Yvonne Grace Harrington Saxman Palmitesso, 75, of Oswego, died peacefully at her home March 1, 2013.
She was born in Oswego to the late Dorr and Irma (Caster) Harrington. She was a lifetime resident of Oswego. She received her licensed practical nurse certification from Memorial Hospital, Syracuse, NY. She worked as an activities director with Harr-Wood Nursing Home, Oswego, NY.
She was an active participant in the Dexterville Seventh Day Adventist Church, Dexterville. She loved to bird watch and care for them. She also enjoyed gardening and constructing Adirondack Furniture.
She is survived by her children, Sherry Franke of Oswego, Joy Ahles of Camillus, and Barry Saxman of Florida; siblings, Donna Jenson of Oswego, Joanne Scutti of Florida, Christine Mayer of Oswego, and Lloyd Harrington of Mexico; eight grandchildren, Morgan, Amanda, Cory, Victoria, Shaina, Jessica, and Andrea; and several nieces and nephews and cousins. She was also survived by her faithful companion Calais.
Funeral services and burial will be held privately. Sugar & Scanlon Funeral Home, Oswego, has care of the arrangements.