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Loretta A. Erdner

Loretta A. Erdner

1934 - 2017

Loretta A. Erdner, 83, of Seymour St., went to be with the Lord on October 8, 2017, at Hospice of Jefferson County at the Ellis Farm.

Loretta was born September 18, 1934, in Watertown, NY, daughter of Secondo and Angelina Depoto Bocciolatt. She graduated from Watertown High School in 1953. Loretta worked briefly for the New York Telephone Company.

She married Joseph O. Erdner on August 18, 1956, at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Joseph Francor officiating.

Loretta was a devout catholic, attending mass daily. She was a communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society, a Eucharistic Minister and Director of Religious Education for many years. She completed a formation for ministry with the Diocese of Ogdensburg. Loretta was a member of the Legion of Mary, founded the Third Order of St. Francis in Watertown and was a member of Home Bureau.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, writing poetry, cooking and serving her community. Loretta authored a book ‘A Companion on my Journey’.

Surviving besides her husband Joseph, of sixty one years, are; three sons, Mike (Sue), Adams, Jim (Cheryl) Huntsville, Alabama, Paul (Terri), Watertown, a daughter, Kathy Mancini, Watertown, a sister Carol (David) Nims, Watertown, ten grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Her daughter Jan Marie Erdner died before her.

Calling hours will be Friday from 4-7 pm at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home, Inc. A prayer service will be held Saturday at 9:15 am at the funeral home with a 10 am funeral mass at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Jonas Tandayu officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham Street, Watertown, NY 13601. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.


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Sending condolences, thoughts and prayers to the Erdner family. Will always remember Loretta and her work at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart and a good friend.

    Don, Kathy and Patrick Vincent

By Kathy Vincent on 10 13, 2017


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Dear Erdner family,
Very sorry to read of Loretta’s passing.  My heart goes out to you, she was a very dear and beautiful friend .so many memories of our heart to heart talks over a cup of tea in her cozy kitchen. You are all in my prayers. An old Seymour Street neighbor. Dot Bent Graf

By Dorothy Bent Graf on 10 12, 2017


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Joe sorry to here of Loretta passing. Our thoughts and prayers our with you and your family.
Pat & Marie Biondolillo

By Pat&Marie; Biondolillo on 10 12, 2017


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To The Erdner Family: I was saddened to learn of Mrs. Erdner’s passing. She had such a strong Faith and always believed in the good in people.Her smile could light up the world! Heaven just received another Angel.

By Tina Foti on 10 12, 2017


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To the entire Erdner family, My wife and I are so sorry for Loretta’s passing. Its been years since I’ve seen her, but what she accomplished as a wife, mother and stalwart of the catholic church is something all of you should be proud of. Now God needs her skills in heaven!  Bless all of you.

By Steve Laverty on 10 11, 2017


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please accept our sincere sympathy in the passing of Loretta, she was such a sweet lady,our hearts & prayers go out to all the family.she will be dearly missed…

By ted and mary robare on 10 10, 2017


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Our condolences to the entire family. I have many great memories of Mrs Erdner as a kid growing up on the north side and going to school with all the kids. A wonderful woman that will be sorely missed.
Craig and Dar
Raleigh, NC

By Craig S Jennings on 10 10, 2017


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Our hearts go out to the Erdner Family.  Loretta was such a wonderful woman and her love for God made her even more special.  She was truly a person who showed that love from her welcoming smile, to her little chats to her warm embraces.  May she rest in peace and keep all in heaven smiling.

By Liz and Bruce Daugherty on 10 10, 2017


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My condolences to the Erdner family.  Loretta and I were in the same class for Formation for MInistry.  She was always a sweet and dedicated lady.  I know she will be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

By Arlene Hall on 10 10, 2017


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our prayers and thoughts for her and the family. she was a beautiful woman. rest in peace with the lord

By michael and annette oddi on 10 10, 2017


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Mike, Jim and family, I am very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

By Larry Greene on 10 10, 2017


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Dear Erdner family, so sorry to hear of your loss.  Mrs. Erdner was such a great lady.  She will be missed.  Take care.

By Julie Rowe Call on 10 10, 2017


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Aunt Loretta, and Uncle Joe were like a second set of parents for me and were very close to my family and I.
I will miss visiting were her each summer.
Uncle Joe, Aunt Loretta is now with her parents, sisters, and brothers in heaven watch over us down here.
I know that grandma and mom, have spoken to me, and I am sure that I will be hearing from Aunt Loretta too.
I pray that the Lord will comfort you all during this time that you celebrate Aunt Loretta’s life, and know that we will one day see here again.

By John & Diane Niewieroski on 10 09, 2017


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Joe & Family,

Very sorry to read of Loretta’s passing. May HE wrap HIS arms around all of you at this time and give you PEACE.

Barb Stress-Claytor
Tucson, AZ.

By Barb Stress-Claytor on 10 09, 2017


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Rest in peace Mrs. Erdner.  Thank you for being my sponsor for confirmation.  I’ll never forget you.

By Kelly Grey on 10 09, 2017


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Joe:  Sorry to read of the loss of your wife.  The Lord bless your family during this time…..Rod

By Rod Tidd on 10 09, 2017


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Loretta was a wonderful person and a great friend.  My condolences to Joe and the family.  May she rest in peace.

By Fr. Mark McDonald, MSC on 10 09, 2017


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