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Sunday November 21st, 2021
12:00pm - 4:00pm

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Berdella A. Smith, "Honey"

Berdella A. Smith, "Honey" of Grahamsville, NY, passed away on Saturday, October 30, 2021. She was 92 years old. Berdella was born on April 6, 1929 in Middleburgh, NY; she was the daughter of Daniel and Beatrice (Edwards) VanDyke.

Berdella graduated from Middleburgh Central School and furthered her education at Ulster County Community College where she earned an Associate’s Degree in Science. She was a civilian employee for the Department of Corrections and retired after 30 years of service from the Eastern Correctional Facility. Following her retirement, she went onto work for the Town of Wawarsing where she was the secretary to the Supervisor where she remained for 18 years. Berdella was a friend to everyone she met, kind, and fun loving. She will be deeply missed.

In addition to her parents, Berdella was predeceased by her brother, Lawrence VanDyke.

She is survived by her daughter, Linda Fredenburgh; her granddaughter, Kimberly Costa and her husband Fernando, their children, Colby, Jordan and Craig; granddaughter, Stacey Fredenburgh and her children, Virginia and Terri; grandson, Ronald Fredenburgh and his daughter, Shyanne; grandson, Daniel Fredenburgh and his daughter Adina; nephew, Bruce; nieces, Nancy, Beth, Sue, Debbie, Diane and Denise. Also surviving are many dear friends that Berdella held close to her heart.

A luncheon will be held from 12:00 to 4:00 pm on Sunday, November 21st at Unity Hall, Napanoch

Memorial contributions may be made in Berdella’s name to the Wounded Warrior Project or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Berdella Smith, please visit our flower store.


The nicest person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

Scott C Carlsen Dec 2 2021 8:54 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Berdella Smith

Jennings family Nov 15 2021 12:42 PM

We are very saddened to hear that Honey has passed. We are thinking of you.
With deepest sympathy,

Jim and Rene Terwilliger and family

Angela Mueller Nov 11 2021 5:58 PM

I have known Berdella all my life growing up in Napanoch ….She definitely was one of the kindest and most friendly people to all that knew her!!!! Loved visiting with her when she would attend our church functions… always had a huge smile on her face!!!! Definitely a deep loss for her family and many friends throughout the community and beyond !!! Our deepest sympathies and blessings to you all..♥️🙏

Sue & Steve Horwath Nov 7 2021 3:57 PM

I'm so sorry for your loss. Honey was one in a million. She will be sadly missed

Iris McDole Nov 7 2021 9:36 AM

Sorry for your loss.

June McCombs and Family

J. McCombs Nov 6 2021 1:45 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Berdella Smith

Tara Damms Nov 6 2021 2:33 AM

Worked with Berdella at Eastern for many years. One of the finest ladies I have had the privilege to know. Rest in peace Berdella. Our sincerest sympathies to her family. Walter and Candice Christian Mantone.

walter Mantone Nov 6 2021 2:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Berdella Smith

Teresa Viglione Nov 5 2021 6:26 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Berdella Smith

Mr. & Mrs. Zweck Nov 5 2021 6:20 AM

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