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.

Lawrence “Larry” PHILLIPS

phillips-larryHUDSON FALLS – Lawrence “Larry” Phillips, 83, formerly of Lower Oak Street, passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016, at the Washington Center in Argyle.

Born on July 23, 1933 in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Glen and Nina (Busch) Phillips.

Larry enlisted in the United States Navy and felt honored to have protected our country aboard the USS Monterey and the USS Pawcatuck.  Following his discharge from the service, he was very proud to have gone back to school and received his GED.

For many years, Larry worked in the shipping department of HENSSGENHardware in Queensbury.   He enjoyed going to work and was fortunate to have met many friends, during his career.

Larry was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and the New York Giants.  He was very talented in understanding electronics and how they worked.  Larry could hook up anything.  He was a quiet man who had many friends.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by two brothers, Glen Wallace Phillips, Jr. and John Phillips.

Survivors include his brother, Robert Phillips and his wife, Marilyn of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, from 2 to 4 p.m.  at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Larry will be laid to rest, with full military honors, at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY  12205-5512.

Larry’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Washington Center for the loving care Larry received during his time there

John W. Doyle, Jr.

Doyle, JohnHUDSON FALLS – John W. Doyle, Jr, 56, of Hudson Falls, died peacefully at the Glens Falls Hospital on Sunday, September 4, 2016, surrounded by his loving family.  

Born November 18, 1959, in Glens Falls, he was the son of John W. Doyle, Sr. of Hudson Falls and the late Shirley (Duell) Doyle. 

John graduated in 1977 from Hudson Falls High School. 

He served in the U.S. Air Force. 

On February 12, 1983, John married Earlene MacDuff at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

He worked as a tractor trailer driver for 26 years, mostly with the Red Star Express. 

John was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St Paul’s church. John cherished his four grand kids. He had a great sense of humor and never said a bad word about anyone. To John family, friends and home were very important. 

In addition to his mother, John was predeceased by his mother in law, Rose Marie MacDuff. 

He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Earlene (MacDuff) Doyle of Hudson Falls; his father, John W. Doyle, Sr. of Hudson Falls; his three children: Shawn Michael Doyle of Hudson Falls, Erica Leigh Doyle Mason of Hudson Falls, John Walter Doyle, III of Hudson Falls; his grandchildren: Troy David Stevens, Savannah Rayne Stevens, John Walter Doyle, IV, and Jacob Matthew Doyle; his sister Diane Doyle and her fiancé, Dana Hyde of Hudson Falls; his brother Richard J. Doyle and his wife, Stephanie of Hudson Falls; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. 

Friends may call on Wednesday 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 Thursday 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 Fort Edward with full military honors provided by the Hudson Falls American Legion, Post 574. 

Donation’s in John’s name may be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Brett S. Flaherty

FlahertyQUEENSBURY – Brett S. Flaherty, 55, a devoted husband, father, son, brother and friend passed away peacefully Aug 29, 2016, at Glens Falls Hospital surrounded by his loving family after an intense battle with lung cancer.

Born on December 28, 1960 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Thomas K. and Patricia H (Hopkins). Flaherty.

Brett attended Queensbury Senior High School and graduated with the class of 1979.

He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1980, specializing in Russian linguistics as a Signit Voice Interceptor. While serving abroad he was stationed in Augsburg, Germany where he met his wife Pam, who also was enlisted in the U.S. Army. Brett had fond memories of Op Stop and Our Place. He served his country for 9 years reaching the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1989.

Following his military career, Brett attended the Zone 5 Law Enforcement Academy and became a deputy of the Warren County Sheriff’s Department. He served the local community for 26 years. He began his police career in 1989 as a Communications Officer in the Warren County Communications Center- 911 Dispatch. In 1992, he transferred to road patrol assigned to the night shift. Although he retired on 8/29/13 he returned back to the Department for a short period of time as a Communications Officer until 2015.

After his retirement, Brett worked alongside his father and Dave Sommer at T.K. Flaherty Associates. Dave was like a brother to Brett and on one particular job while working in a trench Dave saved Brett’s life when he suffered a critical injury to his leg. As Brett would say, Brett -1, pipe saw -0.

If you were acquainted with Brett whether it be as a family member, co-worker, community member or friend you knew that he was always there to help. Your needs came before his. He was always prepared to sacrifice his life and time for others. Quoting one of his friends “Brett served his country in the U.S. Army, devoted a career to protecting his community as a deputy sheriff and somehow still made time to help friends in need. Selfish was a word that he likely did not know because no one ever had occasion to use it in the same breath as his name.” Quoting another friend “Brett wasn’t the life of the party but he was the guy that held the party and made sure everyone was having fun.” During his 26 year career as a deputy he responded to many unfathomable calls. He rarely spoke of his job whether it was saving the life of an overdose victim or backing up his fellow deputies. He did however, find a couple of particular situations humorous including the night he was chasing a suspect through the woods who was wearing light up sneakers and the time he needed to apprehend trespassers on West Mountain in which he played a recording of his family German Shepherd Zeus over the speaker of the police car and told them they had moments to come out or he was releasing the dog. The trespassers surrendered, came out of the woods and asked where the dog was. He responded “What dog?” Brett enjoyed his boat “Yes Dear”, cooking for his fellow officers (the spicier the better), snowmobiling, riding his motorcycle and could 2-step circles around anyone on a dance floor. The world is a lesser place, while the lives he has touched have been enriched by his presence. Brett would want the party of life to continue so rather than grieve his absence, raise your glass and toast in his memory. Take deep breaths, lean on your friends, look up for strength and love your family.

His daughters Nicole and Kaitlin were the center of his world. He was extremely proud of their accomplishments, which included Nicole receiving her PhD as well as Kaitlin’s talent in the sport of tennis and the arts. He supported and encouraged them in all their endeavors throughout their lives.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Scott and Geraldine Hopkins, his paternal grandparents Ira and Blanche White, and his in-laws Maurice and Rose Thompson.

Brett is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Pamela (Thompson) Flaherty; his daughter, Dr. Nicole (Flaherty) Shakerley and her husband Nate of Clifton Park, his daughter, Kaitlin R. Flaherty of Queensbury; his parents, Thomas K. & Patricia H. Flaherty of Queensbury; his brother Scott K. Flaherty and his wife Anne of Yelm, WA; his sister, Stacy L. Flaherty of Queensbury; his granddaughter, Sabrina Shakerley of Clifton Park, his brothers in law Pat Thompson and his wife Teresa Wallert Thompson of El Dorado, KS, and Paul Thompson of Mandan, ND; his nephews, Derek & Tyler Flaherty of Alabama, and Kyle Byrne of Queensbury; his nieces, Keara & Kindra Byrne of Queensbury, his maternal aunt, Nancy Toole and her husband Jim of Glens Falls, and his cousin Darren Graham-Messercola and his husband David of Schenectady.

Family and friends may call from 5pm to 8pm, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016, at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11am, Wednesday, Sept 7, 2016, at the funeral home.

Burial with full military honors will follow at 1 p.m. at Gerald B. H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Saratoga.

In lieu of flowers, the family wishes to request memorial donations in Brett’s name to the Central New York Veteran’s Outreach Center, 726 Washington Street, Utica, NY 13502 or the Warren County Police Benevolent Association, 1400 State Route 9, Lake George, NY 12845.

Irene La Cross

LaCrossHUDSON FALLS – Irene La Cross, 85, passed peacefully into the Lord’s arms, surrounded by her loving family, on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Haynes House of Hope in Granville.

She was born on September 29, 1930, in Hudson Falls,to Francis and Laura (Monette) Clough.

Irene graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1948 and worked for a while at Griffin’s Lumber Co. in Hudson Falls.

In 1951, she married Robert La Cross, also of Hudson Falls. Robert was in college in Trenton, New Jersey, at the time and the couple lived there through 1952. In Trenton, their first child, Michael, was born. The couple were married for 65 years.  After college, they moved to Staten Island, where their second child, Diane, was born. Robert worked in the accounting field.  After four years in New York City, they returned home to Hudson Falls, to raise their two children.

In 1968 the family moved to Southern California.   Irene and Robert lived there for 30 years, returning to Hudson Falls again in 1998.

During her long life, Irene was busied herself raising two children and babysitting her three grandchildren.   She had many interests, including making quilts for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.   Perhaps family and friends most remember her for the fact that she and Robert moved many times in their married life, owning (and usually renovating) at least 17 homes in their years together.

The kitchen was always her home base, and she excelled as a cook and dessert maker, known best for her fudge at Christmas.   Irene always had a vegetable garden in the summer, from which she generously gifted family, friends and neighbors with produce, especially tomatoes.   She also loved doing the cross-word puzzles and Sudoku in the daily newspaper.

Irene’s parents passed away in the 1950’s and 60’s; her younger sister Katherine in 2009.

She is survived by her devoted husband, Robert La Cross of Hudson Falls; her son, Michael of Fort Ann; her daughter, Diane Jewell and her husband, Paul of Littlerock, California; three grandchildren, Lisa Jewell Mondoux and her husband, Richard of Rosamond, California, Sean Jewell and wife, Sara of Federal Way, Washington, and Jessica Jewell and her companion, Brandon Greene of San Diego, California; two great-grandchildren, Ethan and Ryan Mondoux of Rosamond, California; her brother, James Clough of Maryville, Tennessee; and many nieces, nephews and their families.

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

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 AM on Saturday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park, in Hudson Falls.

Donations in Irene’s name may be made to Haynes House of Hope, 7187 Route 149, Granville, NY 12832.

The family wishes to thank the staff and volunteers at Haynes House of Hope in Granville for the extraordinary care and compassion given to Irene and her family.


Mary (Archard) LaPan

LaPan, Mary obit photoLAKE GEORGE — Mary (Archard) LaPan, 80, formerly of Smith Street, passed away of cancer on Friday, August 26, 2016 at The Pines in Glens Falls.

Born on April 10, 1936 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Wallace and Pearl (Harris) Archard.

Mary graduated in 1954 from Lake George High School. After graduation, she was employed as a clerk at various businesses in the Lake George area.

Mary was an avid fan of NASCAR and enjoyed watching the Yankees, the team she supported since the 1950s. She purchased her small home in Lake George in 1967, gradually improved it, kept it neat as a pin, and lived there with exceptional thrift. In her illness, she wanted only to return to her “little house in Lake George.”

Mary possessed a strong intelligence, aesthetic sense and memory. She was a source of information about many of the early residents of Harrisena, telling, for example, how her grandfather, Leroy Harris, had an aversion to thunderstorms ever since the 1917 lightning strike that burned his barns, and how her great uncle Clarence Harris humorously showed up to fight a grass fire with a watering can.

In her youth at Harrisena, Mary enjoyed climbing Sugar Loaf Mountain, camping with her family on the Happy Family islands, swimming at Marion Harris’s beach at Kattskill Bay, and spending time with her cousins and best friends Nan and Joyce Harris, whose humorous sayings she would quote decades later. She also recalled visits with her Archard relatives, of Argyle, and kept in touch with them until her passing. She regretted having to miss the recent Archard family reunion.

Besides her parents, her sisters, Patricia Payne and Jean Jackson, her nieces, Cynthia Jackson and Kim Munoz, and her twin brother, Malcolm Archard passed away before her.

Survivors include her son, Wade LaPan of Hudson Falls; her daughter, Michelle Joseph and her husband Ted, of Lake George; her two grandchildren, Jessica Joseph and Joshua Joseph, both of Lake George; her brothers and sisters, Douglas Archard of Newmarket, New Hampshire, Terry Archard of Middle Granville, Sandra Smith of Argyle and Gavin Archard of Bright, Ontario; and several nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

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

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

Matthew Ryan David

DavidHUDSON FALLS – Matthew Ryan David, 25, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Friday, August 26, 2016, at home, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on September 9, 1990, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Douglas David of Glens Falls and Samantha Flexon of Hudson Falls.

Matthew graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 2009 and then attended SUNY Adirondack.

He enjoyed baseball, bowling, fishing, ice skating, tinkering with electronics, coaching Girls Softball Tri County Middle League and he also loved video games.  Matthew had the biggest blue eyes and captivating smile. He was very respectful and could make everyone laugh.

He was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Robert Stevens, Sr.

Survivors include his father, Douglas David and his companion, Marjie Killian of Queensbury; his mother, Samantha Flexon of Hudson Falls; his sister and partner in crime, Gabby Flexon of Hudson Falls; his maternal uncle, Robert Stevens, Jr. and his wife, Karen of Hudson Falls; his maternal aunt, Michele Stevens of Granville; his paternal grandparents, Mary and Abraham David of Glens Falls; his paternal uncle, John David of Glens Falls, Tom David of Clifton Park and Steve David and his wife, Lisa of Clifton Park; his paternal aunts, Kathy O’Brien and her companion, Dan Driscoll of Glens Falls, Linda David of Glens Falls and Jeanne Cunningham and her husband, Bill of Bristol, CT; and several cousins.

Calling hours will be on Tuesday, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Immediately following the calling hours, a reception with food and refreshments, celebrating Matt’s life, will be held for friends and family at the Glens Falls Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #81, 32 Cronin Road in Queensbury.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Avenue, New York, NY 10065 or the Ronald McDonald House – Albany, 139 S Lake Ave, Albany, NY 12208, the South High Dance Marathon, 42 Merritt Road South Glens Falls, NY 12803 or Hope Lodge, 132 W 32nd St, New York, NY 10001 or the Warren-Washington CARE Center, 24 Dix Ave, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family would like to thank Dr. Tedesco and the nurses and staff of High Peaks Hospice for all the care and compassion shown to Matthew and his family. The family would also like to thank each and every one who reached out and were there for Matthew.

Joan M. Kelly

KellyHUDSON FALLS – Joan M. Kelly, 77, of Pleasantview Drive, went into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on December 17, 1938, in Newark, NJ, she was the daughter of the late John and Rose (McConike) Fitzgerald.

Joan grew up in Newark, NJ.  Her family then moved to Gansevoort, where she eventually met her lifelong friend, Joan Diamond.   Joan and Joan remained close friends for 63 years, until the day she passed away.

While working at General Electric Co. in Fort Edward, she met her future husband, Philip Kelly.  They were married in September of 1966, in Granville.  Together, they hosted many parties and family gatherings at their home on Pleasantview Drive.  When a dance floor was available at any gathering, Joan and Joan delighted everyone with the jitterbug.   Philip and Joan shared their lives together until his death on January 5, 1998.

Joan’s was devoted to her faith and she made it a part of her life.  She was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church and was devoted to saying her Rosary every day.  She was also an original member of the Tiger Tracker Booster Club.  Joan enjoyed watching her sons and grandchildren playing sports.  She was an avid lover of following tennis and especially enjoyed watching Nadal, who was her favorite player.

Joan was a caregiver.  Her purpose in life was to take care of those around her.  She began by caring for her parents, her siblings, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Joan’s love and support will be greatly missed by her family and all those who had the pleasure to meet her.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her brother, John Fitzgerald.

She is survived by her sons, Michael Kelly and his wife, Melonie of Fort Edward and Patrick Kelly and his wife, Roxanne of Hudson Falls; her grandchildren, Caila (Kelly) Shaw, Alyssa Kelly, Jessica Kelly, Bethany Kelly and her boyfriend, Victor Woodworth and her only grandson, Michael Kelly; her great-grandchildren, Alexander Shaw, Patrick Shaw and Gianna Kelly; her siblings, Ron Fitzgerald, Robert Fitzgerald, Linda Cicone, Dian Brow and Judy Ross; and several nieces, nephews and cousins; and her best friend, Joan Diamond of Hudson Falls.

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

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the Park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Tom Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

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

Memorial donations may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.