Roy George Jakway, Sr.

Jakway Old Remake Jakway YoungHUDSON FALLS – Roy George Jakway, Sr., 78, of Jakway Road, died on December 30, 2014, after an extended illness, at Washington Center in Argyle

Born September 27, 1936, in Fort Ann on the Mattison Homestead, he was the son of the late George and Nellie (Mattison) Jakway.

Roy attended a one room school house on county Route 41 at the age of 4 and at the age of 16, graduated in 1953 from the Hudson Falls school system.  After graduation, he was a partner on the Jakway Farm with his father, and was the sole operator for a number of years. He then partnered with his son Roy Jr., until his retirement in 1987.

He attended school in Albany at the NABA School for the Blind for 6 months.  He then enrolled at SUNY Adirondack and graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts in 1992.

Roy enjoyed several hobbies around his home, including tending to numerous bird feeders and birdhouses on his property, walking and listening to books on tape.  He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, whom he loved to rock and hold.

He is survived by his loving wife Vivian of 58 Years and his 7 children, their spouses, 12 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.  They are, Pamela Donohue and her husband, Bill of Danville VA, their children, Erin and her husband, Chris, Sara and Neal, and great granddaughter, Nora;  Michelle Powers of Queensbury and daughters, Allison and her husband, Carl and Amy and great grandchildren, Sophia, Carter and Madelyn; Roy Jr. and his wife, Shirley of Hudson Falls and children, Nathan and Abbie; Susan Kill and her husband, Brian of Hudson Falls and daughters, Elizabeth and Mary; Jennifer Smith and her husband, Sean of Queensbury and daughters, Anna, Emily, Lillian; Jason Jakway and his wife, Katie of Chittenango; and Desirea Jakway of Hudson Falls.  He is also survived by his sisters, Norma Clark of Hudson Falls, Carol Greene of Fort Ann, Jackie Harrington and her husband, Wayne of South Glens Falls, Jean Rhodes and her husband, Phil also of Queensbury; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Vivian Jakway and the family from 10 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, January 3, 2015, at the United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A memorial service will immediately follow at 11 a.m., at the church with the Rev. Steve Andrews, officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring at a date to be announced. ‘

Roy’s family would like to thank the nurse’s and staff at Washington Center for all their care given to Roy and his family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Glens Falls Association
for the Blind, 144 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801 or United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls, 227 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839.

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

Sandra J. (Golden) South

SouthHUDSON FALLS – Sandra J. (Golden) South, 61, of Hudson Falls went into the arms of the Lord on Monday, December 29, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on November 7, 1953, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Marie (Ambrose) Golden.

Sandra attended Hudson Falls Senior High School.

On December 11, 1998, she married Daniel South in Glens Falls.

She worked at Troy Shirt Guild, formerly located in Glens Falls and for many years was the front desk clerk at the Clearview Motel in South Glens Falls.

Sandra liked being with her friends on South Street, going to Racino and trips to Atlantic City.  Most of all, she loved her family, watching football, reading and doing word searches.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by a nephew, Audie Diffee, Jr.

She is survived by her husband of 16 years, Daniel South of Glens Falls; her daughter, Crystal Marie Barrett of Fort Edward; her son Thomas H. Barrett, Jr. of Whitehall; four grandchildren, Ashley Conlon King, Christopher Conlon, Jr., Jeramya Denton and Samantha Howe; her siblings, Gloria Koc and her husband Thomas, Patricia Diffee and her husband Audie, Laura Bazan, Thomas Edward Golden and Timothy James Golden; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and for over ten years, her very special companion, her teddy bear Goofball.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 6, 2015, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

Prayers will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, during the calling hours.

Memorial donations in Sandra’s memory may be made to the Open Door Soup Pantry, 47 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Elinor B. Guiles

GuilesQUEENSBURY – Elinor B. Guiles, 86, formerly of The Glen, has gone to join her Lord on Friday, December 26, 2014, at the home of her daughter, with whom she has resided for the past few months, after a long battle with cancer.

Born on April 27, 1928, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Jane (Nichols) Bradway.

Elinor was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and in her fifty’s, she returned to school, attending Adirondack Community College and then in 1979 she graduated from the College of St. Rose with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences.  She was employed as a social worker for many years at Warren County Social Services and Wesley Health Care Center.

She married Richard L. Guiles on March 27, 1948, at the Zion Episcopal Church in Hudson Falls.  They met while attending Skidmore College. Elinor left college to get married and raise a family. After a long and happy 37 years of marriage, Richard passed away in 1985.

Elinor had a passion for writing and was a long time member of the Adirondack Writers Group. In her younger days she enjoyed horseback riding.  She served as a 4H leader and was an active and lifelong member of the Zion Episcopal Church in Hudson Falls.  Elinor was an avid reader and was a member of several area book clubs.

Besides he parents and husband, Elinor was predeceased by her companion, Robert Gay in April of 2014, and her sister, Dorothy Geroux.

Survivors include her three children, Clifford Guiles and his wife, Bonnie of Moreau, Kathleen Parnapy and her husband, Jim of Middle Grove, Timothy Guiles and his wife, Angela of California; her six grandchildren; one great grandchild; her brother Karl Bradway and his wife, Judy of Hudson Falls; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 6, 2014, at 4 to 6 p.m., at the Zion Episcopal Church, 224 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

A Memorial Mass and entombment will be held on Wednesday, January 7, 2014, at 11 a.m., at the Zion Episcopal Church in Hudson Falls with The Reverend Richard Chandler, rector, officiating.

A gathering will be held at the parish hall behind the church after the services.  All are welcome to attend.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, 224 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839.

Nancy F. Lail

lail2CHESTERTOWN – Nancy  F. Lail, of Chestertown passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 24, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family, after a long illness.

Nancy was born August 24, 1953 in Amityville, New York, the daughter of the late Walter and Theresa (Peretta) Albert.

She is survived by her loving husband, Russ Lail, Sr., her sons, Russ Lail, Jr. and his wife Carla, Chris Lail and his wife Kate, and six cherished grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

If so inclined, in lieu of flowers and other gestures, the family has asked that donations in Nancy’s memory be made to the Helper’s Fund of Chestertown, c/o Edna Wells, P.O. Box 173, Pottersville, New York 12860.

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

Milford “Mickey” Genier

Genier Glasses Genier BabyQUEENSBURY – Milford “Mickey” Genier, 81, of Woodland Path, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home, on Sunday, December 21, 2014.

Born on April 18, 1933 in Weatherbee, he was the son of the late Louis and Margaret (Harrington) Genier.

On February 7, 1969, he married Cheryl Vaughn in Queensbury.  They were married for 46 wonderful years.

Mickey worked for Finch Prynn for over 25 years.  He enjoyed playing online poker and spending time with his family.  Mickey was a family man; a wonderful husband, great father, grandfather and on November 26, he became a great grandfather.

Besides his parents, Mickey was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Survivors include his loving wife, Cheryl Genier of Queensbury; his five children, Mickey Genier and his wife, Sherry of Fort Edward, Tony Genier of Queensbury, Ray Genier and his wife, Tricia of Queensbury, Joe Genier of Queensbury and April Genier also of Queensbury; his 11  grandchildren, Brian, Brittany, Cheryl, Tony, Nathan, Raymond, Amber, Dakota, Damien, Matt and Sean; his great grandson, Luka; his sister, Norma Saunders of Argyle; his brother, Ronald Genier and his wife, Judy of South Glens Falls; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.At Mickey’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral.

Donations in memory of Mickey may be made to American Lung Association, 155 Washington Avenue, Albany, New York 12210

Katherine “Kay” (Corsall) Clear

ClearLAKE GEORGE – Katherine “Kay” (Corsall) Clear, 85, formerly of Hudson Falls and more recently of Lake George, passed away peacefully in her sleep, at her home on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

 Born on July 7, 1929, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Pauline (Massaro) Corsall.

 Kay grew up in Fort Edward and received her high school diploma from Fort Edward Union Free High School.

On August 19, 1951, she married James B. Clear at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward. After 34 wonderful years of marriage, he passed away on April 17, 1985.

Kay’s Italian heritage and her faith were very important to her.   She was a wonderful Italian cook and loved to solve puzzles and word searches. Kay also enjoyed watching old movies and listening to the Three Tenors. She loved living at the Village, where she attended many social gatherings. Kay cherished the wonderful memories that were made with her friends.   She was fortunate to be able to stay at home to raise her six children. She was a loving mom, grandmother and great grandmother and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Carmel Parisi.

Kay is survived by her six children, Vivian LaRose and her husband, Larry, Sr. of Fort Edward, Paulette Pelkey and her husband Henry of South Glens Falls, Marianne Rourke of Clark Summit, PA, Jim Clear and his wife, Jill of Queensbury, Patrick Clear and his significant other, Rose Brancati of Lake Luzerne and Joseph Clear of Fort Edward; six grandchildren, Dan Rourke and his wife, Katie, Larry LaRose, Jr. and his wife, Liz, Heather Kuehl and her husband, Brian, Katy Clear and her fiancé, Tom, Todd Clear and Austin Clear; four great grandchildren, Kaelyn Rourke, Kendall Rourke, Jackson LaRose and Riley Kuehl; one sister, Connie Barber and her husband, Ray of Lake George; her brother Joseph Corsall and his wife, Elaine of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

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

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

The family would like to give a special thanks to her Ledgeview neighbors and friends for their kindness, generosity and longtime friendship.

Helene Julia (O’Brien) Heed

HUDSON FALLS – Helene Julia (O’Brien) Heed, 90, died peacefully on Thursday, December 18, 2014, of complications from Alzheimer ’s disease at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.  In her death, she gave the gift of life by donating her body to Albany Medical College.

Born on August 18, 1924, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late John and Lena  (McKinney) O’Brien.

Helene was a graduate of Fort Edward High School and Albany Business College.

She retired from McPhillips Insurance Agency.  Helene enjoyed a long retirement with her beloved husband, Edward, until he passed away in 2000.  They enjoyed traveling, walking, golfing and visiting with family and friends.

Helene was also a longtime volunteer at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sister, Mary “Sis” Bromley and her brother, John O’Brien.

She is survived by her two daughters, Mary Heed and her spouse, Lori Blair and Joan Tierney; her grandson, Christopher Tierney; many nieces and nephews; and her sister in law, Jackie O’Brien.

In the spring of 2015, there will be memorial calling hours scheduled.

Helen will be buried at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward at a later date.

Her family would like to express their profound gratitude to the loving staff at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, where she received excellent care during her last few years of life.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Fort Hudson Foundation, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

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

Eileen E. Cook

Cook, EileenGLENS FALLS – Eileen E. Cook, 57, of Davis Street, went into the arms of the Lord, at her home on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, after a short illness.

Born on May 18, 1958 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Delia (Streeter) Cook.

Eileen attended Hudson Falls High School and was employed as a certified nurse assistant at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility and CR Bard in Queensbury.

She loved her Green Bay Packers and was an avid Mets fan, but her greatest love was her four grandchildren.  Eileen also enjoyed bingo, collecting elephants and listening to music, especially Journey and Chicago.  She loved life and did whatever she could, to make others happy.

Besides her parents, Eileen was predeceased by her uncle, Ralph Cook.

Those left behind to cherish her memory are her children, Timothy Cook and his significant other, Kayla St. John of West Glens Falls and Rebecca Beaty and her husband, John of Glens Falls; her four grandchildren, Cierra Beaty, Hannah Beaty, Aubrie Beaty and Cameron Cook; her brother, David Cook and his significant other, Brandie Duckett of Hudson Falls; one niece and nephew; and many cousins.

A Celebration of Eileen’s Life will be held at Rebecca’s home at a future date.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the animal charity of one’s choice.

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

Alice M. Kinderman

HUDSON FALLS – Alice M. Kinderman, 87, of School Street,  passed away on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at home after a long illness.

Born on August 17, 1927, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Florence (Warren) Brown.

In 1944, she graduated from Hudson Falls High School.

On September 7, 1947, she married Alexander Kinderman at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls. He passed away on December 15, 2003.

From 1964 to her retirement in 1990, Alice was a secretary at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church.

Her greatest joy was the time spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is predeceased by her brothers, Paul Brown and Robert Brown and her sister, Florence Purdy.

Survivors include her three children, Susan M. Kinderman of Hudson Falls, Alan Kinderman and his wife Janet of Hudson Falls and Mark Kinderman and  his wife Deborah of Whitesboro; her grandchildren, Jason Kinderman and his fiancé, Brooke, Brandon Kinderman and his wife Annie, Andrea Kinderman and her husband, Mike Galeno, Andrew Kinderman and his wife Allison, Travis Kinderman and Reed Kinderman and his wife, Savanah and a great grandson Alexander Kinderman.

All services will be private.

Alice’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to The Diabetes Association, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, NY 12205,  The Glens Falls Association for the Hearing Impaired, 71 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, NY, 12804 or the animal related charity of your choice.

Alice’s family would like to thank Nancy Bradley for her wonderful loving care of their mother over the past two years.  Nancy is considered one of the family.

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

Stanley E. Sunderland

SunderlandFORT EDWARD – Stanley E. Sunderland, 65, of Fort Edward, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on January 24, 1949, in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of Dorothy (Dominy) Sunderland and the late Dwight Sunderland.

Stanley was a US Army veteran, serving in Germany.

On May 15, 1971, he married Margaret Wall, at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

After 43 years of service, he retired from SCA Paper in Fort Edward.

Stanley loved camping, fishing and being with family.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 43 years, Margaret Sunderland of Fort Edward; his daughters, Michelle Realejo and her partner Paulo Matias of New Bedford, MA and Heather La Marque of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren, Eric Sunderland, Gavin Realejo and Owen La Marque; his sisters, Karen Sunderland of Nevada, Linda Sunderland of Saratoga Springs and Kim Anderson of Saratoga Springs; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his son in law, Tom La Marque of Fort Edward.

Friends may call on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, at the funeral home.

Burial with military honors will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Stanley’s family suggests memorial donations be made to a veteran’s charity of your choice.

Ronald R. Pike

PikeHUDSON FALLS – Ronald R. Pike, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014, at home.

Born August 19, 1949,  in Corinth, he was the son of Robertine (Tennant) Uline and the late Clarence Pike.

Ronald graduated from Corinth High School.

He served with the United States Army in the 1970’s.

On Dec 10, 2011 Ronald married Martha A. Cutter in Hudson Falls.

Ronald was retired from the Glens Falls Hospital after many years of service.

He enjoyed fishing, wood working and watching football. Because he enjoyed he collected Dale Earnhardt Jr. memorabilia.  He loved the company of his four legged friends, Buddy and Bella

Survivors include his wife, Martha A. Pike of Hudson Falls; his mother, Robertine (Tennant) Uline of Saratoga; his step son, John Cutter of Glens Falls; his sisters, Linda Kirby and her husband, Bill of Hadley, Lorraine Salls and her husband, Leonard of Greenwich, Lucy Haring and her husband, Rob of Ormond Beach, Florida; his brother, Dickie Pike of West Virginia; two step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; as well as many sisters and brothers in law, nieces and nephews.

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

A graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Eugene Francis “Frank” LaMoy Jr.

LaMoy Old HUDSON FALLS – Eugene Francis “Frank” LaMoy Jr. was welcomed into the arms of our Lord on Dec. 6th 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on October 5, 1941, he was the son of the late Helen Irene (Flint) LaMoy and Eugene Francis LaMoy Sr.

Frank grew up in Glens Falls, graduating high school in 1960. He married Patricia Ann (Waite) LaMoy on April 8, 1960. Together they raised four children who he adored.

LaMoy YoungIn his younger years, Frank piloted aircrafts at Gorham Municipal Airport in New Hampshire.    He was a skilled craftsman, building several houses in the Kingsbury area with his close friend, Joseph Trackey.  Frank and his step-father, Charles Clark constructed large industrial boilers all around the New England area, including the Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant in Vernon, VT.   Frank worked at and retired from Encore after 25 years as an accomplished pipe fitter.

Camping, fishing, boating and hunting are some of Frank’s many hobbies.    He was a proud member of The Owls Hunting Club in North Hudson.   The friendships Frank made, he held dear to his heart.      His love of fishing was passed on to his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia; their children, daughter, Elizabeth (Donald) Hewitt, son, Frank LaMoy, daughter, Stacia (Robert) Bonanno and son, Jason (Connie) LaMoy; sister, Jane (Richard) Choquette; grandchildren, Grant (Leslie) LaMoy, Dan (Holly) Hewitt, Matthew Hewitt, David Hewitt, Ryan Hewitt, Felicia Bonanno, Anthony Bonanno, Corey LaMoy, Parker Gugliotta, Nathan Bonanno, Adam Bonanno, Gianna LaMoy, Ivie LaMoy, and Jett LaMoy; 5 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, a nephew and cousins.

Family and friends may call from 9 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, following the calling hours, at The Church of the Messiah, 296 Glen St. Glens Falls, with Father Karl Griswold-Kuhn, Rector officiating.

Burial will be in the spring at Moss Street Cemetery, Route 4 in the town of Kingsbury.

The family requests donations be made to a charity of his or her own choice.

A special thanks to the doctors and caring staff at Glens Falls Hospital.

Stella O. Dumont Couglar

Couglar Old Couglar YoungHUDSON FALLS – Stella O. Dumont Couglar – On Tuesday, December 9, 2014, a great sorrow was brought upon our family with the loss of our mother. Stella, known to us as Gram consistently supported her family with getting through the challenges life brings.  She was an individual who dreamed big and jumped into new experiences head first and then worked extremely hard to succeed once she realized what she had undertaken.  Her dining room table was always surrounded by family and friends, and while she wasn’t a “hugger”, you always knew she loved you and accepted you.

Gram attended school during the 30’s and 40’s in Glens Falls and spoke fondly of her simple childhood on the eastside, including all the hijinks she and her 6 siblings were known for.  She married our father George Henry Dumont at the original St. Alphonsus church on August 9, 1942.  During WWII, she worked in a Bridgeport CT airplane assembly factory as an infamous “Rosie the Riveter”.  She always reminisced of the golden age of Glens Falls, after WWII, with its theatres, bustling stores and hometown spirit.  On December 28, 1960, she was no stranger to loss herself as she lost our father and six months later, she lost her 8 year old son, our brother, Gary Fredrick Dumont.  Those tragedies are what helped make her so strong and accepting.  In 1963 she and some of her children were photographed for an article about the Hudson River at Cooper’s Cave in “National Geographic”.   In the 1970’s and 1980’s she owned and operated The Voyager restaurant and Stony Hill Cottages in Lake George and Estelle D’s restaurant in downtown Glens Falls.  She absolutely loved being in business for herself, though she often worked 18 hour days.  She retired in 1988 and until this past summer, she maintained her own yard and flower gardens.

In her 70’s she jumped rope with her grandchildren despite her “damn ankle”, in her 80’s she went tubing on Glen Lake and when she was 90 she rode a mechanical bull at a family graduation party (with some of us holding our breath in fear she would get tossed).  She was never wanting to be the center of attention but always took the challenge we put in front of her.  She continued to be very strong throughout her life, something she attributed to her Danish heritage.  She always considered herself lucky and over her lifetime she had collected hundreds of real four-leaf clovers.

Stella Oline was born on McDonald St., on January 14, 1923, to Haakon Jharl and Astrid Amelia (Sommer) Antonsen, their fourth child.  Her siblings:  Edith Carlisle, and Haakon, Olaf & Elmer Antonsen all predeceased her.  Her sisters Thelma Edgerly and Ruth Dumas survive her and she is also survived by her brother Elmer’s widow, Hannelore Antonsen, and their families.

Stella leaves behind her four loving children, Linda Jackoski and her husband Roger, Patricia Carl and her husband Edward, George (Georgie), and Dianna Underwood and her children’s father, Ronald.  She had 13 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild with another on the way, all too numerous to individually mention, but were no less loved greatly by “Gram”.

Mom was the heart and soul of this family and a true inspiration to us all.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family.

A celebration of her life will be this Saturday at 5 p.m., at no other place than her home, where we find the most comfort in dealing with our loss.

In lieu of flowers or donations, simply plan a dinner of your favorite comfort foods and cherish the time you have with special people in your own life.  If Mom taught us anything, it is that simply having dinner together at a big table, makes life just that much better, at least for that hour or two.  With all the time we had with her, we all wish there was one more “Let me know when you can come down for dinner.”