Date of Birth October 15, 1932
Date Deceased February 1, 2020
Hometown Hornell
Home State N.Y.
Interment Location Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport

Fernand J. “Fern” Estey

HORNELL-Fernand J. “Fern” Estey, 87, of The Woodlands Community, formerly of Arkport, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning (Feb. 1, 2020) at Elderwood at Hornell.

Born in New Brunswick, Canada on Oct. 15, 1932, she was a daughter of the late Gildas and Aurelie (Duval) Boucher. In 1950 she was married in Centerville, New Brunswick, Canada to Earl O. “Bud” Estey, who predeceased her on June 23, 2016, after 66 years of marriage. Besides her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by three sisters, Florence, Lydia and Diane; also two brothers, Andrew and John.

A resident of Arkport for 61 years, Fern has resided at The Woodlands Community in Hornell for about six and a half years.

She was employed as a cook for several restaurants including the former Coffee Cup and the Sunrise Restaurant in Dansville. Before she retired she was employed as a cook and a baker at Jenkins Farm Market in Arkport.

Fern loved her family and she especially enjoyed nature, flowers and birds. For many years she was a member of the Bishopville United Methodist Church.

Her loving family includes her three children, Jane Roselie (Neal) Estey-Harris of Black Mountain, N.C., Robert (Sandy) Estey of Watkins Glen, N.Y. and Richard Estey of Caledonia, N.Y.; four grandchildren, Marcy (Sam) Brubaker, Heather (Shane) McHale, Jennifer (Eric) Woodworth and Christopher (Holly) Estey; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, May Harrington of Houghton, Maine; also one brother, Leo Boucher of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Her family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Elderwood at Hornell for the wonderful care she received while she resided there.

The Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell is honored to serve the family of Fernand J. “Fern” Estey.

A funeral service will be held in her memory at the convenience of the family. Interment was in Heritage Hill Cemetery, Arkport.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in her memory to the Bishopville United Methodist Church, 8528 Bishopville Road, Arkport, N.Y. 14807.

Online condolences or remembrances of Fern are welcomed on the Facebook page of Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc.

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2 Responses

  1. Fern was already in her mid-70’s when we had the privilege of coming to know her. We found her to be a quiet, caring, loving person, genuinely concerned for the needs of others, including her late husband “Bud,” for whom she was care-giver for some years. May her family and friends find comfort in the God in whom she believed.

  2. Dear Bob, I am sorry to hear about your mom, she was a very nice woman. I especially remember our talks in Wegmans. We square danced with your mom and dad back in the day and they were a lot of fun.

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