for over 32 years having served as president for many years.

She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and all kinds of crafts. Mrs. Canfield and her husband enjoyed traveling, having gone to Hawaii and having driven to Alaska.

Surviving are seven children, The Rev. Leon J. (Patricia) Canfield, Jr. of Bradford, Patrick M. (Sandy) Canfield of Ceres, Marilyn A. (Wayne) Zywiec of Mechanicsburg, Ted O. (Dee) Canfield of Ceres, Robin A. (Randy) Batterbee of Kalkaska, Mich., David B. Canfield of Carlisle, and Jane A. (Bruce) Gilliland of Belmont, NY; twenty-three grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Griswold of Bolivar, NY, Josephine Bernard of Shinglehouse, and Ruth (Robert) Lowe of Portville, NY; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Canfield was predeceased by two sisters, Margretta Dubots and Emma Scheppel; and two brothers, Cleo F. Fisk, Jr. and William Fisk.

Friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, PA where funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2012 at 11 a.m. with her son, the Rev. Leon J. Canfield, Jr., pastor of the First Baptist Church in Bradford, and the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Ceres United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Ceres United Methodist Church, 9289 School Street, Shinglehouse PA 16748 or to a charity of the donors choice.


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