Carrie Stepien Eddy

Carrie Stepien Eddy, 92, of Ripley, N.Y., passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sept. 3, 2019.

She was born Jan. 28, 1927, in Buffalo, N.Y., to the late Casmire and Catherine (Mol) Stepien.

Carrie moved to Ripley, N.Y. after her marriage to Everett Eddy on Aug. 19, 1946. She worked for several years at the Pentagon as a U.S. Army civil service employee during World War II.

After moving to Ripley, she worked in the family business of ELEDDY and Sons while raising her eight children. Carrie was a member of the Ripley United Methodist Church. She was active on the UMV Women’s board for many years until becoming ill.

Carrie enjoyed traveling, cooking, baking, nature, and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Also, she was known for her kindness, never turning anyone in need away, and for her love of children.

Her survivors include her sister, Louise (Tim) Jones of Buffalo, N.Y.; her children, Dennis Eddy of Portville, N.Y., Donald (Julie) of Ripley, N.Y., Mary Lou (Duane) Eddy-Embury of Orwigsburg, Pa., Dr. Barbara Eddy-Stewart (Robert Love) of McAllen, Texas, Joan (Keith) Eddy-Wanner of Jupiter, Fla., James (Diane) Eddy of Harborcreek, Pa., and Grace (John) Eddy-Bliley of Erie, Pa. She is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Carrie was preceded in death by her husband, Everett Eddy; son, Timothy James; sister, Regina Kocecki; brothers: Chet, Edward, Joseph and Stanley Stepien; and grandson, Dennis Eddy, Jr.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Carrie’s funeral service on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. in the Ripley United Methodist Church of Ripley, N.Y., and may call at the Mathews Funeral Home, 104 W. Main St., Ripley, on Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 from 5-7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations, in Carrie’s memory, may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 381056, telephone number 1-800-805-5856, or at www.stjude.org.

All arrangements have been entrusted to Michael R. Fantauzzi, Director.