Varley worked at the biology department at the University of Buffalo. She also worked at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy.
She was an active community literacy volunteer in both Tarrytown and Niskayuna, tutoring and holding other responsibilities during a 25-year period.
She also volunteered for the food pantry at Schenectady Inner City Ministries.
Survivors include several cousins.
Funeral arrangements will be private.
Jones Funeral Home, Schenectady, is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind, 611 Granite Springs Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
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