Professor Emeritus Ronald J. Moss


HUDSON FALLS – Professor Emeritus Ronald J. Moss, 82, of Notre Dame Street, passed away on Tuesday September 27, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on May 5, 1934 in Syracuse, he was the son of the late Albert J. and Dorothy M. (LaLone) Moss.

Professor Moss received his Bachelor and Master degrees in science from SUNY at Cortland and continued his education at Niagara University, where he was awarded a Master’s degree in Natural Science.

Professor Moss served his country as a veteran of the US Naval Reserve.

On June 25, 1960, he married the love of his life, Carol Doyle in Cortland, NY.

For 25 years, he taught anatomy, physiology, molecular biology and other biology courses at Adirondack Community College. For 18 years, he was a financial professional in mutual funds and business, retiring in 1989. After his retirement, he continued to substitute teach until this current school year.

He was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Professor Moss also belonged to the Hudson Falls Kiwanis for 22 years and served as president for two terms. He was a founding advisor to Circle K at ACC, President of the Homebuilders Association of Northern NY, ACC Delegate for Community College Senate for 22 years and coordinator of retirees of all ACC faculty emeriti. He also was President of the Home Owner’s Association for over 10 years in St. Peterburg, FL, where they spent their winters.

Professor Moss was a loving husband, devoted father, dedicated teacher and a devout Christian. His greatest pleasure was spending time on his boat on Lake George with family and friends. Last summer, they enjoyed 56 times during the boating season. He also enjoyed golf, gardening and many happy hours with his family.

Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Carol D. Moss of Hudson Falls; three children, Michael J. Moss of Hudson Falls, Tammy E. Mandwelle and her husband, Ken Hicks, of South Glens Falls and Ronald “R.J.” Moss, II of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren, Miles Mandwelle, Jordan Mandwelle, Timothy LaMarque, Kevin Hicks, Michealee Scarincio and Jaime Hicks; one great grandchild, Brody Hicks; one sister, Barbara A. Moss of Syracuse; his brother and sister in law, Douglas and Mary Doyle of Stanfordville, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 9 am on Saturday, October 8, 2016, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

Burial will take place in the Bethlehem Cemetery on the corner of Elsmere and Kenwood Aves. in Delmar at a later date.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to the SUNY Adirondack Foundation, Reach New Heights Campaign, in Ron’s memory at 640 Bay Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

The family would like to thank Dr. Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs, the nurses and staff of the C.R. Wood Cancer Center and Tower 2 of the Glens Falls Hospital and Hudson Falls Internal Medicine for all their care and compassion shown to Ronald and his family over the years.

Marjorie C. Gordon

HUDSON FALLS – Marjorie C. Gordon, 92, formerly of Hudson Falls,
passed away on September 26, 2016 at the Mountainview Nursing and Rehab Center in New Paltz.
Born on November 6, 1923 in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Celia (Stringham) Lewis.
Marjorie was a proud 1943 graduate of Fort Edward High School. Following graduation, she began working as a receptionist at E. W. Cowie, an eye doctor in Glens Falls.
On July 28, 1946, she married Kenneth Gordon at the St. James Episcopal Church in Fort Edward. They were married for 32 years, before he died in 1978.
Following her marriage to Kenneth, they moved to Tillson, NY, where she lived until his death.
At one time, Marjorie was very active in the V F W. Auxiliary, as a past President. She enjoyed spending time doing puzzles, reading, and making crafts.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Marjorie was predeceased by her daughter, Celia Foster; and her nephew, Herbert Hanson.
Marjorie is survived by her sister, Janet Hanson and her husband, Herbert of Hudson Falls; her niece, Barbara Longden of Hudson Falls; and several great nieces and nephews.
Graveside Services will be conducted at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday at Union Cemetery in Fort Edward.
Donations in Marjorie’s name may be made to Susan G. Komen, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244.
Arrangements are under the care of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Bentley Audley-Thomas Wells-Sartoris


HUDSON FALLS – Bentley Audley-Thomas Wells-Sartoris, went into the arms of the Lord, three days after his birth on September 22, 2016.

Born on September 19, 2016, he was the son of Adam Wells and Brooke Sartoris.

Bentley lived for only three days, but he forever touched the hearts of those who love him.  He fought hard to live but God had other plans.  Bentley’s parents and the rest of his family will always cherish the short time they spent with him.

He was predeceased by his grandfather, Thomas Stone, his great grandfather, Audley Fish and his great aunt, Carol Rich.

Survivors include his parents, Brooke Sartoris and Adam Wells, both of Hudson Falls; his brothers and sisters, Carson Sartoris, Lauryn Sartoris, Jordann Sartoris, Ella Sartoris, Gabryle Sartoris, Collin Voegtling and Oakleigh Wells-Sartoris; maternal grandparents, John Colvin and Billie Colvin; paternal grandmother, Peggy Wells; great grandmothers, Nancy Fish and Wilma Haynes; his nana, Melissa Hermance; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Donations in Bentley’s name may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Ave., Albany, NY 12208.

Jeffrey G. Park

img_0304GLENS FALLS – Jeffrey G. Park, 69, of Henry Street, moved on to his new journey, on Friday, September 23, 2016, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on March 29, 1947 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late James and Ann (Jackowski) Park.

Jeff was a graduate of South Glens Falls High School and continued his education at Adirondack Community College, receiving his Associates in Criminal Justice Degree.

Jeff was proud to be the first fourth generation corrections officer in New York State. He served for 26 years as a corrections officer, until his retirement from Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility. After this retirement, he didn’t stay idle, Jeff worked at 17 jobs, from babysitting to landscaping.

After being together for eight years, on August 27, 1988, he married Joann Hammond, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.
In his early years, Jeff was a member of the Jury, where he acquired the name “Sneakers”. He was also a member of the Adirondack Riders. Jeff also served his community as a fireman at the South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a Fire Police Captain. He also donated blood for many years. It was always important for Jeff to give back to his community.

Jeff loved to reel people in with his stories. At one time, he had the whole prison believing he won the Massachusetts’s Lottery. This story was just one of many, that Jeff got by his family and friends. He was an avid hockey fan, who was known for ringing his bell when the Adirondack team scored. Most of all, Jeff was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and soon to be a great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Park and his mother in law, Sharron Hammond.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joann Park of Glens Falls; his two children, Bryan Park and his wife, Kim of South Glens Falls and Cece O’Dell and her husband, Randy of Saratoga Springs; the mother of his children, Joan Baker of Argyle; nine grandchildren, Nathanial, Joshua, John, Sarah, Bryanna, Skyler, Ronen, Danielle and T.J.; his twin sister, Germaine Rocco and her husband, Patrick of Ohio; his father in law, Clifford Hammond of Fort Edward; his brothers and sisters in law, Mary Bentanzos of Glens Falls, Edward Hammond of Hudson Falls, David Hammond and his significant other, Ela of Glens Falls, John Hammond and his wife, Sandi of Queensbury, Catherine Hammond of Hudson Falls and Penny Kilmartin and her husband, Chris of Glens Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his dog, Hollie and his cat, Mollie.

Please join the family to celebrate the life of Jeff on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow the calling hours on Wednesday, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Jeff’s memory to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Eric Pillimer, the entire staff of Tower 2 at the Glens Falls Hospital and all the wonderful people that provided care and support to Jeff and his family

Sandra L. “Sandy” Rozelll

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Sandra L. “Sandy” Rozell, 67, passed away, in Florida, on September 16, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on July 9, 1949 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Elizabeth Rozell.

Sandy spent most of her school years at Hudson Falls School, until her senior year when she moved and graduated from Peru High School. After her graduation, she attended Samaritan Nursing School in Troy, where she earned her R.N. Degree. Following graduation, Sandy started her career at Leonard Hospital in Troy and later moved to Albany Memorial Hospital, where she worked for several years, until moving to Florida. She retired in 2013 from Naples Community Hospital in Florida. Sandy loved her nursing career, where she met many friends, both as patients and as co-workers.

Sandy moved to Brooksville to be near her friends and became a member of Brookridge Golf Club. Her hobbies include, golf and crocheting. Sandy was an avid reader, who would read everything. She also loved traveling to her time share in Aruba and Maine, playing board and card games and listening to all kinds of music. Her dogs held a special place in her heart. Sandy will be remembered for being a quiet, unassuming and kind person, who will be greatly missed by her family and all her friends.

Sandy is survived by her brother, David Rozell and his wife, Darlene of South Glens Falls; her three nieces, Amy Pratte and her husband, Steven of Bedford, NH, Lisa Mitzen and her husband, Edward of Saratoga Springs and Kathryn Johnston and her husband, Matthew of Kamas, Utah; her great nieces and nephews, Jessie Johnston and Devin Johnston, Joseph Pratte, Daniel Pratte, Timothy Pratte and Michael Pratte.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October, 1, 2016, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, with Pastor Nick Tebordo, officiating.

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

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110.

Joseph Michael Sullivan

sullivanKINGSBURY – Joseph Michael Sullivan, 60, of Kingsbury, passed away on September 20, 2016, after a long illness.

Born June 15, 1956, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the Late Leo and Colleen (Swezey) Sullivan.

Joseph attended Hudson Falls High School.

He worked for Casey’s Farm and Crowley’s Farm before moving and working on the coal barges on the Mississippi. Joseph then came back home and started his own successful business Professional Floor Sanding.

Joe enjoyed watching his Oakland Raiders, boating and camping in Hadlock, riding his Harley and hunting with his buddies Bear and Peppy. Joe was known for his 4th of July fireworks display (Legal or Not).

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Kelly Sullivan, his step-dad, Lester Viele, his Brother-in-law, Noel Barber, and his cat, Howie Long Sullivan.

His survivors include his daughter, Jolene Cronin and her husband, Josh of Kingsbury; his grandchildren, Olivia and Alex Cronin, who know him as Grandpa Jo-Jo; his siblings, Dawn Pugh and her husband, Calvin of Georgia, Kris Barber of Delmar, Lois Sullivan of Queensbury, Colleen Spaulding and her husband, Ken of Kingsbury, Dennis Sullivan and his wife, Virginia of Kingsbury, and Thomas Sullivan and his wife, Christine of New Jersey; his Fiancée, Kelly Carpenter, and her children, Daniel Carpenter, and Devon Carpenter; his niece and nephews, Elizabeth Sullivan, Dennis Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, Jamie Knight, and Jason Knight; and Jolene’s siblings, Shonna McTiernan and Tristen Dougher

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

A burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Joseph’s name to either the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 or the Kingsbury Cemetery. C/O 16 Old Cronin Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Joseph’s family would like to thank Glens Falls Internal Medicine and the Westchester Medical Center ICU staff for all their care and compassion given.

Robert William (Bob) Rose

roseHUDSON FALLS – Robert William (Bob) Rose, 86, of Williams Street, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Indian River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Granville.

Born on Oct. 21, 1929, he was the son of the late Grafton E. and Bertha (Cutler) Rose, and a lifelong resident of Hudson Falls.

On Aug. 14th, 1954, he was married to Thelma Elaine Hastings in the Hudson Falls Methodist Church by the Rev. H. Clayton Ackley. Mrs. Rose died Feb. 22, 1996.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he was predeceased by his step-mother, Margery (Stalker) Rose, and an infant brother, Richard Rose.

Mr. Rose was graduated from the Hudson Falls High School in 1947 and from the University of New York at Albany with BA and MA degrees in English. He completed further post-graduate work in reading instruction at Syracuse University where he was awarded a teaching fellowship in 1968-69. At that time he was the first local faculty member to be granted a one-year-sabbatical leave by the HF Board of Education.

He taught English for three years, from 1954 to 1957 at South Glens Falls Central School and then for 35 years at the Hudson Falls Central School where he was director of the senior high school drama club for 16 years before becoming head of the English Department until his retirement in 1992.

While continuing his studies in Albany from 1948 to 1954 he was assistant city editor of the Post-Star during which time he began writing reviews of area theatrical productions which he continued to do until 2010.

For several years he and his wife were members of the Merry Mohicans Square Dance Club, serving one year each as publicity chairmen, vice presidents and presidents. Mr. Rose was a former member and for several years secretary of Fort Edward Lodge 267, Free and Accepted Masons.

In 2002 he became a communicant of the Church of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s.

He was a member of the New York State United Teachers and the Hudson Falls Teachers Assoc. and for several years served as vice president of the Hudson Falls Free Library Board of Trustees, continuing as a board member until 2013.

He was a supporting member of the Corinth Theatre Guild and for several years a patron of the Fort Salem Theatre. His favorite professional theatrical company by far was Joe Barron Showtime Productions where he enjoyed his all-time favorite performers, Joe Barron, Richard Baker, and the incredible Laura Roth.

Survivors are his loving foster son A. Rene Roberge and his wife Pamela and their two daughters Amy Danielle and Emily Rose Roberge. Rene and Pamela were also his caregivers and have been there for him every step of the way of his declining health with outpouring love and effortless devotion.

Survivors also include a nephew, Michard Hastings of Queensbury, three nieces, Melanie Hastings of Queensbury, Margaret Hastings Jones and her husband, Thomas, of Granville, and Mary Hastings Frassenei and her husband, Michael, of Limerick, Pa..

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the Park in Hudson Falls

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

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the special Robert Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund set up by his foster son, Rene Roberge, at the Hudson Falls Senior High School, 80 E Labarge St, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Salvatore “Sal” Sammy Murray

murray-salvatoreGLENS FALLS & HUDSON FALLS – Salvatore “Sal” Sammy Murray, 67, passed away on September 3, 2016, due to medical complications while staying at Vermont Medical Center.

Born on November 26, 1947, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late William Murray and Jennie (Marino) Celeste.

Sal was a US Army veteran of Vietnam.  He served tours in both Korea and Indonesia, where he was engineer equipment repairman.  Sam had a number of jobs in his life, including a mechanic, a bartender and finally retired from the US Postal Service.  Sam always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell.  No matter what the situation, he could always make you laugh and had a great sense of humor.  Sammy was a humble and generous man and was an avid volunteer for the American Legion.  He was also a big sports fan his entire life, the NY Giants and NY Yankees held his heart.  Sam was smarter that meets the eye and had a genuine affinity for history and facts.

Many thanks to the VA Stratton in Albany, where Sammy thoroughly enjoyed staying, to Beverly Hall, who cared for Sammy in his last few years of life, with a smile on her face.  The University of Vermont medical center, where Sammy was given affectionate care his last days of life.  The VA Clinic on Broad Street, Dr. Douglas Dennett and Sam Hall from Washington County Veterans service agency.

Sammy was predeceased by the love of his life, Sandra Murray, his beloved mother, Jennie Celeste, his father, Bill Murray and brother in law, Mike Jones.

He is survived by his caregiver and sister, Deborah Jones, her fiancé and caregiver, Jeff Seeley; his daughters, Joelyn and Dru Ure, Florence Rice, Terry Birch, Pat Corrento, Alex and Andrea Baldwin; and his sons, Paul Corrento, Terry and Larry Austin Miller.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church on Warren Street in Glens Falls.

A double burial will follow, with is recently passed mother, Jennie Celeste.

He was a stout and proud veteran and in lieu of flowers, he would want you to thank a vet for their service or donate to your local post.

“God Bless, and Go”


bigelowHUDSON FALLS – Gene F. Bigelow, 91, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday September 15, 2016, at his home.

Born August 29, 1925, in Ferrisburg, VT, he was the son of the Late Dorothy Dragon.

Gene served with the US Army during World War II. After returning from service, he hosted a show on the “new” radio station, WWSC.

In 1947, Gene joined the Glens Falls Operetta Club appearing in many shows including “Carousel”, “Most Happy Fella” and “Guys and Dolls”.

At one time, Gene hosted his own talk/variety show on TV, while in Palm Beach, FL.

He was a singer and performer on Broadway.

Gene was a communicant of St Mary’s/St Paul Church in Hudson Falls. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Gene was predeceased by his sister, Charlotte Hart.

Survivors include his sister Shirley Austin of South Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday from 11 A.M. to 12 noon the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will immediately follow calling hours at 12 noon Thursday at the funeral home with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch officiating.

The Rite of Committal,  with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls, will follow at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

Donations in Gene’s name may be made out to the Glens Falls Operetta Club, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.


diffeeFENIMORE – Darl R. DIFFEE, 69, of Fenimore, passed away on Thursday September 15, 2016, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born March 13, 1947, in Granville, he was the son of the late Jack and Velva (Richards) Diffee.

Darl worked at Simiones Bakery most of his life, and Rock Hill Bakery before his retirement.He loved being with with friends and family, and spending time in the yard. Darl especially enjoyed camping with family and friends at Blue Ridge Falls.

In addition to his parents, Darl was predeceased by his sister Jacquelyn Woodard; his brother John Diffee; his sister Darleen Holmes; three nephews: Mark Diffee, Audie Diffee, Jr., and Justin Diffee; and his niece Deborah Rossi and his brothers in law, Albert Hart and Robert Lance.

He is survived by his siblings: Gwendolyn Hayes and her husband, Paul of Granville, Clark Diffee and his wife, Anne of Granville, Vonda Lance of Hudson Falls, Lauren Hart of Massachusetts, Audie Diffee and his wife, Patricia of Hudson Falls, Darcy LaPlant and her husband, Robert of Hudson Falls, Ronald Diffee and his wife, Jacqueline of Glens Falls, Joreen VanLint and her husband, Gordon of Hartford, Doreen Benard and her companion, Gurney Bennett of Hudson Falls; several nieces and nephews, and a very special niece and nephew: Jennifer and Jamie Diffee of the Fenimore.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Graveside services will take place on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.

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

One of Darl’s favorite saying was” DI double F, double E and Don’t you ever forget it!”

Joyce B. Aubrey

aubreyHUDSON FALLS – Joyce B. Aubrey, 82, of Hudson Falls, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at her home.

Born on June 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Sophie (Parker) Smith.

For most of her life, Joyce was a homemaker who loved her family.

She was a 41year member of the G Greater Glens Falls Bible Baptist Church in Hudson Falls.   Joyce loved her church and the Lord.  She also loved her beloved cat, Sam.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Johnson Smith and George Smith and her sisters, Shirley Horton, Martha Tamaro and Doris Blake.

Survivors include her children, Carlyn Johnson and her husband, Scott of Syracuse, Mary Aubrey and her partner, Mel Dutcher of Hudson Falls and Mark Aubrey and his wife, Teresa of Fort Edward; her grandchildren, Ashlee, Andrew and Danielle Aubrey and Sean Hurd; her sisters, Betty Smith of Hudson Falls, Pauline Perrotte of South Glens Falls, Norma LaRock of Hudson Falls and Charlotte Girard of Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 11 to 1 p.m. on Monday, September, 19, 2016 at the Carleton Funeral home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, following the calling hours, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Guy Goodell, pastor of the Greater Glens Falls Bible Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Morningside Cemetery in the town of Hartford.

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

Eleanor “Ellie” Houghton

houghtonQUEENSBURY – Eleanor “Ellie” (Hall) Houghton, 90, of Queensbury, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on January 5, 1926, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Gappner) Hall.
Ellie started her career as a professional registered nurse who’s first nursing job was in the obstetrical department at the Glens Falls Hospital. She loved being involved with her community, so she accepted an opportunity from the State of New York and enrolled in a college program at Syracuse University, earning a certificate in the public service area. Ellie accepted a job with the Onondaga County Health Department and continued her studies at Syracuse University while working. She graduated with a B.S. Degree in 1957. Ellie then was awarded a federal scholarship to receive a master’s degree and enrolled in the master’s program at Columbia University, graduating with a degree in Community Health with a minor in Mental Health.
Following her graduation from Columbia, she took a position teaching at SUNY Buffalo. Soon after, Ellie was offered a position as a consultant to HMO, which was a new concept in home care. Finally, she ended her health related career as an administrator at the New York State Health Department in Rochester.
Ellie was blessed with an angelic voice, and had been singing since the age of four. She furthered her gift by studying voice part time at Eastman School of Music. Ellie was honored to have performed for audiences in England at the London Opera Company. She felt very blessed to have been able to sing very well into her 80’s and 90’s.
Ellie met her husband Richard, while working in Rochester. She had a wonderful life with him, the “man of her dreams”. After their marriage, they moved to the small town of Deerfield, NH. While she lived there, Ellie was president of the Woman’s Club and volunteered at the food pantry at church. Later in their lives, Ellie and Richard returned to this area to be near her family.
Ellie loved to learn and loved her church. She was a member of the Queensbury United Methodist Church, where she was active in church choir and gave a singing class. During her life, she even tried her hand at acting and painting. She was a member of senior groups and the CR Wood Community Theatre in Glens Falls. Ellie continued her love of theatre and music throughout her life. Although in later years, she had to give up some of her favorite things to do, like drawing and golf. She never let age or illness interfere with her love of life.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Francis Hall and his wife, Gertrude, her sister, Agnes Lewis and her husband, Walter, her nephews, John F. Lewis, Joseph Lewis, and Michael F. Hall; her nieces, Mary Ellen Crevison and Patricia McKinney.
Survivors include her nephews, James Lewis and his wife, Heidemarie of Kingsbury and Jeffrey Lewis and his wife, Chris, formerly of South Glens Falls and Timothy Hall and his wife, Sharon of Saratoga Springs; her nieces, Cathy Weed and her husband, James of Schuylerville and Cathy Hall of Saratoga Springs; and several grand nieces and grand nephews.
All are welcome to Ellie’s Memorial Service at 11 am on Saturday, at the Queensbury United Methodist Church on Aviation Road in Queensbury.
Burial will be at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in Groveland, MA.
Ellie was thankful to her family for the love and kindness given to her on a daily basis in her elder years, when she was unable to do for herself. A special thanks to Cathy Tessier who took are of Aunt Lou and made sure that she was loved and cared for. Also, sincere thanks to the Cathy Hall and her late husband, Michael for their visits and especially for Cathy’s wonderful cooking.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Queensbury United Methodist Church, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 or the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Paul Joseph Wells

wellsFORT ANN – Paul Joseph Wells, 28, of Dewey’s Bridge Road, passed away as a result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Born on November 16, 1987, in Easton, PA, he was the son of Gloria (Beaumont) Wells and the late Frank Wells.

Paul was a 2005 graduate of Fort Ann Central School. While he was a student, Paul was a member of the Technical National Honor Society and the National Honor Society.  He continued his education at SUNY Adirondack and received his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in 2008.

Paul began his culinary career at The Glen in Queensbury and continued as a chef at the former Gavel Grill in Hudson Falls.  He was currently employed as Assistant Manager at Primal Meat Store in Saratoga Springs.  Paul’s dream was to open his own restaurant and butcher shop combo.

While in school, he was a boy scout and became an accomplished archer.   He loved archery and won many trophies at tournaments.  Paul also enjoyed shooting billiards with his father.   He was an avid outdoorsman, especially hunting with his friends.

Paul had a big heart and wanted to help others.   At the age of 12, shortly after 9/11, he raised $19,000 for the Kids for Kids Camp.  This was a camp that helped kids that lost their parents during 9/11.  Not only did he raise money, but alongside his father, he worked at the camp as a counselor.

Paul gave life his all and had a drive that couldn’t be matched.  If he wanted it, he would work hard to get it.  He was a kind, compassionate person, who loved his mother deeply.  Paul had a strong will that enabled him to reach is goals.  He also had a quirky sense of humor, just like his father.  Paul was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by his grandmothers, Mary Mathison and Theresa Trello Wells, his aunt Elizabeth “Boo” O’Neill and his uncle, Joseph Wells.

Survivors include his loving mother, Gloria Wells of Fort Ann; his aunts, Joyce Grace and her husband, Al of Triangle, Virginia and Theresa Vierschilling and her husband, Paul; his uncle, Paul Jon Wells and his companion, Jackie Kegan; his cousins, Virginia Hughes and her husband, James, Kelsey Grace, Collen Cole and her husband, Andrew, Christine Mott and her husband, Tom, Tracey Drange and her husband, Mikal, Anthony O’Neill and his partner, Michelle, Christopher O’Neill and his wife, Nareeza, Lisa Doherty and her husband, Pat, Mark Wells, Jason Wells, Joe Wells;  his longtime friends, Christopher Blackmer, Jared Roberts and Kadyn Granger; his family friends, Buddy Blackmer and his wife, Jean and their children of Fort Ann and Scott Baldwin and his wife, Judy and their children, of Argyle; and close friends, Leslie and Wayne Rizzo and Marge and Dennis Baker.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, from 12 to 1:30 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow at 1:30 pm at the funeral Home, with the Reverend Flossie Gage Bates, officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 S Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12208.