Francine M. Ellis

Elles, FrancineGLENS FALLS – Francine M. Ellis, 59, of Elizabeth St., passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 1, 2017, at her home.

Born on July 30, 1957, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Philomena (Salustra) Merrill.

Francine was a graduate of Schuylerville High School.

Throughout her life, Francine worked for Indian River Nursing home, Wesley Nursing home and Interm Health Care.

She cherished her dog pumpkin.  Francine enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, traveling, doing puzzles, watching Law and Order, the ocean and when she could, gardening.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Donald Anderson and her second husband, Randy Ellis, and her siblings, Margret Merrill, Patricia Purdy and Lindon Merrill.

She is survived by her children, Jennifer Gilles and her husband, Neil of Queensbury, Lisa Springer and her husband, Justin of Fort Edward and Jammie Durkee and her husband Justin of Argyle; her grandchildren, Aleisha, Woodbeck, Ryan Woodbeck, Emily Gilles and Samuel Gilles, Olivia Anderson, Jacob Durkee, Riley Springer, Benjamin Springer and Matthew Springer; her step children, Cameron Ellis and Travis Ellis;  and her siblings, Ardelle McGrane, Norma Fox, Deborah Carter, Melissa Merrill, Bonnie Lee Burnette, Jackie Germain and Angela Sweet.

Friends may call on Friday, June 9, 2017, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

Burial will be with her second husband, Randy Ellis at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Stillwater at the convenience of the family.

Barbara M. Fiore

Fiore, BarbaraGLENS FALLS – Barbara M. Fiore, 87, of Windy Ridge, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on September 14, 1929 in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late William and Mary (Lodie) Fox.

On October 17, 1949, she married Fred Fiore in Glens Falls.

For over 20 years, she was a seamstress creating bridal gowns at Bianci’s Bridal Shop in Boston, Mass. She retired in 1987.

Mrs. Fiore lived with her family in Massachusetts for forty-four years.
While living there, she was a communicant of St. Jerome Church, where she was also a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas.

Mrs. Fiore loved swimming in her backyard pool and at the Lake George beach. When she was younger, she enjoyed rollerblading and ice skating.

Besides her husband, Mrs. Fiore was predeceased by her beloved son, Fred Fiore, who passed away in August 1994 and her brother, William Fox.

Survivors include a niece, Suzanne Fox of Glens Falls; and her nephew, Gary Cobuzzi and his wife, Joanne of Andover, MA.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 AM on Thursday at St. Mary’s in Glens Falls.

The Rite of Committal will be next to her son in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, town
of Fort Edward.

The family has asked that memorial donations be made to The Center for Recovery, 101 Ridge Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Geneva L. Galusha

Galusha, GenevaQUEENSBURY – Geneva L. Galusha, 82, of Belle Ave., went peacefully into the arms of the Lord, on Saturday, May 27, 2017. 

Born on August 7, 1934, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Geneva (LaFarr) Leppard. 

She married George R. Galusha on October 21, 1952, and shared over 64 years together until his passing on March 24, 2017.   

Faith was an important part of Geneva’s life. 

Geneva enjoyed bowling with her husband and sisters, and crocheting.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her infant son, Stephen George Galusha; and several brothers and sisters. 

Survivors include her children, Lynn M. Galusha Dumas of Hudson Falls, Judy A. Ovitt and her husband, Roger Ovitt, Jr. of Gansevoort and John M. Galusha of Queensbury; her 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 and his wife, Jessica; her great grandchildren, Dylan, Joseph, Thomas, Robert, Richelle and Derrick Sheerer and Rylee Ovitt; her sisters, Leona Collins, Dorothy Leppard, and Donna Bohlman (Walter); and several nieces, nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her lifelong best friend, Phyllis Manney. 

A private burial will be in Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury at the convenience of the family. 

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River Street, Hudson Falls, NY, 12839, or the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205. 

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

William “Bill” Howard Appling

Appling, BillHUDSON FALLS – William “Bill” Howard Appling of Hudson Falls, passed away on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at the age of 85, at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Bill was born on April 3, 1932, in Granville, and was the son of the late Howard William and Dorothy E. (Waite) Appling

Bill grew up in Shushan, N.Y. on the family dairy farm, and attended Washington Academy in Salem, N.Y. In 1951, he enlisted in the Navy and served for four years during the Korean Conflict. He became a 2nd Class Petty Officer and specialized in maintaining engines and equipment.

While stationed in Norfolk, Bill met his wife of 62 years, Gracie Christine Sitterson. They were inseparable companions throughout their marriage. They lived in Plymouth, N.C., on Gracie’s family’s farm, before moving back to Shushan, N.Y.

Bill and his family moved to Hudson Falls, where he became an apprentice with Clark Refrigeration, then onto US Catheter (currently Bard) as an electrician, where he retired after 30 years.

Bill was most proud of his family with whom he enjoyed spending time with. Bill enjoyed building and rebuilding all different kinds of machinery. He was known to never throw anything useful away, and was able to make things out of nothing. To him everything had value. Bill loved to share his vast knowledge and to help others. He was a member of the Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Company for many years. He was also a member of the Barnstormers snowmobile club.

In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by his daughter, Barbara (Appling) Cherry; and his sister, Helen Jeannie Brandt.

Survivors include, his wife, Gracie Sitterson Appling of Hudson Falls; his two daughters Brenda Smith (Ken) of Cullen, V.A., and Rebecca Bodkin (Randy) of Cassayuna; his son, William Appling (Laura) of Hartford; his grandchildren, Shawn Sherman, Jennifer Marks, Justin Malmgren, Jessica Mills, Nicholas Bodkin, Matthew Bodkin, Miles Appling, and Leslie Appling; his five great-grandchildren; his sister, Betty Steele of Shushan; his special cousin, David Waite; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Friends and Family are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A service will take place at 1 p.m. immediately following calling hours at the funeral home, with the Reverend Derek Hansen officiating, pastor of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church.

A special thank you to the staff at Glens Falls Hospital and the C.R. Wood Cancer Center for all your care.

Donations in Bill’s name may be made out to the C.R. Woods Cancer Center, 102 Park St, Glens Falls, NY, 12801, or the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, 227 Main St, Hudson Falls, NY, 12839.

Phyllis Mae (Rose) Tucker

GLENS FALLS – Phyllis Mae (Rose) Tucker, 87, of Glens Falls, died at the Indian River Nursing home in Granville after a long struggle with COPD and congestive heart disease on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
Born on October 28, 1929, in the Town of Carlisle in Schoharie County New York, Phyllis was the youngest child of the late Grandeson and Alice Vrooman. She grew up on the family farm with eight brothers and sisters.
Phyllis was wed to William John Tucker Jr. who died in 1986. In addition to her parents and husband, Phyllis was predeceased by all of her siblings.
Phyllis stood about 5’6” with a strong medium build. She had sparkling brown eyes and brown hair that aged to a grey and white mix. She wore glasses to read and drive. Phyllis paid close attention to the details of her appearance and exhibited poise and elegance in her dress and grooming. She carried a cache of lipstick and a mirrored powder compact in her purse while out and about. Her nails were always finely trimmed and kept short as she used her hands for typing, housework and gardening. In her working years she walked from her home to work each day.
Phyllis enjoyed dressing according to the four distinct seasons of the Glens Falls area. She maintained distinct wardrobes for each of the seasons. She enjoyed wearing all colors but preferred muted pastels and blends over bright splashy primary displays. Phyllis spoke clearly with kindness in her voice. In conversation, she often addressed people as honey, dear or sweetie.
Phyllis was independent and self reliant. She paid her own way in life and valued her stubbornness. She worked her entire career as office manager and bookkeeper for the Borden Corporation’s offices in Glens Falls. She had a head for numbers and kept current with news and politics. While she considered herself to be a republican, but felt Franklin D. Roosevelt was the best president in her lifetime.
She enjoyed classical and pop music. She patronized the Lake George Opera company and visited Tanglewood in Massachusetts to listen to the Boston Pops.
She loved her pet cats and enjoyed gardening in her yard. While she was able, she created and maintained a lush beautiful garden in her yard that bountifully bloomed flowers from early spring to fall.
In her later years, Phyllis didn’t go out much. Instead she stayed at home where she kept her house during the day and read or watched television in the evenings. She enjoyed watching the news and was fond of several TV dramas and reality shows.
Phyllis will be laid to rest at Union Cemetery in Hudson Falls, NY.
Friends and family are invited to gather to honor and witness her interment at Union Cemetery in Hudson Falls, NY at 2 pm on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Raymond Gleason

Gleason, RaymondGLENS FALLS – Raymond Gleason, 63, of Glens Falls, passed away at his home on Monday, May 22, 2017.

Born on July 15, 1953 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Raymond and Anne (Missita) Gleason.

Raymond graduated from Glens Falls in 1970. He served in The United States Navy from 1971-1976.
Raymond loved his dog Bear and his cats were his babies. Ray loved to fish and play cards. He enjoyed being with family and making people laugh. Raymond was a talented floor man and took pride in his work.

In addition to her parents, he’s predeceased by his sisters, Constance Gleason and Julia Wood; two nephews, Danny DeSantis and Salvatore Roccasecca.

Raymond is survived by his companion, Linda Brandt; his sisters, Linda DeSantis (Doug), Laura Roccasecca (Doug), Patricia Hermance (Bernie); his brother Ralph Gleason; two sons, Raymond and Robert Gleason of Fla.; his grandchildren, Kirsten, Alexus, Rihanna, and Justin; one great grandchild, Isabella of Texas; special nieces, Tammie Gill and Mercedez Stone; his best friends, Brian Hecht and Tom Ward; as well as several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

Inurnment will be at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 1, 2017 at Gerald B.H. Solomon- Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Rd , Schuylerville, with full Military Honors.

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

Ronald “Ron” E. Ash

Ash, RonaldGANSEVOORT – Ronald “Ron” E. Ash, 69, of Fawn Road, passed away unexpectedly at his brother’s home on Saturday, May 20, 2017.

Born on August 20, 1947, in New Haven, VT, he was the son of the late William H. and Frances (Wescott) Ash, Sr.

Ron was married to Sylvia Ash for 26 years.

He worked as a helping hand on several area farms and as carnival ride operator which allowed him to travel up and down the east coast.

Ron was a kind-hearted man, who helped his family and friends through thick and thin. He had a wonderful sense of humor, always bringing laughter to those around him. Ron loved the sound of his brother’s truck.

In addition to his parents, Ron was predeceased by several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia Ash; his step-mother, Nancy Ash; his children, Todd (Melody) Ash, Angela Jones, Kathy ( Jeff) Landry, and Holly (Juan) Santiago; three step children; six grandchildren; eight step grandchildren; many great grandchildren; his siblings, William Arthur (Marie) Ash, Laura Velma (John) Wagonblast, David Joseph (Linda Condon) Ash, Nancy E.(Harley Flynn) Rowe,, Ida May Gaither, Wanda L. (Chuck) Leonard, Willie Mae (David Rice) Ash, and William H. Ash, Jr.; his two aunts, Carol (Ray) Stevenson and Marion Julius; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and many close friends.

Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, immediately following calling hours at the funeral home, with the Reverend Michael Burkley of the Lake Luzerne Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Donations in Ronald’s name may be made out to a charity of one’s choice.

Tamela “Tammy” Moss

Moss TamelaFORT EDWARD – Tamela “Tammy” Moss, 54, of Liberty Street, passed away unexpectedly surrounded by her loving family, on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany.

Born on August 28, 1962, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Shirley (Stewart) Moss.

Tammy graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1980 and continued her education at Adirondack Community College, eventually graduating from BOCES with a degree in nursing.  Tammy did a brief stint in the U.S. Army, and upon her return, she began her long career at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility as a nurse, and most recently employee health Nurse.  She loved helping her patients, the staff at Fort Hudson and all those she met.   Tammy made many wonderful friends throughout her life.

She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Fort Edward and enjoyed attending service with her mother, Shirley.

Tammy was a great mom, phenomenal grandmother, and an amazing sister who was deeply loved and will be greatly missed. Her greatest joy was sharing her life with her grandchildren.

Tammy always had her feet solid on the ground.  She was her daughter’s and the entire families compass, their true North.   Tammy was a loving lady, whom her friends and family could depend on in a time of happiness or sadness.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her two brothers, Keith Moss and Frederick Moss, Jr.; her two nephews; and her brother in law, Gary Morehouse, Sr.

Survivors include, her daughter, Crystal (Shantez Terry) Moss; her grandchildren, Joseph, Aaron, Shalaysia, Shantez, II, and Saivon; her new great-grandson, Joseph “J.J.”; her siblings, Candace Morehouse, Paul (Irene) Moss, George Moss, Pamela (Derrick) Dowd, Tanya Moss, Melanie (Don) Liles, Laurie Roccasecca, and Marianne Burnham; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and adoptive family.

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

A funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Tammy’s name may be made out to Upstate Autism Awareness Alliance, 379 Bay Rd, Queensbury, NY, 12804, or Fort Hudson Capital Campaign, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY, 12828.

Philip J. Duckett

Duckett, PhilipFORT EDWARD – Philip J. Duckett passed away peacefully, after a short illness, on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital, with his family by his side.

Phil was born on October 10, 1955 in Glens Falls and grew up in the Fort Edward area with his parents, Philomea and Melvin Rock.

He was a graduate from Hudson Falls High School and a proud Army Veteran.

At an early age, Phil learned on his own to play the drums.   This talent he enjoyed throughout his life.   Phil was an avid New York Yankee fan and also like to bowl with his friends.

He worked in various restaurants in the Glens Falls area, where he met many people.

Phil was predeceased by his twin sisters, Angeline Ann and Ella Marie Duckett.

Besides his parents, Philomena and Melvin Rock, he is survived by his wife, Brandie Duckett; his father, Walter Duckett; his children, Rebecca Cook Beaty (John), Timothy Cook, Angela Duckett and Zachary Duckett; his step son, Kyle Bannin and William Trombley; his grandchildren, Joshua Bannin, Kaiden Miner, Cierra Beaty Hannah Beaty, Aubrie Beaty and Cameran Cook; several aunts and uncles; and Phil’s companion, Cindy.

 

Friends may call on Tuesday, May 23, 2017, from 4 to 6 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 Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Glens Falls.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to any Veteran’s organization.

Joyce Bruno

Bruno, JoyceHUDSON FALLS – Joyce Bruno went into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

She will be remembered lovingly as wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Joyce Marie Chamberlain was born January 16, 1936 in Plattsburgh.   She graduated from Peru High School at the age of 17 and then went to Loretta Business School.   At 18 years old, Joyce met the love of her life, Clarence Bruno, Jr. and they were married on July 31, 1954.   She was a homemaker, raising six children (nearly independently, since Clarence was on the road as an 18-wheeler truck driver.)

Joyce was a gardener, canning to subsidize the family’s needs.  As the family got a little older, Joyce went to work in the cafeteria for Hudson Falls Central School, where she became “Gram” to many more children.   She was an avid Hudson Falls Tigers fan, saying “her blood ran green and white.”   Joyce loved attending her grandchildren’s school and sporting events.   Hudson Falls Wrestling was especially a favorite of hers.   There will never be a bigger, more loyal fan than Joyce.   Over the years, Joyce was a surrogate mother to numerous young people.   Besides rooting for the Tigers, she was a #1 Mets fan.

Joyce was a devout member of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s parish for over 50 years, where she participated actively in Altar Rosary Society.

For years, Joyce and Clarence enjoyed visits to Myrtle Beach.    After that, they enjoyed their seasonal camp on Cossayuna Lake.    Joyce considered her biggest achievement to be her family.   She referred to her children as her “trophies” and her grandchildren and great grandchildren to be her “prizes.”

Joyce was predeceased by her brothers, Leo Chamberlain, Kenny Chamberlain and Donald Chamberlain.

Besides her husband of 62 years, Clarence Bruno, Jr., of Hudson Falls; she is survived by her children, Melody Viele and her husband, Rick of South Glens Falls, Cindy Turcotte and her husband, Martin, of Pottersville, Darlene Winters and her husband, William  of Queensbury, Scott Bruno and his wife, Beth, of Queensbury, Kathy Dudley and her husband, Russell, of Hudson Falls and Todd Bruno and his finacee, Renee of Hudson Falls; her beloved grandchildren, Andrew and Trisha Leonard, Jennifer Howe and her husband, Kris, Nora Rubado and her husband, Ryan,  Nathan Jarvis, Andre Turcotte, Nicholas, Ryan and Sean Winters, Kyle, Matthew and Shelby Bruno, Joshua, Cassie  and Aaron Dudley and Kody and Jared Bruno; her great grandchildren, Emma, Zoey, Isiaah, Madison, Blake, Finley, Jadelyn and Marlee; her sister, Judy Gromer and her husband, Philip, of Carmel; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 7:30 P.M. on Sunday, May 21, 2017, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, to be followed by a time of remembrance at 7:30 pm.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 22, 2017 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls.

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

The family suggests that memorials in Mrs. Bruno’s memory be made to St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church 11 Wall St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

The family wishes to give a special thank you to High Peaks Hospice for their dedicated care.  They would also like to give a special thanks to Shirley Willig and Julie Girard as Eucharistic Ministers, for bringing Joyce communion when she was unable to attend services.

Wendell “Bud” Manchester, Jr.

Manchester, WendellGANSEVOORT – Wendell “Bud” Manchester, Jr., 76, of Gansevoort, went into the arms of the Lord on Monday, May 15, 2017, at his home, after a long illness.

Born on February 3, 1941, in New Castle, he was the son of the late Wendell Manchester, Sr. and Helen (Thompson) Manchester.

Wendell was a graduate of Cornwall High School.

He was married to Donna (Hunt) Salmonson on February 15, 1996 in Greenfield.

Wendell drove over the road trucking for  Smith Trucking PA, Ellsworth Ice Cream in Saratoga, where he met his wife, Fiberglass Industries in Ballston Spa, and Spa Steel in Saratoga.

He liked to watch NASCAR, and was a Dale Earnhardt, JR and SR fan. Wendell enjoyed woodworking, working on cars and trucks, planting his garden and rose bushes, and hunting and fishing. Wendell loved country music, especially his “Red Head” Reba McEntire.  He was fun to be around, and he loved animals. Most of all he loved being with his family, and having a beer and raising hell with them.

In addition to his parents, Wendell is predeceased by his father in law, Henry Hunt.

Survivors include, his wife of 21 years, Donna Manchester of Gansevoort; his daughter, Wendy Portugal and her husband, Paul of Norfolk, VA; his son, Wendell C. “Butch” Manchester III of Yonkers; his two step-children, Heidi Taylor and her husband, Michael of Saratoga Springs, and April Salmonson of Moreau; his sister, Ruth and her husband, Mark of Newburgh, and Suzanne of Florida; his brother, Joey Manchester; his seven grandchildren, including his two granddaughters, Jazmyn, and Emily Basped; his mother in law, Margaret Hunt; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and brothers and sisters in law.

Friends and family are invited to call on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Donations in Wendell’s name may be made out to The DAV – Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH  45250-0301.

Phyllis A. LaValley

LaValley, PhillisSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Phyllis A. LaValley, 84 of South Glens Falls, passed away on Monday, May 15, 2017, in Groton, Massachusetts.

Born on November 17, 1932 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Sarah (Stockton) Toomey.

Phyllis was a graduate of South Glens Falls High School and continued her education at SUNY Plattsburg and ACC and after moving to New York City, she took night classes at NYU.

While working at Philips-Norelco in NYC, Phyllis met her future husband, James Preston.  In 1957, they were married and spent 12 wonderful years together in Queens before his untimely death in 1969.     James left behind two young boys, Steven and Michael that Phyllis raised as fine young men.

In 1974, Phyllis and her sons moved to the Glens Falls area, where she began her career at the Glens Falls City School District.  She worked in the reading lab and until this day, many of her students still kept in touch.   Phyllis also was employed at Saratoga City Court where she was an administrator, retiring in 1994, after 10 years of service.   After her retirement, she enjoyed travelling with her second husband, Paul LaValley, throughout this country and to England to visit her son, Steven.

Volunteering was a large part of Phyllis’ life.  She enjoyed helping out at Moreau Elementary School, delivering Meals on Wheels and manning the Election Booths in Saratoga County.   Phyllis also was an avid bowler where she was a member of senior teams.   She also loved tending to her flower and vegetable gardens, all the while, drinking her favorite beverage, Pepsi.  Phyllis was also proud to be a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2475 in Glens Falls Auxiliary.  Although Phyllis did many things, the center of her life was her three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Samantha and Michael.

Besides her parents and husband, James, she was predeceased by her second husband, Paul, who died in 2006, after 20 years of marriage and her sister, Marijane Goetten.

Survivors include her two sons, Steven Preston and his companion, Christine Chadwick of Queensbury and Michael Preston and his wife, Amie of MA; her daughter, Joann LaValley of TX; her three grandchildren, Elizabeth Preston of MA, Samantha Preston of FL and Michael T. Preston of MA.

Calling hours will be today, May 17, 2017 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc, 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Burial will be in Southside Cemetery in South Glens Falls.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to SPCA of Upstate NY, 588 Queensbury Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804 or the Renal Dialysis Center, 3 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Edward D. Bennett

Bennett, EdwardSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Edward D. Bennett, 73, passed away peacefully after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday May 9, 2017.

Born in Glens Falls Hospital, on April 17, 1944, he was the son of the late Edward L. and Ethel Bennett.

Edward had many fond memories of growing up in South Glens Falls, and later in Glens Falls, making many friends easily with his sense of humor, caring ways, sense of justice, and his quick wit.  He enjoyed many things including golfing, hunting, riding motorcycles, camping, traveling and fishing.

Throughout his life, he loved his pets; his cats and dogs were his buddies.

Edward worked hard all his life and worked his way up to Superintendent at Finch Pruyn, making improvements that saved them money. He left in 1988 and moved his family to Florida to work at Tropicana.

When his wife, Catherine Cooper Bennett, passed away after 46 years of marriage, he remarried Noreen MacDonald Conway on May 6, 2010.    They settled in a home in Hadley then recently returned to South Glens Falls.

In addition to his wife and his parents, Edward was predeceased by his sister, Sharon Cottrell; his great grandson, Skylar Bennett and his step-son, Daniel John Ingram.

Ed is survived by his wife, Noreen Bennett; his three daughters, Tamala Jordon (Michael) and Deborah Bennett (Phil) all of Virginia, and Karen Harris (Randy) of Florida; his two sons, David Bennett (Jill) of South Glens Falls, and William Bennett (Tina) of Florida; his step-children, who he loved as his own, Janine Hodges (David), Theodore P. Gordon (Hope), Gary D. Ingram, Jr. (Sonya), and Matthew Rozell; his seven grandchildren, Lauren, Timothy, Hannah, Justin, Allison, Christopher, and Katie; his six great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; four step-great-grandsons; his sisters, Linda Duprey (Mel), Barbara Fitzgerald (Barry), Sally Washburn (Brian), and Linda Bennett Dalby (Steven); his brother, John Burch (Linda); and several brothers in law, sisters in law, nieces, and nephews.

A memorial service will be conducted on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2 p.m. at the Sodom Community Church, 59 Sodom Cross Road, North Creek, NY 12857, officiated by the Reverend Ronald Allen.

A covered dish reception will follow the service at the church on Saturday.

Donations in Edward’s name may be made out to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205.

Funeral arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. in Hudson Falls.