Agnes Clara “Sweety” Fahlmann Lawrence

LawrenceHUDSON FALLS – Agnes Clara “Sweety” Fahlmann Lawrence, 92, passed away on July 27, 2014, at Glens Falls hospital after a battle with shingles of the head, which led to pneumonia.

Agnes, known as Sweety by family and many friends, was born on December 18, 1921. She was the daughter of John and Katherine Fahlmann, both deceased. She graduated from South Glens Falls High School in 1940. Agnes worked for Sterling Jewelry in Glens Falls until her marriage to Philip Lawrence on February 7, 1943 in St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls.

During World War II, both were employed at Wright Aeronautical Company in Paterson, New Jersey. In 1947 they moved to Hudson Falls, New York. Philip passed away on January 3, 1996, after 53 happy years of marriage. Agnes worked for 29 years for Pearl’s Department Store in Glens Falls, then nine years as cook and cashier for the Hudson Falls School System. She also spent some years as a realtor for Sunglow Realty.

Agnes was busy with cub scouts where she was a den mother and later active with the Boy Scouts and Little League, as her sons were involved in all. She was a very active communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls. Her involvements included lector, greeter, Eucharistic minister, counter, nursing home communion service provider, home-bound visitor, the Martha’s, and she taught religious education for many years.

Agnes was a member of St. Anne’s Sodality at St. Paul’s church and Rosary Altar Society at St. Mary’s / St. Paul’s, where she held many offices.

At St. Mary’s St. Paul’s she was in charge of the raffle table at the annual bazaar, and she was a former member of the Catholic Daughter’s of America Court Matre Dei 1442 until it was disbanded. She then joined the Fort Edward CDA Court Morrissey #1477. Agnes was an active member of the Hudson Falls Business and Professional Women’s Club for 30 years. In 1994 the club named her “Woman of the Year”.

Agnes was also active in the Fort Edward Historical Association, Cease, Hudson Falls/Fort Edward AARP, Feeder Canal Alliance, 60-Plus Seniors, Moreau Community Center, Queensbury Seniors, Sandy Hill Days Committee, and a volunteer for Hometown Thanksgiving Dinner, Festival of Trees, Prospect School Telethon, Red Cross and Tri-County United Way.

Agnes enjoyed time with her family, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, and with her many friends. She enjoyed participating in church and community organizations, as well as gardening, reading, camping, playing cards with her card group, and dining with the Breakfast Club.

Many have asked where did she ever find the time to be so active in all of the things she did?

Above all, her “boys”, those being, Phil her husband, and her sons, Philip, and John, were the pride and joy of her life.

In addition to her parents and husband, Agnes was predeceased by her five brothers, John, Joseph, Carl, Gabriel, and Edward Fahlmann, and two sisters, Elizabeth Roberts and Katherine Fahlmann.

She is survived by her two sons, Philip Lawrence and wife, Brenda, of Brighton, Michigan, and John Lawrence, and partner Carol Strasser, of Hudson Falls and Glens Falls; 8 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

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

The Rosary Altar Society of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church will meet at 6:45 P.M. on Wednesday at the funeral home to pay their respects. Fort Edward CDA Court Morrissey #1477 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home to pay their respects.

A Funeral Mass will take place at 11 a.m. on Thursday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor officiating.

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

The boys thank her many friends who visited with her over the last few weeks.

In lieu of flowers’ donations may be made in her name to the Charles R. Wood Cancer Center at Glens Falls Hospital, 100 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Maie Barnes Juckett

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20140729-181752-65872225.jpgHUDSON FALLS – Maie Barnes Juckett, 91, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Born October 25, 1922, in Durham, she was the daughter of the late Lambert and Extelcia (Hassel) Barnes.
Maie was a graduate of Salem Academy in Salem, New York.
She worked at General Electric in Fort Edward, and also C.R. Bard in Queensbury.
Maie enjoyed crocheting and bowling. She loved NASCAR driver, Jeff Gordon, who won at Indianapolis on the day of her death. Most important to Maie was her family She also enjoyed cooking for both her family and friends. If someone needed something, Maie always was there for them.
Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her two children, Marjorie McDonough and Butch Juckett; a son in law, Glen Jones; a granddaughter, Jill Parker; and her sisters, Barbara Barnes Taylor and Catherine Barnes Goodspeed.
Survivors include her children, Cynthia Hoag and her companion, Joe White of Comstock, Gary Juckett of Hudson Falls, Judy Rezendes and her husband, John of Hudson Falls, Mary Cole of Granville, Nancy Jones of Argyle; her 18 grandchildren, Jenn (Walt) Stimpson, Kim Hoag and Lance Bergman, Kristen (Ryan) Wise, James (Ashlee) Hoag, Jeremy (Mary) Hoag, Jillian White, Damien White, Ronnie (Sara) Juckett, J.R. (Heather) Parker, Ed (Heidi) Cole, Dottie (Tom) Foryan, David (Keiko) Jamieson, Sherrill Brown, Lisa (Bill) Boyce, Debra (Al) Strobel, Terri (Dennis) Lonehner, Stephen (Michelle) McDonough, Michael McDonough; several great-grandchildren; several great-great grandchildren; her siblings, Ed (Marion) Barnes, George (Nancy) Barnes, Elaine (Richard) Menapace, Ron (Barbara) Barnes; as well as several nieces and nephews. t
Family and friends may call Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.
A funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m., at the funeral home.
Burial will follow the services at North Granville Cemetery in the town of Granville.
Memorial donations can be made to American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205, and C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801.

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Michael “Mike” G. Manell

ManellHUDSON FALLS – Michael “Mike” G. Manell, 51, of Delaware Avenue, went home to Jesus, on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at his home.

Born on May 13, 1963, in Whitehall, he was the son of the late Glendon and Bernice (Rose) Manell.

On June 3, 2006 he married Sandy Mace Darling. They were married 8 wonderful years.

Mike loved his job working for Blue Line Commuter. It gave him the opportunity to share and more importantly to help people. Mike was a jokester, also a compassionate and very giving man to everyone that he met.   The center of his life was his family and friends.   He was most proud of his children and his grandchildren.

His love of animals was throughout his life. As an animal whisperer, Mike was able to coax any animal to be calm and let him help them, which he did many times through the years. His home had many different kinds of animals who sought refuge.   Mike never gave up on his animals or on himself.   He battled for years to be healthy and in the end, Mike found peace.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Cheryl Manell.

Survivors include his loving wife, Sandy Manell; his children, Jillian O’Neill, Chad Manell and his companion, Kristi Havens, Jessica Watson and her husband, Michael, Ashlee Manell, Shawnna Collard, Rochelle Manell and Chayse Manell; his grandchildren, Jasmine and Julianna O’Neill, Preston and Braydon Manell and Michael Watson; his siblings, Rick Manell and his wife, Barbara, Terry Manell, Denise McCall, Charlene Manell and Gary Manell; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many wonderful close friends.

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

Graveside Services will be conducted Friday, 1 p.m., at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Whitehall.

His family wishes to thank Dr. Darci Gaiotti-Grubbs and the entire staff at C.R. Wood Cancer Center as well as the staff of High Peaks Hospice, for the wonderful care and compassion given to Mike and his family during this difficult time.

Memorial donations may be sent to C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 101 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Frances Griffin

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Frances “Arlene” Griffin a longtime resident of Ormond Beach, FL died on July 21, 2014 in Florida.

Born on March 14, 1923 in Broken Bow, Nebraska, she was the daughter of the late, Herbert and Lida Drum.  Arlene attended a country school in Berwyn, Nebraska, where she had to hitch a horse to a buggy in the morning and leave it at the livery stable until it was time to return home after school.

Arlene married Martin J Griffin in August 1945. He passed away in 1975.  They worked together in Saratoga Springs at Van Raalte Company, making ladies lingerie. Her first paycheck was $16.00 for a 40 hour work week.  After moving to Florida in 1959, she worked for Sears Roebuck and retired in 1985. Arlene continued meeting monthly with other retirees until her death. Additionally, she worked as a substitute teacher for Volusia County Schools.

Arlene was an avid NASCAR fan and was proud of the fact that she held a NASCAR

Driver’s license and was a Lady Bomber Street Stock car driver at Volusia County

Speedway. Her faith in God was a hallmark of her life and she was involved in several

area churches, including Holly Heights Assembly of God, Daytona Christian, Riverbend

Community Church and Tomoka Christian. Arlene lived every day to enjoy showing her

friends and even people she didn’t know that life was great if you lived with God as your Father. “She defended the less fortunate”.

Arlene was preceded in death by her husband, Martin J Griffin, infant son, Marvin Griffin and sister, Patricia Salmomson.

Arlene is survived by her sons, William Martin Griffin (Sharon) of Coral Springs, FL and

Frederick Ambrose Griffin (Donna) of Ormond Beach, FL; her grandchildren, Wendy Griffin Rice (Steve) of Margate,FL and Ambrose Martin Griffin (Kelley)of Ormond Beach, FL ; her great grandchildren, Emma, Megan and Amelia Rice and Talen and Ashton Griffin; her brothers, Herbert Drum of Ocala, FL and John Drum of Gansevoort; and her faithful dog of 20 years, “Pepper”.

Graveside Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Friday, August 1, 2014 at Gansevoort Cemetery in the town of Northumberland.

In lieu of flowers, donations In Arlene’s memory may be to http://www.emmazinggrace.org.

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

Antoinette “Ann” Caivano Roberts

RobertsSOUTH GLENS FALLS – Antoinette “Ann” Caivano Roberts, of South Glens Falls, went into the loving arms of our Lord on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at her home surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born February 20, 1929, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Mary (DeMonico) Caivano.

Ann was married to the late Jerome Roberts, who died on July 25, 1992.

Ann  was employed at the Troy Shirt Factory until settling down to married life, first in Saratoga, then moving to South Glens Falls.  She was a devoted Christian and was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church of Hudson Falls and St. Michael’s Church of South Glens Falls.

Ann enjoyed golfing and bowling both on leagues and with friends.  Ann spent many hours crocheting and making ceramics.  Her house decorated with projects from both passions.  Neighbors and strangers alike would pass by to see the Nativity set she made in ceramics and won an award for.  Also enjoyed by neighbors, were Ann’s gardens in which she produced beautiful flowers and filling her house with plants.

Survivors include her brother, John Caivano (Ursula) of Hudson Falls; her sister, Rose Coffey of Cicero; her nephews, James Coffey (Kathy) of Cicero, John Caivano ( Joan) of Clinton, Connecticut, Dominic Caivano (Brenda) of South Glens Falls, Michael Caivano (Lisa) of Fort Edward; her great nieces and nephews, Benjamin, Sarah, Emily; and her close friend, Lois Bombard.

The family would like to recognize and sincerely thank the following who helped Ann through her final journey, Lois Bombard and care takers, Marion Monroe, Debbie Scherange, Estella Bronson, Nancy Harrington, Olga LaRocque, Melanie Jones, Patsy Green, Rose Quinn, and Tina Merchant.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated, 8:30 a.m., Saturday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, with Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Commital with follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town Fort Edward.

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

Theresa R. White

WhiteTHUDSON FALLS – Theresa R. (LaFountain) White, 87, a long time Vaughn Road resident, passed away Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born July 19, 1927, on LaBarge St. in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Doris (Constantineau) LaFountain.

Theresa was a 1945 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.  Thirty three years later she received her RN degree from Adirondack Community College.

Her husband, Raymond White died in 1985.

She worked as a teacher’s aide at BOCES and then did nursing work at Saratoga Hospital and the former Wilton Developmental Center.  She retired in 1993.

Theresa was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.  She was active in the Bereavement Group, RICA and was an Eucharistic Minister.

She enjoyed watching her family grow.

In addition to her husband and parents, a son, Thomas White, two brothers,  Bill LaFountain and Dick LaFountain two sisters-in-law, June LaFountain and Sue LaFountain all passed away before her.

She is survived by four sons, Michael White and his wife, Gail, of Las Vegas, NV, Dick White of Glens Falls, Jack White and his wife, Janice of Midlouthian, VA and Joseph White and his wife, Stacie; one daughter, Kathy Stewart and her husband, Tim of South Glens Falls; 10 grandchildren, Kelly Andrews and her husband, Chris, Courtney, Michael, and Leah White, Rebecca Hermey and her companion Brian Lounsbury, Nathaniel, Thomas and Samantha White and Katie Mound and William Mound and his wife, Amanda; her great grandchildren; Jon, Joe, Adrianna, Isabella, Nicholas, Logan, Kayleigh, Aiden, Harrison, Ellie, Sophia and Lily; one great-great grandchild, Owen; five step grandchildren, Matthew and Mark Stewart, Paige Jensin, Brian Vaughn and Brooke Merlow; one sister, Mary Corlew of Queensbury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 on Monday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch , pastor, officiating.

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

The family suggests that memorials in Theresa’s name be made to the Catholic Charities Community Maternity Services, C/O St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, 11 Wall St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

 

Joseph P. Ciccone

CicconeHUDSON FALLS — Joseph Peter Ciccone, 60, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully at home Monday, July 21, 2014, surrounded by his loving family and friends, following a long illness.

Born February 21, 1954, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Thomas and Leona (Romanelli) Ciccone.

 Joe was a 1972 graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

 After being together for eight years, he married the love of his life, Linda Fitzgerald on March 24, 1990. Joe was a loving husband and father to his five children.   He also was Poppy to his adoring grandchildren.  He stepped up in a selfless way, without question. Joe would give the shirt off his back to anyone.

 Joe worked at Monahan and Loughlin and Ciba Geigy, as well as Precision Benchtop and was a proud member of the Sheet Metal Workers Union Local #83.

He enjoyed restoring vintage Pontiacs and Volkswagens and was a master craftsman. Joe restored his 1968 Pontiac Firebird, which will be on display at the funeral home during calling hours.   He secretly loved playing the guitar and was a classic rock aficionado.

Joe enjoyed spending time hunting with his best friend and “brother from another mother,” Mike Archambault who was by his side during his battle, especially every Thursday during treatments and doctor’s visits.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by his brother Thomas “Junior” Ciccone, his father in law and mother in law, John and Rose Fitzgerald and his faithful four-legged companion from Texas, Roscoe.

Joe is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Fitzgerald) Ciccone; his children, Angela Ciccone, Monica Ciccone and her significant other, David Gonzalez, Dan Beagle and his wife, Liz, Ken Beagle and his fiancé, Amanda Sweet and Paula Beagle and her significant other, Josh Hallenbeck; his brother, Jim Ciccone and his wife Donna; his sisters, Dolores Blodgett and her husband, Dave and Ann Ciccone; his sister-in-law, Marilyn Ciccone; his grandchildren, Isabella Beagle, Jonathan Beagle, Nick Beagle, Roman D’Agostino and Lilah Beagle; he is also survived by many nieces and nephews; his best friend, Michael Archambault and his wife Arlene and their daughter, (Joe’s Goddaughter, Alison).

Friends are invited to call on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 26, 2014 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 the town of Fort Edward.

The family would like to express their gratitude to High Peaks Hospice, Dr. Gillani and his staff and the staff on Tower 2 at the Cancer Care Center at Glens Falls Hospital for their compassion, kindness, and care.

A profound thanks also goes out to Father Tom Babiuch, Dr. Evans, Tabitha Davis, Michelle Salls, and Leisha Hubbell.

The family requests donations in Joe’s name be made to the non-profit organization, The Glens Falls Home, Inc., 79 Warren Street, P.O. Box 2088, Glens Falls, NY 12801. (This corporation provided weekly transportation to Joe’s treatments.)

Naomi R. Cole

Cole,TROY – Naomi R. Cole, 85, of Troy and most recently Antioch, California, passed away July 19, 2014, at Tuscan Blue Nursing Home in California.

Born October 16, 1928, in Granville, she was the daughter of the late Everett and Ruth Beadleston.

In 1946, Naomi graduated from Fort Ann Central School.  She then attended Albany Medical School of Nursing, graduating in 1949.

On December 2, 1950, she married Warren James Cole, at the Methodist Church in Hudson Falls.

She was employed at Albany Stratton VA Medical Center for 34 years as a head nurse.  Following her retirement, she worked in home nursing for many years.  Naomi loved this job because it gave her the opportunity to get to know and help people.

Naomi enjoyed worldwide traveling to beautiful places such as Paris, Holland, Switzerland, and the Caribbean.  She especially enjoyed spending time with her family, and family gatherings.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Warren James Cole, and her brother, Donald E. Beadleston.

Survivors include her son, Timothy D. Cole and his wife, Chari of Concord, Califonia; her granddaughters, Jessica Cole, Rebecca Cole; her sister, Norma Winters and her husband, William  J. and their children, Debra R. Prehoda and her children, Captain Alex and Sara Bedard, Jesse Prehoda and his wife, Jennifer, Zachary Prehoda and his wife, Beth, and their son Rylan, William E. Winters, and his wife, Darlene, and their children, Nicholas Winters, Ryan Winters, Sean Winters; her nephew,  Donald Beadleston and his wife, Mary, and their family, John Beadleston, and his wife, Amy; and her sister in law, Colleen Beadleston.

Graveside services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Online condolences can be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.

Ramona J. Pratt

Pratt, RamonaGLENS FALLS – Ramona J. Pratt, 85, of Stichman Towers, went into the arms of the Lord on Monday, July 21, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on August 11, 1928, at home in Brant Lake, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Clara M. (Hayes) Hill.

On September 9, 1945, she married Charles I. Pratt in Hudson Falls.  He passed away in September of 1978, after 33 years of marriage.

For several years, she worked for Native Textiles, formerly in Glens Falls, retiring in 1990.

Ramona enjoyed sewing and knitting quilts for family and friends.  She was a member of Zion Episcopal Church, the Order of the Eastern Star, Gospel Lighthouse Church and the Hudson Falls American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, Post 574.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son, Charles R. Pratt, her brothers, Winnie Hill, Percy Hill, Fred Hill and Lawrence Hill and her sisters, Edna Pyle, Thelma Odell and Letha Hill.

She is survived by her children, Larry I. Pratt and his finance, Shirley Duncan, Clara S. Packard and her husband, Sam, Lorraine Bruce, Troy Pratt and his significant other, Cindy Moon; her sister, Stella Schenck; daughter in law, Elizabeth Pratt; brothers in law, Henry Pratt, Nelson Pratt, Eugene Pratt and Terry Pratt; sisters in law, Shirley Sawyer and Josephine Hill; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

At Ramona’s request, there will be no calling hours.

A gathering for family and friends will be 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, 2014, at the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574, Pearl Street in Hudson Falls.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., PO Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or a charity of one’s choice.

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

Doris West Coppins

CoppinsHUDSON FALLS – Doris West Coppins of Wall St, Hudson Falls, passed on with family at her bedside on July 20, 2014. In keeping with her humble and simple lifestyle, she requested no flowery obituary.

Born March 24, 1917 to Vivanna and Ina West, she was a lifelong follower of Christ. Her life philosophy was “Love thy neighbor as thyself”, and she did. She accepted everyone, judged no one and helped all who needed it along the way. She was a caretaker, a listener, a confidant and a friend. She was a collector, a reader, a gardener and a teacher of all things important. She fussed, she decorated, and she baked. The values of these things are her legacy.

Doris married Stephen Coppins later in life. They spent 17 loving years together, keeping house and traveling to the ocean each year.

Doe, as we all called her, was most proud of her 40 year tenure at Erlanger’s Fashions where she worked as head bookkeeper until the store closed. Upon her retirement, she made the trip of her lifetime; a car trip across the country to the wild west she had loved reading about. She packed her car, and along with 3 of “her kids”, she camped in a tent each night from New York to California and back!

In her later years, she was content to be at home. She loved her family, neighbors, her neighborhood, her birds, and her flowers. With the help of many wonderful caretakers, she was able to be in her home with the exception of the past few months.

Doris was predeceased by her parents, her brother Frederick West, her husband Stephen and her niece, Chrissy West. Left to cherish the gifts of her life is her brother Leon, (Shirley) West, and his children who were truly “her kids” in every way: Ellen Bombard and Evan of Gansevoort, Carol, Dave, Amanda and Hayley Linehan of South Glens Falls, Judy & Richard Ward, and Katherine Swinton of SGF, David, Laura, Elizabeth and Stephen West of Queensbury and Eric West, Krissy Donahue, and her son, Matt of SGF. She also leaves behind the many she called friends, especially Herb and Tom.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice.

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

Gary Leonard “Bud” Benson

BensonHUDSON FALLS – Gary Leonard “Bud” Benson, 78, of Hudson Falls passed from this world on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Glens Falls Hospital, with his family at his side.

 Born March 15, 1936 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Leo and Isabelle (Shea) Benson.

 Gary graduated from Hudson Falls Central School in 1954. He served proudly in the US Navy aboard the USS Terrebone Parish – LST 1156 from 1954 to 1956. Gary was in the Navy reserves until 1962. Upon discharge from active Navy duty, he attended Albany Business College. For many years, he worked as a Lab Technician at the former Imperial (Hercules) and retired from Ciba-Geigy in 1988 after 32 years of service.

Gary was a devoted son, brother, husband, father and grandfather. When his children were young, you often found Gary volunteering his time and energies to the Hudson Falls Little League, Boy Scouts –Troop 56, and Hudson Falls Girls Softball League. He always had time to help his friends and family whenever there was a need. He was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls and served on several committees and groups there. He was a past President of the Board of Trustees, and a member and former President of the United Methodist Mens’ Club.

In addition to his parents, Gary was predeceased by his sister, Patricia Lane; and his father and mother-in-law, Donald and Gladys (Wells) Juckett.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 53 years, Sandra Juckett Benson; his children, Jeffrey Benson and Holly Hanson of Durkeetown, Stacey Benson-Doty and her husband, Richard of Fort Edward and Lori Benson, of Fort Edward. Also left to treasure the many “Dudisms” that Gary had to offer are his most treasured gifts – his grandchildren, Sara Morgan Pulver, Ethan Paul Doty, Molly Elizabeth Doty and Jasmine Elaine Doty; his sister, Donna Keck and Don Carpenter of Athol; brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Rosemary Juckett of Virginia and Lynn and Karen Juckett of Arkansas. Gary is also survived by his former daughter-in-law, Lori Sheehan; his former son-in-law, Robert Pulver; many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family who all held a special spot in his heart; and his constant canine companion, Seth.

Friends may call on Wednesday, July 23, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, and on Thursday, July 24, from 10 to 11 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls, 227 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am on Thursday, at the church, with the Reverend Derek Hansen, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

The family would like to extend their thanks to all of the ER staff of Glens Falls Hospital for their compassion and care and Fort Edward Rescue Squad. Thank you to all the friends and family who came to visit Gary when he was unable to get out and about. Your visits meant the world to him. A special thanks to Dr. Coppens, Dr. Mihindu, Dr. Gray and Shaun Cumm for their care of Gary during these past years.

 The family suggests donations in Gary’s memory be made to Fort Edward Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls Trustees – Front Step Repair Fund, 227 Main Street, Hudson Falls or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Harriet Moss Cutler

CutlerHUDSON FALLS – Harriet Moss Cutler, 84, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at her home in Hudson Falls.

Born on April 21, 1930 at the Glens Falls Hospital, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Alice (Buckley) Cavanaugh.

Harriet was a 1947 graduate of Hudson Falls High School. After many years of service, she retired in 1989 from First National Bank, now known as TD Bank in Hudson Falls.

Besides her parents, Harriet was predeceased by her husband, Clyde “Mike” Cutler, a son David H. Moss and three sisters, Roberta Ringer, Esther Cavanaugh and June Gilman.

Survivors include two sons, Robert A. Moss of Wisconsin and Mark W. Cutler and his wife, Collette of New Jersey; a sister, Rosemary McCullough and her husband, Bernard of Hudson Falls; eight grandchildren, Robert, Ami, John, Timothy, Jessica, Lianna, Emily and Eric; ten great grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Graveside Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Friday at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.