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Sonja J. Blair

d. December 21, 2011

 Sonja J. (nee Cook) (Morganti) Blair

East Palmyra—Sonn entered into rest peacefully on Wednesday December 21, 2011 at Clifton Springs Hospital. 

        Come celebrate with familly and friends th life and times of Mamma Sonn.  Share food, beverage and stories on Saturday April 21, 2012 from 1 to 5 P.M. at the East Palmyra Fire Hall, East Palmyra, New York.

        Memorials in Sonn’s name may be directed to: Wayne County Humane Society, 1475 County House Rd, Lyons, NY 14489; YMCA Clifton Springs, Attn: Dave Hamilton, 5 Crane St., Clifton Springs 14432; East Palmyra Volunteer Fire Department, Attn: Neil Gates, P.O. Box 26, Palmyra, NY 14522; Finger Lakes Hematology & Oncology Center, 6 Ambulance Dr., Clifton Springs, NY 14432.

        Sonja was born September 6, 1942 in Hornell, the daughter of Paul and Barbara Symonds Cook.  She graduated from Newark High School, class of 1961 and the Finger Lakes Community College. In 2004, Sonja retired from (Mobil/Tenneco) Pactiv.  She was involved with the Wayne Country Dental Association, the Midlakes Eagle Football Boosters, The BOD of the Monday Night Duffers and was an elder at the East Palmyra Presbyterian Church.  Sonn was also an ombudsman for Wayne County Department of Aging and Youth, serving the DeMay Nursing Home.  She was also a strong supporter in the Care Giver Support Group. Sonn loved to play bridge, golf and enjoyed flower gardens, swimming and travel.

        She is survived by her daughter Kim A. Morganti of Rushville, sons Mark J. (Sharon) Morganti of Seattle, Jan M. (Julie Herendeen) Morganti of Gorham; step-children: Patricia A. (Jerry) Busby of Rushville, Deborah J (Valden) Weltzel of Middlesex, Mary (Roger) Soucie of Middlesex, Robert L. (Pamela) Blair of Clifton Springs, Michael (Karen Ressue) Blair of Phelps, and Augustus “Gus” (Tanja) Blair of Germany; grandchildren Giovanni and Vincent Morganti, Joseph Furdock, Krystal and Kara West, Terry Busby, Jessie Riddle, Emma Weltzel, Justin (Tracy) and Kevin (Kris) Blair, Patrick Blair and special grandchildren Jessica and Peggy Sue Soucie; great grandchildren: Austin, Megan, Skylar, Jayden, Jim and Logan;. a sister Marilyn Fletcher of Lyons; aunts: Beverly Symonds of Corning, Irena Lawson of Gang Mills, Bernice Cook of Painted Post and several cousin; a Godson Rodney Charles Fowler and caring nephew Christopher Fowler; several Blair nieces and nephews and three Morganti nieces (Michelle, Lisa and Terry); significant other George Craig and special people: Sharon Hogan, Mike Sweet, Bob DeLooze and John Bolser.

She was predeceased by her parents, husband Robert L. Blair, Sr., grandson Eric Weltzel, son-in-law Terry Busby, and first husband John J. Morganti.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

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