Skylar C. Wilson

Wilson, SkylarHUDSON FALLS and ARGYLE – Skylar C. Wilson, 15, went into the arms of the Lord, surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, January 28, 2018.

Born on January 13, 2003, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of Nicholas Wilson, Jolleen Wilson and Richard McAda.

Skylar was a 9th grader in Hudson Falls School.  She worked hard and put her all into everything she did.  Skylar was on the honor roll, AP classes, a member of the Student Council, Girls Science Club, she sang in the choir and for the past three years running, she had perfect attendance.

Faith in God and her family were the center of her life.  She read her bible every day and was an altar server at St. Joseph’s Church.  Skylar had a natural love for life and animals.  She had aspired to be a veterinarian.  Skylar lived her life showing the love of God through her.  She was loved by everyone and hated by none, she lived her faith.

Skylar was a sweet, shy, innocent girl, who was a perfect angel on earth, who now has her wings in heaven.  She was best friends with her brothers and sister.  Skylar had love and patience with little children and loved babysitting.  She was a beloved daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, who left this earth to be with God on January 28th.

She was predeceased by her grandfathers, Edwin Tusha and Michael LaPointe, her aunt, Darcy Miner and her uncle, Jared Wilson.

She was beloved daughter of Nicholas Wilson of Argyle, Jolleen Wilson and Richard McAda of Hudson Falls; best friend and sister to, Jacob Wilson, Mackenzie Wilson and Bryant Tusha; she was a blessing to her grandparents, James and Lucia Wilson of Argyle, Susan LaPointe of Saratoga Springs and Alfreda Tusha of Lubbock, Texas; her nephew, Jacob D. Wilson; her aunts and uncles, Robin Holcomb and her companion, Steve Desourdy, Lisa and Ricky Sears, Penny and Francis Marshall, Scott and Theresa Wilson, Chris Tucker, Michael LaPointe, Michelle LaPointe, Bruce McAda, David Blakley and Cindy Rusk; her great aunt, Patricia Gram; and many many cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, February 2, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Skylar’s Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Saturday, at St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway in Fort Edward.

A celebration of Skylar’s life will be held at 1:30 P.M. on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at the Kingsbury Fire Hall on Burgoyne Ave in the town of Kingsbury.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Skylar Wilson Scholarship, C/O Hudson Falls High School, 80 E LaBarge Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Courtney David Walsh

Walsh, CourtneyHUDSON FALLS – Courtney David Walsh, left this realm last winter at Albany Medical Center in the presence of his cousin Bill and beloved dog Snooker, with support from his sister Michaele, due to heart failure.

He is predeceased by his mother, Lynne C Walsh, his father Douglas (Helen) Walsh, and cousin Mickey Walsh.  Courtney will be lovingly remembered by his family, sister Michaele (James) Babcock, nephews Michael and Jason, and cousins Bill (Sue) Carmichael Walsh.

“Courtney was a Renaissance man, a good friend to many, a writer, a connoisseur of all things enjoyable, who loved his animals.” ~ Andy Nolte, his dear friend.

Courtney found pleasure in teaching, writing, and a varied taste in literature. His favorites were James Joyce, Shakespeare, Isaac Asimov, and The Tibetan Book of the Dead. He enjoyed bicycling, cross country skiing, rollerblading, and dancing, playing squash, racquetball, and basketball, being a basketball referee, and rooting for the Celtics. He practiced Reiki, yoga, dream interpretation, and tracked his biorhythms. He often was camping, swimming, and boating at Thousand Islands, Dippikill, Harriman Reservoir, and Cape Cod. Courtney loved theater, good restaurants, and Jazz. He was a gourmet cook, a master of puns, and travelled extensively, most often in Canada and Italy. His favorite B&B was his cousin’s The Emerson House, VT. Courtney’s pets brought him great joy: cats Sarah & Mabel (the latter named after his adored grandmother), dogs Molly & Snooker, who accompanied him on many adventures.

Courtney grew up in East Syracuse, graduated from Brown University in 1966, completed his Masters at SUNY Albany. Ties to Brown remained strong; he interviewed prospective students and attended reunions; last seen there at the 50th. He was dedicated to his students, started his career in South Glens Falls, then taught English at Hudson Falls High School for 29 years. Always an innovative teacher, he positively influenced many students’ lives, and passionately participated in creating and teaching the Advanced Placement English program.

In 1968, Courtney and Susan Gilmore (Bacon Hill) were married, they parted in 1976. Courtney met Patricia Varney (SGF) in 1982, when both lived in Saratoga. They were married in 1983 through 1992.

Upon retirement, Courtney focused on writing, and achieved his goal of being published. He worked as a Hospice volunteer and established the “safe crossing flags” for pedestrians in HF. He valued his time with family and friends.

A celebration of life was held at Carl R’s Cafe, arranged by his sister and his good friend, Rene Roberge.

He liked having the last word:

“Rely on your friends, they will get you through.” ~ Courtney D. Walsh

John H. Brodt Sr.

Brodt, JohnHUDSON FALLS – John H. Brodt Sr., a lifelong resident of Hudson Falls, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018, at Glens Falls Hospital at the age of 77.

John was born on April 29, 1940, to Seymour and Mary Brodt.

He graduated from Hudson Falls Senior High School in 1957.

On July 1, 1962, he married Genevieve Vitouski and they began a 55-year marriage and a family that would grow to four children, their spouses and ten grandchildren.

John began his working life at McCann’s Pharmacy in Hudson Falls while in high school and maintained a friendship with the McCann family since that time. He went on to work for First National Bank of Glens Falls and Hercules/Ciba-Geigy before finding the most enjoyable job of his life, as a custodian at the Hudson Falls Middle School. In 2002, the eighth graders voted to dedicate their yearbook to him, writing “He treats all the kids with respect and kindness.”

John’s ten grandchildren were the pride of his life, and for the past 20 years “Mimi and Grampi Brodt” were fixtures at their sporting events, dance recitals and other activities. He and “Mimi” also enjoyed trips to Disney World with each of their children’s families over the years. John was a longtime horse racing fan and loved using his green-thumb to grow his garden and make sure that his brown-thumbed children had flowers in their yards each spring. He was a big television fan, with “Wheel of Fortune,” “Jeopardy” and Lifetime Movies among his favorites.

John was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Patricia.

He is survived by his wife, Genny; children, John Jr. and his wife, Lisa; Michael and his wife, Michelle. Danielle Vaughan and her husband, Jeff and Denise Brodt; grandchildren, Nicole Brodt and her significant other, Brian Canastra; Steven Brodt and his wife, Sidney; Reilley and Maddox Brodt, Lilly, Alex and Parker Doin, and Jenna, Cassie and Leah Vaughan. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Lou Jordan; his brother, Joe Brodt and his wife, Maureen; sisters-in-law Joan Vitouski and Patricia Vitouski; and many nieces and nephews.

John’s family wishes to thank his “dialysis family” at the Glens Falls Hospital Renal Center for their outstanding care and friendship over the past five years. You made what could have been a terrible grind (four hours a day, three days a week) into an enjoyable experience for him. We also thank Dr. Joseph Mihindu for his years of care, and the doctors, nurses and staff of the Glens Falls Hospital Emergency Department, 3 West and the Intensive Care Unit for caring for John over the past three weeks.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate John’s life at a service on Tuesday, Jan. 30, at 11:30 a.m. at Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, followed by a reception at McManus Hall, next to the Church of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s in Hudson Falls.

Donations in John’s memory may be made to the Glens Falls Hospital Foundation, 126 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.


Susie G. Harrington

Harrington SueHarrington, Susie 2GLENS FALLS- Susie G. Harrington, 92, passed away peacefully, on Friday, January 19, 2018, at her home in Glens Falls.

Born on April 13, 1925 in Fort Ann, she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Ethel (Stoddard) Knapp.

Susie was a great mom to her children. She washed, darned, mended and patched clothes.  She sewed many of hers and her daughters’ clothes – even making a beautiful prom gown.  She could also knit – making many sweaters, vests, hats, mittens, argyle socks and even a beautiful afghan.  She took her son fishing and would prepare his catch along with whatever he’d get when hunting. She was definitely a hands-on mom. You always knew you were loved.

Susie was great in the kitchen. She prepared wonderful meals, baked delicious, homemade pies, and awesome caramel corn (on Sunday nights).

Susie was always a hard worker. She worked at a lumber mill in Illinois and eventually retired from GE in Ft. Edward, NY.

Susie loved ice cream, especially McDonald’s hot fudge sundaes. But…her greatest love was family. She sacrificed so much over the years to live far away from her parents and siblings (Arizona, Iowa, Illinois, Puerto Rico to name a few). In 1968, she returned to NY to live.  She had many wonderful years sharing life with her husband, Harry, and her siblings. Susie has now reunited with many of them.  May she rest in peace and know how much she was loved.

In addition to her parents, Susie was predeceased by her first husband Henry G. Hayes as well as her second husband Harry W. Harrington, whom she married in 1970; and her siblings Ellison Knapp, Basil Knapp, Roy Knapp, Eugene Knapp, Harold Knapp and his wife Rita, Floyd Knapp and his wife Harriet, Mae Lee and her husband Frank, Marilyn Parrish and her husband Frank; her sister Audrey Jones and her husband Dick and her brother-in-law Carroll Harrington.

Survivors include her children H. John Hayes and his wife Kit of Reedsport, Oregon, Susan B. Reese and her husband Ed of Prior Lake, Minnesota, Claudia Devine and her husband Renny of Hudson Falls; grandchildren JJ Hayes, Crystal Hayes, Kara Good, Katina Broback, Brett Devine, Lindsey Devine-Chase, seven great grandchildren; her sister Nellie Harrington of South Granville, and two sister-in-laws, Mary Jo Knapp O’Day of Hydeville, VT, Catherine Knapp of Hartford; and several nieces , nephews and cousins.

There are no calling hours.

Graveside services will take place at Morningside Cemetery in Hartford, in the Spring.

They suggest that a donation be made in Susie’s name to a charity of one’s choice.

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

Alice Mae Kamburelis

Kamburelis, AliceFORT EDWARD- Alice Mae (Collier) Kamburelis passed away peacefully on January 18, 2018, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Center in Fort Edward.

Born on May 22, 1935, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Lillian (Russell) Collier.

Alice graduated from Glens Falls High School in 1954 and married her husband, Pericles Kamburelis, two years later, on November 22, 1956.  He passed away on April 19, 2011.

Alice was an avid bingo player and often socialized at the Moreau Center with friends.  She enjoyed painting and knitting, but the love of her life was her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her two sons, Stephen and Aaron Kamburelis.

Alice is survived by her children, Connie Colvin and her husband, John of Fort Edward, Paul Kamburelis of Florida and Karen Holcomb and her fiancé, Ronnie Morehouse; her cousin, Patricia Jones of Argyle; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews-  especially the Bates girls.

Services will be at the convenience of the family.

The family suggests that donations in Alice’s name be made to The Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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

Beverly Jean Duggan

Duggan, BeverlyGANSEVOORT – Beverly Jean Duggan passed on to her next journey on Saturday, January
13th, surrounded by her family.

Born July 23rd, 1927 in Glens Falls to Milton Kingsley and Leona
Gonyea. Bev was the matriarch of a large and ever-growing family. She
was the happiest surrounded by friends and family, and being the
center of attention.

Bev loved eating chocolates along with telling those around her what
to do, and exactly how to do it. She enjoyed being “on the go”, but
especially getting up and going to Lena’s Adult Day Services for (yet
another) cup of coffee and seeing her friends.

She got much happiness from being able to live with and have her own
hand in raising 2 of her grandchildren, Avery and Mackenna Huestis.

She is predeceased by her husband, Robert “Harry” Duggan, her parents,
a sister, Ruth “Peanut” Beams, a brother, Walter Deyoe, A
daughter-in-law, June Duggan, a son-in-law, Robert Natale, and several
grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Left to cherish her memory are all eight of her children, Robert (June)
Duggan, Bonnie (Earl) Bennett, John (Shirley) Duggan, Michael (Sue)
Duggan, Jeanne (Frank) Hubbard, Kathy (Robert) Natale, Vicky (Dominic)
Rossi, and Lisa (Anthony) Huestis.

Left also to carry on her Fiery spirit and strength are numerous
grandchildren (who can forever fight over who is the favorite, but we
all know who that is), great-grandchildren, and even great-great

Bev would want everyone to know that she did exactly what she said she
would do- live to party it up at her 90th birthday celebration, and
enjoy these past holidays with all of her family and friends.

Friends may call on Thursday, 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 at the funeral home.

Following the funeral service on Friday, friends are welcomed to
gather at the South Glens Falls Fire House on Reynolds Road in South
Glens Falls.

The family would like to give a special thanks to her aides; Robin,
Linda, and Nancy. She loved her time with them and the care and time
they gave to her. The family is also very thankful for her nurse
Belinda on T3-who helped guide her on her final journey.

Family would also like to extend thanks and appreciation to Connie and
Peter Bondzinski of Lena’s Adult Day Services and their caring staff
for giving Bev a community to connect with and a place to enjoy her


Edward J. Powers, Sr.

Powers Edward retouchGLENS FALLS – Edward J. Powers, Sr, 81, of Glens Falls, passed away onThursday, January 11, 2018, at The Pines Healthcare Facility in Glens Falls.

Born on Dec. 2, 1936, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Edward A. and Lillian (Hamell) Powers.

Edward served in the United States Army and was a self-employed home decorator throughout the local area and was a member of American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls.

He is survived by his son, Edward J, Powers, Jr, of Hudson Falls;his former wife, Nancy Powers of South Glens Falls; his sister, Shirley West of Warrensburg; a brother Garry Powers of Lake George; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Services are private at the convenience of the family.

The Powers family would like to thank the staff at the Pines for Ed’s care during his stay there.

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

Carl “CJ” Barton

Bartin, CarlHUDSON FALLS – Carl J. Barton, 86, of Notre Dame Street, passed away unexpectedly, at his home, on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

Born on March 12, 1931, in Stockholm, NY, he was the son of the late Loren and Mildred (Rose) Barton.

Carl was a 1948 graduate of Potsdam High School, where he played football, basketball and baseball.  Following high school, he continued his education and playing sports at SUNY Canton, graduating in 1951.

Following college, Carl began his career at General Electric as a manufacturing engineer.   After 28 years at GE, he became a self employed electrical contractor.  From 1980 to 1987, Carl continued his career in electrical design at Allstates Design and Development Corp.  He retired in 1994 from New York State Facilities Development Corp in electrical design and estimates.

On November 24, 1955, Carl married Joan Palmer.   They were married almost 50 years, when she passed away on March 19, 2005.

Playing, watching and coaching sports were important parts of Carl’s life.  He never missed a game of his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Altogether, Carl enjoyed watching over 10000 games. When there wasn’t a game with a family member involved, he still would come out and support the local little league teams.  Carl wasn’t just a fan, he touched many lives as a well-respected coach, past president and regional secretary for Little League.

Carl also enjoyed playing cards with his friends.  He was considered the best Pitch Player in New York State.  He had a wonderful sense of humor, a deep intelligence and was respected by many, in all walks of his life.  Carl not only enjoyed local games, but also traveling with kids to sporting events.  He was a true sports fanatic from high school until his death.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Joan H. Barton, his sister, Ruth (Barton) Peterson, his brother, Loren H. Barton, his nephews, Robert Barton and Carl Peterson.

He is survived by his five sons, John Barton and his wife, Michelle, Jeff Barton and his wife, Carol, David Barton, Terry Barton and his wife, Cathi and Dan Barton; his grandchildren, Amber Barton, Brandon Barton and companion, Jeff, Todd Barton, Jarrod Barton, Matt Barton and  his wife, Christine, Mike Barton and his wife, Justine, Nick Barton and his wife, Lindsey, Katy Barton and Tanner Barton; his great grandchildren, Kalista, Brady, Emma, Dane, Skylar, Chloe, Piper and Somyah; his brother, John Barton; his sister, Arlene McEwen; and several wonderful friends.

Friends may call on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

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

In lieu of flowers, Carl’s family suggests memorial donations be sent to Hudson Falls Tiger Trackers Booster Club, P.O. Box 83, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Jeanne M. Marshall

Marshall, JeanneSTILLWATER- Jeanne Marshall, 87, of Stillwater, passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at Wesley Health Care Facility in Saratoga Springs.

Born on July 15, 1930, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Abraham and Marquerite (Boyer) Deso.

Her husband Charles Marshall, died on April 27, 2001.

Jeanne loved cultivating flower beds, crocheting and collecting recipes to try on her growing family. She was a stay at home Mom and raised seven children.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her son Robert Marshall, her brother Edward Deso and her sister JoAnn Butler.

Survivors include her children Fran (John) Daley of South Glens Falls, Charles (Diane) Marshall Jr. of Idaho, Shirley (Barney) Drumm of Schuylerville, Gary (Thalia Mossidus) Marshall of South Glens Falls, Mary Anne (Mike) Marshall of Schuylerville, Nancy (Rick) Mott of Stillwater, her two sisters, Rose Mary Deso and Carolyn Ballard, both of South Glens Falls as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will take place on Saturday January 13, 2018, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A graveside service will be held in the spring at St. Peter’s cemetery in Stillwater, New York.

Her family has asked that Memorial Donations in her name, be made to either the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205.

Deborah Ann Woodard

woodard sebQUEENSBURY-Deborah Ann Woodard, 62, of Queensbury, passed away on Thursday Jan. 4, 2018 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on Oct. 8, 1955 in Harli Texas, she was the daughter of Clarence T. Woodard of Fort Edward and Wanda Rae Hungerford of Queensbury.

Deborah Ann was very fond of plants, birds and animals. She was an artistic person and enjoyed writing poetry in her free time.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by her son Anthony D. Burt of Lake George, her two grandsons Nathan Burt and Kyle Burt, one great grandson Kaysen Burt and her siblings William Woodard and his wife Cindy of Whitehall, Edsole T. Woodard and his wife Olga of Halfmoon, Cheryl L. Drew of Whitehall, Rodney Woodard and his wife Stephanie of Queensbury, as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018 from 6-8 p.m. at the Carlton Funeral Home, Inc. at 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan 10, 2018, at Pine view Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 S. Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208.

Online condolences to Deborah Ann’s family may be made by visiting our website at

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

Charles E. “Skip” Gordon

Gordon, CharlesHUDSON FALLS – Charles E. “Skip” Gordon, 82, of Thomas Ave., passed into the arms of the Lord, at his home, with his family on his side, on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.

Born November 13, 1935, in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Charles W. Gordon and Mary E. Lyons.

Skip graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1955.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army for five years.

On June 30, 1957, he married his high school sweetheart, Barbara J. Constant, in Whitehall.

He worked at Patrician Paper Company in South Glens Falls for 12 years and Sandy Hill Corporation for 19 years and later for St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church for several years.  After his retirement, he spent several years volunteering at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church doing plumbing and mechanical work and various other jobs.

Skip was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.  He was a member of the Boy Scouts, Troop 57, as Scout Master, for many years and served as a committee member for several years, earning his Order of the Arrow.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post 83, in Whitehall, serving in the Color Guard for many years.  Skip was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed, hunting, fishing and ice fishing with his son and grandson Kyle and boating with his son, close friends and with his cousin Larry Jones, who helped make his last fishing trips most memorable. He also enjoyed bowling, and golfing. Skip was an avid New York Giants Fan, win or lose.

Skip was a very kindhearted person, helping others in every way, from mowing lawns, snow blowing driveways or cleaning up leaves.  Alongside his close friend, Alton Havens, he would help other people fix and repair things.

Besides his parents, Skip was predeceased by his son, Mark Gordon, who passed away May 27, 2003, his close friend, Alton Havens, his close brother in law, Richard Constant and many aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife for 60 years, Barbara J. Gordon of Hudson Falls; his son, John Gordon of Fort Edward; his daughter, Charlene Mandolare and her husband, Gary of Hudson Falls; his pride was his grandchildren, Jamie Sipowicz and her husband, Tadd of Fort Edward, Jessica McCane and her husband, Josh of South Glens Falls, Jeremy Gordon of Glens Falls, Kyle Corbett of Hudson Falls and his four great grandchildren, Aubrey Muratorri, Hannah, Dylan and Matthew McCane; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

The Memorial Mass will be conducted 11 a.m. on Saturday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

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

In lieu of flowers or plants, Skips family requests memorial donations be made to the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Dept., 3715 Burgoyne Ave., Hudson Falls, New York 12839 or the St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church Restoration Fund, 11 Wall Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Skips family would like to thank Dr. Gillanni, Elizabeth Reinhardt and the Staff at the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, the many friends to numerous to mention who helped in many ways and High Peaks Hospice, especially nurse’s Kelly and Jen.

Mary Jane Mingo

Mingo, Mary Jane younger pictureBALLSTON SPA-Mary Jane (Harris) Mingo, 92, of Ballston Spa, passed away peacefully on Thursday Jan. 4, 2018 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

She was born on June 15, 1925 in Glens Falls.

In 1946, she married her beloved husband Kenneth Mingo, in New York City.  He died on Aug. 16, 2004, after 58 years of wedded bliss.

Mary Jane was an entrepreneur, owning a successful restaurant as well as dealing in antiques. She was an avid history buff, who loved to research American Indian culture. Her favorite pastime was listening to the news as she enjoyed keeping up with current events.

In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brothers, sisters and her grandson Jeffrey.

She is survived by her daughter Jacqueline Ruff of Ballston Spa, her son Kenneth Mingo of Ballston Spa, four grandchildren, Joseph Ruff and his wife Tammy, Chrystal Emery and her husband Fred, Mary Lou Jackson and her husband Jeffery, Kenneth L. Ruff and his wife Sophie, sixteen grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, her sisters Ida Mae and Bertha Towns, her brother Harold Harris and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

At the request of the family, there will be no public services.

Burial will take place in the spring.

Memorial donations may be made to the Charles R. Wood Cancer Center c/o Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY.

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

John A. Catalfamo

Catalfamo, John Younger PictureCatalfamo, GiovaniHUDSON FALLS – Giovanni “John” A. Catalfamo, 68, a life-long resident of Hudson Falls passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Albany Medical Center due to complications from heart surgery.

Born on October 10, 1949 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Angelo and Assunta (Renda) Catalfamo.

John was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School, where he played football.  After high school, he worked as an auto mechanic at Sears in Glens Falls, and then spent nearly 30 years working for Finch Pruyn Paper Company in Glens Falls, where he was a machine operator and shop steward.  In his retirement, John helped his daughter operate Jack and Jill Ice Cream in Hudson Falls.

The son of Sicilian immigrants, he grew up in a bilingual home.  He lived in the home his father built and, just as his father had, grew a beautiful vegetable garden every year. John was a great cook and his family’s number one request was his spaghetti and meatballs.

For the past 21 years, John shared his life with his companion, Rose Coon.  He and Rose were bowling league partners, spent time traveling in the United States, and took many cruises together.

John was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward and St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

He dabbled in the stock market and loved discussing politics or baseball.  He was a die-hard Yankees fan.  And, for many years, John coached Little League teams in Hudson Falls.  He especially enjoyed sitting in his lawn chair along the sidelines watching his grandchildren participate in sporting events.  He also took pleasure in a good game of cards with family or friends and fishing with his grandchildren. He was a horse racing fan, a member of the Harness Racing Association, and for a period of time, owned his own harness horse, “Brand New Liz.”

John was a very friendly man, who loved talking and laughing with anyone willing.  He was a loving and generous man, who was quick to help others in need, and every year sponsored multiple children through the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging.  John will always be remembered as a man who at a moment’s notice, would be at the doorstep of family or friend, happy to help, no problem too big or too small.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his older siblings, Anthony Catalfamo, Frances Bonnoyer, Phyllis Moak, Louis Catalfamo, Mary Schenk, James Catalfamo, Carl Catalfamo, Nora Catalfamo, Florence Weber and William Catalfamo.

He is survived by his children, Tony Catalfamo (Jean Keays) of Hudson Falls, Cathy Catalfamo (Andy Farry) of Glens Falls, Michelle “Cubby” Bergman  (Will Bergman) of Lake George; his companion Rose Coon (Leslie Coon, Austin Stevenson, Penelope Stevenson, Chase Coon) of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren, Lexi Catalfamo, Tyler Bergman, Angelo Bergman, Adrian Bergman, Ollie Farry, Mia Bergman; his nephew and best friend, Larry Moak; along with several other nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

Friends may call on Monday, January 8, 2018, 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. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the Park in Hudson Falls.

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

Donations in John’s memory may be sent to Unbound (Christian Foundation for Children and Aging), 1 Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66103.