Petersburgh – Ella M. Sweener Amidon, 88, died Sunday, July 14, 2019 at the Bennington Health & Rehabilitation Center, Born in Stephentown on February 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late Louis N. and Florence D. Moon Sweener.
Ella attended Berlin Central School and later in her life in 1995 returned to Troy High School to earn her high school diploma.
She was employed by Robert Reis Undergarment and W.J. Cowee, Inc. both in Berlin, Bennington Convalescent Center, Berkshire Farm in Caanan as a nurse’s aide and was a nanny for Dr. Charles Salem and Dr. Sarah Dahl, both of Bennington, VT.
Ella was a member of the Cherry Plain Community Christian Church and enjoyed reading and crocheting. She was also a member of the Berlin, Stephentown, Petersburgh and Grafton Senior Citizens and the Berlin American Legion Ladies Auxiliary.
She was the wife of the late Howard G. Amidon who died in 1998; beloved mother of Charles J. (Sharon) Amidon of Forsyth, MO and Howard G. (Bonnie) Amidon, Jr. of Petersburgh; grandmother of Brad and Brian Amidon, April Larabee, Elizabeth, Jason, Howard III and Stephen Amidon; great-grandmother of Marcus and Stacey Larabee and Austin Bortell; sister of Nelson W. “Pete” Sweener of Troy, Anna C. Geraldi of New Lebanon, Arthur D. Sweener of Alabama and the late James F. Sweener and Gladys I. Martinson. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service was held Wednesday, July 17 at the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh with a calling hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Petersburgh Volunteer Fire Dept., PO Box 190, Petersburgh, NY 12138 or to the Petersburgh Rescue Squad, PO Box 164, Petersburgh, NY 12138.
Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.