Lillian Ann Cairns

Lillian Ann Cairns, 91, of Bovina Center, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2023.

Born on January 30, 1932, in Laurens, NY, She was the daughter of the late Andrew and Beatrice (Crandall) Sabedra. Ann was a graduate of Laurens Central School and State Teachers College in Oneonta.

Ann was very involved in the Bovina Center community. She was a local caterer, owning and operating Cairns Catering, and was a founding member of the Open Door, Inc. in Delhi, a non-profit for Delaware County families.  She was a 4 H Leader and the local Avon lady, treasurer for the Bovina Fire Company as well as being very active at St James Church especially during the annual flea market.

Mrs. Cairns was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Leonard J. Cairns.

She is survived by three children: John (Nancy) Cairns of Saratoga Springs, Margi (Scott) Reither of Farmville, NC and Jeffrey (Heather) Cairns of Wallingford, VT; grandchildren: Zachary, Michael, Morgan, Meagan and Linden, Madison (Mark), parents of her  great-granddaughter: Aurora and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Lillian was the oldest of eight. Her living siblings include Patricia, Andrea, and Butch, and she was predeceased by Shirley, Pete, Bobby, and Sandy.

Friends and relatives are invited to call from 1-2PM followed by a celebration of Ann’s life at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 11, 2023, at St. James Church at Lake Delaware, 55 Lake Delaware Drive, Delhi, NY 13753.

Contributions in memory of Ann may be made to the “Cairns Memorial Scholarship Fund” at St James Church.

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