Rebecca “Becky” Yell


QUEENSBURY – Rebecca “Becky” Yell, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 27, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

 Born on December 19, 1965, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Catherine VanTassell and Michael Dougher.

 Becky was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

She loved listening to the group Sublime. Becky enjoyed dancing, but most of all she cherished spending time with her family. She loved traveling, especially Maine, where she lived at one time.     Becky was somewhat of a character, who loved making people laugh, but on the other hand, she was very humble. Becky was a talented cook, who made the best food ever. She loved animals, especially her family pets and was always trying to help someone in need. Becky was known for bringing kids home, in order to give them a meal.

She is survived by her son, Adam John Rouse of Queensbury; her parents, Catherine VanTassell and Michael Dougher of Queensbury; her siblings, Mary Beth Yell and her significant other, Russell Gosselin, Jr. of Hudson Falls, Wyman Yell of Hudson Falls, Eric Yell and his wife, Jean of South Glens Falls, Warren Yell of Queensbury, John Yell of Queensbury, Peter Yell, Jesse Dougher of Queensbury and Jordan Dougher of Queensbury; several nieces and nephews, that loved her dearly; and many cousins and wonderful friends, that are left to cherish her memory.

Friends may call on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10 to 12 noon, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Prayers for Becky will be said at 12 noon, following the calling hours.

The family has asked that memorial donations be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Mary E. Lyman

BALLSTON SPA – Mary E. Lyman, 72, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Tuesday, September 23, 2014, at Saratoga Hospital after a short courageous battle with lung and brain cancer.

Born June 2, 1942 in Gansevoort, she was the daughter of the late Paul J. and Mary (Minnick) Niles.

Besides her parents, Mary was predeceased by her husbands, Paul W. Palmer and Richard Lyman, and a sister in law, Dottie Culligan.

Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Beckwith and her husband, Chuck, Paula Larue and her husband, George, Mary Ann Fuller; sons, Paul Palmer, Jr., and his wife, Connie, Stanley Palmer and his wife, Ruth; eight grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; a sister, Pauline Carruth and her husband, Floyd; her brothers, Patrick Culligan and his wife, Margie, Theodore Culligan of Baltimore, MD; her special aunt, Gennie Minnick of Cohoes; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Mary’s family would like to specially thank the staff of Saratoga Hospital for their care.

There will be no calling hours.

A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family.

Donations in memory of Mary can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9 Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, New York 12804.

Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

Elizabeth Ann Dammig Irish

IrishKINGSBURY – Elizabeth Ann Dammig Irish, 79, went into the Lord’s arms on September 22, 2014.

Betty was born June 3, 1935, in Springfield, New Jersey to the late Alvin and Elizabeth (McCandless) Dammig. In 1957, she graduated from Russell Sage College in Troy, where she met her future husband who was attending RPI. Betty married Raymond H. Irish on September 14, 1957.

After the births of her four boys, she went back to the nursing profession and worked for Warren County for over 20 years. Betty loved to cook and was known for her pies and sweet breads. She was an excellent artist, a Sunday school teacher, an accomplished bowler and could knock out a tune on the piano. She was a wonderful, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Betty loved spending time with her grandchildren and during the Adirondack Balloon Festival, could be seen trying to coax balloonists to land in her yard.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Alvin Dammig, Jr.

Survivors include her husband of 57 years, Raymond H. Irish; her sons, Kevin M. Irish of Kingsbury, Michael Raymond Irish and his wife, Kelly of Warrensburg, James Irish and his wife, Lorrie of Hudson Falls, Jeffrey Irish of San Francisco, CA; her granddaughters, Amanda McWherter and her husband Joshua, Elizabeth Rehn and her husband, Whitney; her grandsons, Raymond and Ryan Irish, Shea Irish; and her great grandchildren, Hadley Rehn and Evan Rehn.

Friends may call Friday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

The funeral services will be conducted Monday, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.

The burial will follow the services at Pine View Cemetery, in the town of Queensbury.

Donations in memory of Betty may be made to Cure PSP, 30 E. Padonia Road, Suite 201, Timonium, MD 21093.

John Basher, Sr.


SOUTH GLENS FALLS – John Basher, Sr., 85, of South Glens Falls, passed away with his family at his side, on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital, after a short illness.

Born April 22, 1929, in Granville, he was the son of the late George and Anna (Rabic) Basher.

He served with the U.S. Army as a medic.

John retired as a machine operator for General Electric in Fort Edward after many years of service.

He was a longtime member of St. Peter’s/ St. Paul’s Church in Granville and most recently, St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls. John was a past member of the Granville Rescue Squad and Fire Department, and also a member of the Granville Knights of Columbus.  He enjoyed gardening, cooking, doing puzzles, shopping and he loved the holidays. Most of all, John enjoyed spending time with his family.

Besides his parents and wife, Theresa Basher, John was predeceased by his daughter, Patricia Lynn Basher, and his siblings, Anne Kepchar, Helen Hritz, Sue Strich, Mary Shinglar, Julia Pekar, Katherine Labas, and George Basher. John is also predeceased by his wonderful, loving companion, Evanna Welsh

Survivors include his daughter, Katherine Barlow and her husband, Richard of Hudson Falls and New Port Richey, FL; his son John Basher, Jr. of South Glens Falls, his grandchildren, Heather Benway and her husband, Matthew Arsenault, Nicholas Basher, Dylan Basher; his great grandchildren, Olivia Grace Arsenault, Aurelia Sage Arsenault; his siblings, Pauline Beretta of Rutland, VT, and Theresa Pacyna of Granville as well as several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, at 11 a.m., at St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls with the Reverend Guy Anthony Childs, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow the mass at St. Peter’s/St. Paul’s Cemetery in Granville.

Memorial donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Joan Dutcher

DutcherQUEENSBURY – Joan Dutcher, 83, of The Stanton Nursing Home, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014, at Glens Falls Hospital in Glens Falls, following a short illness.

Born September 24, 1930, in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Lillian (Lane) Wisner.

Joan retired from Mallinckrodt in Argyle after several years.

She resided on Farley Road in Kingsbury and before that was a long time resident of Greenwich. Joan loved being with her family.

Besides her parents, Joan was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Dissosway, and her second husband, George Dutcher, as well as her brother John Wisner and her son in law, Joe Stark.

Survivors include her two daughters, Karen Rosick and her husband, David of Kingsbury, Kathy Stark of Kingsbury; her grandchildren, Kristy Rosick, Stacey Rosick, Jason Rosick, Brian Stark, Kevin Stark; her great grandchildren, Tiffany Cenate, Courtney Groom, Alexys Rosick, Damin and Haiden Groom and Johnathan Stark; her brother, Charlie Wisner of Troy; her sister, Ruth Roberts of Cohoes; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Memorial donations can be made to Fort Ann Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 305, Fort Ann, New York 12827.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Sheridan E. “Butch” Race

RaceFORT EDWARD – Sheridan E. “Butch” Race, 65, of Fort Edward, went into the arms of the Lord, unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at his home.

Born on December 26, 1948, in Amsterdam, he was the son of Olga (Mestek)  Race and the late Sheridan H. Race.

Butch graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1967 and continued his education at SUNY at Albany, where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.

On August 21, 1971, he married Diana Rainbow in Hudson Falls.

Butch taught school for 35 years at the Glens Falls School System and he also served as the athletic director at the Glens Falls High School.

He was a member of the New Beginnings Community Church and served as a council member.   Butch also enjoyed bowling and being a baseball umpire.  He loved going to the movies and reading.  Butch was a talented saxophone player and was a member of the Vagabonds.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and his father in law and his mother in law.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Diana Race of Fort Edward; his mother, Olga Race; two sons, Rev. Sheridan Race, II and his wife, Marcy of Ticonderoga and Dana Race and his wife, Celine of Royal Palm beach, FL; seven grandchildren, Chelsie, Austin, Jordan, Jakob, Alexis “Lexi” , Caleb and Elizabeth “Lizzy”; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call today, Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the New Beginnings Community Church, on Dix Avenue in Queensbury.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, at the church, with the The Rev. Sheridan Race, II (Butch’s son)and Rev. Randy Gross, pastor, c0-officiating.

Burial will follow at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Butch’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to the New Beginnings Community Church, 487 Dix Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Lorraine R. (Sexton) DuFour

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Lorraine R. (Sexton) DuFour,  passed into the arms of Our Lord at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Moreau on Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Born on February 12, 1920 in Glens Falls Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Jesse M. and Flora S. (St. Pierre) Sexton.

After her family and home, she most loved being outdoors “digging in the dirt” in good weather and thinking about her flower gardens in the winter. She was also a very talented decorative painter and quilter; and lovingly made cloth dolls and teddy bears for her grandchildren and for craft fairs.

Over the years she was frequently employed in retail but especially treasured the years she and her daughter owned and operated a craft shop called Cornucopia Crafts in Montoursville, PA and then in Granville.

In past years, she looked forward to special holidays when she could gather her family in her home and entertain them. Lorraine was a kind, gentle person who was well loved by all who knew her.

Lorraine was predeceased in death by her parents, her beloved husband, Edward Seeley DuFour, who passed away on June 15, 2007; her precious sons, Edward L. DuFour and Ronald P. DuFore , and her siblings, Roderick P. Sexton, Jesse M Sexton Jr., Lionel F. Sexton and Helen M. Brayman.

Survivors include her son, Herb and his wife, Tammy of Granville; her daughter, Maureen of Moreau; her grandchildren, Edward L. DuFour and wife, Diane of Granville, Lisa Wilkinson and her husband, Randy of Malta, Brett DuFour and his companion, Bonnie Lawrence of Granville, Christopher DuFour, Jason DuFour and wife, Sheri, Charise Hoyt and husband, Jerome, all of Connecticut, Cynthia Carpenter and her husband, Michael of Moreau, Michelle Scheetz and her husband, Carl of Oklahoma, Rowdy Paul DuFore and his wife, Kathryn, Ronald Louis DuFore and his wife, all of California, and Nekia Torres and her husband, Mario of Granville; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to the staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd for the attentive and loving care they provided to Lorraine during her stay there.

There will be no calling hours.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

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

Expressions of condolences may take the form of donations to a charity of one’s choice.

Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.


Mildred Boynton Hartpence

HUDSON FALLS – Mildred Boynton HartpenceHartpence, of Martindale Ave, passed into eternal life on Saturday, September 13, 2014, at home surrounded by her loving family.

 Mildred was born in Jay, on December 29, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Sheldon and Mary (Chabbott) Boynton and the loving wife of the late John J. Hartpence. Mildred was also predeceased by her brother, Edward Boynton of Jay.

 She is survived by her loving children, John (Dorothy) of Scotia, Mary Gordon of Diamond Point, James (Karen) of Carrollton, GA, Timothy (Mary) of Simpsonville, SC and Sue (Jeff) Curren of Diamond Point. She is also survived by her cherished grandchildren, John and Geoffrey Hartpence, Andrew Gordon, Aaron Hartpence and Warren Curren; her beloved great grandchildren, Benjamin Keppler, Kiera Hartpence and Lily Hartpence; she is also survived by a brother, Sheldon Boynton of Keeseville; her half brother, George (Marilyn) Chabbott of Dover, Delaware; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Emma Nelson of Hudson Falls, whose lifetime devotion and affection held a very special place in Mildred’s hears. This was so very much appreciated by Mildred’s children; Mildred was educated at SUNY Plattsburg and taught Home Economics and Hudson Falls High School for many years.

Mildred will be remembered as a loving, caring woman with great strength of character. Her most cherished moments were times spent with her family, and she especially enjoyed being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her family unfailingly gathered at her home on holidays for wonderfully meals and cherished time together. She was a stunning example of how to live and die gracefully.

The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to all of her long-time caregivers, with special thanks to Debbie Blackmar, Becky Walsh and Hilda Sprague, for all the care and kindness given to Mildred.

Calling hours will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson F alls

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls at 11 a.m. following the calling hours.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Society, Upstate New York, 1650 South Avenue, Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14620 or the American Cancer Society, Earmark for Colon Cancer Research, 959, Route 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, NY 12804

Adeline D. Scheidegger

Scheidegger_bwQUEENSBURY – Adeline D. Scheidegger, 92, a former resident of Queensbury, died on Monday September 8, 2014 at the Fort Hudson Nursing Facility in Fort Edward.

Born on January 31, 1922 in Dayton, NJ, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Minnie Holsten.

Adeline graduated from Jamesburg High School in 1939 and was married to Frederick William Scheidegger in 1944. During this period she worked for the war effort on the Wildcat aircraft for Grumman aircraft.

Adeline’s interest included everything from Art to Zoo animals. She was a docent at the Hyde Museum and was very interested in sharing her knowledge of art.

The First Presbyterian Church was a central part of her life for many years. The May tea, church school and many other leadership roles made her feel very rewarded.

Having four sons, she had years spent serving Scouting as Den Mother and other appreciated leadership tasks. There are many boys that are now men that remember her well.

She was also very proud of her cooking and baking for the large family and friends she entertained. Many recipes will be treasured for several years.

Her love of gardening was a strong passion that she never stopped enduring. Adeline loved flowers, especially wild flowers from the various places see visited, the mountains of Colorado, Alaska and Switzerland to name a few. Camping and visiting State and National parks was a lifelong enjoyment.

Her spirit of competition was exercised in the card games she played, bridge and pinochle mostly, she loved a good game!    She played and hosted bridge games until just a few years ago. Watching golf was also a passion in her later years.

Last but not least was her love for animals. Adeline grew up on a farm with many kinds of pets and farm animals. She always treated every creature as it belonged on this earth as much as she.  

She was predeceased by her husband, Fred and seven brothers.

Survivors include one brother, Irving Holsten of Dayton NJ and four sons, William, Charles Otto, Richard and Robert.

The family of William includes his wife, Trudy and their three children, Michael, Krista and her husband, Wade Valla and their children ( Grace and Kaitlin) and Erik and his wife, Connie and their children (Taya and Genoa).

The family of Charles Otto includes four sons, Travis and his wife Amy, and their children (Koen and Greta), Kane and his wife, Paula, Blaine and his wife, Kelly and their children, ( Kade and Dominik) and fourth son, Zuri.

The family of Richard includes his wife, Carol and his son, Chad and his son, Rich and his wife, Jenn and their children (Chase and Evan).

The family of Robert includes his wife, Suzanne and one son, Robbie.

Friends are welcome to celebrate a memorial service at the First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls, 400 Glens Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, on Sunday, September 21 at 1 PM.

A private burial will be at the Gerald B.H. Solomon – Saratoga National Cemetery in Stillwater.

The family suggest that memorials in her name be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Glens Falls, 400 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801

Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St in Hudson Falls.

Alexina Marie Jennings

jennings, AHUDSON FALLS – Alexina Marie Jennings, 42, of Dean Road, went into the arms of the Lord, on Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

 Alexina will be remembered by her family and friends for her most-generous heart. Even Strangers in need were witness to her immediate help and support, including financial.

 Her family is so proud of that loving nature she had which took great care of her father during those hardship years when he suffered with the disease ALS. Alexina spent many hours with her father in his later years driving him around to visit with his friends, taking him out to eat, traveling up north to visit campgrounds, taking pictures of Americaide and always making sure he had his burnt hot dogs.

 In addition to the people in her life Alexina loved all animals and gave generous donations to local nonprofit agencies, and other specific needs following natural disasters and for hay for the horses at Camp Pinnacle. Of course her beloved beagles, Duke and Dutch, were her children. And we can’t forget her cat, Emma. She loved them dearly, and the most-beautiful gift she ever gave her sister, Kelly, was her precious lab mix, Silkey.

Alexina enjoyed her softball, in her younger years, and football in her later years. Some of her favorite times in life were attending NY Giants football games with her mom and dad, in addition to camping in the Adirondacks, holding a nice cold beer, next to an all-night blazing fire.

You could often find Alexina watching a re-run of the television show The Golden Girls which Alexina loved. We only wish that she had lived long enough to enjoy hers. She will be dearly missed. She is now safe in the arms of Jesus where she wants to be. “Eternal rest grant onto then, O Lord…”

She is predeceased by her father Lawrence Joseph Jennings, Jr.

Alexina is survived by her mother, Lona Jennings; her sister, Kelly A. Jennings; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

At Alexina’s request all services will be private.

Instead of any flowers, her family requests memorial donation be sent to the North Country SPCA , PO Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the Pumpkin Fund, 4 Lark Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839,

Arrangements are entrusted to the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

James William Young

Young, JHUDSON FALLS – James William Young, 76, of 8th Ave, went into the arms of the Lord, on Monday, September 8, 2014, at this home, with his family by his side.

Born on January 16, 1938, in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late William Clarence and Eleanor (Caprood) Young.

James was a 1956 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

Following his graduation, he served in the US Army from 1956 to 1962. James worked for General Electric Company in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward as a Leader Welder, until his retirement after 35 years of service.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, where he served as an usher, James was a member of the Arthur S. Kiffin, Knights of Columbus, in Hudson Falls, past President of the Olde Saratoga Seniors in Schuylerville and a member of the Wilton Senior Citizens.

James loved to try his luck at the casinos and he loved to play bingo, he worked bingo ant the K of C on Wednesday’s for many years. He loved to travel and go on cruises and fish and hunt. Most of all he loved watching his grandchildren play basketball.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Shirley Elizabeth (Robichaud) Young and his sister in law, Patricia Young.

James is survived by his fiancé and caregiver, Barbara VanNess of Hudson Falls; his son, Jamie Young and his wife, Nicole of Fort Edward; his grandchildren, Austin, Makenzie and Jaxon; his brothers, Jack Young and his wife, Janice of South Glens Falls and Michael Young of Hudson Falls; his caregiver, whom he thought of as a sister, Lucy Welden; his sisters in law, Patricia Robichaud and Evelyn Robichaud; his friends and neighbors, Fay Pat and Billy, who was like a son to him; his two dogs Butterscotch and Dixie; his cat Sassy; friends and neighbors, to numerous to mention; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday, September 10 from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to High Peaks Hospice, 79 Glenwood Ave., 2nd Floor, Queensbury, New York 12804, and Cornerstone Soup Kitchen, 293 ½ Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839 or a charity of one’s choice.

Oliver N. “ Ollie” Ploof

PloofSouth Glens Falls – Oliver N. “ Ollie” Ploof, 80, of South Glens Falls, passed away at home, Thursday, September 4, 2014, surrounded by his loving family after a hard fought battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Born September 30, 1933, in Burlington, Vermont, he was the son of the late Raymond J. and Dorothy L. (Gelinas) Ploof.

Oliver graduated from Cathedral High School, and then attended St. Michael’s College in Burlington, Vermont.  He enlisted in the US Army.  On September 26, 1953, Oliver married Jacqueline B. Chicoine at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception.

He spent his entire career working for the Grand Union Co., starting as a young humble cheese cutter, working his way up the ladder to Vice President.

Oliver was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church where he held numerous positions in the church ministry and faith formation. He also volunteered for Caritas and was a ski instructor for the Adaptive Ski Program at Double H. Hole in the Woods.

Oliver was a quiet, unassuming and fervent supporter of the poor, the cold, the homeless, the hungry and the children of the world.  He loved and deeply appreciated the natural beauty of God’s world.  A hike in the woods with his dog, Duncan, skiing down the mountains with family and friends, Peter and Frank, a walk along an ocean beach, and the sunrise and sunsets viewed from his home with his wife by his side, gave him the most joy.

Besides his parents, Oliver was predeceased by his brothers, Leo Ploof and Calvin Ploof, Sr.., and his sisters, Helen Thayer, Phyllis Devoid and Catherine Couillard.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 60 years, Jacqueline B. Ploof; his children, Rod Ploof and his wife, Diane, Michelle P. Chevalier and her husband, Michael, Roxanne  Benoit, Marie Colbert, and Mark J. Ploof and his wife, Kate; his grandchildren, Ryan Chevalier and his wife, Larissa, Amanda Ploof, Bradley Chevalier, Laura Landry and her husband, Keith, Mark Benoit, Alexandra Benoit, Abigail Ploof and Bowen Oliver Ploof; his siblings, Richard Ploof and his wife, Barbara, Raymond Ploof and his wife, Norma, Charles Ploof, Sr., James Ploof, Sr. and his wife, Beverly, Sister Lucy Ploof RSM, Edward Ploof and his wife, Doris, Pam Gagnon and her husband, Joseph, Marjorie Limacher and her husband, Arthur, Patrick Ploof and his wife, Violet; and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Monday, September 8, 2014, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will take place at 1:30 p.m.,  at Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Veterans Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Ollie’s family would like to acknowledge with hearts full of gratitude the care he received from Dr. Richard Farrell and his compassionate staff, and the gentle souls of Christine, Linda and Lisa for helping us care for him at home during the last months of his earthly journey.

In lieu of flowers, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to the calling hours.  They will be donated to the Christmas USMC Toys for Tots, which was very important to him.  Memorial donations can also be made to Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl Street, Albany, New York 12202, or The Priory Retreat House, 135 Priory Drive, Chestertown, New York 12817.