Ethel M. (Simonds) Larrabee

Mrs. Larrabee

Ethel M. (Simonds) Larrabee, age 91, of Johnstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Amsterdam.

She was born on October 10, 1926, in Johnstown, a daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Hayes) Simonds.

Ethel was employed at several local glove factories for many years. She also managed the Valley of the Winds Campsite and the Timberlake Blueberry Farm. Mrs. Larrabee enjoyed family time, playing cards, visiting the casino and indulging in an occasional scratch-off ticket.

She leaves behind her two daughters, MaryJane Yost Cook of St. Johnsville and Connie Yost Shelmandine (Jerry) of New Port Richey, Florida; two sons, Dennis Yost (Diane) of St. Johnsville and John Larrabee (Tammy) of Mayfield; and one brother, Joseph Simonds Jr. of Ephratah (her only surviving brother from a family of 14 siblings).

There will be no calling hours or funeral services.

A celebration of life gathering will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at 217 King Road, Dolgeville, New York.

Contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 East Main Street, Johnstown.

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