James H. “Jim” Flower

flowerQUEENSBURY – James H. “Jim” Flower, 66, of Sunnyside North, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday, May 12, 2014, surrounded by his loving family.

 Born on February 25, 1948, in Glens Falls, NY, he was the son of the late John F. Flower, Sr. and Josephine Willamena (Merrill) Flower.

 Jim was a 1966 graduate of Queensbury High School. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy. Jim retired from the Navy in 1987 after 20 years of active duty, retiring as an NDT Nuclear Welding Inspector.

 On May 14, 1967, he married Joyce Hernandez at St. Alphonsus Church in Glens Falls. They had been married 47 years at the time of his passing.

 After retiring from the U.S. Navy, Jim was employed as a steel worker with Rozell Industries. He loved hunting, fishing and watching everyone enjoy their time at his home on Lake Sunnyside. He especially loved the time spent with his grandchildren and nieces and nephews at the lake. Jim also enjoyed going on drives in the Adirondacks.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his baby sister, Janet (Flower) Shearer.

Jim is survived by his wife, Joyce Flower of Lake Sunnyside; his children, Joanna (Jacqueline) Duncan and her husband, Cary, of Culver City, CA and Michele Shpakowsky and her husband, Philip, of Alberta Canada; his grandchildren, Josiah, Jedidiah, Trinity and Moriah Shpakowsky; his sister, Joan (Flower) Aldous of Lake Sunnyside; his brother, John Flower of Hudson, NY; and dozens of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday, May 18, 2014, from 2 to 5 pm, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Glens Falls, with the Rev. Paul Wagner, officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be at 2 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon, Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater, NY.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Open Door Mission, 47 Lawrence Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation, 957 RT 33, Hamilton Square, NJ 08690-2727.

Concetta Fusco

SAYVILLE/FORT EDWARD – Concetta Fusco, 98, a longtime Sayville, Long Island resident and most recently of the Fort Hudson Healthcare Facility in Fort Edward, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 10, 2014.

Born on May 13, 1915 in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Jeannette (DeRiso) Caruso.

In 1937, she married Salvatore Fusco on Long Island.  He died in November of 2006.  Together they enjoyed 69 years of marriage.

Mrs. Fusco and her husband operated a truck farm, growing vegetables in West Sayville, Long Island.

She was a communicant of St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in Sayville.

In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by two brothers and two sisters.

Survivors include her children, Carmela Fusco Hoek and her husband, Robert of Oakdale, Joseph Fusco and his wife, Connie of Queensbury and Jeanne Fusco Salvatore and her husband, James of West Sayville; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday, May 14, 2014, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Calling hours will also take place at the Raynor and D’Andrea Funeral Home, 245 Montauk Highway in West Sayville, Long Island.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Lawrence Roman Catholic Church in West Sayville, Long Island.

The Rite of Committal will be at St. Lawrence Cemetery in Sayville, New York.

Mrs. Fusco’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or High Peaks Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc. 79 Glenwood Ave.,  2nd Floor, Queensbury, NY 12804.


Joyce B. LaPoint

HUDSON FALLS- LaPoint, Proof, 82, died peacefully Friday, April 25, 2014, at her Martindale Avenue home.    Born on May 25, 1931, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter   of the late George Arthur and Alberta (Hendrix) Blake.

After graduating from Hudson Falls High School in 1948, Joyce started work, as a typist, at the Washington County Motor Vehicle Bureau.    Then, in 1956, she moved over to the County Clerk’s Office, and commenced working as a stenographer with Hall Niemer,  Deputy County Clerk.   In 1961, she resigned from her position with the County to work     with Wilbur “Pete” Williams in the private sector, searching property titles and preparing abstracts from them, eventually starting her own business, Joyce B. LaPoint, Abstracts of Title.    A fixture for decades in her small, corner office overlooking the county Records Room, Joyce was known for both the speed and the accuracy of her work.   She retired in 2001.

Joyce enjoyed her home, her friends, big cars, her pool,  scrabble, watching golf on television (especially Tiger Woods),  dachshunds (the companionship of her fourth,  Jackie, was a great joy and comfort to her) and, especially, her family, by whom she is, and will be, greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, Joyce was predeceased by her first husband, John J. Carella, and her second husband, Robert J. LaPoint; a brother, Raymond A. Blake; and a sister-in-law, Patricia (Richard) Blake.

Survivors include her sons, David B. Carella and his wife, Tigest, of Fredricksburg, Virginia, and Richard A. Carella, of Hudson Falls; her brother, Richard R. Blake, of Fort Edward; her step-daughter, Jeanne Wood, of Argyle; her two step-sons, Robert LaPoint, of Jacksonville, Florida and Dan LaPoint and his wife, Debbie, of Argyle; her grandchildren, James Carella and his wife, Holly, of Clarksville, Moriah Ladd and her husband, David, of Fort  Ann, Joseph Carella and his wife, Brandie, of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jonathan Carella and his wife, Rebecca, of Fort Edward and Stephen and Michael Carella, of Fredericksburg, Virginia; a daughter-in-law, Michaelene Carella, of Fort  Edward; her niece, Christine Latham and her husband, Michael, of Queensbury; her nephews, Scott Blake and his wife, Tammi, of South Glens Falls, Kevin Blake and his wife, Valerie, of Canaan, New Hampshire and Keith Blake and his wife, Heidi, of Raleigh, North Carolina; her step-nephew, David Connors and his wife, Jennifer, of Selkirk; her step-niece, Shannon Morock and her husband, Jeff, of Raleigh, North Carolina; eight great-grandchildren; and several great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

A private ceremony was held for Joyce on April 29, 2014, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., in Hudson Falls.   “Amazing Grace,” a hymn she requested be played, was sung for her by her grandsons, James and Joseph Carella.

Interment followed at Sandy Hill Union Cemetery, Fort Edward.

Barry R. “Lefty” O’Donnell

O'DonnellHUDSON FALLS – Barry R. “Lefty” O’Donnell, 78, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on April 28, 1936, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Charles E. and Dorothy (Hunt) O’Donnell.

“Lefty” was a member of the Hudson Falls Class of 1955. Upon his graduation, he was drafted and served in the United States Army in active service from 1956 to 1960 and in the reserves until 1963. At the time of his honorable discharge he had earned the rank of Corporal.

Lefty worked his entire career at Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation. He worked there for over 38 years, retiring as a Line Supervisor.

 “Lefty” was a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Lodge 81 in Queensbury, the Idle Hour Club in Fort Edward, a 25 Year Club Member of Niagara Mohawk and a lifelong member of the Kingswood Golf Club. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

 Lefty was an outstanding 3 sport athlete at Hudson Falls High. He also loved bowling in his younger years. Upon retirement, Lefty golfed nearly every day with his regular group of buddies at Kingswood, garnering a hole in one on # 16.   He loved playing the horses at OTB….you knew where you could find him most days at 11:30am, or afterwork at Reflections. He also loved coaching his 2 sons throughout their Little League years.   Lefty looked forward most to Sunday night dinners at Massies with his sons Brian and Kelly, a tradition the three of them had for over 20 years.   Sunday nights just won’t be the same.   He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

 He is survived by his sons: Brian O’Donnell and his companion, Jessica McKenzie of South Glens Falls; Kelly O’Donnell of South Glens Falls; his grandchildren Michael and Rachel O’Donnell (Brian); Maddy O’Donnell (Kelly); his brother Edward O’Donnell and his wife Marcia; his nieces and nephews David O’Donnell, Scott O’Donnell and Lea Ellen O’Donnell. He is survived by his first wife, Elsie (Fort) O’Donnell and his second wife, Melody (Wood) O’Donnell.   He also leaves behind his beloved cat Gracie.

Special thanks go out to his long time friend Mary Cunningham; his caregivers Rebecca DeCota and Doreen Mosher.   The family would also like to thank Dr. Mihindu for his outstanding care over these past several years; Dr. Michael Layden and Dr. Daniel Dorsey; as well as the nurses and staff at the Glens Falls Renal Center, the Glens Falls Hospital and Fort Hudson Nursing Home.  

Friends may call on Monday, May 12 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be celebrated at 10 am, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

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

Memorial donations may be sent to the Glens Falls Renal Center, 3 Broad Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the SPCA, PO Box 171, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Dale R. Oudekerk

oudekirkHUDSON FALLS – , 54, of Oak Street, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

Born July 16, 1959 in Glens Falls, he was the son of Gloria Oudekerk and the late Ronald B. Oudekerk.

On January 5, 1989, he married Denise Phillips in Hudson Falls.

Dale worked for the city of Glens Falls Water Department when he was younger. He then worked for different construction companies in the area, such as, Catalfamo Construction, Mark Middleton Construction and Thompsons Carpentry in Rupert, VT. Dale enjoyed fishing in the Adirondacks, camping with his sons, Coty and Michael, go-carts, motorcycles and dirt bikes. He loved to laugh and make others laugh. He had a wonderful sense of humor, no matter how sick he became. Dale especially loved his family and his dog, Banjo. He will be greatly missed by everyone he met.

Survivors include his mother, Gloria Oudekerk; his wife, Denise Oudekerk; his two sons, Coty Stockwell and his fiancé, Megan Northup, Michael Oudekerk and his fiancé, Katlyn Ringer; his grandchildren, Tyler James Stockwell, Lucas Ryan Stockwell and Dominic Michael Oudekerk; his siblings, Phyllis Oudekerk and her son, Gerald, Linda Barton and her children, Katy and Joseph, Mary Oudekerk and her son, Nicholas, Allen Oudekerk, Ronald Oudekerk and his children, Katie and Kiesha; as well as several cousins.

Family and friends may call on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will follow the calling hours, 4 p.m., at the funeral home, with Reverend Frank Lockwood, officiating.

Burial will be at a future date at Union Cemetery in Fort Edward.

The family wishes to thank Larry Baldwin for all the care, kindness, loyalty and dedication given to Dale during his illness.

Donations in memory of Dale may be made to the American Lung Association, 418 Broadway 1st Floor, Albany, New York, 12207.

Deborah A. (Holcomb) Thaxton

ThaxtonQUEENSBURY – Deborah A. (Holcomb) Thaxton, 60, of Queensbury, passed away on Sunday April 27, 2014 surrounded by her loving family, at her home.

Born on November 17, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Charles F. Holcomb Sr. and Vivian (Millington) (Holcomb)Hewitt. She attended Glens Falls School.

Debbie loved music, horses, fishing, bowling, dancing, singing karaoke and spending time with her loved ones. In recent years she was a DJ with her son BJ and her husband, Bernie. Many know her from the Knights of Columbus in Queensbury, where she charmed her way into many hearts and made numerous friendships. Her friends and family meant the world to her, especially her grandchildren.

Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her grandparents, Clayton and Leneta (Fuller) Millington, her uncle Arnold “Bud” Millington of Rhode Island and her three older brothers, Charles “Chuck” Jr., Anthony and John Holcomb.

Survivors include her husband of 25 years, Bernie Thaxton Jr., her children, Autumn (Dunn) Johnson and her husband, Scott, Tiffany Mack and her husband, Mike, Michael Morro, BJ Thaxton and her “step daughter”, Tyanne Mead, her uncle, Daniel Holcomb and his wife,

Janet of Warrensburg, her aunt, Dorothy Millington of Rhode Island, her grandchildren, Karisa Heym, Kristina Tennant, Joshua Heym, Dylan Mack, Azriel Mack, Emma Mack and Amber Mack, several nieces, nephews and many cousins.  She was particular close to her cousin, Connie Blackmer and her children.    Debbie also leaves behind her loving dogs, Bandit and Ziggy.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 1, 2014 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted at 5 p.m., following the calling hours at the funeral home, with the Rev. Colleen Lyon, officiating.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 101 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205-5512.

Edna Goulet

Goulet, Edna (Copy)HUDSON FALLS AND INDIAN LAKE – Edna Goulet, 93, of Hudson Falls and formerly of Indian Lake passed away Saturday April 26, 2014 at her home with her family by her side.

Born October 25, 1920 in Indian Lake, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Florence Brown.

Edna attended Indian Lake High School and on October 25, 1939 she married Edward Goulet in Olmsteadville with the Rev. Hatch officiating.

With her husband she owned and operated Goulet’s Wood Products in Indian Lake. In 1967 Edna and Edward moved the family to Florida and in 1975 they retired to Franklin, NC. They bought and converted a former private boarding school for girls into their home with apartments and a campground. While renovating the school they also ran Goulet’s Locksmith for 10 years. After retiring from the campground and locksmith businesses they moved to Hudson Falls with their daughter Kathryn.

She loved square dancing with her husband in Florida and North Carolina. While living with her daughter in Hudson Falls she enjoyed sunny days on the front porch viewing the farm and watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren work and play. She loved to reminisce about the old days, and her childhood spent at Lewey Lake Campsite where her parents were caretakers for 30 years. She also enjoyed visiting her daughter Elaine’s lakeside camp and trips to the ocean and White Mountains with her daughters.   She always referred to herself as “just a Country girl” and “A tough Ol’ Bird”.

For the past three years Edna was cared for by Kathryn and Elaine with assistance from her daughter Karen during the summers. She also enjoyed visits from her other daughter Linda.

She was predeceased by her husband Edward Goulet of 72 years in 2012, a son Edward “Beaver” Goulet in 1991 and her sister Lenore Lewis.

Survivors include her 5 children, Keith H. Goulet and wife, Anne, of Lake City, Florida, Karen A. Titton and her husband, Bob, of Leesburg, Florida, Linda R. McCane and her husband, Morgan, of Franklin, NC, Kathryn L. Wood and her husband, Jim, of Hudson Falls, NY, Elaine F. Toth and her husband, Andy, of Schenectady, NY; her grandchildren, Edward, Richard, and Gerry, Brenda, Mike, Amy, Robert, Kathryn, Bret, Eric, Laura, Lorraine, Andrew, Thomas, and Valerie; 21 great-grandchildren, and 3 great- great- grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls, with Rev. Mike Bailey, officiating.

Burial will be at Rush Cemetery in Franklin, NC.

The family would like to thank High Peaks Hospice for their compassion and support. The family would also like to recognize the help of Dr. Joseph Mihindu over the past three years.

Donations may be made to High Peaks Hospice of Warren County Office, 79 Glenwood Ave. 2nd Floor, Queensbury, NY 12804, to show your support.

Edward James Vincent

Vincent (2)FORT EDWARD – Edward James Vincent, 88, of The Oaks in Fort Edward, died on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Glens Falls Hospital after 11 days of illness.

Born on February 14, 1926, in Whitehall, NY, he was the son of the late Benjaiman and Annabelle (Marcelle) Vincent.

Edward graduated from Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army as a Private 1st Class in the European theatre of operations.

On November 9, 1947, he married Kathleen Kernan in Akron Ohio.

Edward worked for General Electric and Knolls Atomic Power Lab (KAPL) as a Class A. Electrician. He retired in 1988.

His enjoyments included coin collecting, bowling, collecting steins and traveling in his motor home.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife Kathleen M. Vincent who passed away in 1999.

Survivors include his daughter, Diane MacIntosh and her husband Doug; his son, Bruce Vincent and his wife, Connie and Bruce’s stepdaughter and step son, Megan and Ted Dreger; his brother, Kenneth Vincent; and his cousin Berly Vincent and his wife, Diane

There are no calling hours, and services are private.

Interment will take place at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in the town of Stillwater.

Edward’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to Greenpeace, 702 H Street, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20001, any Native American Charity of one’s choice, the National Museum of the American Indians, 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20560,  the American Cancer Society, 959 State Rte ( Queensbury, NY 12804 or the Arthritis Foundation, 1717 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12205

Gary L. Dickinson

Dickinson, GarySOUTH GLENS FALLS – Gary L. Dickinson, 59, a lifelong resident of South Glens Falls, passed away on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at Washington Center of Nursing and Rehabilitation formerly Pleasant Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, in Argyle, after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Born on July 11, 1954, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Lyle E. and Lillian (Taylor) Dickinson.

Gary was a graduate of South Glens Falls High School.  Following his graduation he attended Adirondack Community College, now known as SUNY Adirondack.

Gary served as a patrol officer for many years for the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Department and the South Glens Falls Police Department.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Hudson Falls and loved golfing, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, waterskiing, bowling and boating.

Gary’s life was spent helping others, through his police work, his devotion to the South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Company, his work with the Boy Scouts, and coaching women’s softball.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Gail Ellen Dickinson.

Gary is survived by his brother, Dale Dickinson and his wife, Mary of Moreau; his niece, Keri Snowball and her fiancé, David Rooks of South Glens Falls; his nephew, Jason Dickinson of Queensbury; his great niece, Claire Snowball of South Glens Falls; his great nephew, Trevor Burch of South Glens Falls; and his lifelong devoted friend, Kim Nichols of Queensbury.

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

The South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Company will meet at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home to pay their respects.

Funeral Services will be conducted 11 a.m. Monday, at the First Presbyterian Church on the park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Michael Plank, pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow at Southside Cemetery in the town of Moreau.

Memorial donations may be sent to the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River Street,e3 Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or the South Glens Falls Volunteer Fire Department, 7 West Marion Avenue, South Glens Falls NY 12803.

Colleen Sullivan Viele

KINGSBURY – Colleen Sullivan Viele, 86, passed away, April 20, 2014, (Easter Sunday), after a long and stoic battle with Diabetes and Heart Disease.

Colleen worked at GE for 20+ years and after retiring she volunteered at the ACC Daycare Center for several years until she left to take care of her grandkids for 18 years and great grandkids for the last 3 years. She was a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. Her family was the center of her life and that sometimes included the Kingsbury neighborhood kids who could usually be found playing in the yard alongside her 8 children.

She was predeceased by her daughter, Kelly Ann Sullivan, her son in law Noel Barber, stepson Craig Viele and her 6 siblings.

She is survived by her husband Lester Viele, her children Dawn (Calvin) Pugh, Kris Barber, Lois Sullivan, Colleen (Kenny) Spaulding, Joseph Sullivan and his Fiance Kelly Carpenter, Dennis (Virginia) Sullivan, Thomas (Christine) Sullivan. Step Children Connie (Jeff) MIller, Cindy (Jeff) Kendierski, Chuck(Kathy)Viele. Her sister Ellen Pezzi. Brother in Law Ernie Viele. Grandchildren Jamie Knight, Jason Knight, Jolene (Josh) Cronin, Elizabeth Sullivan and Dennis & Michael Sullivan. Also Scott Beckwith, Chipper Viele, Christina Kelsey, Jeremy Viele, Genvieve Viele, Tim Woodard. Great Grandchildren Olivia and Alex Cronin and several step-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be on Wednesday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will conducted, 11 a.m. on Thursday, at the Funeral Home.

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

The family would like to thank Dr. Kandora and his staff for 30 years of excellent care. The family would also like to thank the Glens Falls Hospital Emergency room doctors and nurses for the care & compassion they showed her on her many visits there.

No flowers please – Donations can be made to the Kingsbury Cemetery Association c/o PO Box 13, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, New York 12205.

Mary Jane Sabo


SaboHUDSON FALLS – Mary Jane Sabo passed unexpectedly from this life on Saturday, April 19th 2014.

She was born to the late Joseph and Mary Marino on July 9th, 1930 in Geneva, New York. In 1948 she married Antonius Sabo and they lived together with their children in Hudson Falls, New York.

Mary Jane was a devoted and loving mother whose touch extended far beyond just the children she bore. Her home was one of warmth and laughter, and welcomed all without pause. She was safe harbor for anyone with a smile to share or a heart to heal.

Mary Jane is now with her sisters Kathyrn Palmisano, Josephine Prater, and Anna Mae Arms, and is also survived by siblings Joseph Marino, Jr. and wife Dorothy, and Sylvia Opichowski. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Antonius Sabo and 8 children: Antonius Sabo Jr. and wife Jennifer, Sandra Strother, Rebecca Stevens and husband Thomas Romano, Craig Sabo and wife Gina, Kathryn Sabo-Strother and husband Richard, Tina-Marie Liles and husband Douglas, Peter Sabo and wife Jamie, Elias Sabo and wife Caroline; 13 grandchildren: Asha Martellotta, Eric Sabo and wife Theresa, Adam Sabo, Jessica Sabo, Rachel Stevens, Niles Stevens, Brooke Strother, Trevor Strother, Kyra Liles, Arianna Liles, Gabriella Liles, Lindsey Sabo, and Andrew Sabo; and 2 great-grandchildren: Molly and Aidan Martellotta.

To our mother -

“Gather each child into your embrace and in their bosom, a place to grow, a piece of your heart you gently place to bloom into Love and overflow.”

 Calling hours will be on Thursday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

 A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday, at Zion Episcopal Church, 224 Main Street in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Richard Chandler, Rector, officiating.

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

 Memorial donations may be made to Zion Episcopal Church, 224 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or Operation Smiles, Inc., 3641 Faculty Boulevard, Virginia Beach, VA 23453.


Madeline Lovett Edgerly

edgerlyedgerly oldHUDSON FALLS—Madeline Lovett Edgerly, 87, passed away on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home and Rehab Center, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on March 14, 1927, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Theopholus and Edith (Zeto) LaViolette.

Madeline attended and graduated from South Glens Falls High School.

Her first husband, Harold E. Lovett passed away in November of 1955, and her second husband, Ralph Edgerly passed away in September of 2011.

Madeline was a member of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church. She enjoyed taking care of her home, her family, and her extended family.

In addition to her parents and two husbands, she was predeceased by her daughter, Diane Edgerly and her son in law Robert Deyette, Sr.

Survivors include her daughters, Connie Deyette-Klein and her husband, Karl of Glens Falls, and Cindy Edgerly and her fiancé, Bryan Durant, of Queensbury; her grandchildren, Cindy Becker and her husband, Patrick, Robert Deyette, II, and Brendan Grogan; her great-grandchild, Morgan Becker; Devin Durant; her two sisters, Marjorie Butler of South Glens Falls, and Mildred Pratt of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

At Madeline’s request, there are no calling hours.

Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls with the Rev. Derek Hansen, pastor of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church, officiating

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

Madeline’s family would like to thank Community Hospice and also extend a heartfelt thank you to the nurses, C.N.A’s and staff of S wing at Fort Hudson.  No words can express how wonderful and caring they were to our mom, they truly became a second family to her and to us.

Madeline’s family suggests memorial donations to be made to the Purrs and Paws animal shelter, 3857 Route 9L, Lake George, NY 12845.

Ann S. Abbey

AbbeyAbbey oldQUEENSBURY – Ann S. Abbey, 81, a long time resident of Queensbury, went into the arms of the Lord, on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Indian River Health Care Facility in Granville, surrounded by her loving family

Born August 10, 1932, in Queensbury, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Melvina (Mero) Stockwell.

In 1949, Ann graduated from Glens Falls High School.

She worked at General Electric in Fort Edward and Hudson Falls for over 40 years.

Ann loved spending time with her grandchildren, and great grandchildren and enjoyed traveling reading, and walking.

Besides her parents, Ann is predeceased by her ex-husband, Carl I. Abbey, her brothers David, Charles, and Wayne Stockwell, and her four half brothers, and two half sisters.

Survivors include her son, Carl S. Abbey of Hudson Falls and his loving companion, Susan Dalbey; her grandchildren, Christopher Abbey of South Glens Falls, Brett Abbey and his wife, Hillery of Queensbury, Keith Abbey and his significant other, Beth Bello of Fort Ann; her great grand children, Luka, Kendall, Reann, Andrew, and Kyle Abbey; her special niece, Joan LaPier and her husband, David of Queensbury; several other nieces, nephews, and cousins; and her special friend, Diane Ingleston of Whitehall.

Friends and family may call Friday, from 6 to 8 p.m, at Carleton Funeral Home,h Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, at the funeral home with Rev. Donald Shuler, interim pastor of the Village Baptist Church of Fort Edward, officiating.

Burial will follow the funeral service at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

Ann’s family wishes to thank the wonderful staff at Indian River Health Care Facility for their compassion, care and kindness given to Ann and her family.

Donations in memory of Ann may be made to a charity of one’s choice