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IN MEMORIAM: Mea Grace Stoecklin, 8;

Born With Sanfillipo, Genetic Syndrome

Mae Grace Stoecklin

LAURENS – Mea Grace Stoecklin, 8, passed away at home on Sept. 24, 2019, peacefully in her sleep.

She was born Dec. 29, 2010, in Cooperstown.  Mea was born with Sanfilippo, a genetic syndrome.

Her life was full with an abundance of love. Mea’s large, bright smile could light up the room. She was always happy and laughing.

Mea is survived by her parents, Brooke S. Stoecklin and Nathan M. Hitchcock; a half-sister, Allie Lauria; grandparents, Jim and Jill Stoecklin, Beth Kilts, Donald Hitchcock and Kelly Clark; great-grandparents, John L. Smith and Rocco and Louise Lauria; aunts and uncles, Morgan Stoecklin, Ryan Hitchcock, Jenna Muir, Erik Lauria, Cody Burghart; her caregiver, Traci O’Dennell; many cousins, extended family members and friends.

She was predeceased by her great-grandparents, Polly Smith, Felipe and Jacqueline Balbuena, Thomas and Regina Stoecklin; uncle, Roger Smith; and a dear friend, Kay-Lynn Parkers.

Calling hours will be 4 to 6 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 29, at the Lewis, Hurley & Pietrobono Funeral Home, Oneonta.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at the United Methodist Church in Milford, with the Rev. Sylvia Barrett officiating. The family asks that all wear something purple, the awareness color of Sanfilippo.

Interment will follow in the Davenport Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Team Sanfilippo, Springbrook, or Friends of Bassett Tribute Fund.

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