Carolea L. (Wells) Coltrain

Coltrain, CaroleaHUDSON FALLS – Carolea L. (Wells) Coltrain, 40, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 27, 2017.

Born on March 12, 1977 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of David and Linda (Adams) Crandall.

Carolea was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

She was an aide at Hudson Falls Margaret Murphy School and also worked at the Gap Outlet.  Carolea loved fashion and collecting shoes.

She had a huge heart and always saw the good in everyone, no matter who you were.  Carolea gave her all in every job she took on and was an asset at each place of employment.  She was a wonderful mom and a fantastic woman who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Carolea was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Ilene and Charles Adams and Dorothy Crandall.

Survivors include her children, Ashley Elizabeth Coltrain, Daniel R. “Remi” Coltrain, and Wyatt Tardiff, all of Hudson Falls; her parents, David and Linda Crandall of Stony Creek; her sister, Ondrea Crandall of Northville; her half sisters, Kelly O’Rouke and her husband, Scott of Burnt Hill and Leila Pouliot of New Hampshire; her significant other, William “Bill” Tardif of Hudson Falls; her niece, Cadence Crandall; and close friends, whom she thought of as her sisters, Nikki Shaw and Kimberly Kibling.

Friends may call on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, in honor of Austin Naylor and his mom Crystal Irwin-Naylor, 1 Marcus Blvd, Albany, NY 12205.

Francis H. Wyss

Wyss, FrancisHUDSON FALLS and EAST HAMPTON, LI– Francis “Frank” H. Wyss, 93, of Hudson Falls and formerly of East Hampton, LI, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2017.

Born on February 16, 1924, in Brooklyn, he was the son of the late Joseph and Theresa (Zihlar) Wyss.

Frank served in the United States Army from 1943 to 1945, serving in Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe during WWII.  Because of his heroic service, he was awarded the American Theater Ribbon, the European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with four bronze battle stars, the Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.

Frank worked with his brother Joe’s Excavating company in Deer Park most of his life.  At the age of 86, he worked part time at East Hampton High School District, as a custodian, just to keep himself busy.  Frank worked there for three years.

He and his wife, Ethel loved to travel in their motor home, stopping in over a dozen states. In 2013, he moved to Hudson Falls to live with his step daughter, Pat.  At the age of 91, he traveled to Jamaica to attend his grandson, Paul’s wedding.  He like to go to the Saratoga Races with his son, James and had a special bond with is great grandchildren, Casey and Ethan Boucher and Jackson and Emma Wyss.

Frank was a generous, gentle man, never raising his voice to anyone and would give the shirt off his back to anyone in need.  He will be greatly missed.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his first wife, Mary (Traffica) Wyss and his second wife, Ethel (Grover) Mullen, whom he married on August 14, 1976, also his siblings, Theresa “Tess” Wood and Joseph Wyss and his son in law, Paul Boucher.

Frank is survived by his son, James Wyss and his significant other, Linda of Saratoga; his step children, John Mullen and his wife, Earlinda of Lufkin, TX, Phillip Mullen, Sr, and his wife, Ellen of Hyattsville, MD, Edward Mullen of Hudson Falls and Patricia (Mullen) Boucher of Hudson Falls; sister, Marie Trabona of Deer Park, LI; 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at Mangano Funeral Home, Inc., 1701 Deer Park Avenue in Deer Park, NY.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at the Mangano Funeral Home in Deer Park.

Burial will follow the service at Calverton National Cemetery in Wading River, New York.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations be made to Cerebral Palsy Foundation, P.O. Box 1488, Kingston, NY  12402.

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


Walter “Bud” Wall

Wall, WalterHUDSON FALLS – Walter “Bud” Wall, 73, of Spring Street, passed away peacefully at his home, on Friday, August 25, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

Born on July 20, 1944 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Walter and Margaret (Cassant) Wall.

Following high school, Bud enlisted in the United States Marines, where he proudly served in the Vietnam War.

On January 29, 1967, he married Elaine Jones at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.  They have been married 50 wonderful years.

After Bud’s honorable discharge, he began working at Ciba Geigy in Queensbury, Native Textiles in Glens Falls and eventually retiring from Coca Cola.

He was a member of the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574.

Bud enjoyed wood carving, drawing, nature, hunting and fishing in the Adirondacks.  Most of all he loved spending time with his family. They meant the world to him.  Bud will be greatly missed by his family and his friends.

He was survived by his loving wife, Elaine Wall; his three children, Sonja Matteson and her husband, Thomas, Walter “Butch” Wall and his wife, Melissa and Aaron Wall and his significant other, April Lyng; his seven grandchildren, Mariha Edwards, Corey Wall, Shawn Wall, Zachary Wall, Caitlin Wall, Amanda Matteson and Megan Matteson; his two great grandchildren, Brayton and McKenna Edwards; his two sisters, Patricia Wall and Margaret Sunderland; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

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

The Rite of Committal with full military honors will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, at the Gerald B.H. Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Gail Ann Favata

Favata, GailHUDSON FALLS – Gail Ann Favata, 64, passed away surrounded by her loving family on August 24, 2017. At Saratoga Hospital after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on March 3, 1953, in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Elwood and Leona (Bradt) Cannon.

Gail was a graduate of Rush Henrietta Central School District in Henrietta.

She worked for 37 years for the New York State Department of Transportation and was a member of the Civil Service Employee’s Association (CSEA).  She loved antiquing, flea markets gardening and home décor. Gail loved going to the ocean, especially Old Orchard Beach, Maine.  Her grandchildren were her life.  She also loved to shop for her granddaughter Emma.  Gail also enjoyed travelling with her life partner, Peter LaPlante.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Gordon Cannon.

She is survived by her daughters, Lisa Fisher and her husband, Jason of Saratoga Springs and Cammie Smith and her husband, Russell; her three beautiful grandchildren, Jordan Buchas, Jake Potter and Emma Potter; her step grandchildren, Rusty, Hannah and Logan Smith; her life partner, Peter LaPlante of Hudson Falls; the father of her children and close family friends, Joseph and Nancy Favata; and her close friends, Barb and Jim Cary; her sister, Beverly Brugno of Virginia Beach, VA and Gail’s beloved twin sister Judy Randall; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A memorial service will take place on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc, 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls with Chaplain Rich Hoffman, officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

Gail’s family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Saratoga Hospital for all their care and compassion and also give their heartfelt thanks to Chaplain Rich Hoffman and Community Hospice.

Thomas C. Steele

Steele, ThomasKINGSBURY—Thomas C. Steele, 88, of Dean Road, passed away Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Glens Falls Hospital after a short illness.

He was born March 1, 1929, in Kingsbury, the son of the late Thomas W. and Gladys M. (Colson) Steele.  He married Jane B. Middleton on Aug. 20, 1950.

Tom’s life was all about family, friends, and farming.  Tom milked his first cow at the age of five and lived and breathed dairy farming from then on.  As a dairy farmer, he was a keen businessman and ran a successful farm for decades.  Tom was a committeeman for the FHA, ASC, and served on the Advisory Committee for Farm Credit East.  He will be dearly missed by everyone who knew him.

He loved to spend time with his family.  Those who knew Tom would remember him for his storytelling, unforgettable sense of humor, and sharp wit.  Tom and Jane owned a camp on Hadlock Pond for 20 years and hosted an untold number of events with family and friends.  He bowled with the Automotive League for nearly 40 years, was a charter member of the Barnstormers Snowmobile Club, and drew tractors over 25 years at the Washington County Fair.  In his retirement, Tom loved to watch the world go by from his front porch waving at friends and strangers alike.

He was predeceased by his brother, James and his wife, Lucille.

He is survived by his wife, Jane of 67 years; his brother, Bob and his wife, Josephine; daughter, Debra Loftus (Peter), son, Cameron (Karen), daughter, Janet Spaulding (Gary); his son in law, Don Anderson; seven grandchildren, Scott Anderson (Jennifer), Kyle Anderson, Benjamin Steele (Shanna), Bryan Steele (Deann), Eric Spaulding (Johanna), Justin Spaulding (Melissa), Cary Kahmann (Ryan); step-grandchild, Shannon Spaulding; seven great grandchildren, Sophie Anderson, Katie, Bella and Noah Spaulding, Mason and Cayden Steele, Hudson Kahmann; great stepchildren, Ricky Chase and Emily Mitchell; in addition to several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours as per Tom’s request.  The family wishes that memorials be made to Kingsbury Baptist Church, c/o Sylvia Weaver 153 Dean Rd, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.


William A. White

White PA PhotoFORT ANN – William A White, 60, a life-long resident of Fort Ann, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2017, with his loving family by his side. Bill was born May 1, 1957 to Alpha Barras White and Jean Harlow Reynolds of Fort Ann.

Bill would tell you his greatest accomplishments were his children. His daughter, Nicole White Eisenschmidt (husband Eric) and his son Alpha Joseph White (wife Randi ). AND his pride and joy: His Grandchildren, Riley Jennifer Echeandia, Aidan Matthew Echeandia, and Sheridan Rose White. They proudly called him “Poppa”.  They were his Bean, Big Unit,  Scooter!, and his step-children, Sarah, Justin and Kristin Eisenschmidt.

He attended and Graduated from Fort Ann Central where he met his wife of 42 years, Pamela Flint White.

After Graduation, he worked for Frank Parrish Trucking. Frank was a wonderful friend and father figure not merely an employer.

On October 10, 1981, Bill went to work as a Prison Guard at Great Meadow CF where he worked for 25 years. In his tenure there, Bill was an active member of Council 82, Local 1279 before becoming President of that Local.  He served his members proudly before moving up to a Statewide board position for Council 82 which included Labor Relations Specialist and then Staff Representative.

He was a past member of the Fort Ann School Board.

After retiring, Bill started his own business, W.A. White Trucking. He was an owner/operator of heavy hauling, working exclusively for Peckham Materials Corp.

In addition to his Dad and Mom, he was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Lee White, and a beloved nephew, Mychael A Flint.

Bill is survived by his wife, children, and grandchildren. His brother Alpha Scott (wife Kathy) and sister Cathy Graham (Chuck), as well as many In-Laws, Patricia Greene, Sandra Heath (Reggie), Kelly Hoard (Ray), Harry, Kim Winchell (John), and Amy Peque (Bob). Plenty of nieces and nephews (Matthew/Kara Steves, Tara/Shane Cody, Lou/Erica Graham, Kate/Kara White, Jimmy, Jeff/Brit Greene, Melissa/Ed Moore, Krista Heath, Danny, Ryan/Ashley, Steven Sharp, Ashley/Tad, Erica, Megan Flint, Christopher/Laura Winchell, Keri/Tom Amend, Kait/Collin Stipe… Along with many great-nieces & nephews.

Bill had many friends and relatives and he lived his life always looking out for the underdog. He was always there to lend a hand.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the Gospel Lighthouse church on LaCrosse St. in Hudson Falls.

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

The Rite of Committal will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in his memory as he loved working in his yard. “On his off hours!” and donations may also be made to the Mychael A.  Flint Memorial Fund, 112 Nicholson Rd

Fort Ann, NY 12827.

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

Annette Marie Burns

Burns, AnnetteSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Annette Marie Burns, 52, of South Glens Falls, went into the arms of the Lord on Monday, August 21, 2017, at Mary’s Haven in Saratoga Springs.

Born on May 20, 1965, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Marvin and Caroline (Reed) LaCarte.

Annette was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

For many years she worked as a waitress at Good Times, formerly in Hudson Falls and BJ’s Wholesale Club as a baker in Saratoga Springs.

Annette was active in a cancer support group.  She enjoyed dancing, country music, motorcycling, fishing, yard saleing and Dirty John’s hotdogs.  Most of all, Annette loved her family and was devoted to her two girls.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister in law, Gail LaCarte.

She is survived by her two daughters, Caroline Elizabeth Burns and Caer Lynn “KiKi” Alannah Burns, both of Waterford; her siblings, Marva Henderson and her husband, Ron of Arizona, Joseph LaCarte of Arizona, Karen Kelley and her husband, Howard of Hudson Falls and Michael LaCarte of PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Rite of Committal will be 1 p.m. on Tuesday, August 29, 2017, at St. Alphonsus Cemetery in West Glens Falls.

Memorial donation may be sent to Mary’s Haven, 35 New Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Katherine Delcoure

Delcoure KSOUTH GLENS FALLSKatherine Delcoure, 91, died, on Friday August 18, 2017.

Born on April 23, 1926, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Joseph  and Josephine (Dumar)  Marquay).

On November 25, 1943, she married Joseph Delcoure at St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls. They shared 61 years together.

Katherine worked at the Paramount Theater formerly in Glens Falls, and at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

She enjoyed playing cards, reading books, and spending time with her many grandchildren and great- grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, Katherine was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Delcoure.

She is survived by her sons, Edward and his wife, Karen of Clifton Park, and William Delcoure and his wife, Sandra of St. Charles, Missouri; daughter, Joanne French and her husband, Mark of Syracuse; her seven grandchildren, Noelle Senuta, Jackie Delcoure, Heather French-Shenwood, Sarah French, Elizabeth Perkins, Jason French, Bridget Delcoure; and eleven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call on Wednesday, August 23, 2017, from 4 to 6, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral mass will be celebrated at 11 A. M. on Thursday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls with Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of committal will follow the funeral mass at St. Mary’s Cemetery of Fort Edward.

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

Everett W. Jones, Sr

Jones, EverettHUDSON FALLS – Everett W.  Jones, Sr., 81, of Perkins Drive, passed away on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

Born on December 8, 1936 in the town of Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Lillian J. (Hill) Jones Moore  and the late Frank A. Jones.

Everett was a 1954 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1955 thru 1958 and was a Military Policeman at Fort Dix, NJ, Camp Gordon, Ca and in Korea.

On November 29, 1961, he married Ruth E. Phillips in Lakeville, CT.

After his military service, he joined the NYS Department of Corrections and was a Corrections Officer at Sing Sing, now called Ossining Correctional Facility.  He transferred to Great Meadow Correctional Facility and in 1968 to Woodbourne Correctional Facility in the Catskills where he made Sergeant. When sent back to Ossining Correctional Facility, he was promoted to Lieutenant.  In 1972, Everett attained the rank of captain at Great Meadow Correctional Facility and in 1974, Deputy Superintendent of Security at Attica Correctional Facility.  The year 1978 saw his promotion to Superintendent at Great Meadow Correctional Facility followed in 1987 by Superintendent at Washington Correctional Facility in Comstock.   In 1993 he transferred to Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility in Wilton and retired in 1996, with nearly 38 years service to NYS Department of Corrections.

Everett furthered his education at Adirondack Community College with an Associate Degree in Correction Administration. In 1974, he received a Bachelor’s degree from Empire State College in Criminal Justice.

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

His pastimes included hunting, fishing, camping and traveling. His favorite destination was Nova Scotia and Maine.

Everett was a member of the Glens Falls Elks Lodge # 81 Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ruth E. Jones and his sister, Lila Bartlett.

Survivors, include his a son, Everett W. “Charlie” Jones, Jr. and his wife, Lisa of Rexford; a daughter, Jenny A. Allen and her husband, Dale of Hudson Falls; four grandchildren, Michael E. Allen of Hudson Falls, Alexander W. Jones, Emma K. Jones and Madilyn E. Jones, all of South Glens Falls;  two Shirley Measeck and her husband, Leonard of Lake George and Linda Scacchetti and her husband, Alfred of Hudson Falls; a brother, Frank L. Jones and his wife, Jean of South Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours and all services are private and at the convenience of the family.

The Rite of Committal will take place at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Burgoyne Ave. in Fort Edward at a later date.

Everett’s family suggests memorials be made to the charity of your choice.

Donald J. Philion Sr.

philion, DonaldHUDSON FALLS – Donald J. Philion Sr., 79, lifelong resident of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully on August 16, 2017, surrounded by love and grace at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on February 25, 1938 in Hudson Falls, he was the son of Everett and Geneva (Ringer) Philion.

Don was a lifelong resident of Hudson Falls and graduated from Hudson Falls High School, class of 1956, he worked at Glens Falls Insurance Company where he met his future wife, Shirley Hartwell. They were united in marriage on July 4, 1959, and recently celebrated 58 years together.  Don worked 21 years at Hercules/Ciba-Geigy and retired from Finch Paper in 2001. After retirement, he volunteered as a bus driver for the Kingsbury Senior Center.

Don was a volunteer with the Fort Edward Rescue Squad in the early 1970s, in addition to being an usher at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s in Hudson Falls for many years. He was a proud member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 296 and  also served as Grand Knight from 1987 to 1988.

Don was a devoted husband and father, and often work more than one job to support his family.  He was a kind and generous man. His wife and family meant the world to him.  He enjoyed spending time with his children as they grew, supporting them in their endeavors and celebrating their achievements. We did not realize growing up what a wonderful sense of humor he had, however we were able to appreciate his spontaneity, wit, and playfulness as adults. We have fond memories of camping at Moreau State Park, fishing and picnics. He was a serious Civil War and WW 2 buff and was  able to visit many historic sites over the years.

Don was predeceased by his parents, Everett and Geneva Philion and his oldest son, Michael.

In addition to wife Shirley, he is survived by his children, Ann Doerffel and her husband, Dave of Warminster, PA, Susan Philion of Hudson Falls, Theresa Philion of Queensbury, Charles Philion and his partner, Bill Gardy of Albany, Jeanne Philion-Nichols and her husband, Brian of Queensbury and Donald J. Philion Jr. of Gansevoort.  He was beloved by his grandchildren, Katherine (Garavelli) Lee and her husband, Justin of South Glens Falls, Corporal John T. Doerffel, USMC stationed at Okinawa, Japan, Elizabeth and Patrick Nichols of Queensbury and Nathan Philion of Queensbury. ,He was Bop-Bop to his great-grandchildren, Maxwell and Isabelle Lee.  He is survived by his brother, Richard Philion and his wife, Patricia of Pottstown, PA and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family would like to thank the caregivers at the Stanton Nursing Home during his stay there, especially Erin, Heather, Tom and Dr. Roslyn Socolof in addition to the Pallative Care team from Hudson Headwaters.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Michaels The Archangel Church, 80 Saratoga Ave., South Glens Falls, with Rev. Guy A. Childs, officiating.

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

In lieu of flowers, the family has suggests that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation (working to cure pancreatic cancer) 111 Stewart Ave, Bethpage, NY 11714 or to the Open Door Mission, 47 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

A gathering to celebrate Don’s life will be held following the burial at the home of his daughter, Susan, 3 Notre Dame Street, Hudson Falls.

“Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a daddy.”

Jennie M. Cronin

Cronin Jennie 1FORT EDWARD – Jennie M. (Aurelia) Cronin, 94, of Putnam Ave. passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at Haynes House of Hope in Granville.

Born on October 9, 1922, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Antonio and Rose (DiNucci) Aurelia.

Jennie attended Fort Edward High School.

Cronin Jennie 2On June 25, 1950, she married C. Paul Cronin at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward. He passed away on February 24, 2015, after 64 years of marriage.

She worked for Chase Bag, formerly in the town of Moreau and then for Scott Paper Co. in Fort Edward.

Jennie was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.   She loved spending time with her grandchildren and attending family gatherings.

In addition to her parents, and husband, she was predeceased by three sisters, Mary Iuliucci, Carmela Greco-Fish and Olympia Ruotolo and four brothers, Nicholas Aurelia, Louis Aurelia, Angelo Aurelia and Edward Aurelia.

Survivors include her daughters, Susan Zeno and her husband, Ralph of Gansevoort, Karen Tomasovic and her husband, Anthony of Fort Edward, her sons, Daniel Cronin and his wife, Susan of Moreau and David Cronin and his wife, Laurie of Fort Edward; her grandchildren, Tara Cronin, (Keith Ottens) Colleen Cronin, Shawn (Analise Nash) Cronin, Matthew (Amanda) Zeno. Nicole (Michael) Tomasovic-Egan, Jacqueline (Matt Kuzinia) Cronin and Michael (Kennedy) Cronin; her great-grandchildren, Eliza and Wyatt Ottens, Haley Cronin, Mya Egan, Corrina Zeno and Mason Cronin; a brother, Ralph Aurelia of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway on Fort Edward with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery on Burgoyne Avenue in the Town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests that memorials in Jennie’s name take the form of donations to the Haynes House of Hope, S.R. 149, Granville, NY 12832 or St. Joseph’s Church, 164 Broadway, Fort Edward

Crystal L. Riley & Lilly A. Frasier

Lilly and Crystal PhotoGLENS FALLS – With broken hearts, we announce the tragic passing of our loved ones.

Crystal was a loving mother to Lilly and her sons, Tyler and Caiden.   She was a granddaughter, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, teacher and friend and so much more.

Crystal’s love of children led to a profession in childcare.  She had a kind, gentle, nurturing way with children.

They were the light of our lives and will be forever missed.

Lilly shared a love of horses with her mom and gramma.   Many hours were spent at the property where Lilly’s pony, Tater (tot) lived.

She will be missed by many and especially by her Keffie, whose heart she melted as no one has before.

Services for the family will be held privately.

Memorial donations may be sent to The Educational Fund for Caiden and Tyler, in memory of Crystal Riley and Lilly Frasier, at The Glens Falls National Bank, 250 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

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

James A. Mercurio, Sr.

mercuriosrHUDSON FALLS – James A. Mercurio, Sr, 63, of Fairview Lane, passed away as the result of a motorcycle accident, on Tuesday, August 15, 2017.

Born on August 2, 1954, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Lucy Worth.

Although James never received a diploma, he was considered by his friends and family to be one of the smartest people around, with knowledge in many subjects.

He was very honored to have served his country.  James proudly enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1972 and was honorably discharged in 1976.

His vast music collection included records, reel to reel tapes, as well as many other forms of media.  He loved motorcycles and spent many hours riding with his wife, Sherry.  They both were members of the Adirondack Touring Group.  James also enjoyed racing his bike at New Hampshire Race Track.

On July 28, 1977, he married Sherry Cooper in Hudson Falls.  They have spent 40 wonderful years together as husband and wife and best friends.

He is predeceased by a son, James A. Mercurio, Jr and his mother in law, Elizabeth Cooper.

Survivors in addition to his mother, Lucy Worth, include his loving wife, Sherry (Cooper) Mercurio of Hudson Falls; his daughter, Jesseca Pinto of Daytona Beach, FL; his granddaughter, Mikayla Pinto; his sisters, Delores Moore and her husband, Bob, JoAnne Mercurio, Debbie Whiting, Stephanie Willette, Tammy Harder, Regina Alden and her husband, Scott; his brother, Joseph Mercurio; his sister in law, Vanita Willey (Henry); his brothers in law, Bob, Rick and Ray Cooper; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and numerous special friends, considered as family.

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

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Open Door Soup Kitchen, 47 Lawrence St., Glens Falls, NY 12801