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Eleanor D. Hallock, 89; With Husband, Ran Old Mill Antique Shop

IN MEMORIAM: Eleanor D. Hallock, 89;

With Husband, Ran Old Mill Antique Shop

Eleanor D. Hallock

ONEONTA – Eleanor Donohue Hallock, who operated the Old Mill Antique Shop in Portlandville in 1987-2005, passed away Nov. 29, 2019, in Oneonta after an illness.

She was born on Nov. 1, 1930, in Hell’s Kitchen in Manhattan, daughter of Thomas Donohue and Kathryn Cantwell.

She grew up at St. Mark’s Place, Brooklyn and graduated from St. Mark’s High School in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where she was senior class president.

Virginia Martindale, 93; 7 Offspring Survive Portlandville Resident

IN MEMORIAM:  Virginia Martindale, 93;

7 Offspring Survive Portlandville Resident

Virginia Martindale

PORTLANDVILLE – Virginia Winsor Martindale of Portlandville, 93, peacefully passed on Oct. 11, 2019, at Fox Nursing Home with loving family at her side.

Virginia was born on Oct. 16, 1925, in Oneonta, and was the daughter of Genevieve Deane Winsor and Gilbert Daniel Winsor.

She spent her childhood on the Winsor homestead in Portlandville, established in the mid-1800s.

Anita Marie McChesney, 56; Devoted Nature Photographer Helped Run In Family Business
IN MEMORIAM

Anita Marie McChesney, 56;

Devoted Nature Photographer

Helped Run Family’s Business

Anita Marie McChesney

PORTLANDVILLE – Anita Marie McChesney, 56, Portlandville, devoted to operating her family’s business, Mount Vision Garden Center, while becoming dedicated nature photographer, passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at Albany Medical Center following her struggle with breast cancer.

Anita was born May 14, 1962, in Oneonta. Shortly thereafter, her parents moved to New Jersey where she spent the first 15 years of her life. The family then moved to Mount Vision, where they established the Mount Vision Garden Center.

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