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Alfreda M. SAWDEY

October 16, 1955 — August 17, 2020

Alfreda M. SAWDEY, 64, of Wellsville, NY, formerly of Batavia, died Monday, August 17, 2020 in her home.

Born October 16, 1955, in Warsaw, she was the daughter of Alfred and Mary Ellwood Bigelow. On April 29, 1989, she married William E. “Bill” Sawdey, who predeceased her on October 1, 2013. A graduate of Warsaw High School, she worked in various factories and was last employed at the Batavia VA Hospital.

Surviving are: three sons, Brandon Sawdey of Silver Springs, Shannon (Sarah) Sawdey of Colorado, and Joe (April) Durkee of Alexander; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; four siblings, Terry Showns of Batavia, Dorothy (John) Dorvitt of Belfast, Edna Schramm of Batavia, and Norma Bigelow of Buffalo; nieces and nephews.

Friends are invited to a celebration of life on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 12:00 – 4:00 PM at Letchworth State Park, Castile entrance. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory. Arrangements are entrusted to Mulholland-Crowell Funeral Home, Wellsville, NY. Online condolences may be expressed at

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