Vernon C. Estey

LITTLE FALLS – Mr. Vernon C. Estey, Sr., 93, of Porteus Street, Little Falls, New York, passed away Monday morning, January 13, 2020, at Alpine Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Little Falls, NY. His family was by his side and they would like to thank the Alpine for their care.

He was born on August 10, 1926, in Little Falls, NY, a son of the late George and Mae (Hadcock) Estey. He was educated in local schools. Vernon lived in the Little Falls area his whole life. He was of the Catholic faith, a dedicated member of the Holy Family Parish and the church Men’s Club. He was also an usher. His marriage to his sweetheart, Claire A. LeGrand, took place on August 13, 1949, in Little Falls, New York, a blessed union of nearly 70 years. Claire passed away on March 26, 2019, and Vern missed her so much. For many years, Vernon worked with Little Falls City School System as a custodian.

Survivors include his beloved family: children, Vernon, Jr. (Teresa), Robert, Sheila Pierce (Gary), and Patricia Hilligas (Eric), all of Little Falls and Timothy (Gail), of Oppenheim; his sister-in-law, Betty Foster, of Ilion; a special ex-daughter-in-law, Rebecca Edick Estey; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his siblings, George and Francis Estey and Virginia Karla; and also an infant sister.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020, at 11:00 AM, from The Enea Family Funeral Home, 24 West Monroe Street, in Little Falls, New York. Interment will be in Church Street Cemetery, Little Falls, later this spring, particularly on Friday, May 8, 2020, at 11:30 AM graveside service.

Calling hours at the Enea Family Funeral Home will be held on Wednesday, January 15th, 2019, from 5 until 7 PM.

Donations in memory of Vernon may be considered to Holy Family Parish. Envelopes are available at the funeral home and thank you for this consideration.

Arrangements are being handled by Funeral Directors, Harry J. & Kevin E. Enea and Martin L. Ciaccia (315) 823-2424.

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