Bernice E. Ford of Middletown, passed away on Monday January 7, 2018 at her home. She was 94.
The daughter of the late Ward and Bertha Freese VanLoan, she was born on January 13, 1924 in East Jewitt, New York.
Bernice was the widow of the Rev. Newton B. Ford who preceded her in death. High School sweethearts, they were married when Newton was on furlough during WWII. While Newton served overseas, Bernice worked in a clothing factory supporting the War effort.
Bernice assisted her late husband and played the organ in the various Churches Rev. Ford served, including those in Callicoon, Fremont Center, Hankins, North Branch, Grahamsville, Highland Mills, Mountainville and Stamford, New York. Bernice was an avid music box collector.
Survivors include her daughter Nadine S. Bravo and her husband Joseph of Central Valley and her son Neil R. Ford of Pine Bush. Her grandchildren Christine Wood and her husband Eric; Cynthia Ladanyi and her husband Christopher and Catherine White and her husband Nicholas. Her great-grandchildren Ryan Wood and Ethan Ladanyi. She is also survived by three nephews.
A Remembrance Service will be held on Saturday January 26, 2019 from 12:30-1 P.M. at the Highland Mills United Methodist Church 654 Route 32 Highland Mills, N.Y. Immediately following the service all are invited to share memories in the church community room from 1-2 P.M.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Highland Mills United Methodist Church Food Pantry at 654 Route 32 Highland Mills, N.Y. 10930.
Arrangements by Ralston-Lippincott-Hasbrouck-Ingrassia Funeral Home, Inc. 343-6023 or www.ocfuneralhomes.com.