Duane “Tony” Dubay

GLENS FALLS – Duane “Tony” Dubay, 79, a longtime Glens Falls resident, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at The Pines in Glens Falls.

Born on February 28, 1933, in Kingsbury, he was the son of the late Roy John and Iva (Dudley) Dubay.

He was a 1952 graduate of Fort Edward High School.

Tony served with the National Guard out of the Glens Falls Armory in the early 50’s, as soon as he got out of high school.

On September 11, 1954, he married Diane Shea at St. Alphonsus Church, formerly in Glens Falls.

He worked as a mechanic for JR Earl & Sons Ford in Lake George and was a longtime self employed master mechanic at “Tony’s Garage” in Glens Falls.

Tony was a hard working man.  He was a member of the independent Order of the Odd Fellows in South Glens Falls, a Pack Master of the Cub Scouts in Glens Falls and a communicant of St. Alphonsus Church, formerly in Glens Falls.  He will be sadly missed by family, friends and his customers.  He was a quiet and gentle man who never really retired.  His customers were considered his friends.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brothers, Robert, Donald, Jack and Almond.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Diane (Shea) Dubay of Glens Falls; his children, Karen Dubay and her companion, Eileen Sullivan of Whitehall, Kevin Dubay of San Antonio, TX, Suzanne Beddia and her husband Rodney of York, PA and Marianne Baker and her husband, Tracey of Tavares, FL; two sisters, Frances Gugliotta of Eustis FL and Pearl Tallini of Hudson Falls; His grandchildren, Michael Dubay, Heather McEwen, Adam Beddia, Nicole Beddia, Joshua Dubay, Gina Primeau, Christina Primeau, Sierra Primeau, Trey Baker and Stacey Baker; two great-grandchildren, Shelby Wagnon and Bryndon Wagnon; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at the Carleton Funeral Home, inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will follow the calling hours at 12 noon Wednesday at the funeral home.

Interment will follow in Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105  or the charity of one’s choice

Marion H. Bessaw

FORT EDWARD – Marion H. Bessaw, 85, of Burgoyne Ave, died peacefully, at her home, on Tuesday, December 4, 2012, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Marion was born on April 28, 1927, in Schenectady.  Her mother was Flora (Wells) Campbell.

She attended local area schools.

In her younger years,  Marion work for S and H Green Stamp in Florida and Albany.  She retired from the Washington County Transportation Department.  Marion loved collecting dolls and jewelry, betting on the house races and was an avid country music and Elvis Presley fan.

She was the widow of Clement Bessaw. Marion was also predeceased by her son, Ralph Graham and her beloved fiancé, Stanley A. Groom.

She is survived by her sister, Dorothy Thompson and her husband, Samuel of Schenectady; her nephew, David A. Smith and his wife, Christine; her great nephew, C. Russell Smith; and her dear friends, Deborah Keach and Barbara Wescott.

Marion’s family will receive friends on Monday, December 10, 2012, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow on Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Reverend Steve Smith, chaplain for High Peak Hospice, officiating.

Burial will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

A special thanks of the family to the caretakers and staff of High Peak Hospice, and especially to Nurse Michele Scally.

Memorial donations may be sent to the High Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 79 Glenwood Ave, Queensbury, NY 12804 or a charity of your choice.

Helen Rose Balfour

GLENS FALLS – Helen Rose Balfour, 84, of Glens Falls, passed away at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy, after a long illness.

Helen was born on November 29, 1927, in Oklahoma.

For a time she served in the United States Army.  Helen worked as a nurse’s aide with her sister, Lucy Steves, while they lived in Oklahoma.

She loved to watch classic television, including the Walton’s, Bonanza and Andy Griffin.  Helen loved to bake and go to bingo.

In addition to her husband, Harold Balfour, she was predeceased by her sister, Lucy Burt, her son Joseph Cook and her dog, Pee Wee.

Helen is survived by her children, Denis Sherman, James Balfour, Sherman Skelly and Victor Steves and his wife, Margaret; many grandchildren; her sister in law, Betty Bushy; her special friend, Joseph Lee; and several close friends, Joan Smith, and George Rockwell; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, December 7, 2012, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A graveside service will be conducted 9 a.m. on Saturday, at Griswold Cemetery in the town of Moreau.

Memorial donations in Helen’s name may be sent to the American Diabetes Foundation, 2 Pine West Plaza, Washington Avenue Extension, Suite 204, Albany, NY 12205 or St. Mary’s Hospital, 1300 Massachusetts Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.

Robert (Bob) F. Hazelton, Jr.

Robert (Bob) F. Hazelton, JrCAMBRIDGE – Robert (Bob) F. Hazelton, Jr., 66, of Cambridge Woods Lane in Cambridge, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012, at the Center for Rehab in Hoosick Falls, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Born on November 16, 1946, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Robert and Myrtle 9Eastman) Hazelton.

Robert was an avid LA Lakers and New York Yankees fan.  He also loved to watch football on Sundays with his family.  Robert enjoyed collecting sports memorabilia, fishing, hanging out with his brother Eric and taking road trips.  He liked to listen to music and would often ‘boogaloo’ to his favorite tunes.  Robert enjoyed shooting hoops to pass the time with friends and family.  He was a humorous man, with an infectious laughter and smile.  He was a one of a kind, caring person with a big heart who touched the lives of so many.

Survivors include, a son Michael Robert; his brothers and sisters, Bill Hazelton and long time companion PJ of Glens Falls, Thomas Hazelton and his wife, Gail of Georgia, Terry Libby and his wife, Judy of Chelsea, Vermont, John Hazelton and his wife, Carol of CT and Richard Hazelton and his wife, Sherry of Florida, Carol Waite of Glens Falls, Brian Hazelton of Westbury, Michelle Lake of Hudson Falls, Eric Roewer and his wife, Marian of Cambridge and Donald Winslow and wife Amber of Queensbury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A graveside service will be conducted, 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

There will be a Pot Luck remembrance in memory of Bob at his brother’s home in Cambridge at 1p.m.

Memorial donations may be sent to The Cambridge Valley Rescue Squad, Inc., PO Box 52, 37 Gilbert Street, Cambridge, NY 12816.

Mary Elizabeth “Sis” O’Brien Bromley

Mary Elizabeth “Sis” O’Brien BromleyHUDSON FALLS – Mary Elizabeth “Sis” O’Brien Bromley, 86 of Spruce Street, passed away peacefully in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, November 29, 2012.

Born on November 15, 1926, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late John T. and Lena (McKinney) O’Brien.

Mary started her education in a one room school house located at the corner of St. James Road and Mahaffy Road in Fort Edward. She graduated from Fort Edward High School.

On September 15, 1952, she married Richard “Dick” Bromley at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls. Her beloved husband passed away on February 9, 2006.

In her younger years Mary worked as a clerk at a jewelry store on South Street in Glens Falls. She left there to raise her three sons and then took a job as Head Baker for the Hudson Falls School System. The students and staff fondly remember her warm smile and disposition and a “special second helping” now and then.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls and served many years as a member of the Fort Hudson Nursing Home Auxiliary. She and her husband also volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

Mary’s greatest joy was her family. Every Sunday at Mary’s house she prepared breakfast for her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Mary enjoyed attending her grand-kids dance recitals, sporting events and other activities they were involved in.  Mary loved spending time with them on her wooden swing in her yard. She also loved to draw with them. She made the best smiley faces. She loved gazing at the moon and would tell her family to think of her whenever they saw the moon and stars. Mary loved ballroom dancing with her husband Dick, and taking their daily walks down Pincheon’s Hill. Vacations to Myrtle Beach and Marginal Way in Maine were very special to Mary. She loved walking on the beach looking for seashells. Mary cherished time spent with her sister Helene, whether it was in person, or the many hours she spent talking to her on the phone. Mary loved a good conversation with old and new friends. Mary made friends with everyone she met and made everyone feel special. She truly touched the lives of everyone she met. Mary will always be remembered for her sincerity, kindness, no-bake cookies and her cinnamon buns.

                   “Sweet dreams till sunbeams find you.  Sweet dreams that leave all worries behind you.   But in your dreams, whatever they be, dream a little dream of me.”     

Besides her husband and parents she is predeceased by her brother, John T. O’Brien.

Her survivors include her sons, Peter Bromley and his wife Laurie of Wilton, Paul Bromley and his wife, Roxanne of Kingsbury and Brian Bromley and his wife, Claire of Fort Ann; her beloved grandchildren, Thomas Bromley,(Michele), Jared Bromley, Elizabeth Cook, (Andrew), Amanda Bromley (companion Andy Kostyk), and Laura Bromley. Four step-grandsons, Jason,(Jen) Jeremy,(Cany) Jonathan, (Jess) and Joshua, (Rob) French; her  great-grandsons, Landon and Callen Cook, Caleb and Joshua Bromley and her step-great grandchildren; Justice, Clayton and Sophia. One sister, Helene Heed of Fort Edward, her sisters-in-law, Jackie O’Brien of Watertown, Carol Bromley of Gansevoort and Betty Bromley of South Glens Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and two very special people,  her “adopted daughter” Brenda Pettys and “adopted son” Thomas Derecko, as well as many special neighbors and friends who meant so much to her.

At Mary’s request there will be no calling hours, however the family is holding an Open House on Saturday, Dec. 8th from 1-4 pm at the Kingsbury Firehouse on Burgoyne Avenue, Hudson Falls, to allow people the opportunity of share memories and offer condolences.

A Memorial Mass will take place on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at 11:00 am at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward.

Mary’s family wishes to extend sincere thanks to all of the Nursing staff at the Glens Falls Hospital,  Washington County Hospice, and Mary’s beloved neighbor, Christine Cervone-Murphy, for their compassion and wonderful care provided to Mary during her short illness.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Activities Department at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home or Washington County Hospice.

Thomas E. Frommer

Thomas E. FrommerThomas E. “Tom” Frommer, 65, of Clay passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 after being hospitalized at the VA Hospital since September. He was born on July 22, 1947 in Albany, NY and was a Vietnam Veteran. Tom was a volunteer at the VA Medical Center, a member of the Knights of Columbus and the American Legion. He was an avid golfer, loved to travel, listen to the Oldies and enjoyed playing cards. Most of all, Tom enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are his wife, of 41 years, Donna, 3 daughters; Michele Frommer, St. Petersburg, FL, Kristin (Dan) Dombroski, Liverpool, Karin (Brandon) Salata, Largo, FL, grandchildren; Nathan, Hanna, Kailey, his mother, Danielle Frommer, brothers; Stephen (Ellen) Frommer, Edward Frommer, sisters; Denise (Mike Manning)  Frommer, Melissa Frommer, Margaret Frommer, god daughter, Melissa Rasmussen, along with several nieces, nephews and many close friends who were like family. He was predeceased by his father, Edward Frommer, brother, Christopher Frommer, sister, Pamela Frommer and his beloved dog (aka son), Sherman.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 6, 2012, from 5-7pm at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main Street,  Hudson Falls, NY. The rite of committal will take place on Friday, December 7, at 10am at St. Mary’s Cemetery, South Glens Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations  be made to Hope For Bereaved.

4500 Onondaga Blvd.

Syracuse, NY 13219

To leave a special message for the family please visit www.NewcomerSyracuse.com

Hugh “Taylor” Hammitt

HUDSON FALLS – Former Hudson Falls resident Hugh “Taylor” Hammitt passed away at his home last Wednesday evening, 11/28/2012 at 69 years old.

He was an avid sports fan, who was known to have had his day on the high school basketball courts and baseball fields. He also was big into the little league program.

He is survived by his daughter and son, Brenda and Chris.

There will be a graveside memorial on Monday, December 10th, at 1:00pm, at the Union Cemetery in Fort Edward.

Thank you to all the people that looked after / helped him out over the years.

Estelle L. Lindsey

Estelle L. LindseyEstelle L. Lindsey, 81, a longtime resident of Seventh Street, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward.

Born April 8, 1931, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Anthime and Clara (Pyant) Lemery.

She was a 1950 graduate of St. Mary’s Academy in Glens Falls.

On Oct. 31, 1953, she married Paul Lindsey at St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls.

In her earlier years, Estelle worked for First National Bank in Glens Falls. Later, she was employed as a monitor for the Hudson Falls School system.

She enjoyed quilting and received several awards for her quilts. She loved her grandchildren and taking walks.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Raymond, John, Armand, Lawrence and Andre Lemery.

Estelle is survived by her husband of 59 years, Paul E. Lindsey Sr. of Hudson Falls; her sons, Paul E. Lindsey Jr. and his wife, Kathy, of Chittenango, Peter J. Lindsey and his significant other, Peggy Mattison, of Hudson Falls, and Phillip A. Lindsey and his wife, Shelly, of South Glens Falls; her grandchildren, Daniel Lindsey and his wife, Katie, MA2 Carson Lindsey, USN, Paul B. Lindsey, William Lindsey, Brittany Lindsey and her significant other, Shane Maynard, Sarah Lindsey, and Nicholas Lindsey; two great-grandchildren, Payton and Hailey; one brother, George Lemery of South Glens Falls; one sister-in-law, Barbara Lemery of Hudson Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Glens Falls.

Estelle’s family suggests memorial donations be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Northeastern New York Chapter,4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Joan (Chadwick) Starteri

Joan (Chadwick) StarteriJoan (Chadwick) Starteri, 69, a longtime resident of Notre Dame Street, passed away Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012, at Our House Residential Care Home in Rutland, Vt.

Born May 17, 1943, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Franklin and Anne Marie (Leroux) Chadwick.

Joan attended Hudson Falls High School and for many years, following school, was a housekeeper in many area homes. She was well-liked by every family she helped. Joan was the type of person that was ready to lend a hand to anyone who needed her. She loved to work, and for more than 20 years, was employed at C.R. Bard in Queensbury.

Anyone who knew her understood Joan’s love of shopping until she dropped. She also enjoyed walking and baking, especially, banana nut bread. Her cat, Addie, gave comfort to her throughout the years. Joan was very proud of her son, Sam, and his family and loved spending time with them.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Jean Brown.

Survivors include her son, Sam Starteri and his wife, Ali, of Texas; her grandchildren, Kiara and Meghan Starteri, both of Texas; her siblings, Richard Chadwick and his wife, Peg, of Queensbury, Linda Sherry and her husband, Norm, of California, Mary Lou Sawyer and her husband, Gary, of Queensbury, Frank “Chip” Chadwick and his wife, Mary, of Nevada, and Andre Chadwick and his wife, Sandi, of Queensbury; a special niece, Jessica Doane and her husband, Donald, and daughter Maddy, who were Joan’s caregivers for many months; and several nieces, nephews and cousins who were very special to Joan; and her good friends, Mary Beth Fenton and Judy Chagnon.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Joan’s family suggests memorial donations be made to SPCA, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839, Purrs and Paws Cat Shelter, 3857 Route 9L, Lake George, NY 12845 or The American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, NY 12804.