Monica Bush 

Monica Bush

Monica Bush

ALTAMONT — “Monica Bush entered eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020,” her family wrote in a tribute.

She was a graduate of Cherry Valley High School, the State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, and SUNY Oneonta. She taught as a Family Consumer Science Teacher in South New Berlin, Schalmont, and Bethlehem Central School districts for 30 years.

“Retiring in 2013, Monica was able to spend the most valuable years of her life with her three grandchildren, making memories they will cherish for a lifetime,” her family wrote. “Monica’s most beloved hobby was to travel the world with her friends, family, and husband of 40 years.

“Some of the highlights of her trips were traveling to the Vatican on Easter Sunday; exploring the wonders of the West; meeting her nephew in Beijing and being able to walk the Great Wall of China; and cruising Alaska, Caribbean islands, the Mediterranean, and Panama Canal. However, her most loved travel destination was Puerto Plata. Monica was the go-to trip advisor for many family and friends. 

“Additional favorite activities included volunteering at the Altamont Fair, meals at Chris’s Chuck Wagon Diner, and Sunday dinners with family and friends. She will forever be remembered as the matriarch of many, but most of all her family and neighborhood.”


Monica Bush is survived by her husband, Wayde Bush, and her three children, Lynnette Flynn and her husband, Lawrence, Adriene Bush, and Wayde Bush; by her three loving grandchildren, Hayden, Garrett, and Connor; by her brothers, Daniel Ferrone and his wife, Colleen, and Aim Ferrone and his wife, Marilyn; by her sisters, Teresa Weber and her husband, Joseph, and Ginnette Schroeder and her husband, James; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her mother and father, Mildred and Daniel Ferrone, died before her.

Open to all family and friends, calling hours will be at Fredendall Funeral Home at 199 Main St. in Altamont on Thursday, Sept. 10, from 5 to 8 p.m. In addition, a celebration for anyone who would like to visit with the family more personally will be held at her home residence on Friday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m., following a Mass that will be reserved for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lucy’s - St. Bernadette’s, Post Office Box 678, Altamont 12009, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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