Denise M. Brierton

Denise M. Brierton – 62 – of 16 Colonial Lawns St., Bath, died unexpectedly Tuesday afternoon (December 1, 2020) at her home.

Born in Watertown, NY on September 28, 1958, she was the daughter of Peter & Ruth Brierton.

Denise grew up in Black River, NY and was a graduate of Carthage Central High School (class of 1976).  She later received her Registered Nursing License from Farmingdale College on Long Island, NY.

Denise compassionately worked as a nurse at various area hospitals over the years. She also served as a school nurse at Bradford Central School in Bradford, NY.

In her younger years, Denise enjoyed camping with her family & friends.  Throughout the years she loved riding motorcycles and also riding horses.  She also enjoyed spending much time gardening, quilting, sewing and crafting.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Ruth and her sister, Anne Brierton.

Surviving are her children, Lucas Kanik of Corning, Sarah Kanik of San Francisco, CA and Jerred Higbie of Campbell; her father, Peter (Karen) Brierton of Watertown, NY; 2 brothers, Michael (Laura) Brierton of Chittenango, NY and Robert Brierton of Calcium, NY; her sister, Cindy (T.J.) Johnson of Geneseo; 1 granddaughter, Evelyn Higbie; several nieces & nephews.

At Denise’s request there will be no calling hours.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  A “Celebration of Life” will be held at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY.

Denise’s family request that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name be made to the American Cancer Society, 13 Beech St.,  Johnson City, NY  13790

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