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Mildred M. Fey

Published on July 31, 2023

West Leyden- Mildred M. Fey, 84, widow of Leslie L., passed away after a brief illness on July 27, 2023.

Affectionately known as Mitzi, she was born in Oneida, on May 22, 1939, a daughter of Dayton G. and Catherine Cronin Mumford. She graduated from Rome Free Academy, with the Class of 1957.

After graduation, Mitzi was employed in the accounting department at Pettibone Corporation and later at Rome Cable. Her long term employment began in 1971, with New York Telephone, continuing her employment for thirty-one years, retiring in 2004 from NYNEX, after serving for many years as a customer service representative.

For many years, Mrs. Fey was also employed as bookkeeper for Fey Manufacturing Company, a family furniture manufacturing business founded in West Leyden, 1906, by her late husband’s family. Over a period of many years, Mitzi was also a caregiver for many family members and close friends.

On January 28, 1961, Mitzi was united in marriage with Leslie L. Fey, in Rome, NY. This was a blessed union of 59 years, until Mr. Fey passed away on January 24, 2020.

Mitzi is survived by her three daughters and their spouses; Laurie and Norbert Hardt, Lempster, NH, Shelly and Duane Gilmour, Sherrill, NY and Julie and Robert Kraeger, Constableville, NY and a daughter in law, Jacqueline Fey, of Nantucket, MA. She was predeceased by her son, Leslie L. Fey, II, on June 4, 2023. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and many other relatives.

Her Funeral will be on Thursday, August 10, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at Trainor Funeral Home, Inc., where Pastor David Corcoran, of the West Leyden Reformed Church will officiate. Interment will be in West Leyden Rural Cemetery. Calling hours are Thursday, August 10, from 11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to West Leyden Reformed Church, C/O 4546 Mud Lake Road, West Leyden, NY 13489.

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