Date of Birth August 6, 1929
Date Deceased September 1, 2021
Hometown Arkport
Home State N.Y.
Service Date September 17, 2021
Service Time 10:30 a.m.
Service Location Arkport Presbyterian Church
Interment Location Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport

Edith C. Piatt

ARKPORT – Edith Piatt, age 92 of Arkport passed away peacefully Wednesday (Sep. 1, 2021) at Updyke’s Willow Ridge in Hornell where she received wonderful and compassionate care.

Edith was born in Queens Village, Long Island on August 6, 1929, daughter of the late Frederick and Helen (Schultz) Ross. She was also predeceased by her husband of 68 years, James D. Piatt, her one sister, Dorothy Shay, and son-in-law, Ron Acciari.

Edith is survived by her brother, Frederick (Barb) Ross; seven children, Catherine (Dan) Baschmann, Susan Acciari, James (Colleen) Piatt, Steven (Mercedes) Piatt, David (Jenni) Piatt, Robert (Anna Marie) Piatt, Bill (Suzanne) Piatt; 13 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren

Edith worked for Household Finance Corp. in Manhattan and Seattle as a secretary/bookkeeper. After raising her family, she worked part time for six years at Arkport Central School. She was a long time member of the Arkport Presbyterian Church serving as a Trustee, Deacon and assisting with the MOPS program. She was a dedicated participant in the Ladies Saturday morning Bible Study and Prayer Group. She was committed to visiting the sick and driving for Faith in Action with her husband.

Edith was a member of Wise Wives and Home Bureau, and enjoyed quilting, gardening, reading, bowling, round and square dancing, and family “get togethers.” She was a dedicated and loving wife, mother, and sister whom always welcomed friends and family into her home, and for decades was affectionately recognized throughout the village taking nightly walks arm in arm with her husband, Jim.

To honor her wishes there will be no calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to join her family at the Arkport Presbyterian Church, 15 Main St., Arkport for a “Celebration of Edith’s Life” at 10:30 a.m. Friday (Sept. 17, 2021) with Pastor Bruce Incze officiating. Those attending will kindly be asked to wear a face mask. Thank you for understanding. Private interment will be in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Arkport Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 6, Arkport, NY 14807. Envelopes for memorial contributions will be available at the church.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc. 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to assist Edith’s family with the arrangements.

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3 Responses

  1. Edith was a wonderful lady i enjoyed spending time with her at updykes. Im truley gonna miss the hugs every day before starting my shift.we are all gonna miss her so much. hugs, thoughts and prayers to her family.

  2. With Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Your mom was a very classy woman and always had a smile on her face. I hope your wonderful memories of her will ease your sorrow. May she rest in peace.

  3. Edith belonged to Park Patches Quilt Guild with me. The Arkport girls, Edith, Judy and Rosemary, made lovely items and were so much fun. Years ago I lived in Almond and thru Cathy I also met Jim. What wonderful couple. They always said hello and will be missed!

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