William (Bill) Troeber

TroeberFORT EDWARD -  William (Bill) Troeber, 97, passed away on January 28, in Vista, CA, with family at his side.

William was born Dec. 18, 1916, the son of William W. and Mabel (Ott) Troeber, in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

Bill grew up in Westfield, NJ, graduated from Pingry School, and attended Lafayette College.  He played sports in high school and college, including basketball, football, and ran track.  Also Bill learned to play the clarinet and saxophone,   playing in bands and orchestras.

After college, Bill went to work for the W.T. Grant Company.  He was drafted into the U.S Army just before WWII, and served for the “duration,” as he called it.  He became a First Lieutenant, working in hospital administration.

While stationed near Washington D.C., he met Fan Waynick.  They were married on May 8, 1942.  They remained married for nearly 50 years.  She passed away in 1992.

After the war, Bill returned to W.T. Grant, Co., working as a manager in around New York and Pennsylvania, before becoming the manager of the newly rebuilt store on Main Street in Hudson Falls.

While in Hudson Falls, he was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, and The Kiwanis Club, serving as president of the latter.  Bill became a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, where he served served several terms as a Trustee.  He was also a member of the Masons while living in Ellwood City, PA.

In retirement, he enjoyed swimming at the YMCA, playing golf, and visiting family.  He served as President of the Wedgewood Retirement Golf League in Fort Edward.   He was as an election inspector in the Village of Fort Edward for many years.

Bill enjoyed doing crosswords, listening to big band music, and reading.  He also enjoyed watching sports, especially the Knicks, Pirates, and Steelers.

Besides his wife, Bill was predeceased by his parents, and his sister, Betty.

Bill is survived by his sons, William Jr. (Bill), and his wife Barbara, of Ruskin, FL, and Jeff, and his wife Karen, of Carlsbad, CA, plus grandchildren Tim Troeber  and his wife Brenda, of Long Island, David Troeber, of Newark, DE; Edwin Troeber and his wife Missy, of Port Jefferson, NY; Joanna Troeber Steisel, of West Palm Beach FL; Daniel, of San Marcos, CA; and Nathan, of Carlsbad, CA; a sister, Ruth Batt and her husband Dick, of Gardner, MA; step-sister Patricia Moffit, of Albany; and six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 12, as 11 a.m., at the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, with the Rev. Michael Plank, pastor officiating.

A reception will follow at the church.

The family wishes to thank many friends and The First Presbyterian Church for their support.

The family requests donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls.5 River St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839

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

Donald H. Bapp

BappQUEENSBURY – Donald H. Bapp, 77, of Queensbury, died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at home with his family present, after a long illness.

Born April 17, 1936, in Princetown, he was the son of the late Oscar O. Bapp and Marian A (Petty) Bapp-Howk.

On September 7, 1956, Donald married Irene Peggy O’Leary at West Glens Falls Chapel.

Don was the owner and operator of his own service station called, Bapp’s Gulf, on Ridge Street, in Glens Falls.  He also worked for Robert D. Monahan with Roofer’s Union 241, for more than 30 years.  He retired from Monahan and Laughlin – Roofers Union in 1994.

Peggy and Don lived on Sunnyside Road, in Queensbury for 54 years.  They also wintered in Fort Pierce, FL for 12 years.  Don enjoyed cars all his life and also watching Nascar races.  Don and Peggy enjoyed attending many Blue Grass festivals and loved country music.  Don’s all time favorite thing was spending time with his sons, grandchildren, and family.

Besides his parents, Don is predeceased by his brothers, Robert, David, and Peter Bapp and his granddaughter, Nicole Bapp.

Survivors include his wife, Peggy; their seven sons, Thomas and his wife, Rissa of Gansevoort, Tymothy and his wife, Robin of Queensbury, Theodore and his wife, Cindy of Hudson Falls, Todd and his wife, Tina of Queensbury, Terry and his wife, Sandi of Argyle, Troy and his wife, Tammie of Queensbury, Tyrone and his wife, Tamara of Queensbury; his 17 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; his brother, Richard Bapp of Queensbury and Stuart, FL;  and two sisters, Harriet Kalme of Easton and Ruth Creeden of Stuart, FL.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, 4 to 7p.m., at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will be private.

Donations in memory of Don can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Diane Smythe

smytheFORT EDWARD – Diane Smythe, 55, of East Road, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, April 2, 2014, at her home.

Born December 31, 1958, in Boston, MA, she was the daughter of the late Bruce and Elaine (Frey) Smythe.

Diane was employed as an account clerk for the Hudson Falls School System and was a Martiall Arts Instructor for the Murray’s  Family Martial Arts.  She loved her four dogs, and raising horses on the Hickory Hill Farm in Fort Edward.  Diane enjoyed birds and was an avid naturist.

Survivors include her sister, Lorelle Arpino and her husband, Carlo of Dedham, MA; her nephew, Justin A. Arpino and his wife, Ashley of New Hampshire; her niece, Alyssa M. Arpino and her fiancé, Jesse Alvarado of MA; one grandniece, Aleigha Arpino of MA; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends may call Saturday, April 12, from 3 to 5 p.m.  at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

A Prayer service will follow the calling hours, at 5 p.m., at the funeral home.

Burial will take place on a later date, at Union Cemetery in Fort Edward.

Donations in memory of Diane can be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Robert J. “Bobby” Wood

Wood, BobbyARGYLE – Robert J. “Bobby” Wood , 54, of Argyle, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, At Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

Born November 29, 1959, in Glens Falls, he was the son of  Calvin Durham, Sr and his wife, Sheila. and Elaine Wood.

In 1977, he graduated from Hudson Falls High School.

On February 27, 1981, Bobby married Mary Ray at the United Methodist Church in Hudson Falls.

He was employed as a service manager at Bain’s Automotive in Salem.   Bobby attended the Living Waters Church in Wilton.  He was a member of Adirondack Riders Motorcycle Club and Bulls Eye Shooter.  Bobby was active in many shooting clubs.  He enjoyed playing guitars and riding his Harley with his wife.  He participated in many fund raising rides.  He also enjoyed spending time with family and going on outings with them.  Bobby was a huge Elvis fan.

Bobby is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Alvin and Carmella Wood; his paternal grandparents, Hilbert Calvin Durham and Nina May Durham.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Mary (Ray) Wood of Argyle; his great niece, Nicole Hafner of Argyle; his mother, Elaine Wood of Warrensburg; his father, Calvin Durham, Sr.and his wife, Sheila of Fort Edward; his brothers and sisters, Dan, Sue, Evelyn, Helen, Calvin, Jr., Dean, Glen, Bill, Danny, Sheila, Nina; and several aunts, encles, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins.

Family and friends may call Saturday, 1 to 3 p.m. at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow calling hours at the funeral home, with Rev. Brett Seals, Pastor, of Living Waters Church in Wilton, officiating.

Burial will be private.

Donations in memory of Woody can be made to a gun safety organization of choice

Jean M. Daly

Daly, JeanHUDSON FALLS & QUEENSBURY – Jean Mary Daly, 93, formerly of Hudson Falls and Queensbury, went into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014.  She died peacefully at her granddaughter’s home in Brambleton, Virginia.

Born on May 14, 1920 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late William and Florence (Holleran)  Myron.

She attended St. Mary’s School and later graduated from Hudson Falls High School in 1938.   Jean was employed at General Electric in Hudson Falls and Fort Edward from 1943 to 1985, where she worked as a Quality Inspector for many years.

In December of 1942, she married Paul E. Daly.  He passed away in December of 1995.    Jean lived in Hudson Falls for many years and belonged to St. Mary’s Parish.  She moved to Queensbury in 1970.   In 1984, Jean went to Ireland with her cousin, Rita Sullivan to see their ancestry.   In 2006, she moved to Maryland to be near her family.   Jean loved being with her family and would often take her granddaughters blueberry picking to make blueberry pies, and shopping, where trying on modern hats became a typical and fun pastime.  She enjoyed spending time in Lake George and Glen LakeShe was always upbeat, witty, and graceful.  Jean was able to spend her final years with her daughter, granddaughters and their families.  She enjoyed her friends of years past and recently enjoyed watching old TV shows, such as Gunsmoke and Hawaii FiveO.    A month before her death, upon her request, she went to visit the Pennsylvania Amish in Lancaster County, PA with her family.

Besides her parents and husband, Jean is predeceased by her brother, William Myron, her cousins, Loren Sullivan and Rita Sullivan, and her aunt, Elizabeth O’Brien.

She is survived by her daughter, Jacqueline Kulbako of Germantown, MD; her granddaughters, Kate Pecaro and her husband Mark of San Jose, CA; and Rachel Vennitti and her husband, Chris of Brambleton, VA; her cousins, Bud Sullivan of Fort Edward and his family; Patricia and James Mustacaros of Cape Cod, Mass and their family; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Funeral Mass was held on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

The Rite of Committal will be later in the spring at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward.

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

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 959 Route 9, Mount Royal Plaza, Queensbury, NY  12804.

Betty J. Mayotte

MayotteHUSDON FALLS – Betty J. Mayotte, 93, of LaClaire Street, went into the arms of the Lord on March 29, 2014 at The Pines in Glens Falls.

Born on February 24, 1921 in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the late William and Philoma (Lee) Derocher.

Betty attended St. Alphonsus School and later graduated from Glens Falls High School.

Betty used to Square Dance with friends in North Creek as a young women.  She first worked for the A&P and then as a laboratory technician at Finch Pruyn.  It was in Pruyn’s cafeteria that a beautiful young women caught the eye of Joe Mayotte.   On August 15, 1948, they were married by Rev. Arnold English at St. Alphonsus Church.   Joseph passed away in 2007.   Betty was a devoted wife for almost 59 years.  She and Joe were always seen together.  They enjoyed vacationing and visiting family and friends.  Betty greatly enjoyed NY Yankee baseball.  Following the birth of their son, Betty transitioned to the role of fulltime homemaker and mother.   She loved volunteering as a Cub Scout Den Mother and school lunch helper.  Later, as her mother aged, Betty managed her care for a number of years.  She also enjoyed crafts, gardening and was active in the local Home Bureau.  

As a communicant at St. Mary’s / St. Paul’s Church, she was active in several parish organizations, such as St. Anne Sodality, the Martha’s and the Rosary Altar Society.  

Besides her parents and husband, Betty was predeceased by her two brothers, William J. Derocher and Robert “Lee” Derocher.

Survivors include her son, Gregory Mayotte and his wife, Mary of Hopewell Junction; her three grandchildren, Steven Mayotte and his wife, Cassandra of Hoboken, NJ, Anne Covich and her husband, Matthew of Poughkeepsie and Mark Mayotte of Queens; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call on Saturday, April 5, 2014 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

A  Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, following the calling hour at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls, with Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Committal will be later in the spring at St. Paul’s Cemetery in the town of Kingsbury.

Betty’s family suggests that memorial donations may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, Northeastern NY Chapter, 1717 Central Ave., Suite 105, Albany, NY 12205.

Helene (Bly) Nailor

HUDSON FALLS – Helene (Bly) Nailor, 90, formerly of Maple Street, went into the arms of her Lord on Monday, March 31, 2014, at the Glens Falls Hospital, with her loving son by her side.

Born on January 4, 1924, in North Argyle, she was the daughter of the late William and Nellie (Brennan) Bly.  Helene graduated from Hudson Falls High School and following her graduation, she married Charles “Bud” Nailor.  He passed away on February 22, 1983.

Helene enjoyed knitting sweaters for family and friends.  While at Holbrook Adult Home in Granville, she knitted several mittens for area churches.  She also enjoyed word searches.  Helene was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls and also amember of TOPS, Argyle Seniors and Home Bureau.

Besides her parents and husband, Helene was predeceased by her brothers, Donald Bly, Walt Bly, Frank Bly, and John Bly. 

Survivors include her son, Robert A. Nailor and his wife, Jacqueline of Salem; her grandchildren, Mike Nailor and his wife, Melissa, Marc Nailor and his wife, Kristine, Robyn Eaton and her husband, Thomas, Ron Morin and his wife, Dawn, Bryant Defonseca and his wife, Julie; twelve grandchildren, Meredith Nailor, Maggie Nailor, Jillian Nailor, Brooke Nailor, Drew Nailor, Sysille Eaton, John Eaton, Lydia Eaton, Kaleb Morin, Mary Morin, Shane Defonseca and Alissa Defonseca; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Helene’s family wishes to thank the staff at Holbrook Adult Home for the wonderful care, compassion, and love given to Helene during her stay.

Friends and family may call Saturday, April 12, from 1 to 2p.m., at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Hudson Falls.

Funeral services will follow calling hour at 2 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home.

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

In lieu of flowers, donations in Helene’s memory may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Association, 950 New Louden Road, Suite 330, Latham, NY  12110.

Terrence E. Sullivan

HUDSON FALLS – Terrence E. Sullivan, died Sunday morning, March 30, 2014, at Glens Falls Hospital, after a several year struggle with heart failure and cancer.

He was born on October 2, 1937 in Glens Falls, the eldest son of the late John E. and Vroqua (Morgan) Sullivan.  Terrence graduated with honors from Hudson Falls High School, class of 1955.

 He always worked from his early teens on.  Terrence was employed as a helper building houses with his uncle, Payson Morgan.  He worked several years at Naco Paper Stock in Fort Edward and retired in 2002 as a custodian at Suny Adirondack.  Terrence was very well read, especially in history and politics.  He was an avid gardener. 

Terrence was predeceased by his father John in 1957, his mother Vroqua in 2001, his youngest brother, Corey in 1977 and several aunts and uncles.

Survivors include his brothers, Neil Sullivan and his wife, Helen of Argyle, Sean Sullivan of Waterford; his nephews, Patrick Sullivan, Thomas Sullivan, both of Argyle; his aunt, Ruth Manfredo of Tonawanda, and many close cousins.

Terrence’s family would like to thank Dr. Pillemer and the staff at C.R. Wood Cancer Center for their exceptional care and compassion given to Terrence and his family.  

There will be no calling hours or funeral service.

Private graveside services will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward, later in the spring.

Donations in memory of Terrence can be made to C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, New York, 12801.

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

Jean M. Brown

Brown, JeanFORT EDWARD –Jean M. Brown, 74, of Fort Edward, passed away into the arms of the Lord on Thursday, March 27, 2014.

 Born on January 28, 1940, in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Joseph E. Warren and The late Margaret Ann (Lambardo) Campanile.

 Jean attended Hudson Falls High School.  Shortly after high school, she married Theodore Brown on April 26, 1959.

 For many years, Jean was a Lunch and Recess Aid for Fort Edward Union Free School.

 She enjoyed participating in activities with the Greater Glens Falls Senior Citizens Center, going out to lunch with her three best friends, Judy, Linda and Mary Lou, shopping and in her younger years, square dancing with her husband.  Jean never missed any of her children’s activities, she lovingly referred to herself as the family taxi service.   Most of all Jean loved spending time with her grandchildren.

 Her parents predeceased her.

 Jean is survived by her four children, Scott Brown and his wife, Maria of Arizona, Tim Brown and his wife, Heidi of Queensbury, Todd Brown and his wife, Amy of Queensbury and Margaret-Jean Farr and her husband, Brodie of Queensbury; her grandchildren, Shawn Mills, Zachary Brown, Nicholas Brown and Emma Farr; her great grandchild, Eric Mills; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

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

 A funeral mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 1 at St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward.

 Rite of Committal will follow at Pine View Cemetery in the town of Queensbury.

 Memorial donations may be sent to Washington County meals on Wheels, 383 Broadway
Fort Edward, New York 12828 or the Greater Glens Falls Senior Center,  380 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Mary “Gen” Bernard

BernardHUDSON FALLS – Mary “Gen” Bernard , 93, of Broad St., Hudson Falls went to the welcoming arms of the Lord at her home on Saturday, March 29, 2014 after a long illness, surrounded by her loving daughters.

Born on December 23, 1920 in Ticonderoga, she was the daughter of the late Moses and Angeline (Provost) Myott.  Gen married Ray Bernard of Hudson Falls on April 25, 1943, at St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Gen retired as a Head Baker in the Cafeteria at Hudson Falls Senior High School. She was a life long communicant of St. Paul’s/St. Mary’s Church in Hudson Falls and was a member of The Martha’s, the Senior Citizens of Hudson Falls and was an active member of the St. Anne’s Sodality. She enjoyed baking, “playing the slots” in Reno, going to the Saratoga Racetrack, golf and bowling. Gen’s main love and interest was her family.

In addition to her parents, Gen is predeceased by her husband Ray, her daughter Sharon and son-in-law Joseph Yaksta, brothers Frank, Milt, Hank, Don and Walt Myott, and sisters Aileen Taylor, Cecelia Jones, Evelyn Anderson Fredette and Marion “Lib” Fountaine.

Survivors include three daughters, Anne Reed and her husband, Thomas and Linda Barrett all of Lake Luzerne and Mary Chadwick and her husband, Chip of Reno, NV. Her daughters can only hope to have the wit, grace and longevity of their awesome Mom. Keeping up with her was a struggle! She is also survived by her grandchildren, Robert Reed and his significant other, Linda Kotasek, Andrea Walker and her husband, Mike, Brent Reed, Michael Barrett, Patrick Barrett and his wife, Christine, Cherie Russell, and Michelle Kerest and her husband, Tom. She has eleven great-grandchildren, Taylor and Morgan Walker, Hanna, Brogan and Mattison Kerest, Benjamin Russell, Emily , Josh and Lorianne Barrett and Race and Fletcher Barrett; her sister in law, Muriel Dorsey; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Tuesday, April 1 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home Inc. at 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Wednesday April 2 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the Park in Hudson Falls, with the Reverend Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

The family wishes to give heartfelt thanks to her caregivers, Mel, Margaret, Anna and Debbie, who have delivered loving, compassionate care and companionship for the past few years. Thank you.

Flowers are welcome; contributions may be sent to The MS Society of New York, 1650 South Ave., Suite 100, Rochester, N.Y. 14620; Mary’s Haven, 35 New St., Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866 and to the Alzheimer’s Association, 71 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, N.Y. 12804.


Genevieve (Zolnowski) Garrant,

QUEENSBURY – Genevieve (Zolnowski) Garrant,96, of Thomas Street, passed away Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at Capstone Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, in Amsterdam.

Born February 25, 1918 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Zolnowski.

Gen was raised in Hudson Falls and attended Hudson Falls High School. She married Herbert D. Garrant at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Hudson Falls, who passed away after 70 years of marriage.

She worked as a seamstress at Clark Brothers in Glens Falls for many years.  Gen was a member of St. Alphonsus Church.

Gen her and husband spent many summers at their camp on Hadlock Pond in Fort Ann.  Together, they hosted many family gatherings and weekend stays.  They also traveled extensively across the United States and especially enjoyed visiting the National Parks. 

Besides her parents and husband, Genevieve is predeceased by her sister, Estelle Francato, and a great niece, Marcia (Francato) Perrin.

Survivors include her sisters, Ethel Bubbins, Helen McCann; her nieces and nephews, Rodney Bubbins, Mark Francato, Ann Marie Francato, Kathleen McCann, Dr. Thomas McCann and his wife, Sharon, Richard McCann, Brian McCann; as well as nine great nieces and nephews and 14 great-great nieces and nephews.

There will be no calling hours.

Funeral Mass will be held Friday, 11 a.m., at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls, with Reverend Thomas Babiuch, pastor, officiating.

Burial will take place in the spring at Bay Street Cemetery in Glens Falls.

Gen’s family would like to thank Capstone for their excellent care and kindness.

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

Richard Phillip Quirk

QuirkHARTFORD – Richard Phillip Quirk, 67, passed away to the arms of Jesus on March 24, 2014, at Glens Falls Hospital. His sense of humor and love will be missed.

 Born January 25, 1947 in North Adams, MA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Eileen (Whipple) Quirk.

 Richard served in the U.S. Army from 1964 – 1965.  He was a Mason and loved his church.  Richard had a wonderful sense of humor.  He was a foster parent for over 20 years, with over 160 children passing through his home.  He enjoyed golfing, fishing, and camping.  He took pride in his children and always wanted to make a difference in their lives.

 In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his father in law, Leo Van Ness and his brothers in law, Patrick Dugan and Kenneth Van Ness.

 Survivors include his wife of 43 years, Margaret Van Ness Quirk; his daughters, Barbara (David) Morgan Gifford, of South Glens Falls, Kellie E.  Quirk of Hartford and Todd Palmer of Queensbury; his grandchildren, Meghan Morgan, David Swezey, Nicholas Morgan, Richard Morgan, Maggie Quirk, Emmaleigh Palmer, and Jackson Gifford;  he was also fortunate enough to have great grand children, Gavin and Aiden Swezey; his brother James “Jim” (Barbara) Quirk; his nephew, Thomas G. Quirk of North Adams; his uncle, William Quirk of North Adams, are among the many family members in North Adams and Clarksburg area; his beloved mother in law, Margaret Van Ness; many wonderful brother and sisters in law, Ed (Stella)Van Ness, Linda Dugan, Janet (Ken) LaFay, Virginia (Fred) Whitting, Arthur (Diane) Van Ness, Sharon (Gary) Jenkins, Leo Van Ness, James (Judy)Van Ness, Gail (Perry) Wittmer, Lisa Van Ness, Laurie (Mark) Havens,  Steven (Lisa) Van Ness, Tom Van Ness, Tim Van Ness; and several nieces and nephews, who are all the foundation of support for his family; and a special uncle, Richard Winters and his dear friend Glenn McConnell from GA.

 Family and friends may call, Friday, March 28, from 12 to 3 p.m., at the Hartford Yoked Parish in Hartford.

 Memorial service will follow the calling hours, at 3p.m., with the Rev. Patti Girard, pastor, officiating.

 Richard’s family invites everyone a reception following the service, in the Fellowship Hall at the Church.

 Burial will take place at Morningside Cemetery in Hartford, in the spring.

 Donations may be made to The Hartford Volunteer Fire Department, 8118 State Route 40, Hartford, NY 12838 or the Argyle EMS, 15 Sheridan Street, Argyle, NY 12809.

Clara Bogardus

BogardusFORT EDWARD – Clara Bogardus, 90, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

Born in Westford on January 29, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Ford and Hazel (Knapp) Clark. 

On June 27, 1942, she married the love of her life, Clarence (John) Bogardus and together they raised their four children, sharing 61 years before his death in 2003.

Clara was employed for a short time at Chase Bag, formerly Arkell & Smith, but primarily spent her life caring for her family and home.  She attended the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls and enjoyed making crafts, crocheting, and traveling with her husband to horseshoe tournaments as far away as Canada, Wisconsin, and North Carolina.

Besides her parents and husband, Clara was predeceased by an infant son, Charles, and her beloved sister, Ruby Renwick.

Survivors include her four children, Carol Lundgren of Fort Edward, Evelyn Bishop and her husband, Larry of West Haven, VT, Clarence Bogardus, Jr., and his wife, Nora of Argyle, Harry Bogardus and his wife , Peg of Adamsville; 12 grandchildren, Norma McMurry, Ford Burch, Carol LaPoint, Lena Wilcox, Sheila Clarkson, Lynette Bedeaux, Susan Brooks, Stacy Bogardus, Michele Bogardus, Christopher Bogardus, Robert Bogardus, Barbara De Landri; 29 great grandchildren as well as 4 great-great grandchildren.

Friends and family may call 2 to 3 p.m., Saturday, at Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls. 

Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. Michael Plank, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, officiating.

Burial will be in Westford Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward New York, 12828, and The First Presbyterian Church of Hudson Falls, 5 River Street, Hudson Falls, New York 12839, or a charity of your choice.