A native of Granby, she lived in the Volney and Fulton areas most of her life. She graduated in 1944 from Oswego Normal School where she received her teaching certificate. She taught kindergarten at Port Byron Elementary School in Port Byron and concluded her 34 year teaching career at Moses DeWitt Elementary School in DeWitt.
She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Fulton, Kayendatsyona Chapter of D.A.R., Fulton Women’s Club, A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary where she volunteered in the snack bar for many years, various bridge clubs, N.Y.S. Retired Teachers Association and Oswego State Alumni Association.
She enjoyed playing golf, starting at the age of 65, and was a member of various golf leagues and was an avid bridge player.
She traveled to Ireland and Switzerland and resided in Bonita Beach, Fla. during the winter months.
She was predeceased by her twin brother, Daniel Hudson; brother, Verner Hudson; sister, Sally Wilcox; and sister-in-law, Jean MacDougall.
Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Fay Fanning of Volney; children, Fred (Elaine) Fanning of Northampton, Mass. and Mary Ellen (Bob) Guyette of Volney; grandchildren, Kelly and Carson Fanning, Amy (Phil) Ilardi and Scott and Jeffrey Guyette; great-grandson, Colton Ilardi; siblings, Harriet Rowell of Westdale and Henry (Beverly) Hudson of Granby; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 3 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay Street, Fulton with services immediately following. Rev. Mark Kimpland will officiate.
Contributions may be made to The Kara Fund, 5827 Augsburg Circle, East Syracuse, NY 13057.