Jeffrey G. Park

img_0304GLENS FALLS – Jeffrey G. Park, 69, of Henry Street, moved on to his new journey, on Friday, September 23, 2016, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born on March 29, 1947 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late James and Ann (Jackowski) Park.

Jeff was a graduate of South Glens Falls High School and continued his education at Adirondack Community College, receiving his Associates in Criminal Justice Degree.

Jeff was proud to be the first fourth generation corrections officer in New York State. He served for 26 years as a corrections officer, until his retirement from Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility. After this retirement, he didn’t stay idle, Jeff worked at 17 jobs, from babysitting to landscaping.

After being together for eight years, on August 27, 1988, he married Joann Hammond, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.
In his early years, Jeff was a member of the Jury, where he acquired the name “Sneakers”. He was also a member of the Adirondack Riders. Jeff also served his community as a fireman at the South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a Fire Police Captain. He also donated blood for many years. It was always important for Jeff to give back to his community.

Jeff loved to reel people in with his stories. At one time, he had the whole prison believing he won the Massachusetts’s Lottery. This story was just one of many, that Jeff got by his family and friends. He was an avid hockey fan, who was known for ringing his bell when the Adirondack team scored. Most of all, Jeff was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and soon to be a great-grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, James Park and his mother in law, Sharron Hammond.

He is survived by his loving wife, Joann Park of Glens Falls; his two children, Bryan Park and his wife, Kim of South Glens Falls and Cece O’Dell and her husband, Randy of Saratoga Springs; the mother of his children, Joan Baker of Argyle; nine grandchildren, Nathanial, Joshua, John, Sarah, Bryanna, Skyler, Ronen, Danielle and T.J.; his twin sister, Germaine Rocco and her husband, Patrick of Ohio; his father in law, Clifford Hammond of Fort Edward; his brothers and sisters in law, Mary Bentanzos of Glens Falls, Edward Hammond of Hudson Falls, David Hammond and his significant other, Ela of Glens Falls, John Hammond and his wife, Sandi of Queensbury, Catherine Hammond of Hudson Falls and Penny Kilmartin and her husband, Chris of Glens Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his dog, Hollie and his cat, Mollie.

Please join the family to celebrate the life of Jeff on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow the calling hours on Wednesday, at 4 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made in Jeff’s memory to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Eric Pillimer, the entire staff of Tower 2 at the Glens Falls Hospital and all the wonderful people that provided care and support to Jeff and his family

Sandra L. “Sandy” Rozelll

BROOKSVILLE, FL – Sandra L. “Sandy” Rozell, 67, passed away, in Florida, on September 16, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on July 9, 1949 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Virgil and Elizabeth Rozell.

Sandy spent most of her school years at Hudson Falls School, until her senior year when she moved and graduated from Peru High School. After her graduation, she attended Samaritan Nursing School in Troy, where she earned her R.N. Degree. Following graduation, Sandy started her career at Leonard Hospital in Troy and later moved to Albany Memorial Hospital, where she worked for several years, until moving to Florida. She retired in 2013 from Naples Community Hospital in Florida. Sandy loved her nursing career, where she met many friends, both as patients and as co-workers.

Sandy moved to Brooksville to be near her friends and became a member of Brookridge Golf Club. Her hobbies include, golf and crocheting. Sandy was an avid reader, who would read everything. She also loved traveling to her time share in Aruba and Maine, playing board and card games and listening to all kinds of music. Her dogs held a special place in her heart. Sandy will be remembered for being a quiet, unassuming and kind person, who will be greatly missed by her family and all her friends.

Sandy is survived by her brother, David Rozell and his wife, Darlene of South Glens Falls; her three nieces, Amy Pratte and her husband, Steven of Bedford, NH, Lisa Mitzen and her husband, Edward of Saratoga Springs and Kathryn Johnston and her husband, Matthew of Kamas, Utah; her great nieces and nephews, Jessie Johnston and Devin Johnston, Joseph Pratte, Daniel Pratte, Timothy Pratte and Michael Pratte.

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October, 1, 2016, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, with Pastor Nick Tebordo, officiating.

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

Memorial donations in lieu of flowers, may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110.

Joseph Michael Sullivan

sullivanKINGSBURY – Joseph Michael Sullivan, 60, of Kingsbury, passed away on September 20, 2016, after a long illness.

Born June 15, 1956, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the Late Leo and Colleen (Swezey) Sullivan.

Joseph attended Hudson Falls High School.

He worked for Casey’s Farm and Crowley’s Farm before moving and working on the coal barges on the Mississippi. Joseph then came back home and started his own successful business Professional Floor Sanding.

Joe enjoyed watching his Oakland Raiders, boating and camping in Hadlock, riding his Harley and hunting with his buddies Bear and Peppy. Joe was known for his 4th of July fireworks display (Legal or Not).

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Kelly Sullivan, his step-dad, Lester Viele, his Brother-in-law, Noel Barber, and his cat, Howie Long Sullivan.

His survivors include his daughter, Jolene Cronin and her husband, Josh of Kingsbury; his grandchildren, Olivia and Alex Cronin, who know him as Grandpa Jo-Jo; his siblings, Dawn Pugh and her husband, Calvin of Georgia, Kris Barber of Delmar, Lois Sullivan of Queensbury, Colleen Spaulding and her husband, Ken of Kingsbury, Dennis Sullivan and his wife, Virginia of Kingsbury, and Thomas Sullivan and his wife, Christine of New Jersey; his Fiancée, Kelly Carpenter, and her children, Daniel Carpenter, and Devon Carpenter; his niece and nephews, Elizabeth Sullivan, Dennis Sullivan, Michael Sullivan, Jamie Knight, and Jason Knight; and Jolene’s siblings, Shonna McTiernan and Tristen Dougher

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

A burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Donations may be made in Joseph’s name to either the American Liver Foundation, 39 Broadway, Suite 2700, New York, NY 10006 or the Kingsbury Cemetery. C/O 16 Old Cronin Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Joseph’s family would like to thank Glens Falls Internal Medicine and the Westchester Medical Center ICU staff for all their care and compassion given.

Robert William (Bob) Rose

roseHUDSON FALLS – Robert William (Bob) Rose, 86, of Williams Street, passed away on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at Indian River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Granville.

Born on Oct. 21, 1929, he was the son of the late Grafton E. and Bertha (Cutler) Rose, and a lifelong resident of Hudson Falls.

On Aug. 14th, 1954, he was married to Thelma Elaine Hastings in the Hudson Falls Methodist Church by the Rev. H. Clayton Ackley. Mrs. Rose died Feb. 22, 1996.

In addition to his wife and his parents, he was predeceased by his step-mother, Margery (Stalker) Rose, and an infant brother, Richard Rose.

Mr. Rose was graduated from the Hudson Falls High School in 1947 and from the University of New York at Albany with BA and MA degrees in English. He completed further post-graduate work in reading instruction at Syracuse University where he was awarded a teaching fellowship in 1968-69. At that time he was the first local faculty member to be granted a one-year-sabbatical leave by the HF Board of Education.

He taught English for three years, from 1954 to 1957 at South Glens Falls Central School and then for 35 years at the Hudson Falls Central School where he was director of the senior high school drama club for 16 years before becoming head of the English Department until his retirement in 1992.

While continuing his studies in Albany from 1948 to 1954 he was assistant city editor of the Post-Star during which time he began writing reviews of area theatrical productions which he continued to do until 2010.

For several years he and his wife were members of the Merry Mohicans Square Dance Club, serving one year each as publicity chairmen, vice presidents and presidents. Mr. Rose was a former member and for several years secretary of Fort Edward Lodge 267, Free and Accepted Masons.

In 2002 he became a communicant of the Church of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s.

He was a member of the New York State United Teachers and the Hudson Falls Teachers Assoc. and for several years served as vice president of the Hudson Falls Free Library Board of Trustees, continuing as a board member until 2013.

He was a supporting member of the Corinth Theatre Guild and for several years a patron of the Fort Salem Theatre. His favorite professional theatrical company by far was Joe Barron Showtime Productions where he enjoyed his all-time favorite performers, Joe Barron, Richard Baker, and the incredible Laura Roth.

Survivors are his loving foster son A. Rene Roberge and his wife Pamela and their two daughters Amy Danielle and Emily Rose Roberge. Rene and Pamela were also his caregivers and have been there for him every step of the way of his declining health with outpouring love and effortless devotion.

Survivors also include a nephew, Michard Hastings of Queensbury, three nieces, Melanie Hastings of Queensbury, Margaret Hastings Jones and her husband, Thomas, of Granville, and Mary Hastings Frassenei and her husband, Michael, of Limerick, Pa..

His Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Monday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the Park in Hudson Falls

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the special Robert Rose Memorial Scholarship Fund set up by his foster son, Rene Roberge, at the Hudson Falls Senior High School, 80 E Labarge St, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Salvatore “Sal” Sammy Murray

murray-salvatoreGLENS FALLS & HUDSON FALLS – Salvatore “Sal” Sammy Murray, 67, passed away on September 3, 2016, due to medical complications while staying at Vermont Medical Center.

Born on November 26, 1947, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late William Murray and Jennie (Marino) Celeste.

Sal was a US Army veteran of Vietnam.  He served tours in both Korea and Indonesia, where he was engineer equipment repairman.  Sam had a number of jobs in his life, including a mechanic, a bartender and finally retired from the US Postal Service.  Sam always had a smile on his face and a joke to tell.  No matter what the situation, he could always make you laugh and had a great sense of humor.  Sammy was a humble and generous man and was an avid volunteer for the American Legion.  He was also a big sports fan his entire life, the NY Giants and NY Yankees held his heart.  Sam was smarter that meets the eye and had a genuine affinity for history and facts.

Many thanks to the VA Stratton in Albany, where Sammy thoroughly enjoyed staying, to Beverly Hall, who cared for Sammy in his last few years of life, with a smile on her face.  The University of Vermont medical center, where Sammy was given affectionate care his last days of life.  The VA Clinic on Broad Street, Dr. Douglas Dennett and Sam Hall from Washington County Veterans service agency.

Sammy was predeceased by the love of his life, Sandra Murray, his beloved mother, Jennie Celeste, his father, Bill Murray and brother in law, Mike Jones.

He is survived by his caregiver and sister, Deborah Jones, her fiancé and caregiver, Jeff Seeley; his daughters, Joelyn and Dru Ure, Florence Rice, Terry Birch, Pat Corrento, Alex and Andrea Baldwin; and his sons, Paul Corrento, Terry and Larry Austin Miller.

A Funeral Mass will be held on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 11 am at St. Mary’s Church on Warren Street in Glens Falls.

A double burial will follow, with is recently passed mother, Jennie Celeste.

He was a stout and proud veteran and in lieu of flowers, he would want you to thank a vet for their service or donate to your local post.

“God Bless, and Go”


bigelowHUDSON FALLS – Gene F. Bigelow, 91, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday September 15, 2016, at his home.

Born August 29, 1925, in Ferrisburg, VT, he was the son of the Late Dorothy Dragon.

Gene served with the US Army during World War II. After returning from service, he hosted a show on the “new” radio station, WWSC.

In 1947, Gene joined the Glens Falls Operetta Club appearing in many shows including “Carousel”, “Most Happy Fella” and “Guys and Dolls”.

At one time, Gene hosted his own talk/variety show on TV, while in Palm Beach, FL.

He was a singer and performer on Broadway.

Gene was a communicant of St Mary’s/St Paul Church in Hudson Falls. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Gene was predeceased by his sister, Charlotte Hart.

Survivors include his sister Shirley Austin of South Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday from 11 A.M. to 12 noon the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will immediately follow calling hours at 12 noon Thursday at the funeral home with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch officiating.

The Rite of Committal,  with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls, will follow at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

Donations in Gene’s name may be made out to the Glens Falls Operetta Club, 88 Ridge St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.


diffeeFENIMORE – Darl R. DIFFEE, 69, of Fenimore, passed away on Thursday September 15, 2016, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born March 13, 1947, in Granville, he was the son of the late Jack and Velva (Richards) Diffee.

Darl worked at Simiones Bakery most of his life, and Rock Hill Bakery before his retirement.He loved being with with friends and family, and spending time in the yard. Darl especially enjoyed camping with family and friends at Blue Ridge Falls.

In addition to his parents, Darl was predeceased by his sister Jacquelyn Woodard; his brother John Diffee; his sister Darleen Holmes; three nephews: Mark Diffee, Audie Diffee, Jr., and Justin Diffee; and his niece Deborah Rossi and his brothers in law, Albert Hart and Robert Lance.

He is survived by his siblings: Gwendolyn Hayes and her husband, Paul of Granville, Clark Diffee and his wife, Anne of Granville, Vonda Lance of Hudson Falls, Lauren Hart of Massachusetts, Audie Diffee and his wife, Patricia of Hudson Falls, Darcy LaPlant and her husband, Robert of Hudson Falls, Ronald Diffee and his wife, Jacqueline of Glens Falls, Joreen VanLint and her husband, Gordon of Hartford, Doreen Benard and her companion, Gurney Bennett of Hudson Falls; several nieces and nephews, and a very special niece and nephew: Jennifer and Jamie Diffee of the Fenimore.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Graveside services will take place on Wednesday at 1 p.m. at Mettowee Valley Cemetery in Granville.

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

One of Darl’s favorite saying was” DI double F, double E and Don’t you ever forget it!”

Joyce B. Aubrey

aubreyHUDSON FALLS – Joyce B. Aubrey, 82, of Hudson Falls, went home to be with the Lord, on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at her home.

Born on June 16, 1934, she was the daughter of the late Harry J. and Sophie (Parker) Smith.

For most of her life, Joyce was a homemaker who loved her family.

She was a 41year member of the G Greater Glens Falls Bible Baptist Church in Hudson Falls.   Joyce loved her church and the Lord.  She also loved her beloved cat, Sam.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Johnson Smith and George Smith and her sisters, Shirley Horton, Martha Tamaro and Doris Blake.

Survivors include her children, Carlyn Johnson and her husband, Scott of Syracuse, Mary Aubrey and her partner, Mel Dutcher of Hudson Falls and Mark Aubrey and his wife, Teresa of Fort Edward; her grandchildren, Ashlee, Andrew and Danielle Aubrey and Sean Hurd; her sisters, Betty Smith of Hudson Falls, Pauline Perrotte of South Glens Falls, Norma LaRock of Hudson Falls and Charlotte Girard of Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 11 to 1 p.m. on Monday, September, 19, 2016 at the Carleton Funeral home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Monday, following the calling hours, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Guy Goodell, pastor of the Greater Glens Falls Bible Baptist Church, officiating.

Burial will follow the service at Morningside Cemetery in the town of Hartford.

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

Eleanor “Ellie” Houghton

houghtonQUEENSBURY – Eleanor “Ellie” (Hall) Houghton, 90, of Queensbury, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 13, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Born on January 5, 1926, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Agnes (Gappner) Hall.
Ellie started her career as a professional registered nurse who’s first nursing job was in the obstetrical department at the Glens Falls Hospital. She loved being involved with her community, so she accepted an opportunity from the State of New York and enrolled in a college program at Syracuse University, earning a certificate in the public service area. Ellie accepted a job with the Onondaga County Health Department and continued her studies at Syracuse University while working. She graduated with a B.S. Degree in 1957. Ellie then was awarded a federal scholarship to receive a master’s degree and enrolled in the master’s program at Columbia University, graduating with a degree in Community Health with a minor in Mental Health.
Following her graduation from Columbia, she took a position teaching at SUNY Buffalo. Soon after, Ellie was offered a position as a consultant to HMO, which was a new concept in home care. Finally, she ended her health related career as an administrator at the New York State Health Department in Rochester.
Ellie was blessed with an angelic voice, and had been singing since the age of four. She furthered her gift by studying voice part time at Eastman School of Music. Ellie was honored to have performed for audiences in England at the London Opera Company. She felt very blessed to have been able to sing very well into her 80’s and 90’s.
Ellie met her husband Richard, while working in Rochester. She had a wonderful life with him, the “man of her dreams”. After their marriage, they moved to the small town of Deerfield, NH. While she lived there, Ellie was president of the Woman’s Club and volunteered at the food pantry at church. Later in their lives, Ellie and Richard returned to this area to be near her family.
Ellie loved to learn and loved her church. She was a member of the Queensbury United Methodist Church, where she was active in church choir and gave a singing class. During her life, she even tried her hand at acting and painting. She was a member of senior groups and the CR Wood Community Theatre in Glens Falls. Ellie continued her love of theatre and music throughout her life. Although in later years, she had to give up some of her favorite things to do, like drawing and golf. She never let age or illness interfere with her love of life.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, Francis Hall and his wife, Gertrude, her sister, Agnes Lewis and her husband, Walter, her nephews, John F. Lewis, Joseph Lewis, and Michael F. Hall; her nieces, Mary Ellen Crevison and Patricia McKinney.
Survivors include her nephews, James Lewis and his wife, Heidemarie of Kingsbury and Jeffrey Lewis and his wife, Chris, formerly of South Glens Falls and Timothy Hall and his wife, Sharon of Saratoga Springs; her nieces, Cathy Weed and her husband, James of Schuylerville and Cathy Hall of Saratoga Springs; and several grand nieces and grand nephews.
All are welcome to Ellie’s Memorial Service at 11 am on Saturday, at the Queensbury United Methodist Church on Aviation Road in Queensbury.
Burial will be at a later date at Riverview Cemetery in Groveland, MA.
Ellie was thankful to her family for the love and kindness given to her on a daily basis in her elder years, when she was unable to do for herself. A special thanks to Cathy Tessier who took are of Aunt Lou and made sure that she was loved and cared for. Also, sincere thanks to the Cathy Hall and her late husband, Michael for their visits and especially for Cathy’s wonderful cooking.
The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Queensbury United Methodist Church, 460 Aviation Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 or the Charles R. Wood Theater, 207 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Paul Joseph Wells

wellsFORT ANN – Paul Joseph Wells, 28, of Dewey’s Bridge Road, passed away as a result of an automobile accident on Wednesday, September 7, 2016.

Born on November 16, 1987, in Easton, PA, he was the son of Gloria (Beaumont) Wells and the late Frank Wells.

Paul was a 2005 graduate of Fort Ann Central School. While he was a student, Paul was a member of the Technical National Honor Society and the National Honor Society.  He continued his education at SUNY Adirondack and received his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts in 2008.

Paul began his culinary career at The Glen in Queensbury and continued as a chef at the former Gavel Grill in Hudson Falls.  He was currently employed as Assistant Manager at Primal Meat Store in Saratoga Springs.  Paul’s dream was to open his own restaurant and butcher shop combo.

While in school, he was a boy scout and became an accomplished archer.   He loved archery and won many trophies at tournaments.  Paul also enjoyed shooting billiards with his father.   He was an avid outdoorsman, especially hunting with his friends.

Paul had a big heart and wanted to help others.   At the age of 12, shortly after 9/11, he raised $19,000 for the Kids for Kids Camp.  This was a camp that helped kids that lost their parents during 9/11.  Not only did he raise money, but alongside his father, he worked at the camp as a counselor.

Paul gave life his all and had a drive that couldn’t be matched.  If he wanted it, he would work hard to get it.  He was a kind, compassionate person, who loved his mother deeply.  Paul had a strong will that enabled him to reach is goals.  He also had a quirky sense of humor, just like his father.  Paul was one of a kind and will be greatly missed by his family and all his friends.

Besides his father, he was predeceased by his grandmothers, Mary Mathison and Theresa Trello Wells, his aunt Elizabeth “Boo” O’Neill and his uncle, Joseph Wells.

Survivors include his loving mother, Gloria Wells of Fort Ann; his aunts, Joyce Grace and her husband, Al of Triangle, Virginia and Theresa Vierschilling and her husband, Paul; his uncle, Paul Jon Wells and his companion, Jackie Kegan; his cousins, Virginia Hughes and her husband, James, Kelsey Grace, Collen Cole and her husband, Andrew, Christine Mott and her husband, Tom, Tracey Drange and her husband, Mikal, Anthony O’Neill and his partner, Michelle, Christopher O’Neill and his wife, Nareeza, Lisa Doherty and her husband, Pat, Mark Wells, Jason Wells, Joe Wells;  his longtime friends, Christopher Blackmer, Jared Roberts and Kadyn Granger; his family friends, Buddy Blackmer and his wife, Jean and their children of Fort Ann and Scott Baldwin and his wife, Judy and their children, of Argyle; and close friends, Leslie and Wayne Rizzo and Marge and Dennis Baker.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, from 12 to 1:30 pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow at 1:30 pm at the funeral Home, with the Reverend Flossie Gage Bates, officiating.

Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Ronald McDonald House, 139 S Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12208.


Margaret “Peg” Lewis

lewis-margaretHUDSON FALLS – Margaret “Peg” Lewis, 87, of Burgoyne Ave, went to be with her husband, on September 7, 2016, at the Fort Hudson Nursing Center in Fort Edward.

Born on September 26, 1928, in Kingsbury, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Elizabeth Puhaida.

Peg was a 1945 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.  While in high school, she met her soul mate, Em Lewis.  They were united in marriage on April 19, 1947.  Together they shared 60 wonderful years, until his death on March 9, 2009.

1949 was an eventful year for Peg and Em, they opened their first store, Lewis Grocery Store on Martindale Ave in Hudson Falls.  In 1965, they built their current location on Burgoyne Avenue in Hudson Falls.  The store was their heart and soul.  Peg took care of the business, while Em entertained the customers.

They loved to travel the world and explore different cultures and food with their friends, the Sulli’s from Schuylerville.  Years ago, Peg and Em were active in a local card group, traveling to friend’s homes, playing cards, sharing stories, enjoying food and good times.  Peg was also an avid NY Yankee fan.  Most of all, she was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and sister.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by several brothers and sisters.

Peg is survived by her son, Emrys L. Lewis, III and his wife, Deborah of Hudson Falls; her three grandchildren, Erik Lewis (Rachel) of Hudson Falls, Matthew Lewis and his wife, Chrissy of Queensbury and Kyle Lewis (Jakie) of Hudson Falls; her great granddaughter, Vivienne Lewis of Queensbury; her sister, Theresa Hogan of Hudson Falls; her brother in law, Tom Lewis and his wife, Terri of Mass; her sister in law, Joan Lewis of PA; and several nieces nephews and cousins.

Calling hours and services will be private.

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

Memorial donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Fort Hudson Nursing Center for the wonderful care given to Peg.

John Joseph Peter Kelly


WARRENSBURG – John Joseph Peter Kelly, born November 15, 1953, of 266 River Street, Warrensburg, and born in Saratoga, raised in Schuylerville, passed away on September 6, 2016, after a short painful battle with lung and bone cancer. He fought till the bitter end. He was a trooper.

His hobbies included hiking, camping looking for rainbows and waterfalls, doing sudoku, bowling, playing games online, deer watching, and most importantly spending time with his beloved extended families and friends. He never starved for love and attention. He especially loved his other family: his mother and father in law Carlton and Joyce Roseboom of Ballston Spa and Stanton Nursing Home in Queensbury. He was loved and he was entertaining to all residents and staff there on a weekly basis. Also, his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Robert and Holly Parslo of Connecticut; his sister-in-law, Adina Roseboom of Ballston Spa, his brother and sister-in-law, Tim and Bekkah Roseboom, and their three children Fahlon, Deklan, and Brenna of Perry.

John served his country in the US Navy during the Vietnam War, where he earned the rank of SA E2.  For his service he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Combat Action Ribbon.

John found the Lord again and corrected his ways of life through the help of his loving wife Valerie, his family on both sides, his inner strength, his Pastor, and his church family at New Life Baptist Church in Hudson Falls, whom he and his wife attended for six years. They’ve helped them over many rough and dangerous roads but never failed them. God was with John, and he’s now with his Mom and Dad, stepdaughter and uncles and cousins whom will be meeting him to celebrate life with our Lord in Heaven. Always remember though I walk through the shadow of doubt I see God.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 11 years, Valerie Lorraine Roseboom Kelly, also from Warrensburg and Schenectady, who stayed by his side and tended to his every need while he was ill and still worked 30-40 a week. John is also survived by his five children and two step children, whom he was proud to call his special miracles; his daughter, Crystal Powel of Jacksonville, Florida; four grand boys, one granddaughter and one great-grand daughter; his daughter Christina Mane Kelly-Cerbo of Chickamungia, Georgia, and his son in law Thomas Cerbo and their two boys and two daughters; his step children Amelia David Kelly whom passed away and is with Daddy now, and Peter and Kelly; his children with his loving wife Valerie: Austin Kelly, Dahkota Hathaway Kelly, and Nicoelle Hathaway Kelly; his mother and father, Gerald Kelly and Margaret Wolfe Kelly, who passed away after lung illnesses; his siblings, Gerald Kelly of Greenfield, now residing in Round Lake; his ex-sister in law, Debbie McCronchie Kelly; his sister Sharon Luongo and her husband, Martin of Fort Edward, their 2 sons, Scott and Steven, and daughter in laws; their three great nieces combined; his sister Rosemary and her husband, Wayne Hoch of Corinth; his niece and nephew, Heather and Tim, and three great nieces; his sister Betty and brother-in-law Kevin Brown of Greenwich, their two girls, Angie and Tasha, and their beloved gentlemen in their lives: Guy and Sam, their children combined three boys and one girl; his sister, Donna and her husband, Doug Zeno of Greenwich, their children, Tina and Duane, and daughter-in-law and son in laws and their children combined. John was also survived by aunts and uncles whom were all dear to him, especially Dickie Kelly of Cossayuna Lake, whom took over as his surrogate dad and always kept him in line.

Special mentions go out to three very special people in his life. Gloria Latorta of Presbyterian New England Church in Saratoga Springs Soup Kitchen; she was a surrogate mom to him and was never judgmental of him. She loved him for himself not from his past behaviors. The others are Bobby and Susie Dicks of South Glens Falls, they are dear and talented friends of both John and Valerie. Bobby Dicks of Rock and Roll 101, and Susie Q and Bobby Dicks of the famous Sundowners Era. They kept him rockin’ and rollin’ even in his darkest hours.  John’s family would also like to thank Dr. Delmonte, Wendy, Christine and Bernie at Saratoga Oncology and Hematology, Dr. Gnuyen and his staff at the Saratoga Hospital, donna and Dave Kelly from Warrensburg for all their care and compassion given to them and Lynncare for providing John with oxygen.

Friends are invited to call on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church, on Main Street in Hudson Falls. A funeral service will immediately follow, beginning at 8 p.m. with Pastor Jon Hawkins officiating.

Burial with full military honors will take place on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Gerald B. H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Stillwater.

Donations in John’s name may be made out to New Life Baptist Church, 62 Main St, Hudson Falls, NY 12839, or Saratoga Battlefield, 648 Route 32, Stillwater, NY 12170.

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

Josephine “Jo” (DeLorenzo) LaVine

lavineSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Josephine “Jo” (DeLorenzo) LaVine, 85, of South Glens Falls, passed away Saturday September 3, 2016, unexpectedly at Glens Falls Hospital.

She was born January 1, 1931, in Brooklyn, the daughter of the late Frank and Carmela (Arrigo) DeLorenzo.

As a young woman, Jo worked at Dolans Drugstore. She once made a banana split for a customer and forgot to put in the banana. That customer, Ernest LaVine, became her husband. After Ernie’s retirement he and “Josie,” as he would call her, became inseparable. They liked to go out for breakfast, enjoyed scenic drives to Vermont, and grocery shopping together. Ernie passed away in 2011 after 62 years of marriage to “Josie.”

Josephine and her family resided on Numan Street in Glens Falls.

Jo attended St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls. Her family was very important. The best day of the week was Sunday, with Mass in the morning, and later serving pasta with her well-loved homemade sauce and meatballs for dinner. Ernie and “the boys” always said there was no one who could outdo Mom’s Sunday dinners.

In addition to her parents, Josephine was predeceased by her son Larry LaVine, and her brother Jack DeLoenzo.

She is survived by her children: Ernie LaVine and his wife, Karen of Queensbury, Garry LaVine of Cohoes, Jody LaVine of South Glens Falls, Jeff LaVine and his wife, Mindy of Glens Falls; her grandchildren: Shelly Marcantonio and her husband, John, Heather LaVine and her husband, Vic Christopher, Christopher LaVine, Courtney LaVine, Ashley LaVine, Samuel LaVine, Ava LaVine; her great-grandson Christopher Marcantonio; her sister Eleanor Simione and her husband, Alfred of South Glens Falls; her brother and sister in law, Micheal and Joyce Massiano of Queensbury; her brother in law Robert Merwin of South Glens Falls; her sisters in law: Shirley DeLorenzo of South Glens Falls, and Bertha LaVigne of Warrensburg; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her good friend of 58 years, Louisa Cirelli of South Glens Falls.

Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 PM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 AM on Friday at St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls with the Rev. Tony Childs, pastor, officiating.

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

Donations in Josephine’s name may be made to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence St, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.