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Marlene Tidd

July 7, 2021


Marlene Tidd, 84, of Auburn, passed away on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at the Fingerlakes Center for Living. She was the daughter of the late Willard and Alice Walter Smith. Marlene was a wonderful, kind, loving person who will be missed by so many.  She was a hard worker that took herself to task to make her home and property immaculate. She was a mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all.  She was always there for anyone who needed her and to help everyone.  She was a kindergarten teacher to many by trade, including her granddaughters, nieces and nephews, but she was a teacher to all.  She was a caregiver her whole life.  First to her siblings as being the oldest of 8 children, then to her husband and children and her in-laws and then her grandchildren that she cherished dearly.  Her greatest gift was her devoted faith in the Lord.  She taught and raised her children and grandchildren to find faith, have faith and grow in their faith.  She was a faithful member of the Second Baptist Church for decades, working with Sunday School and Pioneer Girls for years.  In her later years she was a member of the First Baptist Church of Skaneateles.  A huge hole has been left in this world and in our hearts.  Comfort can be found, knowing she is with her Lord and Savior.

She is survived by,

Children: Joseph A. Tidd and his wife Sarah

                Deborah L. Slater and her husband Verne        

Grandchildren: Angelia Mack and her husband Kenneth

                             Joanna Bilinski and her husband Steve

                             Ed Tidd and his wife Jen

                            Andy Tidd and his wife Meg

                            Jessica Kiesznowski and her husband Nick

                            Alison Slater

Great Grandchildren:         Brandon, Tyler and Spencer Mack

                                           Tanner, Tucker, Josh and Elizabeth Bilinski

                                           Emma, AJ, Leah, Josie and Jase Tidd

                                           Arthur, Augusta Tidd

                                           Carmella Kiesznowski

                                           Caleb Slater

Brothers: Frederick H. Smith

                 Richard G. Smith

                 Gary D. Smith

                 Stephen W. Smith and his wife Debbie

Sister: Linda LoPiccolo

In addition to her parents, Marlene was predeceased by her husband Arthur J. “Stub” Tidd, brother Robert N. Smith, sister Beth Blaisdell, sister-in-laws Carol, Rebecca and Pat Smith and brother-in-law Jimmy LoPiccolo.

We welcome friends and family for a graveside service at 2PM on July 9,2021 at Soule Cemetery, Town of Sennett. Condolences may be made at  The family would like to thank the staff at Finger Lakes Center for Living.   In lieu of flowers please make a donation to a charity of one’s choice.

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Graveside Service
July 9, 2021

2:00 PM
Soule Cemetery
Franklin Street Road
Auburn, NY 13021

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