Candace Gehringer–Hughes 1944-2019
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Candace (Candy) Gehringer-Hughes, 75, of Whitesboro, NY, the matriarch of our family, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Waterville Residential Care Center. She was born February 20, 1944, in Utica, the daughter of the late George and Esther Terns Gehringer. Candy received her education at Sauquoit Valley High School and was employed by several area nursing home facilities and apartment building management firms until her retirement. Candy enjoyed working hard and caring for others, whose needs she always put before her own. She enjoyed her family, camping, travel & good food. Candy is survived by her seven children of whom she was extremely proud. They include three sons and daughters-in-law; Michael and Darlene Scott of Chadwicks, NY, James and Melissa Scott of Oxford, MS and John Hughes, Jr. & wife Jessica of Christiana, PA, four daughters and their spouses and partners; Leslie Scott-Malo & husband William of Northridge, CA, Jennifer Hughes and partner Paul Morton of Tualatin, OR, Corinne Hughes and wife Marsa Gleason of Newport, RI, and Alyson Hughes and partner Nicholas Arroyo of Athens, GA. Candy has ten grandchildren; Cassandra, Jennifer, Cheyenne, Kaila, Sierra, Tyler, Ethan, Christian, Lexi and Ellis, and five great-grandchildren; Alyssa, Chaz, Lilenyx, Danny & Dylan. Candy is also survived by her two sisters and brothers-in-law Marcia and Robert Thomas of Waterville, NY and Karen & Ed Wheeler of Waterville, NY and many special nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was predeceased by her brother David Gehringer, sister Patrica “Dub” Gehringer, and Candy’s long-time partner of 20 years, Donald Lambert. Per her request, in lieu of flowers, kindly consider donations to Sauquoit Valley Friends & Neighbors 2348 Main Street Clayville NY 13322 or the American Red Cross.
Services will be at the convenience of the family under the direction of the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St. Sauquoit.
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