Joan E. (Loding) McCarty

McCartyFORT EDWARD – Joan E. (Loding) McCarty, 73, of Caputo Ave, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 15, 2015, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born February 26, 1942, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late J. John and Bernice M. (LaMere) Loding.  She was a direct descendent of William Bradford, the first governor of Plymouth Colony, 1620.

Joan was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and later in her life, continued her education taking insurance courses in Syracuse.

Following high school she worked at Glens Falls Hospital in the medical records office.  After working at the hospital for a few years, Joan took time off to raise her son, Michael.   When Michael was older, she returned to insurance school in Syracuse and worked out of her home selling insurance.   Joan was a busy lady.  She also worked at area stores, such as Lewis’ Groceries and Cumberland Farms.   For over 30 years, Joan worked part time at the Hudson Falls Free Library.  She made many friends selling Avon for around 20 years.  At one time, Joan was an administrative assistant at Washington County Historical Society for over 15 years.   Lastly, for the past 40 years, Joan was a proud election inspector in District 1 in Fort Edward.   She loved this job because Joan was a people person and as an inspector she was able to see her friends and meet new people.

She loved her cats and was an avid reader, she loved reading anything but preferred fiction. Joan loved listening to Elvis Presley and collected anything and everything on Elivis.  She was a history buff, like her brother, Paul  and a friend to everyone she met.

Survivors include her son, Michael McCarty of Fort Edward; her brother, Thomas J. Loding and his wife, Linda of Glens Falls, Paul R. Loding of Hudson Falls; her three nephews, Tom Loding, John Loding and Jason Loding; as well as her four cousins and many wonderful friends.

Friends may call on Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

Prayers will be offered following the calling hours, at 4 p.m., on Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations in memory of Joan may be sent to Purrs & Paws, Jeannes Felines, 3857 Rte. 9L, Lake George, New York 12845, or Washington County Historical Society, 167 Broadway, Fort Edward, New York 12828.

Donald Robert Keech, Jr.

KeechLARGO, FL – Donald Robert Keech, Jr., 46, of Largo, Florida, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2015 at home beside his loving family after a long courageous fight with cancer.

He was born in Argyle to his loving parents, Donald and Marilyn Keech.

His beloved daughter, Victoria Keech, who will carry on his legacy, and beloved friend and former wife, Lisa Walsh, survive him. As well as his sister, Joanne Wood of Fort Edward and brother-in-law, Byron, and niece, Jaime, his honorary brother, David Regner, Godmother, Shawn Jones and Godfather, Albert McNall, aunts and uncles of Hudson Falls and Troy, and all of his very close and special family and friends.

His respective family and friends knew Donald as “Toby” in New York and as “Donny” in Florida. He was a friend to everyone and was the first one to send an encouraging word. Donald graduated from Argyle Central High School in 1986 and Hudson Valley in 1988. He was a hard worker and enjoyed working in the automotive industry and created his own company as an insurance adjuster. Donald loved country music, camping and automobiles. Donny enjoyed NASCAR and went to Daytona International Speedway for 15 years twice a year camping on the infield with his “race family.”

The viewing will be before the funeral on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 9:00 until 10:30 AM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St, Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls, with Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

A Reception will follow the Funeral Mass at the American Legion Post 574, 72 Pearl Street in Hudson Falls.

A future memorial service will be celebrated in Florida at a later date to be announced.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Donald’s name to Suncoast Hospice Foundation, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33760, or the American Legion Post 574, 72 Pearl St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Ernesta M. “Mert” Phillips

PhillipsFORT EDWARD – Ernesta M. “Mert” Phillips, 65, of Burgoyne Avenue, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on February 17, 1950 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (Phelps) Phillips, Sr.

Mert enjoyed going to garage sales and spending time with the love of her life, Clifford “Bud” Hammond.  She also was an avid collector of Betty Boop and Elvis memorabilia.

Besides her parents, Mert was predeceased by her brothers, Ernest “Putt” Phillips, Jr., Charles Phillips, Sr., Earl Phillips, Sr. and Robert Phillips; and her sisters, Sylvia St. John and Priscilla Passino.

Survivors include her companion, Clifford “Bud” Hammond; three sons, Edward Hammond and his late wife, Lorraine, David Hammond and John Hammond and his wife, Sandy; three daughters, Mary Betanzos and her husband, Ricardo, Joann Park and her husband, Jeff and Cathy Foster and her husband, Fred; her three brothers, Edward Phillips and his wife, the late Glenda Burdo, Dennis Phillips and his wife, Naomi and Jerry “Joe” Phillips and his companion, Lois; her sisters, Betty Coda, Margaret Rawlin and Patricia Reed; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hour at 4 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, offficiating.

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

Helen H. Sutliff

Sutliff, HelenGLENS FALLS – Helen H. Sutliff, 86, of Glens Falls, passed away peacefully on March 15, 2015 at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on September 25, 1928 in New Russia, NY,  she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Ellsworth) Daha.

On June 5, 1946, Helen married Raymond M. Sutliff at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.  They were married 62 wonderful years, when he passed away on March 16, 2009.

Helen had many interests throughout her life.  In her younger years, she loved to bowl and was quite good at it, winning several trophies.  Helen also enjoyed watching wrestling and working on word search books to keep her mind active.   At one time, she taught a ceramics class, where she shared her talent of working with ceramics.  She was also was a wonderful seamstress and a creator of beautiful quilts she made for her grandchildren.  Everyone in her family has at least one item that she made with love, for them.  Although Helen did many things in her life, her center was her family.   She was a wonderful mother and grandmother, who will be missed.

Besides her parents and husband, Helen was predeceased by her two daughters, Lorraine St. Clair and Linda Steves; her son in law, Wesley Steves; and her three grandsons, Timothy Royce, Gary Steves and Lewis Smith.

Survivors include her two daughters, Donna Layton and her husband, Bruce of Fort Edward and Carol Russell and her husband, Wade of Queenbury; her two sons, Wesley Sutliff and his wife, Tonia of Lake George and Scott Sutliff of Glens Falls; several grandchildren; many great grandchildren; her brother in law, Donald Sutliff of Fort Edward; her son in law, John St. Clair of Argyle; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Helen’s family wishes to thank the staff on Tower 2 at the Glens Falls Hospital and also Dr. Eric Pillemer for the special care and compassion given to Helen during her illness.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2015 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls, with Rev. Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will be in the spring at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to CR Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Roberta L. (Whaley) Manning

ManningQUEENSBURY – Roberta L. (Whaley) Manning, 78, of Queensbury, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, March 14, 2015, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward.

Born on March 17, 1936 in the town of Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Anna (Lundgren) Whaley of Hudson Falls.

Roberta graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1953 and from Union University School of Nursing at Albany Medical Center in 1957.

On August 30, 1958, she married Ellis E. Manning of Delmar.  Roberta and Ellis lived for many years in Stamford, Connecticut, where she was a very active volunteer at the American Red Cross Blood Services and the Smith House Skilled Nursing Facility.

Roberta was a member of the United Methodist Church of Hudson Falls.

Her father, Kenneth Whaley passed away in 1988, her mother, Anna (Lundgren) Whaley died in 2006 and her husband, Ellis Manning passed away on November 12, 1996.

Survivors include her uncle, Harold Lundgren of Hudson Falls; and her cousins, Ronald Lundgren, Curtis Lundgren, David Lundgren, Robin Fuller and Jane Baron.

Roberta wishes to thank, with deep gratitude, friends, Jane Ann Perkins, Jane Collins, Brenda Collins, Rosemary and Karen, for their constant love and support.  She also wishes to thank all caregivers and providers, especially Dr. William Borgos and P.A. Lynn Keil of Hudson Headwaters Health Network.

At Roberta’s request, there will be no calling hours or service.

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

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 227 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Donald E. Suprenant

SubrenauntQUEENSBURY, NY – Donald E. Suprenant entered into the Grace of God on Thursday, March 12, 2015 in the presence of his family. He had been seriously ill since November and he now rests in peace.

Don was born on February 20, 1935 in Glens Falls, NY to Antoine and Yvonne Suprenant.  He was one of two siblings.  He grew up in Hudson Falls, NY, and graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1952 where he played baseball, football and basketball.  He was a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving from 1953 to 1957 during the Korean War.  He was honorably discharged from military service in 1957.

Don met his future wife, Caroline Gillman, and in 1961, they were married in St. Mary’s Church in Glens Falls.  Don was a longtime letter carrier for the United States Postal Service, retiring in 1990 after 34 years of service.  He is well-remembered by the many people he saw each day on his seven-mile walk on the streets of the Village of Hudson Falls with a heavy mailbag over his shoulder.

Don was a devoted parishioner and usher of the Church of St. Mary/St. Paul in Hudson Falls.  He was a loyal member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge #81.  He served as Exalted Ruler in 1988, and was named Elk of the Year for 1997-1998.  He had also been a member of American Legion Post #374 in Lake George, NY.  Don thoroughly enjoyed family picnics and functions, particularly the annual July gathering in Indian Lake.  He was awarded the prestigious “Golden Spatula” for barbecue excellence in 2012.  He was very proud of his grandchildren — both their academic and their athletic achievements.  One of the joys of his retirement was pulling up a lawn chair or taking a seat in the bleachers to watch one of their many games and tournaments.  He also followed professional and collegiate sports on television.

Donald was predeceased by his parents.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 53 years, Caroline. He is also survived by his son Michael (Cynthia) of Queensbury, his daughter Elizabeth (Phillip) Tripp of Hartford, NY, and his daughter Deborah of Wilton, NY.  He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved grandchildren Kaitlin and Zackary Tripp of Hartford.  In addition, Don is survived by a brother, Jack Suprenant of Lawrence, KS.  He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  He will be missed by his 16 year-old dog, Bailey, who was the recipient of many under-the-table scraps over the years.

Calling hours will be held on Sunday, March 15, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 16 at the Church of St. Mary/St. Paul in Hudson Falls at 9:30 a.m., with the with Rev. Thomas Babiuch officiating.

The Rite of Committal will be held at the convenience of the family in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Glens Falls, NY.

The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry, 293 1/2 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Jeannette A. Archambault

ArchambaultHUDSON FALLS – Jeannette A. Archambault, 87, of LaCrosse St., went into the arms of the Lord, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility on Tuesday, March 10, 2015.

Born on August 5, 1927 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late George J. and Beatrice (Ashe) LaPoint.

On November 27, 1947, she married Alfred J. Archambault in St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls. They have been married 67 wonderful years.

Jeannette was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Until 1985, she was employed as a cafeteria cook at Imperial Wall Paper Company in Queensbury.  Jeannette was a wonderful cook who could make shoe leather taste good.  She also enjoyed tending to her flower and vegetable gardens.  Every year, Jeannette canned 80 quarts of tomatoes for future use in the kitchen. She was a quiet woman with a great sense of humor.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sisters, Marjorie Fitzgerald and Helene Ringer.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Alfred “Al” J. Archambault of Hudson Falls; a daughter, Diane M. A. Archambault of Australia; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends are welcome to call from 4 to 7pm on Friday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Saturday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will be in the spring at St. Paul’s Cemetery on Vaughn Rd. in the town of Kingsbury.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility for the wonderful care given to Jeannette and her family.

Memorials may be in the form of contributions to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P. O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Louis A. Navarro

NavarroFORT ANN – Louis A. Navarro, 65, of Fort Ann, passed away, on Monday, March 9, 2015, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born July 30, 1949, in Lon g Island, he was the son of the late Luis and Margaret (Stubbs) Navarro.

Louis was a graduate of Friends Academy in Long Island. He then obtained his Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Hofstra.

On April 4, 1986, Louis married Jeanette Cazull in Brooklyn.

Louis was a salesman for various companies, the last being Tip Systems in Houston, TX.

He enjoyed skiing, going hiking, gardening and bowling.  He loved spending time with people, especially his family and friends.  He also enjoyed family barbeques and meeting new people.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Jeanette Navarro; his three children, Alex Navarro and his wife, Hannah of Ithaca, Ashley Navarro and Dustin Navarro, both of Virginia Beach, VA; and his aunt, Lillian “Betty’ Stubbs of Jamaica, Queens.

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

A Memorial Service will follow on Wednesday at 6 pm, at the funeral home

Clarence Krause

KrauseQUEENSBURY – Clarence Krause, 87, of the Boulevard, passed away on Monday, March 9, 2015, at home surrounded by his loving family, after a long illness.

Clarence was born on November 21st, 1927 in Emaus, PA to Frederick and Florence (Miller) Krause, the third of four sons.

At the age of 14, he was apprenticed at his uncle’s print shop, where he learned the trade that he practiced all of his life, starting out with hand printing, all the way to modern day printing presses.

Clarence entered the United States Army in 1945, during the waning days of World War II, serving in Occupational Forces as a Military Policeman and a Battalion Occupation Clerk. While in Germany, he met the cousin of his future wife who invited him to visit him in Hudson Falls after he was discharged. There, Clarence met June Allen.  It was love at first sight, and after a courtship of five years they were married on July 15, 1951 at the Zion Episcopal Church in Hudson Falls.

In the years following his military service, Clarence returned to a career in printing, working for Glen Craft Printing, Majestic Printing and the Glens Falls Hospital Print Shop. He retired after 12 years of working for Warren County Print Shop. Clarence was very proud of his work and strived to do a wonderful job.

Clarence was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather who enjoyed being surrounded by family and never tired of telling stories about their accomplishments.

Clarence was a 39 year member of the Elks BPOE Lodge # 81 of Glens Falls and a lifetime member of the South Glens Falls Eagles.  He served on the executive board of the South Queensbury Fire department. He and his wife danced with the Merry Mohican Square Dance Club, enjoyed traveling and golfing at the Queensbury Country Club, where he was a member.

Besides his parents, Clarence was predeceased by two brothers; Leroy Krause who died in World War II and Stanwood Krause and a grandson Charles Krause.

Survivors include his wife of 63 years, June A. Krause of Queensbury; his two children, Raymond Krause and Darlene (Jim) Tucker; his four grandchildren Eric Tucker, Lucas (Kirstin) Tucker, Rena (Shane) Larson and Anna Seerey; three great grandchildren; his mother-in-law Cecil Allen; daughter-in-law Martha Krause; his brother Paul Krause; two nieces; several great nieces and nephews; and many great, great nieces and nephews.

Friends are welcome to call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 12th at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Memorial services will be conducted at 10am on Friday, March 13th at The Church of the Messiah, 296 Glen Street in Glens Falls.

A reception will follow the memorial services at the church hall located across the street form the church.

In lieu of flowers, Clarence’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Elks BPOE Lodge # 81 Major Projects Fund, 32 Cronin Road, Queensbury, NY 12804 or to the Church of the Messiah at 296 Glen St #1, Glens Falls NY 12801.

 

 

 

Sabo N. Sabo

SaboHUDSON FALLS – Sabo N. Sabo, 81, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Wednesday, March 5, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on December 22, 1933, in Whitehall, he was the son of Sabo N. and Emma (Rodd) Sabo.

Sabo graduated from Whitehall High School and joined the United States Air Force, where he received a National Defense Service Medal of Honor.  Upon his discharge, he attended Castleton State Teacher’s College.  He was a retired Science teacher of 31 years from Hudson Falls Central where he was the teacher’s union leader for several years.   During his tenure at Hudson Falls, he and a colleague and friend, Craig McDonald, started Adirondack Pools.   Sabo was a scout leader for 17 years at the Mohican Council of the Boy Scouts of America.  He was also a member of the Tee Bird Country Club for several years.

Besides his parents, Sabo was predeceased by his son Stephen Sabo and his infant daughter, Nancy, as well as his brothers, Antonius Sabo, Elias Sabo and a sister, Freda Beebe.

Survivors include his wife, Janet Sabo; his children, Jonathan Sabo, Cynthia (Joseph) Didio, Diane “Pixie” Sabo, Barbara Joudry, and Christopher (Karen)  Sabo; his grandchildren, David Archambault, Benjamin, Christopher and Andrew Didio, Jonathan and Michael Sabo, Natalie and Emily Deuink and Madeline, Alexander and Benjamin Sabo; and four great grandchildren; his three brothers, Roland Sabo, Jacob (Mary) Sabo and Nicholas Sabo; three sisters, Helen Henderson, Agnes Shulenberg and Kay Lafond; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of Sabo’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2015, at the  Zion Episcopal Church Hall,(located behind the Zion Episcopal Church, 232 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Instead of flowers, please make donations in memory of Sabo to the SPCA of Upstate NY,  588 Queens bury Ave., Queensbury, NY  12804 or the Cornerstone Soup Kitchen, P.O. Box 381, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the charity of one’s choice.

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

Clara M. Fredette

FredetteFORT ANN – Clara M. Fredette, 76, of Fort Ann, passed away peacefully, on Saturday, March 7, 2015, surrounded by her loving family, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born April 9, 1938, in Granville, she was the daughter of the late Leonard M. and Ella M. Winchell.

On March 26, 1960, Clara married Maurice Fredette in Granville.

Clara enjoyed babysitting, listening to country music, and singing.  She loved spending time in her garden and canning the fresh vegetables.  She also enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends, putting together puzzles with her husband, and playing Super Nintendo, Mario Brothers.

Besides her parents, Clara was predeceased by her in laws, Charles and Iva Fredette and several of her sisters.

Survivors include her husband of almost 54 years, Maurice Fredette; her children, Charmane Fischer and her husband, Jack, Lewis Fredette and his wife, Sandy, Rhonda Carney and her companion, David Raymond; her grandchildren, Jeremy Fredette and his husband, Travers and Katelyn Fredette, her close family friends, John Wright, Roxanna Fredette; as well as her very close family friend and caregiver, Robin Wells; and several brothers and sisters.

Clara’s family would like to thank Colleen Peck for her devoted care given to Clara and Maurice.

Friends may call on Thursday, from 12 to 2 p.m., at the Calvary Family Life Center, 100 Sherman Ave., in Glens Falls.

Services will follow at 2 p.m. on Thursday, at the Calvary Family Life Center.

Following the services, a celebration of her life will be held at the Fort Ann Firehouse, State Route 149, in Fort Ann.

Memorial donations in memory of Clara may be made to C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801.

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

Peggy Yvonne DeVivo

DeVivoHUDSON FALLS – Peggy Yvonne DeVivo, 82, formerly of Reservoir Rd., passed away on Wednesday, March 04, 2015 at Indian River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Granville.  

 Born on December 19, 1932, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Lyle and Ella (Rozelle) Brown.

 On February 5, 1956, Peggy married Michael DeVivo in Hudson Falls.  He passed away on November 5, 2010, after 54 years of marriage.

 She loved her work at Glens Falls Country Club as a waitress, second only to being a homemaker.  Peggy had many interests, including bird watching and anything pertaining to the weather.  She also loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.  Peggy will be best remembered for her “feistiness”.

 Peggy was a communicant of St. Michael the Archangel Church in South Glens Falls.

 In addition to her parents and husband, Peggy was predeceased by a son, Paul James DeVivo, a sister, Dixie Fabrero and two brothers, Bobby John Brown and Lyle Brown.

 Survivors include her sons, Joseph DeVivo and his wife, Sherri of Moreau and Michael DeVivo and his wife, Jody of Hudson Falls; her two daughters, Katherine DeVivo of East Greenbush and Jennifer DeVivo-Baptiste and her husband, Andre of Brooklyn; her ten grandchildren, Joseph DeVivo, Jr., Matthew DeVivo, Brianna DeVivo, Abigail DeVivo, Elijah Blowers, Emma Blowers, Ethan Blowers, Jesse Blowers, Lucas Baptiste and Scarlett Baptiste; her two great grandchildren; her brothers and sisters, Beverly Cleavland of Glens Falls, Thomas Brown and his wife, Beverly of Hudson Falls, Norman Brown and his wife, Joan of South Glens Falls, Zella Elder of Fort Edward, Zadie Winslow of South Glens Falls; as well as several nieces and nephews.

 Friends may call on Saturday, from 11 to 1 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, in Hudson Falls.

 Following the calling hours, prayers will be offered by The Reverend Tony Childs, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home.

 The Rite of Committal will be conducted in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Glens Falls.

 Peggy’s family suggests that memorial donations in her memory be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Norman Clifford Sweet

Sweet armySweetHUDSON FALLS – Norman Clifford Sweet, 81, of Lower Feeder Street and a former resident of John Street, passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015, at home.

Born December 31, 1933 in Wakefield, RI, he was the son of the late Clifford Henry and Beatrice (Irish) Sweet.

Norman proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War.  While in the Army, he excelled as a sharp shooter and taught other servicemen this skill.

On January 29, 1956, he married Patricia Huntington at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.  They lived in Lady Lake, FL for 20 years. They were married for 50 wonderful years when Patricia passed away on October 1, 2006.

Norman was employed by CIBGA Cigy for 33 years.

He enjoyed hunting deer in the Adirondacks and at one time he was a member of the Hudson Falls Fish and Game Club.    Norman was an avid reader, enjoying books written by Louis L’Amour and Stephen King.   He was also a lifetime Yankee’s baseball fan.  Norman was a quiet man who liked people on his terms.  He was a great father to his five children and loved his cat, Rusty.   Norman was extremely close to his granddaughter, Jessica who made his life fuller during his last days.

Besides his parents and wife, Norman was predeceased by his brother, Richard Sweet and his great granddaughter, Alivia Jane Sweet.

Survivors include his five children, Clifford Kip” Sweet and his longtime companion, Tammy Clark of Glens Falls, Lynn Webb and her husband, Richard of Hudson Falls, Robert Sweet and his wife, Amy of Queensbury, Patricia Jean Porter and her husband, Jeff of Fort Ann, and Patrick John Sweet and his wife, Sue of Wilton; his 14 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Norman’s family wishes to thank the staff at High Peaks Hospice, especially Barb, Beth, Bill, Sue and Ellie and ICEP especially Rhonda Lee, for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Norman and his family.

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

A funeral service will be conducted on Friday, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

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

Memorial donations in memory of Norman may be sent to High Peaks Hospice & Palliative Care, 79 Glenwood Ave., 2nd Floor, Queensbury, New York 12804.