Darleen G. Squires

Darleen G. Squires, 74, of New Berlin, N.Y. formerly of Burlington Flats, went home to be with her Lord unexpectedly on Friday June 30, 2017 at her home in New Berlin.


Darleen was born on January 30, 1943 in Edmeston, NY the daughter of the late Randall O. and Wilma A. Rose Bennett. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband William J Squires, and her grandson Brandon.


She was a graduate of Edmeston Central School, and spent many years with NYCM Insurance in Edmeston.  Darleen was passionate when it came to caring for the elderly. She was a nurse’s aid in Delhi, NY, and was a volunteer at Chase Nursing Home in New Berlin where she “checked in on” the special residents as often as she could.


Darleen was an original member of the General’s Daughter Drill Team, and a past member of the Peet Hook Players. She was a member of the Edmeston United Methodist Church for many years as well.


Darlene is survived by her daughter Lisa Squires and her fiance Charles D. Henness of Morris, step-sons Rob Utter, Mike Utter, Brett Squires, step-daughter Sirena Squires, brothers Dale (Sandy) Bennett of West Burlington, Ron (Jill) Bennett of Burlington Flats, Gordon (Fran) Bennett of Burlington Flats, sisters Judy Slentz of Edmeston, Donna Sweet of West Burlington, Paula (Gary) Schoonover of West Burlington, grandchildren Matthew and Logan, and her special friend Bob Wannamaker of New Berlin.


Memorial services will be 11:00 A.M. on Friday July 7 at the Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston with Pastor Jay Henderson of the Burlington Flats Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Burlington Flats Cemetery. Friends may call from 9:00-11:00 A.M. prior to services at the funeral home. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the American Cancer Society,  www.donate3.cancer.org, or Resident Activities at Chase Heath One Terrace Heights PO Box 250 New Berlin, NY 13411 in loving memory of Darleen. Arrangements are with NYS Licensed Funeral Director David Delker at Delker and Terry Funeral Home 30 South Street Edmeston, NY. To send condolences visit www.Delkerterryfuneralhome.com or visit us on Facebook Delker and Terry Funeral Home.

5 thoughts on “Darleen G. Squires”

  1. My deepest sympathies to the Bennett family on the passing of their sister Darlene. No one is ever prepared for the passing of a loved family member. My prayers go out for Darlene and her family. God bless……Larry Boecklen

  2. Dear Lisa,

    I wanted to tell to you how much your Mom meant to my Mom, my brother ànd me. When Mom began to fail Darlene visited her almost every day to check on her and when she had to move into the nursing home continued to visit her once a week. Your Great Aunt Norma would be very sad if she could understand what has happened, as we are. We àre sorry that neither Terry or I cannot get to Edmeston to help you celebrate her life. We will be thinking of all of you on Friday. Special thoughts, Connie and Terry, the Ramsey cousins.

  3. When you grow up in a small rural community, attend school, church, social functions together we are really just one big extended family and a loss is felt by all. Our prayers go out to Darlene’s family and loved ones,
    Denny and Ann Payne

  4. May your family and friends be comforted by God’s promise to swallow up death forever and wipe away every tear from all faces. (Isaiah 25:8) Along with the promise of a time very soon when no residents will say, “I am sick”. (Isaiah 33:24) Remembering to the promise of the resurrection hope for both the righteous and unrighteous. (Acts 24:15)

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