Charlene Lee

Obituary of Charlene M. Lee

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BERNE – Charlene M. Lee, 85, passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021 at St. Peter’s Hospital. She was born on June 3, 1936 in Schoharie to the late Willard and Mabel Berner Hotaling. Charlene was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed playing cards, going to Bingo, and going to the casino. Charlene loved country music, especially Merle Haggard, George Jones, and Tammy Wynette. She also enjoyed dancing and singing, particularly yodeling. Her passion was spending time with her family. Charlene is survived by her son, Donald J. (Danielle) Lee; daughter-in-law, Deborah J. Lee; grandchildren, Jennifer Butler, Jarrod Lee, Brandon Lee, Brittni Tambasco, Kirstie Hahn, and Kayla Klob; great-grandchildren, Julea Burgess, Jeffrey Burgess, Raven Tambasco, Kenzie Lee, Hayden Hahn, Hudson Hahn, and Collins Smith; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Charlene was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth E. Lee on December 9, 2019; children, Kenneth D. Lee, Jenny Mae Lee, and Ricky E. Lee; siblings, Marion (Thomas Jr.) Loucks, Edith (Wally) McCoy, Georgianna (Choral) Yanson, Virginia (Howard) Borst, Ruthie (Mike) Funk, Willard “Buddy” (Florence) Hotaling, Edna (Martin) Wright, Julia (Donald) Clapper, and Alice (Daniel) Wainwright. Charlene has been cremated privately. Memorial calling hours will be Saturday, October 16th from 12 noon until 2 p.m. at A.J. Cunningham Funeral Home, 4898 State Route 81, Greenville. A memorial service will be conducted at 2 p.m. at the funeral home by Pastor Will Balta, followed by burial of the ashes of both Charlene and Kenneth in South Berne Cemetery. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to either the South Westerlo Congregational Christian Church, 282 County Route 405, Greenville, NY 12083, or the South Berne Congregational Christian Church, 101 Church Road, Berne, NY 12023 will be appreciated. Condolence page is available at ajcunninghamfh.com.
Saturday
16
October

Memorial Calling Hours

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States
Saturday
16
October

Memorial Service

2:00 pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021
A. J. Cunningham Funeral Home
4898 State Route 81
Greenville, New York, United States
518-966-8313

Burial of Ashes

South Berne Cemetery
Watertrough Road
South Berne, New York, United States
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