Mary Doreen Yerdon, 87, of Hermon died on November 25, 2013, at her home. Allen-Denesha Funeral Home, DeKalb Junction, is entrusted with arrangements. Calling hours will be Friday, November 29, 1-3 and 6-8pm at the funeral home. A funeral mass will be Saturday, November 30, 1pm at St. Marys Church, Canton. Father Douglas Lucia officiating, burial will follow in St. Henrys Cemetery, DeKalb Junction. Mary Doreen is survived by her children, Mary Ellen Caratsole, Hermon; Kathy (Dan) Robarge, Cicero; Nancy (Rob) Bovay, Hermon; Sue Fortin (Nunzio), Watertown; Deb (Jim) Waugh, Glen Falls; Joe Yerdon, Hermon; Rich (Sue) Yerdon, Westfield, MA; Julie (Patrick) Canavan, Queensbury; a sister, Kathleen Chase, Vernon, CT; 30 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren (was looking forward to the birth of 3 great grandchildren), several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by children Patricia Whitton, Michael Yerdon, Barbara Catone, brothers, Leo, Bernard and John Tiernan.
Mary Doreen was born on July 14, 1926 in Canton, the daughter of John and Adele Dowe Tiernan. She graduated from Hermon High School and then graduated from the A.B. Hepburn Hospital School of Nursing with a registered nursing degree. She married Carlton Yerdon on November 16, 1946 at St. Henrys Church; he died March 10, 1992. Mary retired from the St. Lawrence County Department of Social Services as a supervisor of the adoption unit. Previous to that she was a registered nurse at E.J. Noble Hospital, Gouverneur and the Gillette Nursing Home. She was parishioner at St. Henrys Church. Mary Doreen devoted her entire life to her family. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made at: www.allendeneshafuneralhome.com