Courtney Walsh

HUDSON FALLS – Courtney Walsh, 72, of Hudson Falls, checked off the last item on his bucket list on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Albany Medical Center.

A full obituary will follow in a later edition of the Post Star.

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

Minnie Rosati

Rosati 1Rosati 2SOUTH GLENS FALLS – Minnie Rosati, 85, of Grant Road, went into the arms of the Lord on Monday, January 16, 2017, at Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on October 13, 1931, at the family home in South Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late Dominick and Diana (DeVirgeles) Rosati.

Minnie began her education at St Mary’s School in Hudson Falls until the eighth grade, and then graduated from Hudson Falls High School.

Following high school, she was employed at W.T. Grant, formerly in Hudson Falls, Imperial Color, formerly in Queensbury, Coca Cola Bottling Plant, formerly in South Glens Falls, and retired from C.R. Bard in Queensbury.    Minnie was a member of the “C.R. Bard birthday girls,” who went out to dinner for each of their birthdays every year.   Following retirement, she worked for K-Mart.     Minnie loved working for K-Mart because they treated her like family.   They celebrated her every birthday with a cake.    She made many lifelong friends there.

Minnie was a faithful member of St. Michael The Archangel Church in South Glens Falls.

Minnie was the caregiver of her family.     She took loving care of her mother, father, brothers and sister.    Minnie would go out of her way to help anyone she could.   The center of her world were her grandsons, the joy of her life.   There is no doubt, the sun rose and set with them.     Through her life, Minnie was blessed with a wonderful family and caring friends.   One of her favorite times with her family, was celebrating Christmas Eve.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by her sister, Josephine Ballard; her brothers, Fred Rosati, Vincent Rosati, Phil Rosati and John Rosati; her niece, Nancy Ballard and her sister in law, Shirley Rosati.

Survivors include her daughter, Robin McDougall and her husband, John; her grandchildren, John McDougall, Jr and Thomas McDougall; her adopted grandson, David McDougall, III; her sister, Rosemarie Rosati; two brothers, Dominick Rosati and Louis Rosati and his wife, Beverly; her sisters in law, Nancy Rosati, Faye Rosati and Sharon Blanford; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Sunday, January 22, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 23, 2017 at St. Michael the  Archangel Church in South Glens Falls, Rev. Guy A. Childs, pastor, officiating.

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

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to The American Cancer Society, 959 Rte. 9, Queensbury, NY 12804 or the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Drive, #100, Albany, NY 12205.

 

Susanne E. (Cutler) Nassivera

Nassivera 1 Nassivera 2HUDSON FALLS – Susanne E. (Cutler) Nassivera, 81, of William Street in Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, January 15, 2017, at her home.

Born on April 22, 1935, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Harriet (Hill) Cutler.

Susanne was the salutatorian of the Fort Edward High School, class of 1953. On September 2, 1956, she was united in marriage to John Nassivera, at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Susanne worked for Continental Insurance in Glens Falls, Fannie Farmers at Aviation Mall, and she was the owner and operator of Nassivera’s Inn in Hudson Falls.

She ran the Hudson Falls Little League Ladies Auxiliary. Susanne always put others before herself. She had a passion for giving. Christmas was her favorite time of year. This year alone, she gave 82 gifts, each bought for a specific person in her life, and each gift had a special meaning from her. Susanne was an avid reader and enjoyed all kinds of different books. She was also a fantastic storyteller and the family historian, sharing her vast knowledge. Susanne loved passing along stories of her past, and keeping up on and celebrating the achievements and benchmarks of her family and friends. Susanne was the “original Facebook.” She was known as a gentle soul and always thought of others. Susanne would open her home to take in or care for others in their times of need.

In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her sister, Patricia Ryan and her husband, Edward; her brother, Warren Cutler; and her sister-in-law, Ann Nassivera.

Survivors include her loving husband of 60 wonderful years, John Nassivera; her children, John (Cathy) Nassivera, Cyndi (James) Reynolds, Thomas (Betty) Nassivera, Michael (Robin) Nassivera, Francis (Karen) Nassivera, Anthony Nassivera, Christina (Sean) Bjork and Helen (Mike) Lowey; her grandchildren, John Nassivera, Cassie (Brendon) Hackett, Alison (Christopher) Martel, Pamela Cordes, Patrick Cordes, Chelsea Cordes, Craig Herald, Lucia (Jeff) Whitehouse, Luke Herald, Isabella Nassivera, Antonio Nassivera, Andrea (Josh) Gifford, Gina Nassivera, Michael Nassivera, Franky Nassivera, Dominic Nassivera, Olivia Nassivera, Massimo Nassivera, Amelie Nassivera, Robert Bjork, Christian Bjork, Jacob Lowey, and Ethan Lowey; her great grandchildren, Aaron Gifford, Kaylee Herald, Ellee Herald, Gavin Whitehouse and Samuel Martel; her sister-in-law, Caroline Cutler; her brother-in-law, Morris Nassivera; and numerous nieces and nephews, which includes her special niece, Rhonda DeMarsh.

Friends may call on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, and with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

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

The family suggests that donations in Susanne’s name may be made to The Village Baptist Church, 131 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Kathryn A. James

James, KathrynQUEENSBURY – Kathryn James, 44, of Woodland Path, passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at her home.

Born on August 18, 1972 in Homestead, FL, she was the daughter of  Mary (Benoit) Bailey.

Kathryn worked hard and was very proud to have received her high school diploma.

On August 13, 2011, she married the love of her life, Duane Neil James, Jr. in Crandall Park.

When Kathryn was younger, she was employed at Boston Scientific in Queensbury.  She worked there for ten years and made many friends.

Kathryn was a very active woman who loved to tend to her flower and vegetable gardens and go fishing with her husband, Duane. She also was a wonderful cook, who could throw together a party in an instant.  The holidays were very special to Kathryn, when she would bake tasty treats and spend time with her family.   She was a talented seamstress and created beautiful quilts.   Kathryn was a spiritual person who enjoyed listening to windchimes and collecting dream catchers. 

The center of her life was her family.  She was an extraordinary wife, and excellent mother, who was always there as a fantastic listener and ready with good advice. Her grandchildren filled her life with love. 

“Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings” love, Jessica.

“To my sunflower, my best friend, may we meet again, soon” your booka, Rebecca.

“A daughter without her mother, is a woman broken.  It is a loss that turns to arthritis and settles deep into her bones”, love, Christa.  

Survivors include her loving husband, Duane Neil James, Jr. of Queensbury; her daughters, Christa Aldrich and her husband, Michael and their son, Stephen, all of Fort Edward, Jessica Sleight and her companion, Shawn Rath of Warrensburg and Rebecca Russell and her husband, Joshua and their daughter, Ellie of Queensbury; her mother, Mary (Benoit) Bailey; her longtime best friend, Andrea Dumas; her sister, Julie Izzo and her husband, Justin; her nieces and nephew, Noah, Autumn and Audrey Izzo; her mother in law, Norma Sleight; her faithful pets, Iggy and Maggie; and several other siblings and good friends.

Friends may call on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 to 12, Noon at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 Noon, following the calling hours at the funeral home.

Burial will follow at PineView Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

The family suggest that memorial donations be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN  38105.

Sonja A. Harris

KINGSBURY – Sonja A. Harris, 76, of Green Barn Rd., passed away peacefully on January 14, 2017, surrounded by her loving family, at her daughter’s home in Glenville.

Harris, SonjaBorn on August 14, 1940, in Warrensburg, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Florence (Piper) Crevison.

Sonja was a 1957 graduate of Hudson Falls School.  Following high school, she worked as a secretary for Beneficial Finance in Glens Falls, until the birth of her first child.  She then stayed home to raise her five children.  Sonja family was her centerpiece in life.  She was their manager, mentor, counselor, and her children’s connection to their past.

On March 29, 1959, she married Wayne Harris at the Kingsbury Baptist Church in Kingsbury.  He passed away in 1994, after 35 years of marriage.

She enjoyed working for the Kingsbury General Store and then Mallinckrodt in Argyle.  After its closing, Sonja attended Mildred Elley School and received her certificate in Paralegal Studies.  She worked for several years at McPhillips, Fitzgerald and Cullum, retiring in 2006.

Sonja was active in the Kingsbury Baptist Church and the Kingsbury Fire Department Auxiliary.  She also belonged to the Paralegal Association.  Sonja enjoyed growing vegetables in her garden, canning and pickling.   She was a wonderful painter who created beautiful pastels, acrylics and oil paintings.  Sonja enjoyed reading all books, including mysteries and historical novels.  She also loved spending time with her family at their camp on Schroon River in Chestertown.

Survivors include her five children, Chrys Nestle and her husband, Frank of Hartford, Scott Harris and his wife, Jill of New Jersey, Darlene Harris and her significant other, Dana Gilgore of Glenville, Keith Harris and his wife, Pamela of North Carolina and Laura Colombo and her husband, Joseph of South Glens Falls; her 12 grandchildren, Gwendolyn Nestle, Martin Nestle, Miriam Nestle, Zachary Harris, Cassie LeGault, Ryan LeGault, Nathan Harris, Cameron Harris, Alexa Pollat, Ryan Pollat, Madeline Colombo and Lydia Colombo; her longtime companion, Dick Belden of Hudson Falls; her two brothers, Jerold Crevison and his wife, Frannie and Jim Crevison and his longtime companion, Norine “Sam” Carter of Massachusetts; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Tuesday, January 17, 2017, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the funeral home, with the Reverend Jeffrey Palmer, officiating.

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

Sonja’s family suggests that memorials be made to the Kingsbury Baptist Church, c/o Sylvia Weaver, 329 Dean Road, Hudson Falls, New York 12839, or a charity of choice.

Marnalee Cook

Cook, MarnaleeHUDSON FALLS – Marnalee Cook, 67, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, on Thursday, January, 12, 2017, at her home.

Born on July 22, 1949, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Mary (Vogel) Sitterly.

Marnalee attended Hudson Falls High School and on December 19, 1987, she married Larry Cook in Hudson Falls.

Marnalee loved camping with her family in their camping trailer.  She also enjoyed doing crossword puzzles.  Her family was the center of her life. Marnalee loved spending time with her grandchildren, they were the light of her life.  She was a loving, caring wife, was always there for her children and was a doting grandmother.  She very much enjoyed cruises with her family and twice went to Bermuda. Marnalee will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by a sister, Diane Mayer.

She is survived by her loving husband of 30 wonderful years, Larry Cook of Hudson Falls; her children, Gordon Cook and his wife, Glenda of TN, Andrew Kubricky and his companion, Allyson, of Hudson Falls, Steven Cook and his companion, Katie, of Argyle and Craig Cook and his wife, Kaitlyn, of Fort Edward; three grandchildren, Eli Maille-Cook, Jaden Kubricky and Olivia Kurtz; three step-grandchildren, Jerrica Webster, Dannah McCotter and Jace McCotter; and a step great-grandson, Julian Norton.

There are no services scheduled.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY, 12205

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

 

Wilma M. Haynes

HUDSON  FALLS  – Wilma M. Haynes, 72, of Hudson Falls, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on August 7, 1944 in Kingsbury, she was the daughter of the late Harlon and Dorothy (Christian) Haynes.

Wilma was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and later in life, continued her education to become a nurse’s aide.   She was very proud to have worked as a nurse’s aide at Fort Hudson Nursing Center for over 10 years.  She made many friends with the residents and the people she worked with.

Wilma loved riding motorcycles, she totaled two. After that, her children forbid her to ride any longer.   She enjoyed crossword puzzles, jig saw puzzles, and spending time with her family and the girls at Earl Towers.  Wilma also enjoyed her weekly visits to Manley’s and was an avid Yankee’s fan.

Besides her parents, Wilma was predeceased by her sisters, Virginia Haynes and Dora Haynes and her brother, Raymond Haynes.

Survivors include her four daughters, Barbara Kent of Hudson Falls, Cindy Hurley and her husband, Fred of Fort Edward, Nancy Wells and her husband, Michael McPherson, of Hudson Falls, Peggy Wells of South Glens Falls; her six grandchildren;   seven great grandchildren;  six brothers, Edmund Haynes and his wife , Pat, Richard Haynes and his wife, Judy, Lloyd Haynes and his wife, “Petey”, Boyd Haynes and his wife, Linda, Ronald Haynes and Howard Haynes and his wife, Holly; her sister, Linda Shapiro; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

There will be no calling hours.

Memorial donations can be made to American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, New York, 12804, or American Diabetes, 7 Washington Square, Albany, New York 12205-5512.

Wilma’s family would like to specially thank Ann S. Sullivan for being her best friend, through thick and thin.

Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls, New York.

Ruth W. Baker

baker-ruthGLENS FALLS/FORT ANN – Ruth I. (Willis) Baker, 92, of Arlington St., and 50 year resident of Fort Ann, received her wings to be with the Lord and her loving husband on January 8, 2017, at the Glens Falls Hospital.

Born on April 12, 1924, in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Howard and Susan (Hammond) Willis.

She was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School.

On Sept. 21, 1946, she married the love of her life, Donald J. Baker at the Zion Episcopal Church in Hudson Falls.  They were married for 69 years until his passing on December 14, 2015.

Ruth worked for the Union Bag and Paper Co., formerly in Hudson Falls.  She then worked many years at Fort Ann Central School as a teacher’s aide and a bus driver, driving for many years up the Hogtown Road, retiring in 1986.

She was involved with many community organizations from Boy Scouts to being a charter member of the Fort Ann Fire Auxiliary and Fort Ann Sports Booster Club, where you would see her watching many of the sports regardless if she had a member of her family playing.  The Raymond W. Harvey American Legion Post 703 Auxiliary was a very big passion of Ruth’s as she was dubbed the “Poppy Lady” because every Memorial Day Parade, you would see her giving out Poppies.  In addition to these organizations, she was also involved in the making of “The Fort Ann 300 Years Historical Book, alongside her late husband when they were both in the mid-to late 80’s.

In additions to her husband and parents, she is predeceased by: her sisters, Lillian Willis and Edith (Willis) and her husband, Silas Stockman; her brother, Charles Willis and his wife, Marion (Foster) Willis; and a granddaughter, Ashley Marie Baker.

Survivors include: her children, Thomas Baker and his wife, Deborah, and Ronald Baker and his wife, Arlene, all of Hudson Falls, Susan Allen and her husband, Gary and Nancy Carpenter and her husband, Craig, all of Fort Ann, Beverly Bruster and her husband, Michael of Glens Falls; her grandsons, James Allen, Scott (Liz) Carpenter, Brett Carpenter and Kevin (Emily) Bruster; her granddaughters, Jenny Allen (Brian) VanAmburgh, Janet Baker (Michael) Pratt and Sara Baker; her great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Renee Allen and their mother, Debra Collette, Emma and Alexis VanAmburgh and Dylan Carpenter; her step grandchildren, John and Tim Hack and Rachel Gregory; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 6 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home with the Rev. Nacy Goff, officiating.

Following the funeral, all are welcome to a gathering at the Kingsbury Firehouse on Burgoyne Ave., in Hudson Falls.

Interment will take place at the convenience of the family at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery on Duell Rd. in the town of Stillwater.

Ruth’s family suggests that memorial donations in her memory be made to The Fort Ann Booster Club, C/O Fort Ann Central School, 1 Catherine St., Fort Ann, NY 12827.

Roy A. Hall

hall-royHUDSON FALLS – Roy A. Hall, 76, of John Street passed away unexpectedly, January 8, 2017, at his home.

Born August 7, 1940, in Granville, he was the son of the late Meredith and Elizabeth (Sweet) Hall.

Roy was united in marriage to Patricia Tifft on August 31, 1996, at Crandall Park.

Over the course of his career, he was employed by Native Textile, Binches, and Apex Textile in Pennsylvania.

Roy enjoyed family outings, his grandchildren, and storytelling. He was a math wizard, but overall remembered as a wonderful family man.

In addition to his parents, Roy was predeceased by his sister, Wanda Tifft.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Patricia M. Hall of Hudson Falls; his five children: Sandra (Edson) Williamson of Hudson Falls, Marie Edson-Fleming of Hudson Falls, Thomas McDonald and his wife, Denise of Fort Edward, Cinnamon (McDonald) Balcom and her husband, Todd of Granville, and Serena (Hall) Seal of Louisiana; 10 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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

A funeral and burial will take place at the convenience of the family.

Donations in Roy’s name can be made to Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc. PO Box 226, Fort Edward, NY, 12828.

Collins A. Hitchcock

hitchcockKINGSBURY – Collins A. Hitchcock, 94, of Kingsbury, went into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at his home.

Born July 1, 1922, in Kingsbury, he was the son of the late Adolphus and Ruby (Wilson) Hitchcock.

During World War II, Collins left high school to serve with the United States Army Air Corps 100th Infantry.  He served 38 months, with most of it on the front lines.  He saw action at the Battle of the Bulge and the Ardennes.  When he returned from the war, he received his G.E.D.

On May 2, 1959, he married Beverly McNaughton in Glens Falls.

Collins worked for many years for Sandy Hill Iron and Brass in Hudson Falls, worked as an Electrical Contractor and then was employed at General Electric Company in Fort Edward. He retired at the age of 70.

He was a member of the Kingsbury Baptist Church and a ham radio operator using the designation “W2GQF. He also enjoyed his Model A and was a member of American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls.  Collins was quite honored to be the “Grand Marshall” of the 2013 Hudson Falls-Kingsbury Parade. He and his wife enjoyed wintering in Florida.  Collins enjoyed baseball, football and Nascar.  He liked to play the harmonica, especially gospel and bluegrass music.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by a sister, Ethelyn Choppa and a brother, Norman Hitchcock.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Beverly (McNaughton) Hitchcock of Kingsbury; his five children, Terry Hitchcock of Missouri, Tammy Stopinski and her husband, Dean of Murfreesboro, TN, Kevin Hitchcock and his wife, Debbie of Springer, OK, Cynthia Pratt and her husband, Rob of Queensbury and Todd Hitchcock and his wife, Tina of Kingsbury; 11 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

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

A funeral service will take place at 2 p.m. on Thursday at the Kingsbury Baptist Church on Route 4 in the Hamlet of Kingsbury. With the Rev. Jeffrey Palmer, officiating.

Interment, with military honors, will take place at Kingsbury Cemetery, later in the spring.

Memorial donations in Collin’s memory may be made to the Kingsbury Baptist Church, C/O Sylvia Weaver, 153 Dean Es., Hudson Falls, NY 12839 or American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls, 72 Pearl St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839

David J. Shear

SOUTH GLENS FALLS – David J. Shear, 81, of South Glens Falls passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017, at The Stanton Health Care Facility.

Born January 14, 1935, in Schenectady, he was the son of the late James F. and Bessie (Herzog) Shear.

David was married to Rosemary (Lancaster) Shear until her passing on February 16, 1983.

Survivors include his son James, his sister Joyce and family, and his many friends.

Friends are invited to call on Saturday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. located at 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be private.

Robert E. “Bob” Seeley

seeley-robert-1 seeley-robert-2QUEENSBURY – Robert  E. “Bob” Seeley, 94, of Queensbury, passed into the Kingdom of Heaven on January 3, 2017, at Glens Falls Hospital.

He was born on August 4, 1922 in Hudson Falls, son of the late Clara (Washburn) Seeley and Clifton I. Seeley, Sr.

On May 2, 1942, Bob married the love of his life, Marguerite VanTassell and for 72 years their devotion to one another was an inspiration to all who met them.  They resided in Glens Falls for 54 years and then moved to Queensbury.

Bob entered the U.S. army during World War II on December 9, 1942 and fought in four campaigns: Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. He was recipient of several medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, the Bronze Star, and the Purple Heart. He was honorably discharged from service on October 23, 1945. Bob visited the World War II Memorial in 2004, the year it opened, and it was a trip he always cherished right along with his many trips to Maine.

After discharge, Bob worked for Scotty’s Fuel Oil as a technician for over 30 years. He also enjoyed the many hours he spent playing semi-pro baseball with the Hudson Falls Red Sox, and basketball with the Independence and Imperial Leagues.

Bob dedicated his life to the Lord and always put God first.  He trusted God for his daily existence and prayed for each of his family members by name every day. He always believed that the important things in life were the things that could not be counted. “Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their words do follow them” ( Revelation 14:13).”

Bob was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Virginia and Claris; and four brothers, Ward, Clifton Jr., Gerald and Donald.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marguerite Seeley; two sons, David Seeley and Richard (Judi) Seeley and a daughter, Joan (Richard) Parsons, all of Queensbury. Bob is also survived by nine grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren, 11 step-great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild, and one step-great great grandchild. He is also survived by his sister, Eleanor Eggleston; and several nieces and nephews.

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

Funeral Services will take place at the funeral home at 3 p.m. immediately following calling hours, with Pastor John Chamberlin, of Calvary Assembly of God in Glens Falls, officiating.

Donations in Bob’s name can be made out to the American Heart Association 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231 or American Diabetes Association Pine West Plaza Building 2, Suite 204 Washington, Avenue Extension, Albany, New York, 12205.

 

Jane Y. Rinfret

rinfretHUDSON FALLS – Jane Y. Rinfret, 98, formerly of North Oak St., died Tuesday January 2, 2017, at Hillcrest Commons in Pittsfield, MA.

Born on January 17, 1918 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Anthony J. (d. 1957) and Lillian A. (Weatherwax) Rinfret (d. 1925).

From 1927, Jane made her home with the Edward J. Shanahan family in Hudson Falls.

She graduated from Hudson Falls High School and NYS University at Cortland, where she received a BA, MA and 15 additional post graduate credit hours.

Jane’s teaching career in Hudson Falls began at St. Mary’s School, where she taught second grade for two and a half years.  For 38 and a half years, she taught at Margaret M. Murphy Elementary School in Hudson Falls. For the first 25 of those years, Jane was a kindergarten teacher, and then a first grade teacher for the remainder of her teaching career.

Jane was an active member in many professional associations, throughout her career and after her retirement, including: the Tri-County Teacher’s Association, The NYS Retired Teacher’s Association, The N.E.A., the AARP, the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Hyde Collection’s Volunteer Council.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, where she was a charter member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Mater Dei Council # 1442.

Her enjoyments included traveling, baby-sitting and reading.

Survivors include her cousin, James McColl and his wife, Candance of Ballston Spa; their son, James McColl and his wife, Lynn of Saratoga Springs; Barbara Shanahan of Syracuse; Robert Shanahan and his wife, Linda of Cumming, GA.; and her longtime companion, Connie Dodge of Hartford.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will be in the spring at St. Mary’s Cemetery on Burgoyne Ave. in the town of Fort Edward.

Jane’s family suggests that memorials be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P. O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, 11 Wall St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.