Funeral services have been scheduled for Esther E. Deno, 84, who died on Jan. 25, at the Presbyterian Home in New Hartford, NY. Esther was a resident of Lakeside Terrace Apartments in Old Forge, NY.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at St. Bartholomew’s Church. Interment will be in Riverview Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Home Aide Services of the Central Adirondacks (HASCA), PO Box 25, Old Forge, NY 13420; Presbyterian Homes of New Hartford, 4290 Middle Settlement Rd, New Hartford, NY 13413; or any animal welfare organization.
Esther was famous for her raspberry bars and her Thanksgiving pies. She loved to watch CNN and talk politics. To the very end, people remarked that she was a true lady with a beautiful smile and irreverent sense of humor.†After her family, which was the center of her life, Esther’s great love was animals. She was an accomplished horsewoman in her youth and a regular contributor to the Humane Society and other animal rescue organizations. One of the last joyful days of her life was spent watching the Thanksgiving Day Dog Show with her great-grandson, Ben.