Lillian Mellon

Lillian MellonLillian Jean Mellon, 82, of Rushville died at 12:57 p.m. Oct. 20, 2011, at her home.

She was born July 19, 1929, in Sloatsburg, N.Y., a daughter of Ellwood and Lillian Walton Fredericks. She married Richard Mellon on July 19, 2002. He preceded her in death on March 20, 2003.

She also was preceded in death by one brother, Clifford Fredericks.

Surviving are two sisters, her twin Charlotte Buel of Villa Grove and Elaine (and Robert) Crane of Rushville; and several nieces and nephews.

She worked as a telephone operator, waitress and bartender in Suffern, N.Y., and was a school bus driver for the Ramapo Valley Bus Company in Ramapo, N.Y., retiring in 1989.

She was of the Methodist faith.

There will be no services. Cremation has been accorded. Wood Funeral Home in Rushville was in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Cass-Schuyler Area Hospice.

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Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 10/26/2011