John F. Sullivan

Sullivan, JohnHUDSON FALLS – John F. Sullivan, 87, of Third Avenue, passed away at Fort Hudson Health Care Facility in Fort Edward, on Wednesday, October 18, 2017.

Born on August 13, 1930 in Middle Granville, he was the son of the late John F. and Clara (Morse) Sullivan.

His beloved wife, Kathleen “Kitty” Sullivan passed away on November 6, 2002.

John worked as a meat cutter in various grocery stores in his early years and retired from the General Electric Company after 29 years of service.  Following his retirement, John worked for the Washington County Sheriff Department, a job that he loved.

His hobbies included fly-fishing and bowling.  He was an avid football, hockey and horseracing fan.

Besides his parents and wife, John was predeceased by his infant daughter, Donna and his sister, Mary Ann Sullivan.

Survivors include his daughters, Diane Flores and her husband, Tony, of Hudson Falls and Lisa Rogers and her husband, Rich, of Pennsylvania; three sons, John Sullivan and his wife, Teresa, of Glens Falls, Daniel Sullivan and his wife, Diane, of New Mexico and Timothy Sullivan of Hudson Falls; a very special niece, Sandra McCabe of Saratoga and her children, Rob McCabe and Sara Sztaba; his grandchildren, Tawn Borge, Toni Burnell, John Sullivan, Janis Sambrook, Karyn Sullivan, Derek, Kyle and Colin Whitaker, Mitchell, Conner and Noah Rogers, Tristin and Lilly Sullivan and Max Emmons; his great grandchildren, Caitlyn Jeanette Whiting, Nolan Burnell, Owen and Kendall Sullivan, Mia and Samuel Sambrook, Gage and Leo Whitaker, Gagnon and Raela Mae Whitaker, Liam and Kieran McCabe, Maeve and Oliver Sztaba; his sister, Kathleen Moyer and her husband, Bill of Middle Granville; his brother, Michael Sullivan of Middle Granville; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a special friend, Eleanor Fischer.

Friends may call on Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 11 to 1 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

The funeral services will follow the calling hours, on Saturday, at 1 p.m., at the funeral home with the Rev. Thomas Babiuch, officiating.

The Rite of Committal, will follow the funeral services, at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Middle Granville.

The family suggests that memorials in John’s name be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc., P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Drive #100, Albany, NY 12205.

Gary Pickett

PickettHUDSON FALLS – Gary Pickett, 78 of Hudson Falls NY and Port Orange Fl went to be with his son Keith, his sister Joan, and his parents Robert and Gertrude on June 20, 2017 after a very long hard battle with COPD.

Gary was born June 19,1939 in Glens Falls NY He was a member of the Hudson Falls class of 58. On July 16,1960 he married his High School sweetheart Patricia Flynn. Gary started working at Knobby’s of Hudson Falls while still in High School. In 1982 he started his own business; Gary Pickett Music and Games. He sold his business and retired in 2001 and he and Pat became “Snowbirds” and enjoyed 13 winters in Port Orange Fl. In 2013 they moved to Florida year round.

Gary was predeceased by his son Keith, his parents, and his sister Joan Hanley. Gary is survived by his loving wife Pat, his daughter Kathy (David) Cerny, his grandchildren Cory Pickett, Jesse Pickett, Brooke Cerny and his honorary granddaughter Lianna Rivette. He is also survived by brothers George (Charlene), David (Linda) his sister Gloria Pratt, His brothers in law Thomas (Barbara)Hanley ,Mike (Jean) George, (Marcie) Flynn. , Courtenay (Carolyn)Hall Sisters in law Mary Flynn , Gloria Flynn. and Betsy Flynn. he is also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Gary enjoyed classic cars, especially his 56 Ford, NASCAR, Hunting and his faithful companion his dog Gizmo. He was always happiest when his family was gathered around him.

At Gary’s request there will be no calling hours other than the small service that was held @ the Hospice Chapel in Port Orange right after his passing.

Gary requested that anyone wishing to do something in memory of him PLEASE STOP SMOKING If you don’t smoke please help someone you care about quit.

Gary’s family wishes to thank The Halifax Health Hospice of Daytona Beach Florida for all the support and help given to Gary & Pat the last two years. Without their help Gary would not have been able stay at home. Also, thanks to our daughter Kathy and our son in law Dave, Betty Padgett, Tom & Barb Hanley, Jodi and Jon Roberts and Peter Doty who all went above and beyond to help us through Gary’s illness.

There are no services scheduled.

 

Christopher Michael Hanna

Hanna, ChrisGLENS FALLS – Christopher Michael Hanna, 29 of Glens Falls passed away unexpectedly at his home on October 16, 2017.

Born on May 31, 1988 in Glens Falls NY, he was the son of Stephanie Hanna and Donald “DJ” McKittrick Jr. Chris graduated from Glens Falls High School and attended and studied at Hudson Valley Community College. He was employed at the medical manufacturing company Bard in Glens Falls; where he was thought of as a “great guy.”

Chris had many family and friends who also considered him to be a great guy and friend who was genuine, caring, very funny, fun loving, smart, sweet, amazing person that was just great to be around. And no one will ever forget his incredible smile and great laugh. He only had two short years with his girlfriend, Renee who told stories about how he was a hopeless romantic. They would always get each other gifts for every holiday and occasion. She and him made many great memories together. One of the best was their trip to Buffalo for a Bills game in September and had the chance to go see Niagara Falls.

Chris loved music. Especially listening to and seeing his favorite band of all time, Pearl Jam. He had all their albums. He attended many of their concerts, he even went to see a cover band of them just recently. He was also a huge Buffalo Bills fan and attended many games with his mom, dad, girlfriend and other friends.  Chris’s other favorite sports teams were the Buffalo Sabre’s, the NY Knicks, the NY Yankee’s and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He also had the talent of playing the spoons when hanging out with family and listening to music. He liked to watch Game of Thrones, UFC, football and his beloved Buffalo Bills play on TV. He also loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his girlfriend. Chris also enjoyed doing things like ice skating, swimming in various spots, and showing her around his hometown of Glens Falls. Chris had a lot of GF pride! He recently was starting to enjoy fishing as well. He will be missed greatly by everyone that has ever interacted with him. Especially his family and friends.

His mother Stephanie, and him remained close throughout his life and there will an empty spot in her heart until they meet again.  She will miss their shopping and shopkicking excursions on Fridays.

Chris was predeceased by his grandfather Douglas Hanna, Sr. of Argyle

Left to cherish his memory include his girlfriend of two years, Renee Anorue. His mother Stephanie Hanna of Glens Falls; his dad Donald “DJ” McKittrick Jr of West Palm Beach Florida; his brother Shane McKittrick of Glens Falls; his grandmother Fay Hanna of Queensbury; his grandmother Alley Catone-Cook and her husband Bill of Queensbury; his grandfather Donald Jerry McKittrick Sr and his wife Helen of West Hebron; his aunts: Gerri McKittrick-Mitchell of Glens Falls; Jamie Marcotte of Fort Edward; DeeDee Breault of Queensbury ; Debbie Wright and Kim Groesbeck of West Hebron. His uncles: Doug Hanna of Queensbury; Joe McKittrick of Glens Falls; Shawn Groesbeck of Whitehall and Eric Groesbeck of Greenwich. Several cousins and several friends.

‘The love he receives is the love that is saved

And sometimes he’s seen, a strange spot in the sky

A human being that was given to fly’

A verse from one of Chris’ favorite songs by Pearl Jam.

Fly High Chris. We’ll miss you!

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

A time of remembrance will be 11 a.m. on Friday, at the funeral home.

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

Memorial donations may be sent to Chris’s mother, Stephanie Hanna, C/O Glens Falls National Bank, 250 Glens Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

Mary Jane Quackenbush

Quackenbush, MaryNovember 21, 1939 – October 12, 2017

HUDSON FALLS – Mary Jane Quackenbush, 77, of Hudson Falls, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.

On April 9, 1961 Mary Jane married Fred Quackenbush, and they spent 56 years together until her passing.

Mary Jane was a graduate of the Class of 1957 at St. Mary’s Institute, Amsterdam.

She was a Telephone Operator for Mohasco in Amsterdam for four years, an Assembler for CR Bard’s Manufacturing for three years in Glens Falls, and Head Cook for Washington County Head Start in Hudson Falls for twenty-five years.

Mary Jane served as a Den Mother her for Cub Scouts in Hudson Falls for six years, and a Girl Scout Leader for one year.  She was a member of the Adirondack Booster Club in Glens Falls, and the Ladies Auxiliary at the American Legion Post 574 in Hudson Falls.  She loved bingo, bowling, hockey, Elvis, her family, and friends.

Mary Jane was loved by everyone, including family and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary Jane was predeceased by her sisters, Jean Ippolito and Helen Raab.

She is survived by her brother Alexander Kryszczak; her husband, Fred; her daughter, Sherri Quackenbush, her son, Mark and his wife, Deborah Quackenbush, her son, Barry and his wife Donna Quackenbush.  Mary Jane also had grandchildren, Kristy Orr, Sean Parot, Jonathan Quackenbush, and Derek Quackenbush.

A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11a.m. on Wednesday, October 18 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church, on the park in Hudson Falls

A Reception to follow at the American Legion Post 574, 72 Pearl Street, Hudson Falls.

The Right of committal will take place at convenience of the family.

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

Floral arrangements may be sent directly to St. Mary’s Church.

Mary’s family has requested donations in Mary Quackenbush’s name be made to American Legion Post 574 of Hudson Falls, 72 Pearl St., Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

 

Robert E. Newell

Newell, RobertHUDSON FALLS – Robert “Bob” E. Newell, of Main Street, went into the arms of the Lord on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his loved ones.“When someone you love becomes a memory – that memory becomes a treasure”.  (author unknown)

With great sadness, we as a family mourn the loss of our beloved Bob.

How do you measure the wealth of a man?

Born on August 1, 1937 to Grace Ryan and Clinton John Newell, Bob was the third oldest of what would become GRN7.

Being recognized as an “All American” afforded him many opportunities, after graduation in the 1950’s.   Life and circumstances changed however and Bob returned to Fort Edward to help raise his younger four siblings.  He accepted the role of pseudo Dad with the same passion as he did throwing the perfect spiral.   Always caring, loving and selfless, he become our mentor.

In 1957, he began his lifetime work as an electrician with Hercules/Ciba Geigy.  He remained there until closure.  Bob continued to work in his chosen field, plus general contracting/maintenance up until this past year.

Along his journey in life, he remained true to himself and his upbringing.  Integrity and kindness would always prevail, always knowing he was not perfect and recognizing his faults.   He took command of a room with his presence, his laugh was infectious and his eyes were always smiling.

Bob was predeceased by his mother, Grace Ryan Newell; his son, Robert; his grandson, Brett; brother, Bill; sister in law, Pat, as well as Paul, Steve, Chris, Tom and Mary Gilmour.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Regina and their blended family; Nan Newell, Paul (Elsa) Newell, Jonathan (Jennifer) Newell, Linda Newell, Jeanne McKenna, Erin (Fred) Breglia, Girard McKenna and Patrick (Seneca) McKenna; his grandchildren, Kaitrin, Kiana, Mark, Jeffrey, Brandon, Evan, Lauren, Taylor, Freddy and Michael; his siblings, Tom Newell, Nancy (Chuck) Caputo, Jane (Ed) Healy, Jim (Gail) Newell and Mary Anne LaBruzzo; sister in law, Anne Newell; hundreds of nieces, nephews, greats, great greats,  cousins and so many loyal friends, especially his Music Ministry Choir.

Don’t mourn Bob’s death.   Instead, celebrate his life.   Be amazed by the grandeur of the mountains, find peace with the roar of the ocean, walk in the rain, get lost in the music and always remember to dance.   Do not take time for granted, look into the eyes of your family and always see the beauty.

The wealth of this man is measured by unconditional love.  Bob was the richest man on earth, a gentle giant, a master of life.  We will miss your comforting hugs.

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

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. on Saturday at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.

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

Following the cemetery service, everyone is welcome to McManus Hall to celebrate Bob’s life.

The family suggests the memorial donations be made to High Peaks Hospice, 79 Glenwood Ave., Queensbury, NY 12804 or C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park St., Glens Falls, NY 12801 or Alzheimer’s Association Research, 4 Pine West Plaza, #405, Albany, NY 12205.

 

Edward “Ed” H. Maynard Sr.

Maynard, EdwardHUDSON FALLS – Edward “Ed” H. Maynard Sr., of Liberty Place, went into the arms of the Lord, on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family.

Born on April 17, 1943 in Fort Edward, he was the son of the late Edgar Maynard and Edith Maynard Fero

Ed is survived by his wife, Lorraine Bovair Maynard, whom he married on November 30, 1963. They shared 54 wonderful years of marriage.

He is also survived by his children, Edward Maynard Jr, Wendy Maynard and Alice Maynard; his son-in-law, Rick Whitmore; his daughter-in-law, Susan Lake; his grandchildren, Emily, Olivia, Aidan, Duncan, Dylan, and Sebastian; and his sister, Mary Ordway and her son, Brad.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his in-laws, Harold and Alice Hall; two sons, Douglas and Timothy and his special cousin, Dick Duprey.

Ed enjoyed dancing, hunting, being a mechanic, catering, motorcycling and being a photographer.  He was known for being well dressed and always smelling good.  Ed was referred to as the “Candy Man”, always able to supply an Atomic Hot Ball but kind enough to carry mints, as an option.  Most important was his love for his family.

As a young man, he worked for Queensbury Motors and Sperry Trucks.  In 2003, he retired from Finch Pruyn, after 33 years.

Ed belonged to the Hudson Falls Fish & Game Club, the Hudson Falls Pistol League, and was an Americade volunteer for 28 years.  He and his wife, Lorraine were longstanding members of the GWRRA (Gold Wing Road Riders Association) with Chapter J and most recently, Chapter N.

Staying true to his strong personality, he fought hard until the end.

Calling hours will be on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

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

The Rite of Committal will follow at Union Cemetery in the town of Fort Edward, where he will be laid to rest next to his sons.

Following the cemetery service, everyone is welcome to McManus Hall to celebrate Ed’s lfe.

The family would like to thank Dr. Amy Hogan-Moulton, Dr. Lance Sullenberger, Dr. James O’Brien, the nurses at Albany Med CCU and High Peaks Hospice.

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Drive,  #100, Albany, NY 12205.

Jeffery Scott Mattison

Mattison, JefferyGLENS FALLS -Jeffery Scott Mattison, 51, of Glens Falls, passed away on October 5, 2017 at the Glens Falls Hospital, with his family by his side.

Born on October 3, 1966 in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Robert and Joyce (Leppard) Mattison.

Jeff attended South High School and on October 29, 2004 he married Sara Morehouse.

He enjoyed small motor repairs and tinkering and watching NASCAR, especially his favorite driver, Jeff Gordon.   Jeff was also a Bronco’s fan and loved watching old classic westerns.  He was a joker and had a dry sense of humor and everyone thoroughly enjoyed.

Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, Robert Mattison.

Survivors include his wife, Sara Morehouse-Mattison of Glens Falls; his brothers, Dave Mattison and his girlfriend, Laura Roberts of South Glens Falls, Mike Mattison of South Glens Falls and Raymond Mattison of Hudson Falls; his two children, Jeffery S. Mattison, II and Danielle M. Mattison, both of Hudson Falls; his two grandchildren, Lane Mattison and Alaina Mattison; seven stepbrothers and stepsisters; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; and his dog Mya.

At Jeff’s request there will be no services.

The family wishes to thank Heather and all the nurses and staff on Tower 2 at the Glens Falls Hospital and his nurse Grace with the Warren County Nurses.

The family suggests that memorial donations be made to the C.R. Wood Cancer Center, 102 Park Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801.

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

Jessie I. George

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HUDSONFALLS – Jessie I. George, 95, of Blenor Ave., went into the arms of the Lord, at the Glens Falls Hospital, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

Born on March 3, 1922 in Hudson Falls, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Edna (Carpenter) Jenkins.

Jessie was a 1940 graduate of the Glens Falls High School.

On August 26, 1949, she married Robert George in Cumberland, Maryland. He died on March 2, 1997.

Before her marriage, she was employed at Finch Pruyn Company in Glens Falls. Later, Jessie worked at Sherwood Medical in Argyle, retiring in 1988. She then worked several years at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home, where she assisted in feeding the elderly patients.

She was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Hudson Falls, where she was a deaconess for many years. Jessie also ran the church thrift shop and was chairman of the trustees.

She belonged to the South Glens Falls Senior Citizen Club. Jessie enjoyed bowling with the Senior Citizen League and she also loved to dance.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a son Robert J. George, and two brothers, Morgan A. Jenkins and Irving F, Jenkins

Survivors include one son, Richard A. George and his longtime companion, Valerie Clark of Hudson Falls; a granddaughter, Melissa A. LaBrake and her husband, Shawn of of Hudson Falls; two great grandchildren, Laconia and Dakota LaBrake; three nephews, Larry Jenkins and his wife, Roxanne, of Argyle, Leonard Jenkins and his wife, Sharon, of Hebron and Roger Jenkins and his wife, Mary, Hudson Falls; and several cousins and special friends. She is also survived by her special friend Solon Sherman.

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

Funeral Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert McCrory, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls, officiating.

Burial will take place at the convenience of the family at at Bay Street Cemetery in Glens Falls.

Jessie’s family suggests that memorial donations be made to the First Baptist Church of Hudson Falls, 118 Main Street, Hudson Falls, NY 12839.

Alberta Irene Patten

Patton Alberta Old retouch patton, albertaQUEENSBURY – Alberta Irene Patten, 94, passed away September 24, 2017 at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home.

Born June 26, 1923 in Hudson Falls, N.Y., Alberta was the daughter of Margery (Thomas) and Raymond Pelkey.

Alberta was raised in Hudson Falls graduating from Hudson Falls High School, Class of 1941. On August 10,1947, Alberta married E. Harold Patten of Hartford, N.Y. Mr. Patten passed away in 1988. Employed for well over 48 years in the Classified/Advertising Department of the Post Star, she fondly recalled them as good years with good people; amongst them Barb Adams, Kathy Hamel! and Dick Mulcahy.

Alberta was a life-long member of the Hudson Falls United Methodist Church where she also taught Sunday school.

Some of Alberta’s fondest childhood memories were picnicking and berry picking in the Adirondacks to help pay the taxes and camping with her family in Ausable Forks, N.Y. She loved both the first snow of winter and her favorite chore churning the wheel to make maple walnut ice cream with her Mom. In addition to being a history buff, Alberta enjoyed watching professional ice skating, tennis and golf.

But Alberta’s greatest joy was found in her love for her family. Being present in earlier years and then much later through words, pictures and videos, Alberta witnessed the unfolding of her families’ lives. Her family was God’s greatest gift to her and Alberta’s legacy to them is “Because God first loved us, we are able to love one another.”

Besides her parents and husband, Alberta was predeceased by her beloved daughter, Norma Ruth Patten, sisters Violet Mayette and Hilda Hamelin, brothers Alfred and Raymond Pelkey and Alberta’s twin brother Albert.

 

Her survivors include her four children: Sue Grant of Glens Falls, Paul Patten and his wife Sheila of Hudson Falls, Dean Patten of Plattsburgh and his long-time companion, Debbie Nesbitt of Port Henry, and Breck Patten and his wife Donna of Hadley. She is survived by her five grandchildren: Joel Patten of Hudson Falls, Heather Patten of Hudson Falls, Ben Grant and his wife Julie of Victory Mills, Jen Bhadra and her husband Suv of Menio Park, California, and Samantha Grant of Queensbury. Alberta is also survived by her four great-grandchildren: Micah and Mya Grant of Victory Mills, Alex Grant of Queensbury and Matty Bhadra of Menio Park, California. Several nieces and nephews survive.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Alberta’s memory may be made to the West Glens Falls Emergency Squad, 86 Luzerne Rd. Queensbury, N.Y. 12804.

Private graveside services for the family will be held at Union Cemetery, Upper Broadway in the town of Fort Edward on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at 1 p.m.

William “Bill” McGovern, Sr.

McGovern, WilliamSOUTH GLENS FALLS- William “Bill” McGovern, Sr., of South Glens Falls, passed away on Saturday September 23, 2017.

Born on October 7, 1950 in New York City, he was the son of the late Thomas and Helen (LeBright) McGovern, Sr.

Bill’s younger years were spent in Manhattan, until his family moved to Glens Falls.    At that point, he resided on Crandall Street in Glens Falls, where Bill attended Glens Falls High School.

He worked for many years at SCA Tissue, previously known as James River, and Patrician Paper Co. in South Glens Falls. Bill enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, and friends on road trips to Atlantic City, watching football games, and days at the Saratoga Race Course.

In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his brother, Thomas McGovern, Jr.

Survivors include his children, William McGovern, Jr. and his companion, Stacey LaFountain of Glens Falls, Patricia McGovern of Queensbury and Dan McGovern and his wife, Annette Parisi of Saratoga Springs; his grandchildren, Gage Fuller of Massachusetts and Matthew McGovern of Corinth; his sister in law, Deborah McGovern of Saratoga Springs; his nieces+, Katie McGovern and her husband, Michael Schin of Saratoga Springs and Shannon McGovern of Queensbury; and other nieces, nephews and cousins.

Calling hours are scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  at the Carleton Funeral Home, 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

Burial will be at a later date at St. Mary’s Cemetery in South Glens Falls.

Bill’s family suggests that memorial donations in his memory to be made to the Moreau Emergency Squad Inc. at 1583 U.S. 9, Fort Edward, NY 12828.

Michael J. Dobroski

Dobroski, MichaelPOMPANO BEACH, FL formerly of HUDSON FALLS – Michael J. Dobroski, 64, of Pompano Beach, FL, passed away on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, at his home.

Born on February 23, 1953, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the late Andrew and Catherine (VanTassell) Dobroski.

Michael was a graduate of Hudson Falls High School and then furthered his education, earning his Liberal Arts Degree.

Michael worked for many years as a Customer Service Manager at Stone Gate Bank in Hollywood, Florida.

He adored his dog Dexter and was always the favorite uncle to his nieces and nephews.

Michael is survived by his brothers, William Dobroski and his wife, Frances of Ballston Spa, Peter Dobroski and his wife, Frances of Dover, New Hampshire and Andrew Dobroski and his wife, Linda of Lake George; his nieces and nephews, Meghan and her husband, Scott, Nicholas, Katherine, Andrew, Jr., Zachary and Erica Dobroski; and his good friend Harry Combs of Pompano Beach, Florida.

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

A Funeral Mass will be 11 am on Wednesday, at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls

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

Memorial donations may be sent to the American Heart Association, 4 Atrium Drive,  #100, Albany, NY 12205 .

Connie A. Coughlin

Coughlin, ConnieHUDSON FALLS – Connie Anne Coughlin, 56, of Hudson Falls, went to join her sister Linda and her Mother, Lee, on Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

Born on February 14, 1961, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of  Douglas Coughlin of Hudson Falls and the late Eola “Lee” Duprey.

Connie was a graduate of the Hudson Falls High School Class of 1979.  She then furthered her education at Binghamton University, earning her Nursing Degree.

Connie served as a nurse for many years at Emma Lang Stevens and for almost 30 years as a flight attendant for Delta Airlines, where she saw the world.

She was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls.

Connie loved horses, casinos and watching her son play sports.  She was also an avid Dallas Cowboys and Red Sox Fan.  Connie loved her pool and spending time in her back yard.  most of all, Connie loved her family and friends.

In addition to her mother and sister, she was predeceased by her Aunt Alice.

She is survived by her son, Ricky Ficarrotta and his fiancé, Moira Nolan of Queensbury; her beloved granddaughter and the apple of her eye, Fiona “Baby Girl” Ficarrotta, her nephew, John O’Hara and his companion, Jenny Zeno of Hudson Falls; her father, Douglas Coughin and his wife, Barb of Hudson Falls; and her beloved fiancé, Dan Rouse of Hudson Falls; and several cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, September 25, 2017, at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street in Hudson Falls.

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

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

Memorial donations may be sent to The Breast Cancer Research charity of your choice.