Colleen A. Bedore

Boonville - Colleen A. Bedore, 68, a lifelong resident of Boonville, passed away on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse, while surrounded by her loving family.


Colleen was born on August 7, 1952 in Constableville a daughter of the late Leo F. and Jean Grenier Murphy.  She graduated with the Class of 1970 from Boonville Central School.  Colleen was employed as a receptionist for Dr. Vella’s dental practice and also Shoemaker’s Dry Cleaners, both of Boonville. Colleen was married to Glenn J. Bedore, later the couple was divorced.  


Colleen was known for her vast array of knowledge and trivia.  She was an avid reader, and enjoyed crossword puzzles and word searches but Jeopardy was her forte. She could also let you know the name of that song and who the artist was, she loved all music. Time spent with her children and grandchildren is what Colleen cherished.  Her grandchildren will carry fond memories of all of the board and card games played with her.  


Colleen had an unbreakable bond and loyalty to her family and friends.  She is survived by her children:  Jennifer L. Bedore (James W. Lint, Jr.) Rome, Nicole L. (James M.) Podkowka, Boonville, Jeffrey S. (Kayla M.) Kelly, Boonville; Grandchildren: Riley and Madison Podkowka, Nicolas R. Ceravolo, Isabella and Grace Kelly; her sisters:  Anita (Frank) Karpinski, Therese (Ken) Stabb, Cathleen (David) Ward, Sue (James) Snyder;  beloved nieces and nephews, great nieces and great nephews; a special Uncle and Aunt Aubrey (Irene) Grenier and their family.  She was predeceased by brothers: Dennis and Timothy Murphy, an infant sister Maureen Murphy, and by her granddaughter Abigail Kelly.  


Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 10, at 10:00 am at St. Mary’s Church, Constableville, with Rev. Lawrence Marullo officiating.  Interment will follow in Boonville Cemetery.  Calling hours will be held on Friday from 3-8 pm at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., 143 Schuyler St. Boonville.  Donations of food may be dropped off at Freddy’s Diner on Saturday from 10:00 am on.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, New York 13502.


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