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Barbara Bickford

February 26, 1936 — November 12, 2017

FORT EDWARD — Barbara Joan Bickford, 81, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Born on Feb. 26, 1936 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Ledwith and Beatrice (Mecier) Sawn.

On Sept. 23, 1956, Barb married Lawrence Bickford at the St. Mary's Church in Hudson Falls.

Barb worked for 25 years at Decora in Fort Edward as a secretary until her retirement. She enjoyed reading, camping, traveling to the Amish Country in Pennsylvania and taking rides through the country. Barb especially loved spending time with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Barb is predeceased by her grandson, Robbie Conley.

Left to cherish her memory include her husband of 61 years, Larry; her daughters, Kathy Conley and her husband, George, Karen Flores and her husband, Mike and Julie Terrio and her husband, Todd; her grandchildren, Nicole Conley, Krissy Flores, Téylyr Thadeio and her husband, Matthew, Hannah Terrio and Ethan Terrio; her great-grandchildren, Chloey Jansson, Alannah Flores and Brexton Thadeio; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward. To view Barb's Book of Memories and post online condolences, please visit

Funeral Mass will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, at St. Joseph Church in Fort Edward.

Burial will follow the funeral mass at St. Paul's Cemetery in Hudson Falls.

Memorial donations in Barb's memory can be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center c/o Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 126 South St. Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff in Tower 2 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

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