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Florence Coon

August 15, 1915 — October 7, 2011

Florence Thurston Coon, age 96, lifelong resident of Beaver Dams, NY died peacefully on October 7, 2011. “Torncie” was born to Frank and Grace Thurston on August 15, 1915 the youngest of five children; Kenneth, Clifford, Keith, and her beloved sister Grace Mary. She married her husband C. Edward Coon in 1938 and they were married 71 years before his death in 2010. She is survived by three children and their spouses, Gary (Rahno ) Coon of NC, Linda (Charles ) Austin of MA, and Amy (James) Gee of Beaver Dams. Grandchildren include: Pamela Snyder, Lisa Coole, Amy Sheppard, Paul Ruocco, Jennifer Reinhardt, Holly Gee, Danielle Austin, and Anya Malnoske and 14 great grandchildren. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of Northside High School class of 1938. Torncie loved gardening, painting, camping, traveling, bowling, music and dancing. She and Ed could be found, up until a few years ago, dancing at outdoor summer concerts at Lafayette Park in Watkins Glen. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family for which her family is forever grateful. Friends and family are invited to calling hours at Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, on Monday (October 10th) from 3-6pm. In honor of Mrs. Coon’s wishes, committal at Beaver Dams Cemetery will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. The family wishes to thank the staff at Bethany Village as well as Southern Tier Hospice for their compassionate care and support. You may sign a guestbook or express condolences online at www.Royce-Chedzoy.com.

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