Frederic “Fred” Chase

Chase, FredARGYLE – Frederic “Fred” Chase, 71, of Gilchrist Road, passed away on March 30, 2017, after a number of years of poor health.

Born on February 26, 1946 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Henry B. and Elizabeth (Albee) Chase.

Fred graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1964 and from the State University of Oswego in 1969.   As a young boy, he was active in the Glens Falls Little League and with the Boy Scouts of America, attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

After graduating from college, Fred taught school for a few years at Shenendehowa Middle School, Glens Falls High School and Adirondack Community College.   While still in college, he found a love of photography and because of this, he established his own photography business.  Chase Photography operated for the next 19 years at the location of his childhood home, 179 Main Street in South Glens Falls.   In 1990, Fred had a new studio building constructed on Route 9, just south of the village of South Glens Falls and operated there until his retirement in October 2001.   Besides being a commercial photographer for 30 years, he branched into the field of computer graphics and owned and operated Executive Graphics & Communications, Inc., until his retirement.

Fred was active in the community all his life and served as an original board member of the Moreau Community Center, President of the Moreau Jaycees, President of the South Glens Falls Rotary Club and President of the Capital Champlain Section of the Professional Photographers Society of New York.

Fred’s biggest feeling of pride came from knowing his two daughters went onto good universities and ultimately good careers.  Amy Quigley, his oldest daughter is now a stay at home mother of three boys, Mason Chase Quigley, Carter Wells Quigley and Knox David Quigley.  Andrea Glasgow, his youngest daughter is Vice President and General Counsel of Evan Energy Investment, LC and mother of one son, Wade Harrison Glasgow and one daughter, Eliza Jean Glasgow.   Both daughters reside with their husbands, and children in Richmond, Virginia.

Fred’s outside interests were varied and included woodworking, golf, traveling, skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, hunting, fishing, sailing, flying and boating.   His real love was that of the water and annually looked forward to time spent fishing in the north woods of Maine, boating on Lake George and most recently exploring the New York Canal System and Lake Champlain.

Fred was predeceased by both his parents, Henry B and Elizabeth A. Chase, as well as both his sisters, Jean Crossman and Mabel Ashline.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Chase; one brother, Henry F. Chase of Lake Luzerne; his daughter, Amy Quigley and her husband, Brian and their three sons; his other daughter, Andrea Glasgow and her husband, Ryan and their son and daughter; and several nieces and nephews.

Donations in Fred’s memory may be made to the Boy Scout Camp Wakpominee Alumni Association, C/O 253 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205.

At Fred’s request, there will be no calling hours, but all friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday April 3rd at 3 o’clock at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Michael Plank, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls officiating.

Fred and his family wish to extend a very sincere thank you to everyone that has been instrumental in his journey.  “Clear sailing my friend.”

David “UNK” Plude

Plude, David - Keep bike in photoQUEENSBURY – David “UNK” Plude, 71, of Queensbury, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family and friends, on Thursday, March 30, 2017.

Born on March 12, 1946, in Buffalo, he was the son of the Late Guyle and Evelyn Jane (Gandrow) Plude.

David was employed by Native Textiles in Glens Falls for over 35 years.

He enjoyed camping, cards, sports, fishing. He was an avid Yankee and Giants fans. Most of all he enjoyed riding his three-wheeled bicycle, and stopping to visit friends. He was a likeable soul who always wanted to make people laugh.

In addition to his parents, David was predeceased by his three brothers, Guyle Plude, Frances Plude, and Albert Plude; his sisters, Joan Pond, and Carol Hurley.

Survivors include, his two brothers, Richard Plude and his wife, Fran of Whitehall, John Plude and his wife, Carol of Queensbury; his sisters, Linda Eggleston and her husband, Jack of Dresdon, Bonnie Plude and her companion, Robert Anderson of Hudson Falls; several beloved nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, and great grand nieces and nephews; and his many friends, who he thought of as family. He is also survived by his baby boy, Jester the Cat.

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

Prayers will immediately follow calling hours at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

Donations in David’s name may be made out to High Peaks Hospice, 79 Glenwood Ave, Queensbury, NY, 12804, or a charity of one’s choice.

Mary Gilmore MacFarran

MacFarran, MaryHUDSON FALLS – Mary Gilmore MacFarran, 100, one week shy of 101, of Hudson Falls, peacefully passed into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, surrounded by her loving family at her side.

Born on April 4, 1916, in Welch Hollow, Fort Ann, she was the daughter of the late George and Atsa Gilmore. Mary was a mother of four, a grandmother of eight, a great grandmother of 17, and a great great grandmother of nine.

She met her beloved husband through a friend and married at the age of 17. In the beginning of their marriage, they ran a farm in Schuylerville that was haunted. The story of their ghost experiences was published by David Pitkin. They moved to Hudson Falls a few years later and started their own business on Route 4. She worked very hard caring for her children and grandchildren. Mary enjoyed reading, sewing, cooking, gardening, traveling, playing cards and board games, billiards, bowling, fishing in the South Bay of Lake Champlain and watching NASCAR.

She was very active in her community. Mary took part in 4-H, volunteering at the Washington County Fair, the ARC, and belonged to Grange, senior citizens and loved participating and volunteering her time at the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church.

Her family and friends were everything to her and she rarely missed a function to support them. She was an inspiration, was very strong, kind, caring and loving. Mary touched the lives of many, even up to her last day. She never dwelled on the negative. Her motto was to forgive and forget, each day is a new beginning.

Mary was predeceased by her parents; her father passed away when she was nine and her mother when she was 16. Her husband, Donald MacFarran, her daughters, Janet Martindale and Ilene Hartung, her grandson, Roger Martindale, her great granddaughter, Brooke Martindale, and her brothers, David and Calvin Gilmore, also passed away before her.

Survivors include her children, Gweneth MacFarran and Wayne MacFarran; her son in law, Robert Hartung; her grandchildren, Mark (Susan) Martindale, Steve (Erin) Martindale, Susan (Tammy) Coleman, Scott (Margaret) Hartung, Lisa (David) Doster, Chris (Jennifer) MacFarran and Emily (Brian) Fitzgerald; 16 great grandchildren; nine great great grandchildren; as well as the many dear friends that were considered like family, Terry Gould, Patty Stoy, and Mary Jo Taylor.

The family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for the excellent care, the loving hands and the positive support given to Mary during her stay.

Friends may call on Friday, March 31, 2017 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m., following the calling hours on Friday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, officiating.

Burial will be later in the spring at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, 227 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Nelson E. Duffany


DuffanyHUDSON FALLS – Nelson E. Duffany, Jr., 84, of Vaughn Road, passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife, on Saturday, March 25, 2017, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward.

Born on December 8, 1932 in Fair Haven, VT, he was the son of the late Nelson E. and Margaret (Rooker) Duffany, Sr.

Nelson graduated from Fair Haven High School in Vermont and following high school, he joined the U.S. Army.  Nelson proudly served his country during the Korean War, while attaining the rank of Corporal. He had the responsibility of working with guided missiles while watching over his men.

On May 25, 1958, he married Venita Mumblo at St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls. Nelson and Venita stood side by side, supporting each other for almost 59 years.

He worked as a lab technician for many years at the Imperial Company in Queensbury, which later became known as Ciba Geigy.  Nelson loved his job and made many wonderful friends throughout his career.

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

The center of Nelson’s life was his family.  He loved devoting his time and his love to his grandchildren.  Nelson was a kind, caring husband, who readily agreed that his wife was always right. He was an accomplished artist, drawing and painting many beautiful pictures.

Survivors in addition to his loving wife, Venita M. Duffany, of Hudson Falls include his two sons, Mark Duffany and his wife, Pam of Hudson Falls and David Duffany and his wife, Lynne of South Glens Falls; his five grandchildren, Patrick Duffany, Jonathan Duffany, David Duffany, Jr., Michael Duffany and Alyssa Duffany; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Thank you to all the angels on A wing at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for the love, compassion and wonderful care given to Nelson and Venita, during their time of need.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Monday, April 3, 2017 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will be later in the spring at St. Paul’s Cemetery, on Vaughn Road, in the town of Kingsbury.

Nelson’s family suggests that memorial donations in his memory be made to Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Robert Campbell

campbell robertQUEEENSBURY – Robert Campbell, 47, of Queensbury, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 20, 2017, at his home.

Born on December 28, 1969, in Saratoga Springs, he was the son of Bobby and Patricia Campbell of Melissa, Texas; and his mother, Phyllis Bennett of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Robert was an avid NY Jets fan. He enjoyed working on his beloved Fords, building Hot Rods, baking and cooking. Robert cherished the time with his wife and daughters and his beloved puppy, Boss.

He was predeceased by his beloved mother-in-law, Margaret Hunter; and his grandparents.

Survivors include, his wife of 19 years, Elaine (Fischer) Campbell of Queensbury; his four daughters, Amelia Campbell of Queensbury, Delilah Campbell of Queensbury, Jadeyn Campbell of Queensbury, and Cheyenne Campbell of Queensbury; the son that he never had, Anthony; his brother, Richard Campbell and his wife, Nancy; his brother, Ronald Campbell and his wife, Deborah; his sister, Vicky Campbell; his brother, Paul Campbell and his wife, Teresa; his brother, Jason Clements; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends are invited to call from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will take place immediately following calling hours at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Major David Dean of the Salvation Army officiating.

Burial services will be private.

Robert’s family wishes to specially thank Mike & Christine Walsh and their family for their loving kindness.

Donations in Robert’s name may be made to The American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY, 12110.

Madalyn “Madge” Nicholson

NicolsonHUDSON FALLS – Madalyn Nicholson, 93, of Hudson Falls, went to join her husband of 60 years, Charles, her son, Clyde and her daughter, Gail, in their “forever” home in Heaven.

Born on February 23, 1924 to Floyd and Pearl (Myette) Coates.

Madalyn “Madge” met the love of her life, Charles “Chick” Nicholson in their teens.  They were married February 28, 1942 and raised four children, Diane, Linda, Clyde and Gail.

During World War II, while Chick was in the service, Madge worked at General Electric Company.   Later, as the children got older, she was employed by Dr. Clifford, as a dental assistant and then in the Dix Avenue School cafeteria.

She was an excellent cook, baker and seamstress, as well as having an interest in all kinds of crafts.   Madge and Chick became interested in pottery and made several items from the clay on their property.  She took many ceramic classes and enjoyed learning new techniques.

Upon retirement, Madge and Chick loved spending their winters in Homosassa, Florida, where they developed many long-lasting friendships, as well as enjoying the sights and activities in the area.

In addition to her parents, Madalyn was predeceased by her sister, Arlene Coates, her husband, Charles, her son, Clyde and her daughter, Gail.

She is survived by her sisters, Jeanne Picatti and Marjorie Coates; her daughters, Diane (Paul) Purner and Linda (Bill) Haessly; her daughter in law, Joan (Clyde) Nicholson; her grandchildren, Michael Purner and his fiancée, Brenda, Peter Purner, Michelle (Jim) Brunelle, Tom (Tracy) Bocchi, Scott (Krystal) Nicholson and Tim (Deb) Nicholson; her great grandchildren, Amanda (Scott) Traylor, Joseph Purner, William Purner, Nikita Purner, Telyn Bocchi, Sarah Bocchi, Matthew Nicholson, Michael Nicholson, Abbie Brunelle, Megan Brunelle, Hannah Nicholson, Grace Johnson, Dereck VanBuren and Alexandra VanBuren; her great, great grandchildren, Zachary Traylor and Karter VanBuren; and several nieces and nephews.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1,2017, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hour at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at Glens Falls Cemetery.

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

Rose C. Chickanis

Chickanis, RoseHUDSON FALLS – Rose C. Chickanis, 87, a longtime Maple Street resident, went into the arms of the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Born on August 18, 1929, in New York City at Flower 5th Avenue Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Nicholas and Dorothy (Dupuy) Sabbagh and the granddaughter of the late Louis and Julia Dupuy, owners of the Dupuy Greenhouses in Whitestone, NY.

Rose grew up in Brooklyn and attended St. Francis Xavier and Angela Hall schools in Brooklyn. She graduated high school from Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn. Rose was an avid Brooklyn Dodgers fan. In 1941, she and her family moved to Whitestone Queens at 1538 Parsons Boulevard. Rose was an avid figure skater, often skating with her childhood friend Jacqueline Murphy at the Rye Figure Skating Arena in Tarrytown. Sonja Henie, world renown figure skater, was her idol. Rose was a novice figure skating Judge with the United States Figure Skating Organization and also the founder and President of the Glens Falls Figure Skating Club. She was an excellent piano player, her favorite song being “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” Rose loved animals and always had a golden retriever at her side. She also enjoyed playing cards with the girls every Wednesday afternoon, played tennis and trips to Martha’s Vineyard.

On November 27, 1954, she married the love of her life, Thomas “Tom” Chickanis at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church in Greenwich, Connecticut. She became a sister to Theresa Chickanis Ambrose, Catherine Chickanis Marron and Evelyn Chickanis Esposito and a daughter in law to Raymond Chickanis

At the age of 40, Rose tragically lost her husband and youngest son in a car bicycle accident in Hudson Falls. Not only a family tragedy, this loss deeply affected everyone in the town. Coach Chick was a highly respected and well thought of person by everyone. After the loss of her husband and son, Rose raised her oldest boys, George and Ed, and did a phenomenal job as both sons did very well in their life’s endeavors.

Rose worked for many years for the New York Bell Telephone Company. She then served as a secretary for many years at Maple Street School in Hudson Falls.

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

In addition to her parents and grandparents, she also was predeceased by her husband, Thomas J. Chickanis and her son, Thomas J. “TJ” Chickanis.

Survivors include two sons, George Chickanis of Hudson Falls and Edward Chickanis and his fiancée, Kim Lowman of Ellicott City, MD; and her grandchildren, Thomas John Chickanis, Christopher Chickanis and Nicholas Chickanis, Ava Kill, Sophie Kill, Sebastian Kill, Kevin Kill, Sarah Kill and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her daughter in law, Tammy Chickanis.

The family wishes to thank the home care girls, Sherry Cleveland, Dawna Sipowicz, Ginny Dutson, June Gaulin, Dyna Carlisle, and Paula Brodrick for the special love and care given to Rose during her illness. Also, they send a very special thank you to their close family friends, Anne Catalfamo and the late Chuck “Cat” Catalfamo for their continuing support through the years.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 30, 2017 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will be later in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery, in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, Rose’s family suggests that memorial donations in her memory be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern, New York Chapter, 4 pine west Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

George R. Galusha

Galusha, GeorgeQUEENSBURY – George R. Galusha, 85, of Belle Ave., died in the arms of his grandsons, Matthew and Robert, and surrounded by his wife, and loving family, on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Born on September 26, 1931 in Fort Ann, he was the son of the late George L. and Izora (Paige) Galusha.

George graduated from Fort Edward High School and soon after, enlisted in the US Army. He was a proud veteran having served during the Korean War. During his time in the service, George married Geneva Leppard on October 21, 1952.

He enjoyed his job as Director of Research and Development at Chase Bag Company and made many friends during his lifelong career.

To know George was to love him. He had a great sense of humor that was appreciated by his family and friends. George also loved puttering with his woodworking and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

Faith was an important part of George’s life. He was a devoted member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, where he served as a deacon and elder.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son, Stephen George Galusha.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Geneva L. Galusha of Queensbury; his children, Lynn M. Galusha Dumas of Hudson Falls, Judy A. Ovitt and her husband, Roger Ovitt, Jr. of Gansevoort and John M. Galusha of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren, Matthew B. Dumas, Richard G. Sheerer, Robert J. Sheerer and his wife, Staycia, Joshua M. Galusha, Amanda E. Ovitt and Roger L. Ovitt, III; his great grandchildren, Dylan, Joseph, Thomas, Robert, Richelle and Derrick Sheerer and Rylee Ovitt; his brothers and sisters; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours and the funeral will be private.

Burial will be in Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Donald Merrihew for his compassion and special care during this difficult time.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 666775-8517 or the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Margaret “Peg” J. Balcom

Balcom, MargaretGRANVILLE – Margaret “Peg” J. Balcom, 73, of State Route 22, went into the arms of the Lord, on Friday, March 24, 2017.

Born on August 25, 1943 in Pittsfield, MA, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. and Margaret (Weiss) Hartwell.

Peg graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1962 and a year later, married the love of her life and high school sweetheart, Wallace Balcom. They have been married 54 wonderful years. Peg and Wallace started their family with four wonderful children. Peg was the mom that every child dreamed of. Always there to listen and give good advice and most importantly, she had warm welcoming arms to embrace each tear with love. Peg was also a strong, loving and patient wife that Wallace always appreciated. She inspired her family, as Peg never had a mean thing to say about anyone. Peg was the salt of the earth. She always had her feet on the ground and most importantly was thankful for everything and everyone in her life.

Her faith played a large role in her life. She loved her Lord and lived her life according to the Scriptures, which was her legacy. Peg is now being held in the hands of the Lord, watching over her loved ones.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter, Lori Balcom Batty and her brother, Charles Hartwell.

Survivors include her loving husband, Wallace Balcom of North Granville; her children, Todd and his wife, Cinnamon Balcom of Granville, Peggy Holcomb and her husband, Daryl of Granville and Amy Barrett of Maryland; her grandchildren, Neil McDonald, Christopher Balcom and his wife, Sarah, Anthony Balcom, Philip Balcom, Joshua Barrett, Emily Barrett, Loriann Barrett, Mikayla Batty and Seth Batty; her sisters, Sue McDowell and her husband, Greg and Beth Martin and her husband, Bruce; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be private with the Rev. Kevin Gebo, pastor of the Truthville Baptist Church, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Truthville Baptist Church, 39 County Road 12, North Granville, NY 12854.

Burial will be later in the spring at Bethany Cemetery in Truthville.

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

Darlene Rose Chase

chasedarleneHUDSON FALLS — Darlene Rose Chase, 70, passed away Thursday, March 23, in Glens Falls after a courageous battle with cancer.

She was born November 26, 1946 in Cobleskill to Bradford and Marjory Cupps. Her family later moved to Queensbury where she graduated from high school in 1964.

Darlene and her husband, Nelson “Butch” Chase Jr., were united in marriage on April 16, 1966 and spent over 50 years of life together. She was overjoyed to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends at a surprise party thrown in their honor.

In her early twenties, she worked for Sears. But, her primary, life-long job was as a loving and supportive wife, daughter, mother, aunt, and friend to all who knew her. Her work ethic and devotion to family and friends will be deeply missed.

Darlene enjoyed taking care of her family, reading, assembling puzzles, bowling, watching NY Knicks basketball and NY Mets baseball, cooking, baking, and candy-making, particularly at Christmas. She enjoyed making others happy, playing with the family dog Max and grand dog Tyson, and as all good mom’s do, enjoyed making everything OK. Darlene was the originator and coordinator of the Chase Family and Friends annual Fourth of July celebration, which will continue in her memory.

She was predeceased by her father Bradford Cupps, her mother-in-law Sally Chase Schenk, her fathers-in-law Nelson Chase Sr. and Roland Schenk, her sister-in-law Bonnie Currie; her brother-in-law James Currie Sr., her niece, Sara Chase, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Survivors include her mother Marjory Cupps of Queensbury, her husband of nearly 51 years, Nelson “Butch” Chase, Jr., of Hudson Falls, son, Nelson Chase III and his companion, Mary Huguley of Hudson Falls, daughter, Michelle Chase and her companion, Chris Duval of South Glens Falls, brother-in-law, James Chase Sr. and his wife, Lynn of Hudson Falls, uncle-in-law, James Maguire and his wife, Sher of Hudson Falls, adopted sister-in-law, Sandi Fox of Hudson Falls, and many nephews, nieces, and extended family members and friends who always referred to her as “Aunt Darlene”.

Friends and family are invited to call from 4 to 7 PM on Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls. The Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Company and Auxiliary will hold a short service at 6:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the SPCA of Upstate NY, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY  12839 or to the Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Company and Auxiliary, 3715 Burgoyne Ave., Hudson Falls, NY  12839.

The family would like to thank the “crew” on Tower 2 at the Pruyn Pavilion at Glens Falls Hospital for the care and comfort they were able to provide to Darlene during her illness.


Harry Vale “The Fox” Livingston

Livingston Doublelivingston singleHUDSON FALLS – Harry Vale “The Fox” Livingston, III- On Thursday, March 23, 2017, Harry passed away peacefully of a “broken heart”, surrounded by his loving family at his side, at the age of 77.

Harry was born on April 12, 1939 and was the eldest son to the late Harry Vale Livingston, Sr. and Loretta Mae (Spellburg) Livingston.  Besides his parents, Harry was predeceased by his beloved wife, Marie Agnes Livingston, brother, Larry Livingston and sister, Deborah (Livingston) Hurlburt, several aunts and uncles and very good friends, Bill and Joyce Guilder.

Through the younger years, Harry learned to farm and he use to rope and ride horses, competing in many rodeos, with his father and uncles. When he was younger, Harry was an avid hunter and fisherman.  He had a passion for fast cars, fast women and beer, until he was finally tamed by one woman, the love of his life, Marie Agnes (Pedersen) Livingston, whom he spent 42 ½ years of marriage.  He always felt blessed to have raised his family with this wonderful woman.

Growing up, Harry drove truck for his father’s business in their junk yard, from the age of 16 to 26.  From that point on, truck driving became his career.  He hauled loads for several companies, including Northway Equipment, Cumberland Farms, Pallets Inc., Russo’s, Gilbert Carrier, IDC, Saratoga Board and Yank.  Finally, he spent 24 ½ years with Red Star Express Lines, where he proudly was entered into the Million Miler Club, for having a safe and accident free driving record, while hitting the milestone of over a million miles of driving truck.  He retired from Red Star Express in 2001.

After retiring, Harry enjoyed going to all the local diners to have coffee with “the boys”, Gus, Jarrod and Donny.  He loved their conversations and gossiping with them.  Harry called them the “Gang that tried to solve all the world’s problems” but they spent more time talking about cars and women and reminiscing about the good ole days.  He says he will have a hot cup of coffee ready and waiting for all of you, so we can pick up on our conversations, again.  He also enjoyed hanging out with Merv at the garage and picking on the girls at the Stewart’s Shop on Dix Ave, where he would sit and have coffee and do his scratch off tickets, as he was harassing them.  Harry was always glad that the girls could give it back.  More than going from diner to diner, what he enjoyed the most was spending time with his family having cookouts, dinners at their homes, and spending quality time with all of his children.   He loved Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and cookouts and parties, when the whole family got together and he could spend time with them.  Although he “sat back quietly” for the most part, he was able to embrace how very fortunate he was to have ended up with such a great family to surround him.  Harry felt blessed and honored to have such a wonderful family.  He enjoyed picking on his family and making them laugh or laughing at their expense.   More than anything, he will miss spending his time with all his kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

Harry is survived by his four children, his son, Tony Twiss of Hudson Falls  and three daughters, Kimberly (John) Fenton of Hudson Falls, Suzanne (John) Davis of Gansevoort and his little rug rat daughter, Sherry (Sean) Bickford of Hudson Falls; his very special grandchildren, Sheena (Seth) Gordon, Shannon Fenton, Dylan Fenton & fiancée, Kera Rucker, Dana Davis Dunn, John (Nicole) Davis, Jr., Nick Davis, Alyssa Davis, a very special grandson, whom he raised as his own son, John “Sky” David Earl, Jr. and Xander Bickford.  He was blessed with his great grandchildren, Chloe and Johnny Davis III, Troy Schusteritsch, Jaslyn and Jaxon Osborne and Kole Maynard; his brothers and sisters, Robert and Sharon Livingston, Bruce and Anna “Cookie” Livingston, Diane Hurlburt, Mary and Ed Gillis and Sharon and Tom Simpson; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Harry requests that longtime friends, Pat and Jobie Breason and Sandy Woodcock now look over his children, “keep them in line and hold the fort down”.  He appreciates their commitment and friendship throughout the years and wishes to thank them for everything they have done with Marie and him on helping to raise their children, but they are NOW your responsibility.

Harry wants everyone to know that he had cancer, but it was not the cancer that got him in the end.   It was a broken heart from not having his wife of 42 ½ years with him, since she passed away on January 15, 2016.  Once Marie left him, his heart was broken.  The love he had for her was immeasurable.  Harry’s advice is “do not waste time because it is true – you don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”  Once Marie was gone, everything became clear for Harry.  He loved her with all his heart and also asked God to take him to her, so he could make up for everything she deserved, which was more love from him.  Harry’s advice is “to tell those you love you’re sorry and that you love them.” He will now fly high and both him and Marie will watch over their family.  One last word from Harry to all his trucker friends, “I’m taking my last ride, northbound, hammered down on the golden highway – This is the Cannonball signing off.”


The family would like to send a special thanks to Dr. Beaty, Dr. B. Frazier Taylor and Dr. Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs, from the Glens Falls Hospital Cancer Center, for their continued support and care so Dad could enjoy his last moments at home.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hours on Sunday at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be later in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of donations, Harry’s request is that you save your money and go have a cold Genessee Light beer for him, as he is now with those whom he missed dearly, especially, his Marie.

Raymond H. Irish

Irish, RaymondKINGSBURY – Raymond Haswell Irish joined his beloved wife, Elizabeth “Betty” in the Lord’s house on March 21, 2017.

Ray was born in Peekskill, on January 14, 1935, to the late James Wilbur and Dorothy Irish.

In 1957, Ray graduated with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.   While attending RPI in Troy, he met the love of his life, Betty, who was attending Russell Sage College.   They married on September 14, 1957.

After college, Ray was employed by his father as a Civil Engineer in the family business in Westchester County.   He then moved to Glens Falls and spent 20 years with Rist-Frost Associates, eventually becoming a partner in the firm.   Ray then worked for himself before retirement.

His favorite things in life were spending time with his family (especially his grandchildren) and watching his favorite team the New York Yankees.  If they were losing, he would yell at the TV, call them “bums” and change the channel.  Ray was a great father, a generous man, who gave to many charities.  “Pop” doted on all his grandchildren and cherished his trips to Maine with his granddaughters.

He is survived by his sons, Kevin M. Irish of Kingsbury, Michael Raymond Irish and his wife, Kelly of Warrensburg, James Irish and his wife, Lorrie of Hudson Falls and Jeffrey Irish of San Francisco, California; his granddaughters, Elizabeth Rehn and her husband, Whitney and Amanda McWherter and her husband, Joshua; his grandsons, Raymond Irish, Ryan Irish and Shea Irish; his great grandchildren, Hadley and Evan Rehn and Noah McWherter; and several nieces and nephews.

Raymond was predeceased by his parents, James and Dorothy Irish and his siblings, James Irish, Dorothy Avery and Patricia Robinson.   His wife, Elizabeth passed away in 2014, after 57 wonderful years of marriage.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 30, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 31, 2017 at the funeral home.

Burial will be later in the spring at Pine View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Ray’s memory be made to Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

James B. Shannon, Jr.

ShannonQUEENSBURY – James B. Shannon, Jr, 66, a retired teacher, passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on July 6, 1950, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late James J. and Florence (Smith) Shannon.

James was very proud to serve his country as a United States Marine in Vietnam.  In his younger years, he obtained his CDL license and delivered oil in Brooklyn as well as the Peekskill area. He then became a New York State Corrections Officer, serving at Green Haven and Great Meadow Correctional facilities.  He went on to become a school teacher, teaching Forestry and Conservation at BOCES in Kingsbury until his retirement.

James was an accomplished diver. He also enjoyed snowmobiling, motorcycling, whitewater rafting, and softball. He was active with the Vietnam Veterans, the Marine Corps League, American Legion and Elks Lodge. Jim was an active member of the community participating in volunteer work, fundraisers and benefits.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister Maureen Shannon, a brother Gerard Shannon and a great nephew Danny Wines.

Survivors include his son Brendan Shannon of Queensbury, three sisters, Margaret (“Peggy” Shannon) and Bruce Beckwith, Ann (“Kathy” Shannon) Clogston, and Joni(Shannon) and Larry Henderson all from Orange City Florida, as well as beloved nieces and nephews, including Patti Doud, Bobby Wines, Tina Wines, Melissa Nycz, Nichole Segal, Eric Wines, Samantha Zaleski, Lyza Johnston, and James “Jay” Clogston.

He is also survived by his special friends from Florida, including Jamie Clogston, and his “Northern Friends”, the Depalo’s, the Caseys, the Sullivan’s and the Armstrong’s and several other families he touched with his heart.

A memorial service in his memory will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, at 1 p.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Assemblies of God Church on Lacrosse St. in Hudson Falls.

Interment, with military honors, will take place on Monday, April 3, 2017 at 1 the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Duell Rd in the town of Stillwater. 


Memorial donations in James’s memory may be made to Make A Wish Foundation. Of Northeast New York, 3 Washington Square Albany, NY 12205 Mish® Northeast New York

3 Washington Square Albany, NY 12205

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