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Barbara Pingrey Pernat
BRADENTON, Fla. — Barbara Pingrey Pernat, 97, of Bradenton and Sarasota, Fla., passed away of natural causes July 27, 2014, surrounded by loved ones. She lived in New York in West Fort Ann, Oneonta, Cooperstown, Ovid and Seneca Falls before moving to Bradenton, Fla.
Mrs. Pernat was born Jan. 3, 1917, in Glens Falls, N.Y. She was the daughter of Silas Eugene Pingrey and Flora Clements (Batchelder) Pingrey of West Fort Ann, Glens Falls and Cooperstown, N.Y. She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Marion Alice (Pingrey) Wills.
She graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1934, and Oneonta Teacher Training School (now SUNY Oneonta) in 1937. She taught in several schools within New York state. Prior to her retirement, she was a first grade teacher in South Seneca Central School, in Ovid and Interlaken, N.Y.
She loved traveling, organic gardening, flowers and genealogy research. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and The Founders and Patriots of America with ancestors dating back to early settlers who arrived in the New England colonies in 1632.
She is survived by a son, John Pernat of Averill Park, N.Y.; daughters Judith Chandler of Sarasota, Fla., and Nancy E. Brown of Lorton, Va.; granddaughter, Amelia Chandler (Terrence) Smith of Sarasota, Fla.; nephew, Erwin A. (Doris) Wills of Venice, Fla., and Lake George, N.Y.; and several great-nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held in October 2014 at Oneco Methodist Church in Bradenton, Fla.
Published on  August 28, 2014
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