Marion Louise Huddleston, 104, of Philadelphia

Marion Louise Huddleston, 104, of Philadelphia

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Philadelphia - Marion Louise Huddleston, 104, of Philadelphia Court Apartments, passed away, Saturday evening, March 2, 2019 at Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, NY.

Born September 18, 1914 in Domville, Greenville County, Province of Ontario, Canada, she was a daughter of William Cabourn and Bertha Victoria Kingston Smith. She was a high school graduate and attended Watertown School of Commerce.

Her family came to the United States with a sleigh and horse, crossing the ice of the St. Lawrence River in 1924 to Theresa, NY. Then she moved to Black River in 1944, returned to Theresa in 1972, and has resided in Philadelphia since 1984 to present date.

In 1932 she married Walter Sherman Tilley, he died in April of 1963. Then she married Donald Huddleston in February of 1970, he died in July of 1974.

For many years Marion was a retail clerk at Empsall’s Department Store, Watertown, NY.

Survivors include two daughters and two sons-in-law, Betty and George Eassa, Calcium, NY and Suzanne and Darwin Queary, Spring Hill, FL; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; sixteen great-great-grandchildren.

She is predeceased by two brothers, William Frederick Smith and E. Gordon Smith, two sisters, Lois Cook and Dorothy Cooke, and a step-brother, Bill Smith.

At 104 years, she touched many peoples lives in the North Country and will be missed by many.

A Memorial Service will be 2 pm Friday, March 8, 2019 at Frederick Bros. Funeral Home, Theresa, NY, with Rev. Toby Shilling, officiating. Spring burial will be in Sanford Corners Cemetery, Calcium, NY.

Calling hours will be 12-2 pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

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