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Marietta J. (Ferris) Bridger, 66, formerly of Worcester and Fly Creek, passed away Dec. 30, 2015, at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.
She was born Nov. 6, 1949, in Poughkeepsie, the daughter of Emerson and Mary (Thompson) Ferris.
Marietta grew up in Worcester. She graduated from Worcester Central School and nursing school.
She was a LPN at Bassett Medical Center and the former Meadows Nursing Home (Otsego Manor), retiring in 2012.
She married David Bridger Sr. in January of 1979.
In her youth, Marietta enjoyed horses and horse back riding. She was a devoted mother, who loved driving her daughter around Central New York for various sporting events.
She was predeceased by her husband, David on Aug. 10, 2013; parents and brother, Alonzo “Lon” Ferris.
She is survived by her daughter, Emera Bridger Wilson and husband, Ian of Syracuse and their son, Alexander Wilson; stepsons, David Bridger Jr. of Cobleskill and Steven Bridger of Oneonta; a step- grandson, Kyle Bridger; two brothers, Thomas Ferris and wife, Jeanne of Byron, Minnesota and Emerson Ferris of San Diego, California; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and close friends.
There will be no calling hours.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Jan. 8, at the Heller & Skinner Funeral Home, 155 Main St., Worcester, with the Rev. Elizabeth Tesi, pastor of St. John’s Norwood Parish in the state of Maryland, officiating. Burial will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Worcester.
Donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Online condolences may be sent to www.hellerskinnerfh.com.
Published on  January 7, 2016
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