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St. Johnsville - Alice M. Edmunds, 89 a long time St. Johnsville resident, passed away peacefully on Thursday September 12, 2019 at the Cooperstown Center Rehabilitation and Nursing.
She was born November 18, 1929 in Ayer, Massachusetts, the daughter of the late Carl E. and Gerde E. (Johnson) Carlson. Alice was educated in Littleton, Massachusetts schools.
Alice was first married to Ralph Gordon in September of 1953. Ralph passed away on May 7, 1968. She was later married to Bernard Edmunds in July of 1971. Bernard passed away in November of 1993.
In the 1970's Alice was a part time school bus driver and also was proprietor of the Step Down Stairs Rock Shop that was located in her home. For the past 20 years, she was owner and operator of the Second Chance Cat Rescue that she ran from her residence.
Alice also ran, organized and participated in the Fort Klock Fair for over 20 years. She was also active in the 4-H Club and a former Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts leader.
Survivors include her son Gary Gordon and wife Rosie of Rotterdam; three daughters, Sherrie Keough and husband Jim of St. Johnsville, Jennifer Ambrose and husband Brian of Chugiak, Alaska and Susan Stock of Canajoharie; three grandchildren, Ashley and Matt Ackert, Justin Stock and Mackenzie Stock and her companion Alex Kilmartin; and three great grandchildren, Trevor and Cameron Ackert and Emery Kilmartin. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins and many life long friends in New York and Massachusetts.
She was pre-deceased by a daughter, Gail Dygert and her husband Dennis, and a son-in-law, Gary Stock.
In keeping with Alice's wishes funeral services and burial at St. Johnsville Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of her family. Arrangements are under the caring guidance of the Vincent A. Enea Funeral Service, (next to the Masonic Lodge), 20 Bridge St., St. Johnsville, NY.
In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contribution to Second Chance Cat Rescue, 304 Vedder Road, St. Johnsville, NY 13452, Fort Klock Historic Restoration, 7214 State Highway 5, St Johnsville, NY 13452, or to a charity of one's choice.