In Memory of Merlyn E. Cardoso

May 7, 1941 - June 7, 2020

Resided in New Hartford, NY


Private Visitation


Private Service


Private Cemetery


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Merlyn E. Cardoso, 79, of New Hartford, died on Sunday, June 7, 2020, at St. Luke’s Hospital.

She was born on May 7, 1941, in Bay Shore Long Island, NY, a daughter of the late Merle Edgar and Edna Jones Tanner. She graduated from Whitesboro High School in 1958 and St. Luke’s School of Nursing in 1961. She worked at St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital and then as the head school nurse for New Hartford school system, with most of her years at Myles Elementary.

She married the love of her life, Armanda J. Cardoso, on August 5, 1973. He died on November 17, 2013 and she missed him every day since. They enjoyed several years in retirement traveling all over the world including Portugal, Armando’s birthplace. They were snowbirds for several years in Barefoot Bay, FL and met many wonderful new friends.

She is survived by her children Laurie Tibbitts and her husband, Kenneth of Pattersonville, NY , Lisa Burns of Sylvan Beach, NY, Cristine Dicaprio and her husband, Paul Queensberry, NY and Michael Cardoso and his wife, Stormy of Afton, VA. 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a special family friend Michael Burns.

She was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in Chadwick’s. She loved spending time painting, won awards, and sold some of her pieces at Munson-Williams Proctors Art Institute. Merlyn loved to volunteer and spent 26 years doing just that at Presbyterian Nursing Home.

Merlyn spent the last 2 years at the Presbyterian Residential Community. She was often found crocheting blankets and giving them to the other residents. Her family owes the entire staff a HUGE THANK YOU for the excellent care and treating her like a family member especially those on the Catskill-Wing.

Services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Carr Cemetery. Arrangements are with the Friedel, Williams & Edmunds Funeral and Cremation Services, 13 Oxford Rd., New Hartford.

The family welcomes donations to your local Humane Society as an expression of sympathy instead of flowers.