Price E. Gibbs, Sr.

GibbsFORT ANN – Price E. Gibbs, Sr., 59, of Catherine Street, left to be with the Lord he loved, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Born on September 10, 1955 in Glens Falls, Price was the son of the late Everett E. and Norma Jean Gibbs.

He attended Schuylerville High School and was a disabled factory worker.

Price was a collector of things broken and unwanted.   He could turn a stray piece of lumber and shattered mirror into an inspiring cross.     He had an encyclopedic knowledge of American movies and vast collections of VCR’s and DVD’s, which were his pride and joy.     Price particularly loved fishing with his sons and took delight in making “cowboy coffee,” a vile concoction of coffee grounds and campfire smoke that would keep the whole crew awake for days.

Price was loved deeply and his passing leaves a large hole in the hearts of many.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Gibbs of Fort Ann; his sons, Price E. Gibbs, Jr and his wife, Crystal of Queensbury, Brock E. Gibbs and his partner, Rachael Hall of Glens Falls and Frank Labaddie of Saratoga Springs; his step daughter, Gia Futch and her husband, Damein of Orlando, Fl.; his loving grandchildren, Isabella, Boston, Ryan, Blair, Brayden and Landon Gibbs, Bailey Russell, all of Queensbury, Brooke and Kayden Gibbs and Christopher Persons, all of Glens Falls, Logan and Caleb Futch, both of Orlando, FL; and his beloved niece, Barbara Fasulo of Cromwell, CT.

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

Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those attending the calling hours bring a large jar of peanut butter, which will be donated in Price’s name to a local food pantry.

Scott Thomas Ritchie

Scott Ritchie obit photo (3) (2)HUDSON FALLS – Scott Thomas Ritchie, one of God’s very special people, passed away peacefully at his Alma Avenue group home in Hudson Falls, NY on May 19, 2015 after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

Born on July 18, 1951 in Gouverneur, NY to Gretchen and Howard Ritchie, he was a long-time resident of Hudson Falls with his parents and later at nearby group homes.  Born with cerebral palsy, Scott was happy and child-like his whole life, forever smiling and always looking forward to the next fun thing to be part of.

And what fun he had–camping on Lake George with family and friends, Saturday bowling with his housemates, winter trips (Scott’s “vacation”) to Florida where Mom and Dad took him to Disney to be photographed with Mickey, Lake George boat rides with Tom and Kathleen, Yankee and local hockey games where cheering and a souvenir were the highlights, winning ribbons at Special Olympics, countless outings organized by the great staff at his group home,  going to local restaurants (“eat out”), talking on the phone, listening to music and watching movies–especially musicals–Annie and Sound of Music being his all-time sing-along favorites.  During the last couple of years at Alma house, he was so excited to be “retired” as he called it, where the staff gave him extra attention and made every day a new adventure.

Scott’s special ability was his extraordinary memory for songs and lyrics, and while he couldn’t sing every word (usually only the last word in each line), his enthusiasm was infectious.  He amazed us all by knowing lyrics by heart which we had to look up.

Each and every year there were two major holidays that Scott looked forward to, talked about for months beforehand, and certainly reminded family and many others of — Christmas (“Santa coming”) and his birthday.  Visits by the Easter bunny were fun, too.

Scott made hundreds of friends over the years.  It was a rare occurrence when taking him to stores or restaurants that people didn’t walk up to say hi – often explaining to the rest of us that they had met him years, sometimes decades earlier.

It is impossible to personally thank all of the extended family, friends and caregivers (WWAARC house staff and Hospice) for the heartfelt love and care that Scott received.  We sincerely thank all of you–   especially the caregivers at Alma house–for providing Scott such a happy, fulfilled life during the last few years.

A paraphrase of one of Scott’s favorite songs, which we sang together so many times, reflects how we will remember him – you were our sunshine and you made us all happy.

Scott is predeceased by his father Howard.  He is survived by his mother Gretchen, a brother Brad and his wife Sally, Aunt Ann Real, ‘brother’ Thomas Mitchell and wife Kathleen, cousins Jane Wilson and husband Andrew Real and many other cousins.

Scott’s family will receive friends at the Carleton Funeral Home, 68 Main St., Hudson Falls, NY on Thursday, May 28th from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, immediately followed by the memorial service on-site.  Burial in the family plot in Richville, NY will be at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, Scott may be remembered by sending a contribution in his name to WWAARC at 436 Quaker Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

Claire Carleton Fraser

FrasierHUDSON FALLS – Claire Ruth Carleton Fraser, 88, of Hudson Falls, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.

Born on December 9, 1926, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of Will and Ida (Laraway) Carleton.

Claire was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School in 1944 and a 1948 graduate of Mount Holyoke College.

In 1949 she wed James Fraser and dedicated her early adult years to care for and raise her six children, Judith, Scott, Bruce, Andrew, Peter and James, Jr.  Claire possessed a strong sense of social responsibility and her lifelong pursuit of performing volunteer work included head start of Albany, Meals on Wheels, the Chapman Historical Museum, Fort Hudson Healthcare Auxiliary, Mt. Holyoke Alumni Association and numerous others.   She was a volunteer foster mother and hosted foreign students in her home.  She welcomed children from the fresh air fund to her camp at Echo Bay for several summers and she would gladly lend a helping hand to a group or individual in need, often at a moment’s notice. She was also very proud to be a part of the Carleton family, who operated the Carleton Funeral home, Inc. in Hudson Falls for many years.

In 1978, inspired by her entrepreneurial spirit, Claire acquired the Cleverdale County Store and operated it for many years, growing the business, and content to serve the lakeside community of which, she enjoyed being a part.

In her later years, Claire spent her time adoring her 11 grandchildren, travelling as much as she could, and presiding over frequent gatherings of family and friends at Echo Bay as she had done for over 50 years.

She was predeceased by two sisters, Marion Wilson Storey and Jean C. Taylor and her parents.

Survivors include her husband of 66 years, James Fraser of Hudson Falls; her children, Judith, of Longmeadow, MA, Scott, and his fiancé, Christine Burke, of Queensbury, Bruce and his wife, Kathleen, of Queensbury, Andrew and his wife, Suzanne, of Boxford, MA, Peter and his wife, Cheryl, of Queensbury, James, Jr., and his wife, Jessica, of Weston, FL; her grandchildren, Justin, Heath, Dean, Mackenzie, Heather, Brittany, Rory, Meredith, James, III, Luke and Benjamin; several nieces, nephews and a cousin, John Little.

Friends may call on Friday, May 29, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 30, 2015, at the Hudson Falls Fisrst Baptist Church, 118 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Fort Hudson Foundation, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the First Baptist Church in Hudson Falls, 118 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839

Hilda A. (Terry) Rice

Rice 1 Rice 2HUDSON FALLS – Hilda A. (Terry) Rice, 74, of Mountainview Drive, passed on to Heaven, surrounded by her three loving daughters on Monday, May 25, 2015.

Born on January 30, 1941, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Stephen and Estella (Fuller) Terry.

Hilda graduated in 1958 from Hudson Falls High School and continued her education at Albany Training School For Practical Nurses, where she received her LPN.  Hilda used her degree working at the Glens Falls Hospital and later at Longwood Nursing Home in Florida.

On July 10, 1960, she married the father of her three girls, Ernest August Arendt at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls. Hilda’s second marriage was to George Rice on November 26, 1982.  They were married 16 wonderful years, until his passing on October 27, 1999.

Hilda loved attending services at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls and St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.

She enjoyed bowling and at one time was on the Tuesday Ladies League.  Hilda spent many hours going to garage sales with her family.  No matter where she lived, she always had a pool.  Hilda loved having pool parties at her homes in Hudson Falls and Florida.  She also enjoyed going to the beaches, amusement parks and exploring Florida with her daughters and grandchildren.  While working 15 years at D’Amico’s she earned the title “the Hostess with the mostest”.  Hilda loved working at D’Amico’s and made many friends during her career.  She will be remembered as a talker and a good listener to all her customers.  Hilda was an avid gardener, who loved taking care of her vegetables and flowers.  Most of all, Hilda will always be remembered for her kind heart and her strikingly beautiful blue eyes.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her siblings, Elizabeth “Betty” Rouse, Ruth Colvin, Eleanor Wood Greene, Mary Yarter and Thomas Terry, her brothers  in law, Sam Rouse, Hank Colvin, Clarence Wood and Loren Yarter and her son in law, Arthur Rudman.

She is survived by her three daughters, “the three T’s”, Theresa Josephine Pasco of Hudson Falls, Tina Marie Arendt and her companion, Randy Perrotte, both of Queensbury and Tracy Lynn Ann Rudman of West Hebron; her four grandchildren, Ashley Rudman of Oregon, Ray Pasco of Hudson Falls, Evan Pasco of Hudson Falls and Alan Shaffer of Queensbury; her great granddaughter, Rhapsody Brummaggen and one on the way; her son in law, Ray Pasco II of Fort Edward; two brothers, John Terry of Queensbury and Robert “Stevie” Terry of Hudson Falls; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Thursday, May 28, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Hilda’s family wishes to thank the staff at the Fort Hudson Health Care Center for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Hilda and her family.  Also, a special thanks to Darcy Freeborn and Kylie Dunbar.   They will always be eternally grateful.

Memorial donations may be sent to the Fort Hudson Health Care Facility, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the American Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205.

Thomas G. “Silas” Field

FieldField2GLENS FALLS – Thomas G. “Silas” Field, 74, of Glens Falls, passed away, on Thursday, May 21, 2015, surrounded by his loving family, after battling a long illness.

Born on November 16, 1940, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late George and Geraldine “Pesty” (Rabine) Field.

On June 14, 1975, he married Roberta Shields in Hudson Falls.

Tom worked for many years, until his retirement for Scott Paper, under various company names, including Irving Tissue.

In his younger years, he enjoyed playing golf.  He was an avid sports fan,  he especially liked the Miami Dolphins, Baltimore Orioles and NASCAR, #14 Tony Stewart.

Tom loved animals, especially cats.  He will be remembered for having a big heart and would do anything for anything for his family.   Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandkids.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his daughter, Kimberly Field and his sister, Darlene Field.

Tom is survived by his wife of 39 years, Roberta Field of Glens Falls; his two daughters, Renee Field of Glens Falls and Lisa Stetson and her husband Eric of Glens Falls; his three grandsons, Eric, Alex and Kyle Stetson; his brother, David Field and his wife, Irene of Fort Edward; his sisters, Diane Ellsworth and her husband, Gary of Florida, Patty Ann Field of Corinth and Beth Ann Ciccone and her husband, Lot of Fort Ann; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Family and friends are welcome to Tom’s graveside services 12 noon, on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward .

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Lung Association, 3 Winners Circle, # 300, Albany, NY 12205 or Adirondack Save a Stray, 4880 NY-9N, Corinth, NY 12822.

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

Olga Race

Race, OlgaHUDSON FALLS – Olga Race, 93, a longtime Hudson Falls resident. Went to the Lord on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Indian River Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Granville

Born on September 16, 1921, in Thomas, WV, she was the daughter of the late Rudolph Mestek and Paula (Vozelj) Mestek Novak.

On July 20, 1947, she married Sheridan H. Race in Richmond, MA.  He passed away on July 14, 2001.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son, Sheridan Race, a sister, Leta Suits, a brother, Emil Mestek and a half sister Louise Novak.

Survivors include her daughter in law Diana Race of Fort Edward; two grandsons, The Rev. Sheridan Race, II and his wife, Marcy, of Ticonderoga and Dana Race and his wife, Celine, of Royal Palm Beach, FL five great grandchildren,  Austin, Jakob, Alexis, Caleb and Elizabeth; two nieces, Paula Biagini and Leta Jagielski one nephew Edward Suits.

All services are private at the convenience of the family.

Her family requests donations in her memory be made to the Ticonderoga Assembly of God Church, 32 Water St., Ticonderoga, NY 12883.

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

Barbara E. Brownell

BrownellGANSEVOORT – Barbara E. Brownell, 60, of Gansevoort, passed away, on Monday, May 18, 2015, at her home, after a 22 year battle with cancer.

Born October 2, 1954, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Bertha (Hurley) Nash.

She married her husband, Kevin Brownell on August 28, 2004.

Barb was employed for over 20 years at the Wilton Developmental Center until illness forced her to retire.

She and Kevin enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren to places like Hershey, PA, and the seacoast.  Family picnics and Christmas were very important to her. Despite a long battle with cancer, she was a caring and generous person to any one in need.

In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by a son, Scott Bushey, her brothers, Gary M. Nash, Sr., Andy Nash and William J. Nash, Sr., her sister, Dottie Whitman and a half bother, Leon Nash.

Survivors in addition to her husband of 10 years, Kevin Brownell of Gansevoort; her sons, Michael Bushey of Fort Edward and Shane Bushey and his wife Tricia of Gansevoort; her grandchildren, Amanda Bushey, Deanna Bushey, Kiana Bushey, Brittany Bushey, Brianna Bushey and Brian Bushey; her brother, James Nash of Fort Edward; her sister Laurene Ringer and her husband, Bill, Sr., of Queensbury; a brother in law, Don Whitman of South Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 pm on Thursday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will be conducted 11 am on Friday at Southside Cemetery in the town of Moreau. Deacon Dan Boyd of St. Theresa’s Chapel in Gansevoort, officiating

Barb’s family suggests that memorial donations in her memory be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family would like to thank Community Hospice, especially Mary and Tammy, Caritas and Irene O’Neil for all the care and support given to Barbara.

Barbara E. Brownell

BrownellGANSEVOORT – Barbara E. Brownell, 60, of Gansevoort, passed away, on Monday, May 18, 2015, at her home, after a 22 year battle with cancer.

Born October 2, 1954, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Roy and Bertha (Hurley) Nash.

She married her husband, Kevin Brownell on August 28, 2004.

Barb was employed for over 20 years at the Wilton Developmental Center until illness forced her to retire.

She and Kevin enjoyed traveling with her grandchildren to places like Hershey, PA, and the seacoast.  Family picnics and Christmas were very important to her. Despite a long battle with cancer, she was a caring and generous person to any one in need.

In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by a son, Scott Bushey, her brothers, Gary M. Nash, Sr., Andy Nash and William J. Nash, Sr., her sister, Dottie Whitman and a half bother, Leon Nash.

Survivors in addition to her husband of 10 years, Kevin Brownell of Gansevoort; her sons, Michael Bushey of Fort Edward and Shane Bushey and his wife Tricia of Gansevoort; her grandchildren, Amanda Bushey, Deanna Bushey, Kiana Bushey, Brittany Bushey, Brianna Bushey and Brian Bushey; her brother, James Nash of Fort Edward; her sister Laurene Ringer and her husband, Bill, Sr., of Queensbury; a brother in law, Don Whitman of South Glens Falls; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 pm on Thursday, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will be conducted 11 am on Friday at Southside Cemetery in the town of Moreau. Deacon Dan Boyd of St. Theresa’s Chapel in Gansevoort, officiating

Barb’s family suggests that memorial donations in her memory be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, Randy’s Patient Assistance Fund, 100 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.

The family would like to thank Community Hospice, especially Mary and Tammy, Caritas and Irene O’Neil for all the care and support given to Barbara.

Timothy Michael McDonald

McDonaldFORT EDWARD – Timothy Michael McDonald, 52, of Fort Edward, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, May 18, 2015 at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born May 30, 1962, in Glens Falls, he was the son of JoAnn (Welch) O’Connell and the late James Enos McDonald.

For many years Timothy worked together with his brother, James, for Heritage Painting.  He enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, reading, cooking and tinkering with anything that had a motor.

Besides his fathers, Timothy was predeceased by his brother, James McDonald, his nephew, James, his step father, Willis “Bumper” O’Connell, his grandparents, Melvin and Katherine Welch and James and Genevieve McDonald.

Survivors include his mother, JoAnn O’Connell of Fort Edward; his sister, Suzanne Wells and her finance, David Maye, of Fort Edward; his brother, William K. O’Connell of Fort Edward; his step mother, Francine McDonald of Fort Ann; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles; his good friend, John Gontz, who was with him to the end; as well as his dog, Sooneer.

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

The funeral service will follow calling hours, at 7 p.m., at the funeral home.

Burial will take place at a later date, at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

Memorial donations in memory of Timothy may be sent to Open Door Mission, Code Blue Shelter, P.O. Box 3306, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Lester Viele, Jr.

Viele 1 Viele2KINGSBURY – Lester Viele, Jr., 88, of Kingsbury, passed away on Sunday, May 17, 2015, at the Haynes House of Hope in the town of Granville, after a courageous battle with cancer.

He is now reunited with his wife of 32 years.

Born on December 21, 1926, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Lester and Eliza (Rino) Viele.  Lester served in the United States Navy as a Seabee during World War II and Korea War.

He worked for the General Electric Company for 34 years and was a member of the carpenters union. After retirement he worked with his step-son Joe Sullivan, refinishing hardwood floors.  He enjoyed working in his shop making furniture and toys and memoires for family and friends.

Lester enjoyed long motorcycle rides, camping, hunting and fishing on Lake George with his family and friends, watching John Wayne movies, the New York Yankees and building and flying model airplanes with his brother Ernie and nephew Bryne.  He was a member of the Barnstormer’s Club and enjoyed snowmobiling.  He was a member of the South Glens Falls American legion Color Guard and a lifetime member of the Queensbury VFW.  Lester enjoyed vacations to the New England Coast and took great joy in giving rides to his grandchildren on his John Deere tractor and his golf cart.  In the past few years he grew especially close to his great grandchildren Olivia and Alex “Grasshopper”.

In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife, Colleen (Sullivan) Viele, his sons, Charles Viele and Craig Viele, a stepdaughter, Kelly Ann Sullivan, a son-in-law Noel Barber; and his six siblings.

Survivors include his children, Connie Miller and her husband, Jeff and Cindy Viele and her husband, Jeff Kendzierski; a daughter in law, Cathy Viele; his step-children, Dawn Pugh and her husband, Calvin, Kris Barber, Lois Sullivan, Colleen Spaulding and her husband, Kenny, Joseph Sullivan and his fiancé, Kelly Carpenter and Thomas Sullivan and his wife Christine; his brother, Ernie Viele, his grandchildren, Scott Beckwith, Chipper Viele, Christina Kelsey and her husband, Shannon, Jeremy Viele and his wife, Anita, Genevieve Viele, Tim Woodard, Jamie Knight, Jason Knight, Jolene Cronin and her husband, Josh, Elizabeth Sullivan, Dennis Sullivan and Michael Sullivan; his great grandchildren; his former wife, Shirley Tucker, whom he lived with for 30 years with his children, in a house that he built in Queensbury; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In keeping with Lester’s wishes, there are no calling hours.

A graveside service with military honors provided by American legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls will take place on Thursday at 10 a.m. at Kingsbury Cemetery located in the Hamlet of Kingsbury.

His family would like to thank High Peaks Hospice and the staff at Haynes House of Hope in Granville for their love and support in Lester’s final days.

In lieu of flowers, Lester’s family requests memorial donations be made to Haynes House of Hope, 7187 State Rte 149, Granville, NY 12832 or High Peaks Hospice,   79 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804.

Online condolences may be by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net

Cynthia “Cindy” (Annala) Rabine Plue

PlueFORT EDWARD – Cynthia “Cindy” (Annala) Rabine Plue, 58, of Roger St., passed away unexpectedly and went to be with her parents on Friday, May 15, 2015, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born October 16, 1956, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Caroline (Morgan) Annala.

Cindy was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

For most of her life she worked as a home health aide and enjoyed taking care of others.

Cindy was a kindhearted woman who looked out for others. She loved her grandchildren dearly and enjoyed spending time with all of her family.  Cindy spent a lot of time reconnecting with friends and family through Facebook.  Her daughter, Mary, was the light of her life.  Cindy will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

Cindy is survived by her husband, Peter Plue of Queensbury; her daughter, Mary Rabine and her companion, Dan Phillips of Fort Edward; her grandchildren, Emily Phillips and Daniel Phillips; her sister, Barbara Siglin and her husband, Gary of Florida; her brother, John Annala of California; a very special friend, Lawrence LaPlanche of Fort Edward; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Wednesday, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., in Hudson Falls.

Prayers will be offered at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home.

Lois (Brown) Floyd

FloydFORT ANN – Lois (Brown) Floyd, 82, formerly of Tripoli Road, passed away Monday, May 11, 2015, at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility.

Born on September 15, 1932 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Lester and Sarah (Mason) Brown.

In 1950, she graduated from Hudson Falls High School and continued her education in secretarial studies.

On April 15, 1951 she married Merlin Harrington in Hudson Falls.   He passed away on January 6, 1965.   On November 11, 1967, she married Hubert Floyd in Hudson Falls. He passed away on April 10, 1992.

Most people would remember Lois, along with her husband, Hubert, as owners and operators Floyd’s General Store in Kingsbury for many years.

Lois attended Kingsbury Baptist Church and was a 40 year proud member of the Fort Ann Eastern Star #262.  She also was a member of the Red Hat Society and for many years, a 4H Leader.

Lois loved to camp and also vacation in Maine with her family.  She was worldwide traveler having gone to many places from Cancun to Israel. Most of all, Lois was a loving and compassionate, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who will be greatly missed.

Besides her parents and husbands, she was predeceased by her two sons, Brian Harrington and David Floyd, her step daughter, Bonnie McKenny, her grandson, Andrew Walther, her brother, Lester Brown, Jr. and three sisters, Eunice Brown, Betsy Alice Brown and Jean Fisher.

Survivors include her children, Catherine Walther of Lancaster, NH, Roger Harrington of Comstock, Stephen Harrington of Hudson Falls, Carolyn Havington and her husband, Michael of Cortland, Merlin Harrington and his wife, Tina of Fort Ann, and Raymond Floyd and his wife, Dinah of Dallas, TX; her step son, Robert Floyd of Arizona; her grandchildren, Nathan,  Amy, Erin, Sarah, Roger, Stephen, Shane, Angela, Kyle, Genie, Julia, Miranda, Brandon,  Alanna, Drew, and Ryan; several great grandchildren; two daughters in law, Anne Floyd of Glens Falls and Karen Harrington of Texas; her sister, Dorothy Purdy of Hartford;  her step son in law, Matthew McKenny of Ohio; her sister in law, Joyce Brown of Fort Edward; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Monday from 11 to 1 pm 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.

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

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the Kingsbury Baptist Church, c/o Sylvia Weaver, 329 Dean Road, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Michael “Mike” Cenate

CenateHARTFORD – Michael “Mike” Cenate, 75, of State Rte 196, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, May 11, 2015.

Born on August 6, 1939 in Vergennes, VT, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary (McCabe) Cenate.

In 1966, Mike married his first wife, Linda Webster.   She passed away in September of 1993.On May 27, 2000, Mike married Patricia (Harrington) Saville in Hartford.

Mike was a lifetime truck driver, who at one time owned and operated M.C. Trucking in Hudson Falls.  More recently he was employed by Charles Freidman Excavation in Hudson Falls.  He enjoyed driving trucks, it was his life.  Mike died doing what he loved, driving truck, with his western boots on.

When Mike was younger he was a member of the Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Department

He was an excellent bowler who enjoyed going bowling with his family.  Mike was a great cook, his specialty being making the best spaghetti and meatballs and baking beans for the church. He also loved barbeques with his family at his home.  Mike enjoyed watching western t.v. shows and was very proud of his John Wayne collection.  He was an avid NASCAR follower, his favorite racer being Rusty Wallace.  Mike was an outgoing person who made many friends throughout his life.  He also loved a good joke and found himself to be very funny.  Mike was a homebody who loved staying close to home and being with his loving family.

Besides his parents, Mike was predeceased by his brothers, Joseph Cenate and Marvin McCabe.

Survivors include his loving wife, Patricia Cenate of Hartford; his children, Michael Dewey and his spouse, Stacey, Kevin Dewey and his significant other, Suzanne Paul, Lisa Saville and her spouse, Ken Saville,III,  Mark Cenate, Jody Cenate and spouse, Elizabeth, Patti Griffin and her spouse, Jim, Shawn Saville, Ken Saville, III and his spouse, Lisa and Brian Saville;  his brothers and sisters, Patricia Harrington , Bill Cenate and his spouse, Leanne, Marie Keays and her husband, Bob, Madlyn Sanders and John Cenate and his spouse, Tessie; his grandchildren, Joseph Flewelling IV, Jade Flewelling, Nicholas Flewelling, Travis Flewelling, Floyd Saville, IV, Delta Dewey, Michael Dewey, Kaneesha Dewey, Zack Dewey, Rachael Cenate, Michael Cenate, Jacob Cenate, Tiffany Cenate and Tiffany D’Angelico; many great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m., at the Gospel Lighthouse Church, 30 La Crosse St., in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted on Saturday, at 9 a.m., at the church, with the Reverend Paul Mead, officiating. 

Burial will follow the service at Moss Street Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury, with full military honors, provided by the Hudson Falls American Legion, Post 574.

Memorial donations in memory of Mike may be made to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America, 505 Eighth Ave., Suite 902, New York, New York 10018.