Jean M. Brown

Brown, JeanFORT EDWARD –Jean M. Brown, 74, of Fort Edward, passed away into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

 Born on January 28, 1940, in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. Warren and The late Margaret Ann (Lambardo) Campanile.

 Jean attended Hudson Falls High School.  Shortly after high school, she married Theodore Brown on April 26, 1959.

 For many years, Jean was a Lunch and Recess Aid for Fort Edward Union Free School.

 She enjoyed participating in activities with the Greater Glens Falls Senior Citizens Center, going out to lunch with her three best friends, Judy, Linda and Mary Lou, shopping and in her younger years, square dancing with her husband.  Jean never missed any of her children’s activities, she lovingly referred to herself as the family taxi service.   Most of all Jean loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 Her parents predeceased her.

 Jean is survived by her four children, Scott Brown and his wife, Maria of Arizona, Tim Brown and his wife, Heidi of Queensbury, Todd Brown and his wife, Amy of Queensbury and Margaret-Jean Farr and her husband, Brodie of Queensbury; her grandchildren, Shawn Mills, Zachary Brown, Nicholas Brown and Emma Farr; her great grandchild, Eric Mills; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

 A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.

 Rite of Committal will follow at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

 Memorial donations may be sent to Washington County meals on Wheels, 383 Broadway
Fort Edward, New York 12828 or the Greater Glens Falls Senior Center,  380 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Mary “Gen” Bernard

BernardHUDSON FALLS – Mary “Gen” Bernard , 93, of Broad St., Hudson Falls went to the welcoming arms of the Lord at her home on Saturday, March 29, 2014 after a long illness, surrounded by her loving daughters.

Born on December 23, 1920 in Ticonderoga, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Angeline (Provost) Myott.  Gen married Ray Bernard of Hudson Falls on April 25, 1943, at St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Gen retired as a Head Baker in the Cafeteria at Hudson Falls Senior High School. She was a life long communicant of St. Paul’s/St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls and was a member of The Martha’s, the Senior Citizens of Hudson Falls and was an active member of the St. Anne’s Sodality. She enjoyed baking, “playing the slots” in Reno, going to the Saratoga Racetrack, golf and bowling. Gen’s main love and interest was her family.

In addition to her parents, Gen is predeceased by her husband Ray, her daughter Sharon and son-in-law Joseph Yaksta, brothers Frank, Milt, Hank, Don and Walt Myott, and sisters Aileen Taylor, Cecelia Jones, Evelyn Anderson Fredette and Marion “Lib” Fountaine.

Survivors include three daughters, Anne Reed and her husband, Thomas and Linda Barrett all of Lake Luzerne and Mary Chadwick and her husband, Chip of Reno, NV. Her daughters can only hope to have the wit, grace and longevity of their awesome Mom. Keeping up with her was a struggle! She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robert Reed and his significant other, Linda Kotasek, Andrea Walker and her husband, Mike, Brent Reed, Michael Barrett, Patrick Barrett and his wife, Christine, Cherie Russell, and Michelle Kerest and her husband, Tom. She has eleven great-grandchildren, Taylor and Morgan Walker, Hanna, Brogan and Mattison Kerest, Benjamin Russell, Emily , Josh and Lorianne Barrett and Race and Fletcher Barrett; her sister in law, Muriel Dorsey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc. at 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 2 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the Park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The family wishes to give heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Mel, Margaret, Anna and Debbie, who have delivered loving, compassionate care and companionship for the past few years. Thank you.

Flowers are welcome; contributions may be sent to The MS Society of New York, 1650 South Ave., Suite 100, Rochester, N.Y. 14620; Mary’s Haven, 35 New St., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866 and to the Alzheimer’s Association, 71 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, N.Y. 12804.

 

Genevieve (Zolnowski) Garrant,

QUEENSBURY – Genevieve (Zolnowski) Garrant,96, of Thomas Street, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Capstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Amsterdam.

Born February 25, 1918 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Zolnowski.

Gen was raised in Hudson Falls and attended Hudson Falls High School. She married Herbert D. Garrant at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hudson Falls, who passed away after 70 years of marriage.

She worked as a seamstress at Clark Brothers in Glens Falls for many years.  Gen was a member of St. Alphonsus Church.

Gen her and husband spent many summers at their camp on Hadlock Pond in Fort Ann.  Together, they hosted many family gatherings and weekend stays.  They also traveled extensively across the United States and especially enjoyed visiting the National Parks. 

Besides her parents and husband, Genevieve is predeceased by her sister, Estelle Francato, and a great niece, Marcia (Francato) Perrin.

Survivors include her sisters, Ethel Bubbins, Helen McCann; her nieces and nephews, Rodney Bubbins, Mark Francato, Ann Marie Francato, Kathleen McCann, Dr. Thomas McCann and his wife, Sharon, Richard McCann, Brian McCann; as well as nine great nieces and nephews and 14 great-great nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, with Reverend Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring at Bay Street Cemetery in Glens Falls.

Gen’s family would like to thank Capstone for their excellent care and kindness.

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

Richard Phillip Quirk

QuirkHARTFORD – Richard Phillip Quirk, 67, passed away to the arms of Jesus on March 24, 2014, at Glens Falls Hospital. His sense of humor and love will be missed.

 Born January 25, 1947 in North Adams, MA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Eileen (Whipple) Quirk.

 Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1964 – 1965.  He was a Mason and loved his church.  Richard had a wonderful sense of humor.  He was a foster parent for over 20 years, with over 160 children passing through his home.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and camping.  He took pride in his children and always wanted to make a difference in their lives.

 In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father in law, Leo Van Ness and his brothers in law, Patrick Dugan and Kenneth Van Ness.

 Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Margaret Van Ness Quirk; his daughters, Barbara (David) Morgan Gifford, of South Glens Falls, Kellie E.  Quirk of Hartford and Todd Palmer of Queensbury; his grandchildren, Meghan Morgan, David Swezey, Nicholas Morgan, Richard Morgan, Maggie Quirk, Emmaleigh Palmer, and Jackson Gifford;  he was also fortunate enough to have great grand children, Gavin and Aiden Swezey; his brother James “Jim” (Barbara) Quirk; his nephew, Thomas G. Quirk of North Adams; his uncle, William Quirk of North Adams, are among the many family members in North Adams and Clarksburg area; his beloved mother in law, Margaret Van Ness; many wonderful brother and sisters in law, Ed (Stella)Van Ness, Linda Dugan, Janet (Ken) LaFay, Virginia (Fred) Whitting, Arthur (Diane) Van Ness, Sharon (Gary) Jenkins, Leo Van Ness, James (Judy)Van Ness, Gail (Perry) Wittmer, Lisa Van Ness, Laurie (Mark) Havens,  Steven (Lisa) Van Ness, Tom Van Ness, Tim Van Ness; and several nieces and nephews, who are all the foundation of support for his family; and a special uncle, Richard Winters and his dear friend Glenn McConnell from GA.

 Family and friends may call, Friday, March 28, from 12 to 3 p.m., at the Hartford Yoked Parish in Hartford.

 Memorial service will follow the calling hours, at 3p.m., with the Rev. Patti Girard, pastor, officiating.

 Richard’s family invites everyone a reception following the service, in the Fellowship Hall at the Church.

 Burial will take place at Morningside Cemetery in Hartford, in the spring.

 Donations may be made to The Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, 8118 State Route 40, Hartford, NY 12838 or the Argyle EMS, 15 Sheridan Street, Argyle, NY 12809.

Clara Bogardus

BogardusFORT EDWARD – Clara Bogardus, 90, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Born in Westford on January 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ford and Hazel (Knapp) Clark. 

On June 27, 1942, she married the love of her life, Clarence (John) Bogardus and together they raised their four children, sharing 61 years before his death in 2003.

Clara was employed for a short time at Chase Bag, formerly Arkell & Smith, but primarily spent her life caring for her family and home.  She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls and enjoyed making crafts, crocheting, and traveling with her husband to horseshoe tournaments as far away as Canada, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.

Besides her parents and husband, Clara was predeceased by an infant son, Charles, and her beloved sister, Ruby Renwick.

Survivors include her four children, Carol Lundgren of Fort Edward, Evelyn Bishop and her husband, Larry of West Haven, VT, Clarence Bogardus, Jr., and his wife, Nora of Argyle, Harry Bogardus and his wife , Peg of Adamsville; 12 grandchildren, Norma McMurry, Ford Burch, Carol LaPoint, Lena Wilcox, Sheila Clarkson, Lynette Bedeaux, Susan Brooks, Stacy Bogardus, Michele Bogardus, Christopher Bogardus, Robert Bogardus, Barbara De Landri; 29 great grandchildren as well as 4 great-great grandchildren.

Friends and family may call 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls. 

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Michael Plank, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, officiating.

Burial will be in Westford Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward New York, 12828, and The First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839, or a charity of your choice.

Ella J. Maxwell

maxwellHUDSON FALLS – Ella J. Maxwell, 91, of the Boulevard, went to join the Lord on Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Pines Healthcare and Rehabilitation Facility in Glens Falls.

Born on July 23, 1922, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Emery and Julia (French) Cleavland.

On July 4, 1965, she married George Maxwell at the Malta Ridge Methodist Church.   He died on August 28, 1997.

Ella worked at the former Hudson Falls Health Center and the former American Locomotive Company.   She also was employed at the former Dell Studio and the former Kalamazoo Furnace Company, both in Glens Falls.   Ella was a nurses’ aide at the former Hudson Falls Nursing Home, the Wilton Developmental Center in Wilton, the Glens Falls Hospital and the Saratoga Hospital.

She was a member of the Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church in Hudson Falls, where she was arlso a member of the Women’s Fellowship.

Ella was a lifetime member of the Disabled Veterans Association and also belonged to the Friends Fellowship in Saratoga Springs.

Besides her husband, and parents, she is predeceased by a two sisters, Addie Roberts and Evelyn Proux, her brothers, Gessler Cleaveland, Ralph Cleavland, Guy Cleaveland, Sargent Cleaveland and a step brother, Freddie Cleaveland..

Survivors include her daughter Priscilla Anne Coulombe and her husband, Henry, of Adams; her grandchildren, Christopher P. Irish of Schuylerville, Thomas R. Irish and his wife, Kate of Schuylerville, Kristina Burger and her husband, Michael of Henderson and Janet Abbott and her husband, Joe of Bellevelle; one sister, Lucilea Lewis of Ballston Spa; one brother Roy Cleavland of Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday at the Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, 30 LaCrosse Street in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Paul Mead, pastor, officiating.

A reception will follow the services at the Gospel Lighthouse church hall at 30 LaCrosse St. in Hudson Falls.

Burial will take place at Union Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward, later in the spring.

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

Hilda (Anderson) Simonetta

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FENIMORE – Hilda (Anderson) Simonetta, 101, of Grant Road, a lifelong Fenimore resident, passed away Monday March 17, 2014 at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward, surrounded by her loving family.

 Born on January 11, 1913 in Fenimore, she was the daughter of the late Olof and Johanna (Polson) Anderson.

 On December 24, 1935, she married Perley A. Simonetta, at Pastor J. Servis LaRue’s home.  Perley passed away on March 21, 1964, after 29 years of marriage.

 Early in her life, Hilda worked at Bronne Shirt Factory in Hudson Falls.  For twenty years, she was employed at the South Glens Falls School Cafeteria, as a cook.

 Hilda was a lifelong member of the First Presbyterian Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher, a Weekday School teacher, a member of the Board of Deacons and a member of the Women’s Association, where she was Woman of the Year in 1983. 

 She had a heart full of love and would extend her hand to anyone in need.  Hilda loved her family and spent most of her life devoted to raising and enjoying her five children, as well as opening her arms to her 10 grandchildren, her 12 great grandchildren, various relatives and all of the neighborhood children.  There was always an extra person at the dinner table.  Hilda spent many years volunteering for the PTA, while her children were in school and was a long time member of the Glens Falls Hospital Guild.  She loved to travel and took many trips with the Senior Citizens.

 Hilda was predeceased by two her brothers, Oscar Anderson and Arthur Anderson and two sisters, Hilma Anderson and Mabel Anderson and her great grandson, Thomas D. Fitzgerald III.

 Survivors include five children, Phyllis Steen and her husband, Charles of Hopatcong, NJ, Janice Nolin and her husband, Joel of South Glens Falls, Linda Gaulin of Moreau, Elaine Simione of Saratoga Springs and David Simonetta of Fort Ann; ten grandchildren. Thomas Fitzgerald and his wife, Lisa of Buchanan, Robert Fitzgerald and his wife, Pam of South Glens Falls, Todd Simione and his wife, Mary Jane of Michigan, Jennifer Gaulin Stevens and her husband, Glen of Alaska, Marc Simione of Saratoga Springs, Michael Gaulin of Manhattan, Nanette Simione of New Paltz, Janet Nolin of Glens Falls, Danielle Simonetta Maurer and her husband, Greg of VA and David Simonetta Jr. and his wife, Charlotte of VA; twelve great grandchildren, Kylie Fitzgerald and Tauri Fitzgerald both of Buchanan, Rachel Fitzgerald and Eric Fitzgerald both of South Glens Falls, Alexander Stevens, Nicholas Stevens and Hannah Stevens of Alaska, Tristan, Hannah, and Madeline Simonetta, Mason and Benjamin Maurer, all of VA, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

 Family and friends may call Friday, 2  to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

 Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, 10 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, 9 River St., Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Michael Plank, officiating.

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

 The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 9 River St., Hudson Falls, New York 12839, Thomas D. Fitzgerald III Memorial Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 143, Buchanan, New York 10511, Moreau Emergency Squad, Inc., Rte 2, Box 2439, Fort Edward, New York 12828, or the Glens Falls Hospital Guild, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801.

 Hilda’s family would like to extend their gratitude and a special thank you to all the nurses, aides, and staff on the A-wing of Fort Hudson Health Care Center, who cared for our mother as if she were their own.

Marion E. Wilson

Wilson, MarionHUDSON FALLS – Marion E. Wilson, 95, formerly of Willow Street, went into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, March 15, 2014, at The Home of The Good Shepherd in the town of Moreau.

 Born on July 7, 1918 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Almon C. and Edith M. (Truesdale) Wilson.

 Marion graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1935 and from the Mildred Elley School in Albany in 1936.

 She was employed by the former First National Bank of Hudson Falls, now known as TD Bank, for over 40 years. Until just a few months ago, she still enjoyed monthly lunches with a devoted group of fellow bank retirees.

Marion was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls where she was an organist, a choir member, a member of the Diaconate and various circles in the church.  She also served as an organist in other local churches.  Other memberships include the American Baptist Women’s Organization, the AARP, the Washington County Historical Association and the Fort Edward Historical Association.

Marion enjoyed walking, reading, music, gardening and her home. Her laugh and fun loving spirit made her a delight to be with.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by a sister, Ruth Wilson Avery in 1989 and her brother, Rear Admiral Almon C. Wilson (Ret) in 2003. She dedicated herself to the care of a number of her relatives who passed away before her.

Survivors include her two nephews, LCDR Geoffrey P. Wilson (Ret) and his wife, Louise of Germantown, TN and Peter W. Avery and his wife, Helen of Colonie; two grand nephews, Christopher Wilson and his wife, Amanda of Germantown, TN. and LCDR Geoffrey W. Wilson MC, USN and his wife, Angela  of Newport, RI; one great grand niece, Elizabeth Wilson; three great grand nephews, William Wilson, Tim Wilson and Alex Wilson; several cousins, including those living locally, Linda Bergman and her husband, Robert of Fort Edward and Gary C. Wilson and his wife, Emmy of Queensbury; and her many wonderful church friends, especially, Katherine Jones and Judy Saville.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 22, 2014 from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert McCory, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls, officiating.

Burial will be at a time to be announced at the Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests that donations in Marion’s name can be made to the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls, 118 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

We wish to thank Doneen Nikas, Paul Dietrich and Mark Parish, at Carleton Funeral Home, as well as her caregivers, Michelle Smith and Shannon Heidorf, for the loving care and watchful eyes that made it possible for Marion to stay in her home for a number of years. Many thanks also to Dr. Robert Beaty, the staff at the Home of The Good Shepherd and Saratoga Hospice for the wonderful compassionate care given to Marion.

Thelma Esther Drake Butterfield

HUDSON FALLS – Thelma Esther Drake Butterfield, 104, died Saturday, March 15 at Fort Hudson Nursing Home.

Thelma was born October 29, 1909 in Chestertown, NY and was the daughter of Joseph S. and Esther Oliver Drake. She was predeceased by her parents; her husband of 61 years, Clyde C. Butterfield; her half-brother, Ray Davis and a grandson, Michael Chappelle. She is survived by her daughter, Charlene B. Harrington of Fort Edward, NY; son, John D. Chappelle and his wife Rebecca of Salisbury, MD and her daughter, Carol T. Rabine of Saratoga Springs, NY.

She also leaves her grandchildren, Terry E. Rabine and his companion Linda Britt of Saratoga Springs, NY; Sandy C. Evins and her husband Joel of Shaker Heights, OH; Laurie Babin of Nashville, TN; Steven Chappelle and his wife Deanna of Baltimore, MD; Geoffrey Harrington of Hudson Falls, NY; Jennifer Rose and her husband, Edward, of Corinth, NY.

She also leaves 14 great grandchildren; Matthew Evins and his wife Katie; Nathan and Zachary Evins; Christopher, Wesley and Sommer Chappelle; Rachel and Daniel Babin; Zachary, Alyssa and Nathan Chappelle; Nolan Rabine and Michael and Mason Rose. She also leaves her special niece, Joan Davis of Glens Falls, NY.

For many years she served as cook manager at Maple Street Elementary School in Hudson Falls. She was a member and Past Regent of Jane McCrea Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution. She attended the Hudson Falls Methodist Church and was a member of the Loyal Circle. She was an avid reader up until her death and played bridge until her mid-90s.

The family would like to thank the entire staff at Fort Hudson Nursing Home in Fort Edward for their care and support during the four years that Thelma was a resident there. Thanks, also, to Joyce and Earl Bishop and Betty Duel for their faithful visits.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family. Burial will be at the Gerald Solomon National Cemetery in Stillwater, NY.

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

Donald R. Barrett, Jr

Barrett, DonaldHUDSON FALLS – Donald R. Barrett, Jr., 66, of Watersedge in Hudson Falls, went into the arms of the Lord on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at home with his family by his side, after a long illness. 

Born on November 4, 1947, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Donald Barrett, Sr. of Fort Edward and the late Ruby (Cox) Barrett.

In 1965, Donald graduated from Hartford Central School and 37 years ago, he married his wife, Bettilou Fuller in Hudson Falls.

Donald was a painter is whole life.  He also was an avid outdoors man who loved any kind of fishing and hunting.  Donald was a marksman at turkey shoots.  He also spent endless hours with his wife watching NASCAR.  Donald rooted for every racer except, Jeff Gordon; only because that was whom his wife was cheering for.   Most of all he loved spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Bettilou Barrett of Hudson Falls; his children, Brenda Barrett and her special friend, Ed Burns of Warrenburg, Beecher Fuller III and his special friend, Brenda Barrows of Lake Luzerne, Kimberly Jump and her husband, Frank of Queensbury and Donald Barrett and his wife, Amy of Corinth; his siblings, Donalynn Pratt and her husband, Preston of Maryland, Deborah Lewry and her husband, Thomas of Hudson Falls and Lynda Begley and her husband, Anthony of CT; his grandchildren, Stan and Sarah Walzack of Warrensburg, Keith Stewart, Kyle Jump, both of Queensbury, Samantha Augusta and her husband, Matt of Queensbury, Catlyn Hughes of Lake Luzerne, Dana Barrett and Thomas Barrett of Corinth, Beecher Fuller IV and his special friend, Tiffany and Brandon and Brianna Fuller of NC; his three great grandsons, Alexander and Jaxon Augusta of Queensbury and Brady Allen Fuller of NC; his sisters in law, Anna Mae Tifft of Hudson Falls, Harriet Strong and her husband, Thomas of Fort Edward, Gloria Cook and her husband, William of South Glens Falls and Shirley Casagrande  and her husband, Robert of Fort Edward; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended relatives.

Friends may call on Sunday, from 1 to 3 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls.

A Time of Remembrance will be celebrated at 3 p.m. at the funeral home.

Burial will be in the spring at Gansevoort Cemetery in the town of Northumberland.

The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff on 3 West at the Glens Falls Hospital, Colleen, Kenzie, Garrett, Laura and Debbie for the wonderful care given to Donald.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Renal Center in Glens Falls, 3 Broad St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY  12205.      

Charles L. Goodsell

GoodsellHUDSON FALLS & ST.PETERSBURG, FL – Charles L. Goodsell, 61, of St. Petersburg, FL and formerly of Hudson Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Northside Hospital in St. Petersburg, FL.

Born in Glens Falls, on September 21, 1952, he was the son of the late Robert L. Goodsell and Verna (Gray) Goodsell.

Charles attended Hudson Falls High School, where he was an avid track runner.  He traveled to Florida to follow his dream of being a cook, and for 40 years, he made his home there.  Charles developed many friendships and close ties to the community while living in the St. Petersburg area.  For over 10 years, he was employed as a cook in the Café, in the St. Petersburg Criminal Justice Center Courthouse. 

Charles loved dining out, the horse and dog tracks, and while in New York he enjoyed visiting the OTB.  Charles loved the thrill of gambling.  He was a hard worker and loved coming home for family gatherings.  One of his favorite times was the annual 4th of July gathering.  People loved him as he had a great sense of humor.  Charles deeply loved his mother, and played an important role in his younger sibling’s lives.

Besides his parents, Charles was predeceased by his brother, Donald Goodsell, and his sister, Linda Goodsell-Webb.

Survivors include his siblings, David Goodsell of Glens Falls, Ronald Goodsell of Hartford, Judy Wilson of Glens Falls, Robert Goodsell of Queensbury, Nanette Goodsell of Hudson Falls; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; great nieces and nephews; aunts and uncles.

A local memorial service will be held in the spring at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls

There will also be a memorial service in St. Petersburg area that will be announced in the spring.

Charles will be laid to rest with his mother in Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

The family would like to thank all of the first responders at the Criminal Justice Center Courthouse, especially Corporal Ward for rushing to his aide on Monday morning.

Donations in memory of Charles can be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22178, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.

James William “Bill” Davidson

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QUEENSBURY – James William “Bill” Davidson, 55, went into the arms of the Lord, surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born July 2, 1958, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late William “Bill” Davidson and Deidra Davidson Weekes.

Bill grew up in Hudson Falls and in 1977, graduated from Vencentian Institute in Albany.  He was a man of amazing talent with many skills.  He began his career in construction and later went into manufacturing.  He was an employee of Finch Pruyn until his retirement in 2012.  Bill was always willing to lend a helping hand on projects and renovations.  You could always count on him to finish the job right.

Bill enjoyed fishing, football, and a good game of pool.  He was an avid gardener.  Each year he and his brother, Jeff, would compete for the best tomatoes.  Most of all, Bill valued the company of his friends and family and loved cracking jokes.  He will be remembered for his kind heart, humor, and sincerity.

Besides his father, Bill was predeceased by his step father, Miles Weekes; his paternal grandparents, John and Margaret Davidson, his maternal grandparents, Robert and Beulah Stephenson and James Carroll.

Survivors include his loving wife of 23 years, Veronica Davidson of Queensbury; his mother, Deidra Weekes of Queensbury; his brothers, Jeffrey Davidson and his wife, Joanne, of Hudson Falls and Michael Davidson of Queensbury; his step children, Chris Smith and Nicole Hulse; his nieces, Chelsea Lemon and her husband, William, of New York and Melissa Davidson of Hudson Falls; his nephew, Lee Davidson of Fort Edward; and his adoring cat, Sammy. 

Bill will be greatly missed by those who love him.

At his request, there will be no calling hours. 

A private graveside service will be held in the spring.

Bill’s family wishes to thank Dr. Pillemer, Dr Cunningham, Donna Boss, and all the nurses and aides at Glens Falls Hospital’s T2 cancer unit for their superior care and kindness given to him during his illness.  Your encouragement, smiles and jokes comforted Bill every day.  Bill’s family also would like to thank High Peaks Hospice, especially Beth Hughes, for the wonderful care and support given to Bill and his family.  Special thanks to his nurse, Jeannie, whom Bill loved dearly.

Because of his love of animals, especially cats, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York, P.O. Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY  12839.

Irene M. Tarantino

Tarantino, IreneHUDSON FALLS – Irene M. Tarantino, 87, formerly of Pender Street, passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014, in Lowell, Mass.

 Born on August 1, 1926 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frederico and Olimpia (Bocchi) Gigli.

 She graduated in 1944 from Hudson Falls High School.

 On July 31, 1954, she married Michael Tarantino at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.   He passed away on March 12, 1999.

 As a young girl, Mrs. Tarantino helped in the family dairy, Jigli’s Dairy in Hudson Falls.   Later, she was employed at the Adirondack Credit Bureau formerly in Glens Falls.  

 Mrs. Tarantino devoted her entire life to the love and care of her six children.  She was a remarkable mother who enjoyed cooking, sewing, and spending time with family.

 As an active member of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, Mrs. Tarantino was a member of the former Court Mater Dei #1442 Catholic Daughters of the Americas and more recently a member of Court Morrissey #1477 Catholic Daughters.

 Survivors include her six children, Frederick Tarantino and his wife, Jasmine of Gettysburg PA, Anna Tarantino of Lowell, MA, Rosemary Kennedy and her husband, Terry of Medford, MA, Martha Wagner of Smyrna DE, Linda Tarantino and her husband, Daniel Harrington of Cambridge, MA and John Tarantino and his wife, Stephanie of Gansevoort; 13 grandchildren, Michael Tarantino and his wife Helen, Monica Tarantino, Frederick Tarantino, Erin Disanza and her husband William, Carlin Sparacino and her husband Frank,  Alicia Jobson and her husband, Lewis, Melanie Werenczak, Paula Werenczak, Kristin Harrington, Andrew Harrington, John Tarantino, Monica Tarantino, Vanessa Tarantino; 4 great-grandchildren, Peter Jobson, Susan Jobson, Cynthia Werenczak, Vincent Tarantino, several nieces and nephews; and many great nieces and great nephews.

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday March 7, 2014 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.  In keeping with Irene’s wishes there will be no wake.  Family and friends are invited come by Irene’s home Thursday evening from 6 to 9 pm.

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

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

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