CLYDE - Mabel P. Anstee, 85, of Clyde, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday (June 14) after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday (June 18) at Maranatha Baptist Church, 8721 Travell Rd, Lyons, NY, from 12-2pm. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2pm at the church. A private burial will be in Rose Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to Lifetime Care Hospice c/o Lifetime Care Donations, 3111 S. Winton Rd., Henrietta NY 14623.
Mabel was born on May 3, 1929, in Pennsylvania to Martin and Cora Powell. She graduated from Phelps High School and attended Roberts and Wesleyan College. She worked as a secretary at the Commercial Building in Newark before marrying the love of her life on April 5, 1952. She recently celebrated 62 years of marriage with her husband Irwin (Corky) Anstee, of Clyde. She was a loyal N.Y. Yankees fan; she enjoyed cheering on the team and especially "her boy" Derek Jeter #2. Mabel was a wonderful housewife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved to cook, bake and to entertain. She could always be heard singing softly while she worked. She and her husband Corky volunteered at and entertained musically the residents of the Wayne County Nursing Home for over 25 years as well as those at the Demay Center, the Armstrong Living Center and at Vienna Gardens. Mabel was a member of the Sunnyside Baptist Church in North Rose for over 50 years where she taught Sunday school, participated in the music ministry, served in the nursery and on the hospitality committee. Mabel and Corky are currently members of the Maranatha Baptist Church in Lyons and she continued to speak of her Savior's love and to sing His praises until the end.
Besides her husband, Mabel is survived by five children, Steven (Adeline) Anstee of Arkport, NY, Ruth (Tim) Murphy of Walton, Cheryl (Eric) Rasbeck of Savannah, Noreen (Scott) McLouth of Savannah, James Anstee of Clyde; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother Harold (Barbara) Powell of Port Byron; sister-in-law Emmogene (Clarence) Powell of North Rose; many nieces and nephews. She also leaves two adoptive grandchildren, Amanda Jackson Pundt of Seneca Falls and Eli Battaglia of Lyons.
She was predeceased by her parents and 13 siblings.
The family wishes to say a special thank you to her hospice caregivers, Nicole Murray and Sharon Bates for the loving care they gave to her over the past few months.
Arrangements by Pusateri-Canolesio Funeral Home, Clyde NY. Visit www.pusateri funerals.com.