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Gertrude Stephens, Ex-Ossining Resident, Dies

OSSINING, N.Y. - Former Ossining resident Gertrude M. Stephens died March 19 in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. She was 89.

The daughter of George and Anna Burke, she was born in Briarcliff Manor on June 7, 1922. Stephens was a former employee of Reader's Digest and member of the Ossining United Methodist Church. In 1985, she retired to Wappinger Falls, N.Y.

She is survived by her son George W. Stephens of Owensboro, Ky., five grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Stephens was predeceased by her brothers Edward, Irwin "Joe" and William. Her husband of 59 years, William Stephens, predeceased her on April 11, 1999.

Visiting hours will be held at Dorsey Funeral Home in Ossining on Wednesday from 5 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home, followed by interment at Dale Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ossining Methodist Church, 1 Emwilton Place, Ossining, NY 10562.

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