Robert N. Stockwell, Jr.

Stockwell, Robert Jr.QUEENSBURY- Robert N. “Bob” Stockwell, Jr., 63, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018, at Glens Falls Hospital, with his loving wife, Karen and his nephew, Jacob by his side, following a life long battle with diabetes and its complications.

Born on January 1, 1955, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Esther (Bardin) Stockwell of Hudson Falls and the late Robert N. Stockwell, Sr.

On August 3, 1975, he married Karen Hodge in Queensbury.

He was employed in this area by many paint and hardware stores. He was well known for his unique ability to match paint.

Bob adored his two dachshunds, Yukie and Ellie, and taking vacations in Maine to see the ocean and the beach. He enjoyed swimming in his pool and hosting many barbeques at his home, where he would be surrounded by family. He loved the outdoors and chatting with family and friends.

Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Karen of Queensbury; his son, Robert N. Stockwell, III and his wife, Kazumi of Japan; his granddaughter, Yukino of Japan; his mother, Esther (Bardin) Stockwell of Hudson Falls; his two brothers, Donald H. Stockwell and his wife, Nancy of Hudson Falls and their son, Adam and daughter, Michelle, Mark Stockwell and his wife, Colleen of Hudson Falls and their son, Mark S. Stockwell, Jr. and daughter, Mary Ellen Stockwell; his sister-in-law, Patricia Etu and her husband, Bob of Queensbury; his nephew, John F. Gibson, Jr. and his wife, Sherry and son, Jacob of Fort Edward; his nephew, William J. Gibson of Florida; his niece, Lori E. Powers of Granville and her son, Nicholas and daughter, Emily.

Bob’s family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Joseph Mihindu, who helped Bob through his many medical battles. A thank you to his sister-in-law, Pat Etu and her husband, Bob, for the many times they sat with Bob, giving him much needed comfort. Thank you to Kristine Hart, who was very helpful to Bob and Karen. Finally, a special thanks to the nurses and staff on Tower 3 at Glens Falls Hospital, for their selfless care to Bob and his family.

There are no services scheduled.

Bob’s family requests that donations be made in his name to the West Glens Falls Emergency Squad, 86 Luzerne Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.Arrangements are under the direction of the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Douglas D’Addetta

D'Addetta, DouglasSOUTH GLENS FALLS- Douglas D’Addetta, 60, passed away after a short illness, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on March 11, 1958, in Jersey City, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Anthony and Alice (Metzner) D’Addetta.

At the age of 17, he joined the US Army and served as a medic.

He was very active in his church, leading Men’s Ministries, as well as the Royal Rangers. He was the Northeast Sectional Commander of the Royal Rangers. He loved to cook and prepared many meals at his church. He also spent many hours renovating at the Gospel Lighthouse Church.  He was dedicated to the Open-Door mission and had an unwavering love for God. He was always available for the men of the Men’s Ministries, no matter the time or place.  Douglas touched the lives of so many people and will not be forgotten. He was also an avid NY Yankees fan.

Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Kimberly D’Addetta of South Glens Falls; his children, Danielle D’Addetta of New York,  Douglas D’Addetta of New Jersey, Roxanne D’Addetta of Florida, Jade D’Addetta  Deany and her husband Taylor of Florida, Spencer D’Addetta of South Glens Falls; two grandchildren, Cambria D’Addetta, Paxton Deany; his brother, Anthony D’Addetta of New Jersey; his twin brother, Dennis and his wife, Jeanine of New Jersey; his sister, Joann Giarratania and her husband, Richard  of New Jersey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He also left behind his best friend and beloved bulldog, Luigi.

It was Doug’s wish that in death, he could help someone else live on, so he generously donated his organs to Donate Life.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Gospel Lighthouse Assembly of God Church, with Pastor Paul Mead officiating.

A gathering will immediately follow the service and folks are encouraged to bring a covered dish to pass.

In lieu of flowers, Doug requested that donations be made in his name to the Open-Door Mission, P.O. Box 3306, Glens Falls, NY 12801 or the Back Pack Food Program for kids at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 LaCross St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Doug’s family gives special thanks to the Glens Falls Hospital and staff for their special care, and Pastor Paul Mead and Chuck Wright for being there, and to the so many others who helped at this difficult time.

Online condolences may be made by visiting

Arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.


Margaret Shirley Gifford

Gifford, Margaret ShirleySCOTIA – Margaret Shirley (Flanders) Gifford, 90, formerly of South Glens Falls and Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Baptist Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Scotia.

Born on April 4, 1927 in Glenville, she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Lena (Wood) Flanders.

On May 1, 1954, Shirley married Russell Gifford in Canaan, CT.  He passed away on November 18, 2004, after almost 50 years of marriage.

Shirley was employed in the display department at the Schenectady Gazette and for 25 years as a quality control inspector at General Electric in Fort Edward, retiring in 1987.  While at GE, Shirley worked long hard hours then went home to care for her family.

She was a member of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church and the General Electric Quarter Century Club.

Shirley enjoyed golfing and bowling with her husband and family.  She also loved fishing, boating and camping with her family on the Great Sacandaga Lake.  Shirley was an avid reader throughout her life and enjoyed working on adult coloring books during her stay at the Baptist Nursing and Rehab Center.  Her family was the center of her life.  Shirley was a wonderful lady who was gentle and compassionate with all those around her.

Beside her parents and husband, Shirley was predeceased by her brother, Almon A. Flanders and her two sisters, Thelma Bennett and her husband, Robert and Beverly Colwel and her husband, Arthur.

Survivors include her children Gary R. Gifford and his wife, Jane of Scotia and Debra Marino and her husband, Daniel, of South Glens Falls; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

Graveside Services will be conducted in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Moreau Emergency Squad, Inc., 1583 Route 9, Fort Edward, NY  12828.





Marjorie E. Havern

Havern, MarjorieFORT ANN – Marjorie E. Havern, 83, of Fort Ann, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 8, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on June 2, 1934 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of the late Keith and Elizabeth (Epps) Palmer.

For 28 years, Marjorie worked for Stroehman in Queensbury, where she made many friends.

She enjoyed getting out and meeting new friends at the Moreau Senior Center, where she volunteered at the thrift store and also created beautiful May baskets.

Marjorie loved spending time with her family, going to garage sales and spending summers at her camp at Caroga Lake.  She also enjoyed flowers, knickknacks and sweets.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her son, David Weaver, her sister, Patricia Gray and her beloved dog, Wally.

Survivors include her six children, Nancy (Hank) Crannell of Palatine Bridge, Sherry (Skip) Simonds of Palatine Bridge, Donna (Dan) Bombard of Hudson Falls, Debbie Ireland and her fiancé, Tom Neal of Fort Ann, Duke (Jolene) Shults of Lubec, Maine and Deann (Jim) Bucher of Hudson Falls; her grandchildren, Angie (Justin) Calkins, Matthew (Jessica) Crannell, Krista Mann, RJ (Nikki) Mann, Daniel (Desiree) Bombard, David Bombard, Tanner Ireland, Tyler Ireland, Amanda (James) Marchinkowski, Joseph (Lindsey) Shults, Joshua (Amanda) Bucher, Jonathan (Abby) Bucher and Tia (Will) Bucher, Spencer Neal and Connor Neal; eight beautiful great grandchildren, Kristina, Stephanie, Jack, Hadley, Logan, Liam, Colin and Nathan; brothers, John Palmer and Frank Palmer; and sister, Delores Fredenburg; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday, March 11, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, March 12, 2018 at the funeral home.

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

Marjorie’s family wishes to thank the Glens Falls Renal Dialysis Center for the loving care and compassion that they gave to their mother.

They also wish that donations be made to the Northeastern Kidney Foundation, 501 New Karner Road, #6, Albany, NY  12205.

Loretta E. Smith

Smith, LorettaFORT EDWARD Loretta E. Smith, 89, of Fort Edward, peacefully went into the arms of the Lord, at her home, on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Born on January 20, 1929 in Whitehall, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Rita (Wells) Yule.

Loretta grew up in Hudson Falls and was a longtime member of the Hudson Falls First Presbyterian Church.  On April 20, 1947, she married Robert “RC” Smith at the Hudson Falls First Presbyterian Church.  RC passed away on November 30, 2015, after 68 years of marriage.

After many years of service, Loretta retired from Scott Paper Company.

She devoted her life to raising her three children. Loretta was a kind soul, always putting others needs before her own.    She loved animals and would be the first to lend a hand in their rescue and care.   Loretta never turned her back on any animal in need, including her “pet” fox.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sons, Terry Smith and Tommy Smith, her sister, Marion Havens and her husband, “Deed”, her brother, Robert “Piper” Yule, her sister, Jane Beale and her husband, Don and their son, Gary; her sons in law, Tony Coveleski and Fred Chase.

Survivors include her daughter, Barbara Chase of Argyle; her step granddaughter, Tami Coveleski Field of Queensbury; her nieces, Cynthia Nacua and her husband, Steven of Hebron, Marcia Smith of South Glens Falls, Sheila Patten and her husband, Paul of Hudson Falls, Susan Yule of CA and Patty Klemarczyk and her husband, John of NH; her nephews Thomas Havens and his wife, Sarah of Greenwich, Edward Havens and his wife, Lisa of Kingsbury and Robin Yule of CA; and her loving and devoted cousins, neighbors and friends.

At Loretta’s request, services will be private.

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

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to SPCA of Upstate NY, PO Box 161, Hudson Falls or the charity of one’s choice

 “Never say goodbye, say, so long”.

Loretta E. Smith

Manley James Hayes, Jr.

Hayes, ManleyHUDSON FALLS – Manley James “Jim” Hayes Jr., 74, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at Glens Falls Hospital, with his children by his side.

He was born on April 30, 1943, to Manley James Hayes Sr. and Helen Maples Hayes, in Glens Falls, and is preceded in death by their passings, and also by his infant son Michael James.

He married Denise Dianne Pruett (now Seely) on May 26, 1978, and together they served as missionaries for 25 years, spreading the gospel of Christ as they planted over 15 churches throughout southern Africa.

Jim took pride in his volunteer work with various police and fire departments as an EMT during his younger days and was able to connect with people in a personal way that few had the ability to do.

He was always known for his jokes and for being a good-natured prankster. In more recent times, he enjoyed playing computer games, eating at Golden Corral, and rooting for the New York Giants.

He is survived by his former wife, Denise Seely and her husband, Bob; his daughter, Tami Hills fiancé, Dominick, Tami’s daughters, Taylor and Karlee and Taylor’s daughter, Rylee; his son, James Dennis Hayes, wife Cassandra and children Eli, Eva and Daniel; his daughter, Jamie Bovair, husband Garrett, and children Eamon, Andre, Marcus, Roman, Julianna and Emma; his daughter Jennifer Lucille Lobb, husband Mark, and children, Noah and Amelia; and many brothers and sisters scattered across the United States.

Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., followed by a prayer service and brief time of reflection on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls. Graveside services will be private.

His family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Glens Falls Hospital, specifically the dialysis nurses who spent so much time with him over the last few years.

R. Butch Davis

HUDSON FALLS- R. Butch Davis, 50, of Hudson Falls, passed away unexpectedly at home on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Born on July 17, 1967, in Glens Falls, he was the son of Richard and Theresa (Sherwood) Davis of South Glens Falls.

Butch worked in construction. He loved hot rods, hunting and fishing, but spending time with his family was his greatest joy.

Butch was a beloved son, husband, father, grandfather, uncle and a best friend to many. He was always willing to help any and all in need.

He is survived by his wife, Karen (Smith) Davis of Hudson Falls; his mother and father, Richard and Theresa (Sherwood) Davis of South Glens Falls; his three sons, Thacker Burden and his wife, Amber of Oklahoma, Phillip Smith of Luzerne, Branden Smith and his significant other, Rachel Hayslette of Luzerne; his three grandchildren, Wyatt Burden, Corrinexc Burden, Sophia Smith; his siblings, Paula Leasure and her husband, Dan of Florida; Carla Franklin and her husband, DJ of South Carolina, Richard Davis and his wife, Kim of Glens Falls; several nieces and nephews; and his extended family, the Wells, McDonalds and Steve’s.

Friends may call on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 4-6 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Funeral services will be private.

Patricia “Penny” Randall

Randall 2Randall#1FORT EDWARD – Patricia “Penny” Mary Randall, 70, of Fort Edward, passed away on February 28, 2018 at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on July 31, 1947 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Nelson and Mary (LaPoint) Pattee, Jr.

Penny attended grade school in Hudson Falls and then moved to South Glens Falls and graduated from South High in June of 1967.

She also graduated from Austin Beauty School in Albany, where she received her NYS License.

On April 7, 1968, Penny married Raymond F. Randall at the First Baptist Church in Hudson Falls, officiated by Rev. George Bishop.  They honeymooned in Quebec.

Penny joined her husband, who was stationed in Germany for two years and was able to travel extensively throughout Europe.  A highpoint in her life was meeting her grandmother, Olive Pattee and many acquaintances in London, while on a Sandy Hill tour.

Her first job was which Jarts in South Glens Falls and after receiving her hair dressing license, she worked in several shops in the area.   Penny left her hair dressing career to work at NAMIC in Hudson Falls, then transitioning through the purchasing companies from Schneider, Boston Scientific, Phizer and finally retiring from Angio Dynamics in Oncology packaging on August 29, 2013.

She was an avid NCAA basketball fan for both men and women, Knicks basketball and the Siena Saints.  Penny loved watching NASCAR and enjoyed traveling to all their venues up and down the east coast.

She was and eclectic music fan of all music genres.  Penny attended several music festivals, Broadway Shows and was lucky enough to see many of the 40’s big bands in person, before their demise.  Because music was so important to her, she was a past member of the Capitol Area Blues Association, Northeast Blues Society, Northeast Country Music Association and the Adirondack Bluegrass League.

Her biggest enjoyment was reading. She read several books a week and was a regular at the Hudson falls Library.

Penny also loved shelties, including the family pet sheltie, Mindy.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her mother in law, Dorothy Randall and her father in law, Howard Randall.

Survivors include her husband, Raymond Randall of the town of Fort Edward; her step father, John Paul Lebrun of South Glens falls; her step brother, Anthony Lebrun of Glens Falls; her children, Kevin Randall and his wife, Stacey Randall of Greenwich and Allison Randall of Hubbardton, Vermont; her grandchildren, Megan and Morgan Randall, both of Greenwich and Katelyn and Evan Kennett of Hubbardton, Vermont.

Friends may call on Saturday, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 3, 2018 at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls,

A graveside service will be conducted in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

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


Linda L. Fish

Fish, LindaFORT MILLER – Linda L. (Brockway) Fish, 79, of Fort Miller, passed away on Sunday, February 25, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.

Born on January 11, 1939, in Fort Miller, she was the daughter of the late James and Eunice (Flanders) Brockway.

She married Jeremiah Fish and they shared their lives together, until he passed away on October 24, 2000.

Linda enjoyed working at several area paper mills, where she met many friends.  She loved classic country music, especially Willie Nelson.  Linda attended so many of his concerts that he recognized her and her family.   She even was able to take a tour of his bus.

She also loved her little dog, Olivia.  Linda was a kind and generous lady, who would give you the shirt off her back.  Her family was the center of her life, especially spending time with her grandchildren, whom she loved watching grow up and her great grandchildren who knew her as “Mammie”.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her sons in law, Martin Powhida and Millard “Bud” Linendoll and 14 brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her children, Debbie Linendoll of Greenwich, Jean Powhida and her companion, Roger Campbell of Hudson Falls, Terri Perry of Greenwich and Edward Fish of Fort Miller; her grandchildren, K.C. MacNeil and his wife, Mary, Michael Linendoll and his companion, Emmalee Corlew, Timothy Powhida and his wife, Julianna, Jeffery Powhida and his wife, Rena, James Wood, Edward Wood and his companion, Sabrina, Sara Vernon, Tina Fish and Jennifer Brooks and her husband, Steve; her great grandchildren, Keilana MacNeil, Kadyn MacNeil, Mason MacNeil, A.J. Powhida, Logan Powhida, Kinsey Powhida,  Amelya Powhida, Zoey Phillips, Damien Wood, Nero Wood, Brayden Wood, Bradley Louise Wood, Gunnar Pfirman, Damien Parker and Lilith Parker; her siblings, John “Jack” Brockway, Joan Provost and Mark Brockway and  his wife,  Annette; her brothers and sister in law, James Fish and his wife, Judy, Elizabeth Vicioso and Wray Londaue; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, March 2, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Burial will be in the spring at Riverside Cemetery in Fort Miller.

Linda’s family wishes to thank the staff on D-1 at the Saratoga Hospital and all the doctors and nurses and the staff from Community Hospice for the wonderful care and compassion given to Linda and her family.

Memorial donations may be sent to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Marion R. Lemery

Lemery, MarionHUDSON FALLS – Marion R. (Howard) Lemery,82, of McDowell Street, went to her eternal rest on Saturday, February 24, 2018.

Born on July 20, 1935 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ethel D. (Griffin) Howard.

Marion graduated from Queensbury High School, and then received her Nursing degree from Putnam Hospital School of Nursing in Bennington, VT.

On July 26, 1969, in Glens Falls, Marion married Raymond E. Lemery.  He passed away in 1993, after 24 years of marriage.

Marion was employed as a nurse in several area nursing homes.   At one time, she was a charge nurse at Pleasant Valley Infirmary in Argyle and then at Westmount Health Facility in Queensbury, where she retired in 1987. Following her retirement from nursing, Marion began her employment at Queensbury School District and retired from there in 1997.

The center of her life was her family.  Marion loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was a fabulous knitter and created many beautiful gifts for her family.   Marion also kept busy doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.   She was an avid John Wayne fan and would often say, “He could eat crackers in my bed, anytime.”

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by three brothers, Walter Howard, William Howard, Jr. and Clifton Howard; four sisters, Eilleen Lansing, Jessie Benson, Lorraine Saville and Jean Bohlman.

Survivors include her children, Keith Lemery and his wife, Kristina of Hudson Falls, Kimberly Rivers and her husband, Norman, of Hudson Falls and Julie Miller and her husband, George, of Glens Falls; her sister, Florence Phillips of Willsboro; her grandchildren, Lukas Lemery, Ava Lemery, Chelsea Rivers, Valarie Miller, Joy Meyer and John Miller; three great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at Kingsbury Volunteer Hose Company, 3715 Burgoyne Avenue in Kingsbury.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 26 Broadway, 14th Floor, New York, NY 10004 or Ronald McDonald House, 139 S. Lake Ave., Albany, NY  12208 or Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY  12846.



George H. Miller

Miller, George

GLENS FALLS – George H. Miller, 68, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 22, 2018, at the Glens Falls Hospital.  He died just one day short of his 69th birthday.

Born on February 23, 1949, he was the son of the late John and Rhoda Miller.

George served in the U.S. Navy for 3 years aboard the U.S.S. Boxer CV21 Aircraft Carrier.  He worked for International Paper in Mobile Alabama for 34 years.

He was a member of the American Legion Post # 574 and the Color Guard in Hudson Falls.

He loved NASCAR and was a member of the Junior Nation.  He enjoyed fishing, had a wonderful sense of humor and loved being with his family and friends.

Most recently he resided in the Adirondack Manor

He was predeceased by his parents, John and Rhoda Miller, the mother of his children, Amanda and his brother in law, Buzz Hunter.

His survivors include his children, Julie (Paul Hand) of Bay Minette Alabama, Jason (Annesia) Miller of Wilmer Alabama and Christian Miller of Bay Minette, Alabama; his grand-daughters, Jade Gibson of Bay Minette Alabama; his grandsons Tristan and Justin Thomas Miller; his sister, Mary Hunter of Glens Falls, Wanda (Bill) McLaughlin of Gansevoort; his niece Tammy Heckenberg; his nephews, Scott and Nicholas Miller, Glenn (Patty) Hunter of Orlando, Florida; and a very special Aunt, Martha Miller of Fort Edward; and several cousins.

At his request there will be no calling hours.

He will be interred in the Gerald B. H. Saratoga National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

We would like to thank all the doctors and nurses of the Glens Falls Hospital, who took such good care of him and family and the Adirondack Manor for their care and love.

Memorial donations may be sent the Hudson Falls American Legion Post 574, 92 Pearl Street in Hudson Falls.

James “Jimmy” Zito

Zito, jamesSOUTH GLENS FALLS-James “Jimmy” Zito, 50 years old, of South Glens Falls, passed away on Sunday, February 18, 2018.

Born on May 16, 1967, at the Lakeside Hospital in Copiague, NY, he was the son of Albert and Linda (Steinberg) Zito.

Jimmy graduated from Sachem High School of Long Island, New York.

On September 23, 1990, he married Lynn Bayer in Babylon, New York, a village of Long Island.

Jimmy worked at Maltbie Chevrolet for 24 years.   Most recently he began working at Whiteman Chevrolet, where he was employed as an Auto Technician.

Jimmy loved fishing, riding 4 wheelers, restoring old cars and hanging out with his puppy, Stanley.

He was predeceased by his sister, Traci Boerem.

Survivors include his wife, Lynn Zito of South Glens Falls; his son James Zito of South Glens Falls; his parents, Albert and Linda Zito of Lake George; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 5-8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

In Lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations in Jimmy’s name be made to the SPCA of Upstate New York, 588 Queensbury Ave, Queensbury, NY 12804

Helen Caprood

HUDSON FALLS- Helen Caprood, age 98 years, of Hudson Falls, died on February 14, 2018, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on May 29, 1919, Helen was the daughter of John and Elizabeth (Norton) O’Keefe.

She became engaged to William (Al) Caprood prior to his four years of service with the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater. Upon Al’s return home from the war, they married on November 17, 1945.  Together they lived the majority of their happy life in the home they built on East Labarge Street in Hudson Falls.

Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Al, her sister, Nancy and her daughter-in-law, Cheryl.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy of Utah; her son, Bill, who has been her loving caretaker; and his significant other, Jan Severance; her two grandsons, whom she cherished, Jeff of Fort Edward and Bill, and his significant other, Janet Fish of Hudson Falls; and her three great granddaughters, Alivia, Aberdeen and Meela.

Among her many interests, Helen was an avid reader, very proud of her Irish heritage, an advocate of the simple things in life, an interested listener, and an engaging storyteller.

Helen never wanted anything, but always gave everything. She will be missed by all whose lives she touched.

Her family would like to recognize and thank her caregivers, especially Donna, whose attentiveness and loving care over the years gave Helen such rich quality of life. Also special thanks to her other wonderful sitters, Debbie, Ann, JoAnn, Renee and Donna for the many hours of care devoted to Helen’s wellbeing.

The family would also like to thank the providers, staff and care management team of T2 Oncology Unit, and special recognition to Dr. William Tedesco for his compassion and understanding.

Funeral services are private, at the convenience of the family.

All arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.