Dona M. Pedersen

August 5, 2017
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Geneva- Dona M. Pedersen, age 82, died August 5, 2017.

A Funeral Service will be held Thursday (Aug. 10th) at 1 p.m. at the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham. Burial will be in Sand Hill Cemetery.

Dona married Lawrence J. Pedersen on Dec. 30, 1950. She was a full-time homemaker and caregiver of children, grandchildren, neighbors and parents. Dona was creative and artistic, knitting, crocheting, painting and sewing clothes for her family. She made many of her family’s wedding gowns.

Dona is survived by her husband of 66 years, Lawrence J. Pedersen; one son, Steven (Nancy) Pedersen; two daughters, Kathy Pedersen and Sandy (Tom Fredericks) Pedersen; eight grandchildren, Evan (Jackie) Pedersen, Elise Mohler, Brett VanKirk, Zachary VanKirk, Travis Fredericks, Lucas Fredericks, Dane Fredericks and Rachel Westerman; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers-in-law, Stanley Drabczyk and Larry (Sharon) Pedersen; and many nieces and nephews.

Dona was predeceased by her son, Jeffrey Pedersen in 2008; her sister, Faith Drabczyk; her parents, Donald Nichols and Marie Butterfield Nichols Stark; and by her step-father, Fred Stark.

Memorial contributions may be made to a NY State college fund for Matthew Cooper, c/o Kathy Pedersen, 11799 Bentley Rd., Clyde, NY 14433.

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