Miscellaneous Fulton County, New York Obituaries

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Wednesday, September 26, 2001

Thomas J. Rice Jr.  
Mr. Thomas J. Rice Jr., 45, of Branch Street, Gloversville, died suddenly Monday, Sept. 24, at Albany Medical Center.
He was born on March 2, 1956 in Gloversville, the son of Thomas and Florence Blowers Rice. At the time of his death, he was employed by Capitaland Taxi of Albany.
He is survived by his father, Thomas J. Rice Sr. of Gloversville; his sister, Margaret "Peggy" Surnear of Johnstown; one niece; two nephews and several cousins.
The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Sandra Geer will officiate. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12205. 
 
Thursday, September 27, 2001

Dorothy Howarth Schriner 
Mrs. Dorothy Howarth Schriner, 93, of Kingsboro Avenue, Gloversville, died Wednesday, Sept. 26, at home.
She was born on April 30, 1908 in Utica, the daughter of Frederick and Mary Williams Howarth. She attended the Utica Free Academy and the Utica Business School. Mrs. Schriner married Joseph A. Schriner on Sept. 15, 1928 in Utica. They had been married for 73 years and had lived in the same home in Gloversville for 68 years.
Mrs. Schriner and some neighbors started the Kingsboro Garden Club 50 years ago, which is still flourishing. She was also a member of the Cayadutta Chapter No. 166, Order of the Eastern Star; Gloversville YWCA; Fulton County Historical Society; Johnstown Historical Society, and the former Fulton County Children's Committee. She was a member of the former Kingsborough Presbyterian Church, which later merged with the First Presbyterian Church in downtown Gloversville.
She and her husband loved to travel, spending many winters in Florida. Her favorite northern spot was Ogunquit, Maine. She was very active in the former Gloversville Day Nursery until regulations forced it to close.
Mrs. Schriner outlived most of her relatives, with the exception of her 96-year-old husband Joseph of Gloversville, and her godchild, Kathleen Hall of Salem, N.H.. Several cousins also survive.
Interment will take place Friday at Forest Hills Cemetery, Utica. Memorial contributions may be made to the Johnstown Historical Society, 17 N. William St., Johnstown, NY 12095; or Fulton County Historical Society, 237 Kingsboro Ave., Gloversville, NY 12078. Private visitation will take place Thursday at the convenience of the family at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home Inc., Gloversville. 

Freda F. Braender  
Freda F. Braender, 59, of Avenue C, Ormond Beach, Fla., died Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Halifax Medical Center, Dayton Beach, Fla.
She was born in Gloversville and moved from Amsterdam to Ormond Beach in 1985. She was a retired certified nurse's assistant. 
She was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church, Ormond Beach.
Survivors include her husband of 29 years, Karl Braender; son, Sean Braender of Schenectady; stepsons, Karl Braender Jr. and Kevin Braender, both of Amsterdam; daughters, Doreen Braender of Schenectady and Karleen Braender of Ormond Beach; stepdaughter, Sarah Braender of Amsterdam; her mother, Dorcas Stutzke of Floral City, Fla.; brother, Jimmy Frederick of Florida; sisters, Mary Mills of Newburgh, N.Y. and Joanne Uhlinger of Broadalbin; and 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild.
Friends are cordially invited to a time of remembrance at 4 p.m. Oct. 6, at their home at 811 Mason St., Schenectady. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, East Volusia County Unit, 1510 Ridgewood Ave., Suite 201, Holly Hill, FL 32117. 

Matthias Donnelly Jr. 
Matthias (Ty) Donnelly Jr., who was a former lightweight amateur boxer under the name Matt Tiger, died Wednesday at home after a long illness. Mr. Donnelly of Kingsboro Towers was 79.
Mr. Donnelly was born on Dec. 21, 1921 in Washington, D.C., the son of Matthias F. and Elizabeth C. Donnelly Sr. He was a lifelong area resident and graduated from Gloversville High School.
Mr. Donnelly was an Army Air Force veteran of World War II. He entered on July 30, 1940 and was discharged March 2, 1946, serving in European and Asiatic Pacific region. He received American Service Metal, Asiatic Pacific Service Metal and World War II Victory Metal.
He was a leather worker at the former Independent Leather and last employed at the former Continental Silk Mill, both of Gloversville.
Mr. Donnelly was of the Catholic faith. He was a member of St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville; American Legion, and a former member of Ida McGinnis Club.
Using the name Matt Tiger, he competed in the Albany Golden Gloves Tournament and had 27 amateur wins.
He is survived by his friend and companion, Wanda E. Moyer of Gloversville; six daughters, Mary Marilyn Vicaire of Schenectady, Karen C. Bowman and Patricia A. Lallo, both of Gloversville, Constance S. Vickary of Cobleskill, Wanda J. Horning of Canajoharie, and Ginny Lynne Ahart of Fulton, N.Y.; three sons, Daniel W. Kiskis of Amsterdam, Stephen A. Kiskis and William A. Frederick, both of Gloversville; his stepmother, Mildred Donnelly of Gloversville; his half sister, Sheila Wotcak of Schenectady; 27 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by one brother, Edward Donnelly; and two sisters, Mary Elizabeth Chapman and Ann Donnelly.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. A prayer service will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday at the funeral home A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak, pastor, will be celebrant. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church Building Fund, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville. 

Judy Moran Hanson  
Judy Moran Hanson, 48, of Marie Drive Fonda, died Sunday morning at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam.
She was born on April 2, 1953 in Amsterdam, the daughter of Howard and Loretta Snell Moran. Judy was a lifelong area resident and was a graduate of the Johnstown High School Class of 1971.
Judy was employed by Central National Bank, Fonda, for the past six years, currently working as head teller. She also was working part time at Filene's Department Store in Rotterdam Square Mall.
She was a member of Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church and served as financial secretary for the church.
Survivors include her beloved husband, George F. Hanson, whom she married on Aug. 23, 1975; her loving parents, Howard and Loretta Snell Moran of Tribes Hill; a brother, Charles Moran of Tribes Hill. Several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends also survive.
There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Barbara Floryshak will officiate. Burial will take place in the Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill. Memorial contributions may be made to Tribes Hill Presbyterian Church or the Riverfront Cancer Center in care of Betz, Rossi & Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. 

Sylvia Millman-Taft  
Sylvia Millman-Taft, of Lake George, N.Y. and Lake Worth, Fla., walks with the Lord after a short and brave battle with cancer. She was born on Jan. 21, 1935 in Victory Mills, N.Y. Sylvia was the daughter of Sylvia (Leroux) Millman and John B. Millman. She was a graduate of South Glens Falls Central Schools and received her BA in education from SUNY Plattsburgh and her master's degree from SUNY Albany. Sylvia taught at Kensington Road School in Glens Falls City Schools and retired in 1990.
Sylvia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Dr. Russell H. Taft; her parents, Sylvia and John Millman; and her sister, Irene Millman Carayiannis.
She is survived by her sister, MaryJean Millman Cleland; her nieces and nephews, Shawn Cleland, her husband, Peter Kiernan and their children, John, Maria, and Daniel; Christopher L. Cleland; Patrick Cleland, his wife, Betsy and their children, Matthew, Bradley, Katy and Schuyler; Constantine (Gus) Carayiannis, his wife, Rosalie and their children, Katina and Emily; Andrew Carayiannis, his wife, Kimberly; Eustacia (Carayiannis) Sander, her husband, Christian and their children, Amanda and Amy. Sylvia is also survived by many beloved friends.
Sylvia was involved and instrumental in the development and running of various organizations including:
¥ Founded the Fort Hudson Landscaping Fund to establish gardens at Fort Hudson Nursing Home's Alzheimer's Unit in memory of her beloved husband. She opened her own private gardens to the public annually as a fundraiser to support those gardens.
¥ The Millman-Taft Gardens were featured as part of the Chapman Historical Society's annual garden tour.
¥ Lifetime member of American Hemerocallis Society. Awarded the Regional Service Award for substantial contributions to Region 4. These included: 
¥ Founder of the Hudson Adirondack Daylily Society. 
¥ Editor of the Region 4 Newsletter. 
¥ Opened her gardens for the Region 4 first annual summer meeting in 1997.
¥ Established and maintained the Kensington Road School's Perennial Garden with her fifth and sixth grade students. 
¥ Member of the American Hosta Society.
¥ Founder and officer of the Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council.
¥ Affiliate of the Glens Falls Opera Festival.
Sylvia was a benefactor and supporter of the arts and various other organizations. Among her interests were modern dance, ballet, fine arts, and gardening.
A funeral Mass was held at 11 a.m. today at St. Michael's Church, South Glens Falls. Arrangements are by Regan & Denny Funeral Home, Quaker Road, Queensbury.
Friends wishing to make contributions in Sylvia's memory should make them to a charity or arts organization of one's choice.
 
Friday, September 28, 2001

John Treillet Jr.  
John L. Treillet Jr., 63, of Gloversville, died Thursday at home after being stricken.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1938, in Gloversville, the son of John and Nancy Morrison Treillet. He graduated from Gloversville High School and was a lifelong area resident. 
He was employed at Treillet Dental Lab in Gloversville for many years.
He is survived by several cousins.
There will be no visitation or services from the funeral home. Cremation will take place at Leatherstocking Crematory in Cherry Valley, N.Y. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Northville. Arrangements are by Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville.
 
September 30, 2001

Alice B. Reynolds  
Alice B. Reynolds, 92, a retired teacher for the Glens Falls School District in Glens Falls, N.Y. died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2001 at her residence, 45 Center St. in Geneseo, N.Y. She had previously resided in Warrensburg, N.Y.
She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Robert) Armbruster of Geneseo, N.Y. with whom she resided; stepson J.D. (Diane) Reynolds of Lake Placid, N.Y.; three grandsons, Rob Armbruster of Arlingston, Va., Kevin Armbruster of San Diego, CA, Brian Armbruster of Geneseo, N.Y.; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John O. Reynolds on Dec. 6, 1996.
She was born Nov. 7, 1908 in Amsterdam, N.Y., the daughter of Charles and Barbara (Schmidt) Belfance. 
She was a 1929 graduate of Oneonta State Teachers College and taught in the Amsterdam City School District and retired from the Glens Falls School District. 
Visitation will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the Rector-Hicks Funeral Home, 111 Main St. in Geneseo, N.Y. 
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Northville Funeral Service, 401 Bridge St., Northville, N.Y. Burial will be in King Cemetery, Northville, N.Y.
Memorials may be made to the Geneseo Ambulance Fund, Box 428, Geneseo, N.Y. 14454.
 
Wednesday, October 24, 2001

George E. Bacon  
George E. Bacon, 72, of County Highway 126, Amsterdam, N.Y., died Oct. 9, at the Village Manor in Plainfield, Conn.
He was born on April 29, 1929 in Gloversville, N.Y., the son of the late Hugh and Grace (Kuehner) Bacon.
Mr. Bacon owned and operated along with his wife, Eleanor (Novak) Bacon, the Bacon Tree Farm. Mrs. Bacon died June 15. 
Survivors include a son, Doug Bacon of Westminster, Colo.; a daughter, Kitty Harrington of Griswold, Conn.; a sister, Doris DelSignore of Gloversville, N.Y.; three grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
The Gagne-Piechowski funeral Home, 490 Voluntown Road, Route 138, Jewett City, Conn., is in charge of private arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Northeast Connecticut, 320 Pomfret St., Putnam, CT 06260. 

John J. Karkut  
John J. Karkut, 82, of 134 Lily Lake Road, Gloversville, formerly of Middle Street, Ansonia, Conn., died early Monday morning, Oct. 22, at his home in New York following a short illness.
Mr. Karkut was born on Feb. 1, 1919 in Derby, Conn., the son of the late Walter and Mary Drauszewski Karkut. A resident of Ansonia for 40 years, he had worked as a painter for David H. Mackenzie Painting Contractors for 36 years until his retirement in 1980. 
A veteran of World War II, he had served in the Army. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church in Ansonia and a former member of its Catholic Men's Club. He was also a life member of Disabled American Veterans.
He is survived by two daughters, Cynthia Kuzia of Gloversville, with whom he made his home, and Elizabeth Sonnenstuhl of Oxford, Conn.; three brothers, Ernest Karkut of Shelton, Conn., Joseph Karkut of Torrington, Conn. and Walter Karkut of Nappa, Calif.; three sisters, Helen Miskowicz and Minnie Sherman, both of Shelton, and Mary Krough of Seattle, Wash.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by one brother, Edward Karkut.
Visiting hours will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at Spinelli-Malerba Funeral Home, 62 Beaver St., Ansonia, where his funeral with full military honors will be held at 8:15 a.m. Thursday. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 9 a.m. at Holy Rosary Church, Ansonia. Burial will take place at St. Michael's Cemetery in Derby. 
 
Thursday, October 25, 2001

Daniel R. Nadler  
Mr. Daniel R. Nadler, 27, of County Highway 107, Johnstown, died Monday, Oct. 22, at Albany Medical Center Hospital following a long illness.
He was born on Oct. 4, 1974 in Holland, Mich. Daniel graduated from Gloversville High School in 1992 and received an associate's degree in business from Fulton-Montgomery Community College.
He was a member of Johnstown Reformed Church.
Daniel was employed as an assistant manager at Fays and then as a photo-lab manager for Eckerd until July 2000.
Survivors include his parents, Donald and Kathleen Konvalinka Nadler of Johnstown; paternal grandparents, Richard and Laura Nadler of Amsterdam; maternal grandmother, Gladys Konvalinka of Stickney, Ill.; aunts; uncles; and cousins.
He was predeceased by one brother, David Nadler, in 1979. 
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown, where funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Jack Millard will officiate. Burial will take place at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. 
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation or to Johnstown Reformed Church. 

Helena Bona  
Mrs. Helena Bona, 79, a resident of Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, formerly of Fruit Street, Gloversville, died Wednesday at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital. 
She was born on Feb. 26, 1922 in Gloversville. She was educated in Gloversville.
Earlier in life she was a glove maker at the former Ambroson Glove Co. and had been retired for 20 years. She was also a homemaker.
She was a former member of Concordia Club and Ida McGinnis Senior Citizen Club, both of Gloversville. She was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include two sons, Fred VanAlstyne of Saratoga and Clark C. Bona of Gloversville; two granddaughters, Laura VanAlstyne of Rochester and Andrea Bona of Gloversville; several nieces and nephews. Her first husband, Willard S. VanAlstyne, died in March 1945 during World War II in the Battle of the Bulge. Then in 1948 she married Ceylon C. (Zeke) Bona and he died in 1995. She also was predeceased by four brothers, Nelson, Leo, Milton, and Faye Gifford.
Calling hours will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, 147 Bleecker St., Gloversville, where funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Peter Ellis, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, will officiate. Burial will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. 

Mildred Jansen  
Mrs. Mildred Jansen, 98, died Wednesday at the Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, Gloversville.
She was born on Jan. 16, 1903 in West Galway, the daughter of Charles and Lena Hunt Tyrrell. Mrs. Jansen was educated in Gloversville schools. She previously lived in Broadalbin and Pittsfield, Mass. Mrs. Jansen was a homemaker.
Survivors include a daughter, Lillian Argotsinger of Broadalbin; a son, Ernest Whipple of Grand Island, Neb.; a brother, Charles Tyrrell Jr. of Mayfield; 12 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In 1920, she married Ernest Whipple, who died in 1964. Mrs. Jansen later married George Jansen in 1972 and he died in 1982. She also was predeceased by a daughter, Edna Fyfe. 
There will be no calling hours. Burial will take place in Pittsfield Cemetery. Arrangements are by Kobuskie-Konik Funeral Home, Gloversville. 

Russell A. Place  
Mr. Russell A. Place, 82, of North Main Street Extension, Mayfield, died Wednesday, Oct. 24, at Fulton County Residential Health Care Facility, Gloversville, following a long illness.
He was born on Jan. 16, 1919 in Gloversville, the son of William and Bertha Palmer Place. 
Mr. Place was employed as a truck driver with the former Tryon Oil and Buhrmaster Oil until his retirement.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He also enjoyed doing yard work around the house.
Survivors include his wife, Ethel Elmendorf Place, whom he married on May 30, 1941; two daughters, Sandra Pettit of Vail Mills and Barbara Place of Oneonta; two sons, David Place of Broadalbin and Jim Place of Tarpon Falls, Fla.; two sisters, Shirley Lopuch of Tribes Hills and Dorothy Leavitt of Johnstown; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins.
A gathering of friends and family will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at the home of his daughter, Sandra Pettit, 114 Fritz Lane, Vail Mills. Cremation took place at Vale Crematory, Schenectady.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements are by A.G. Cole Funeral Home Inc., 215 E. Main St., Johnstown. 

Friday, October 26, 2001

Elizabeth M. Mastracco 
Mrs. Elizabeth M. Mastracco, 88, formerly of East State Street, Gloversville, died Sunday at Nathan Littauer Hospital after a long illness.
She was born on Jan. 13, 1913 in Gloversville, the daughter of John and Elizabeth Anthony. A housewife, Mrs. Mastracco was a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Gloversville. 
She is survived by nieces and nephews. On July 31, 1943, she married John Mastracco, who died on July 3, 1997.
A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Church. Cremation took place at Leatherstocking Crematory. Interment of her ashes will take place in Prospect Hill Cemetery. Arrangements are by Amico Funeral Home, 150 S. Main St., Gloversville. 

Eunice R. Teetz  
Eunice R. Teetz, 87, formerly of Forest Hill Towers, Gloversville, died Thursday at Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, Amsterdam. 
She was born on April 2, 1914 in Gloversville; she was the daughter of Adelbert and Bernice Wells Reynolds. She was educated in Gloversville, where she resided most of her life.
She was employed by the Gloversville School system and retired in 1993 from Gloversville High School cafeteria staff. 
She was a member of Fremont Street United Methodist Church and its Lydian Circle; and the Ida L. McGinnis Senior Citizens Club, both of Gloversville.
She is survived by two sons, Larry D. Teetz and his wife, Donna, of Gloversville and Wayne B. Teetz and his wife, Joyce, of Laconia, N.H.; one sister, June Cole of Gloversville; three grandchildren, Dr. Rick D. Teetz and his wife, Lori of Tupper Lake, N.Y., Scott D. Teetz and his wife, Carolyn, of Tampa, Fla. and Beth Ann Vehslage and her husband, Ken, of Apex, N.C.; six great-grandchildren; niece and nephew. 
Mrs. Teetz was predeceased by her husband, Chester F. Teetz, who died in 1992.
A funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. The Rev. Wayne Jones, pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, will officiate. Interment will take place at Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, 4988 State Highway 30, Amsterdam, NY 12010. 

Iona Stuart Wilson  
Iona Stuart Wilson, 78, of Speculator entered the presence of her Lord, Wednesday evening, Oct. 24.
Iona was born to Paul Stuart and Georgianna Clouthier Stuart on June 25, 1923. She had the honor of having four wonderful brothers, Delbert Stuart of Greenville, Ohio, Lloyd Stuart, who preceded her in death, and twin brothers, Everett (Corky) Stuart of Wells and Elwood (Woodie) Stuart of Greenville, Ohio.
Iona was raised in Wells and attended Albany Business College after graduating from Wells High School. She loved music and participated in school productions and church ministries.
Iona married Clarence Wilson on June 8, 1946. They lived for several years in the Albany area and moved to Speculator in 1957, where they owned and operated Wilson Oil Heat. They moved to Florida in 1981 and Clarence died on May 17, 1982. 
Iona leaves two daughters, Kathleen Vandenbergh of Zanesville, Ohio and Yvonne Snider of Speculator. Her beloved grandchildren, Joel Vandenbergh of Wilmore, Ky., Mega Purino of Nashville, Tenn., Mary and Micah Snider of Speculator and Shannon Esber of Canton, Ohio, are blessed to have called her "Gram." Survivors also include many beloved in-laws, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Northville Funeral Home, 401 Bridge St. A celebration of Iona's life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Wells Wesleyan Church. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Airdville Cemetery, Lake Pleasant. 

October 27, 2001

Mildred Blood  
Mildred Blood, 87, of Gloversville, died Thursday at Nathan Littauer Hospital. 
She was born on Dec. 1, 1913, in the town of Johnstown, the daughter of Walter and Lettie Young Blood. She attended Gloversville schools and was a lifelong area resident.
She was a glovemaker for various glove companies in the Fulton County area for many years. 
She is survived by three sisters, Eleanore Smith of St. Johnsville, Grace Woodcock and Dorothy Buyce, both of Gloversville; nieces; nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by three brothers, Chester, Lester and Harry Blood; and four sisters, Florence Hine, Doris Klempa, Isabelle Chamberlain and Ruth Cook.
There will be no prior visitation at the funeral home. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. The Rev. Wayne Jones, pastor of Fremont Street United Methodist Church, will officiate. Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association. Arrangements are by Hollenbeck Funeral Home, 4 Second Ave., Gloversville. 

Antoinette Colucci  
After being stricken at home, a longtime pillar of Schenectady's culinary community died Wednesday at Ellis Hospital. Antoinette L. Colucci, 53, of Becker Street, was a dynamic restaurateur and master chef at The Carlton on Becker Street in Schenectady and was for 16 years owner and operator. 
Ms. Colucci was born in Schenectady and graduated from the former Notre Dame High School, class of 1966.
She received a degree from Hudson Valley Community College and a bachelor of science degree from Plattsburgh State. Ms. Colucci completed her master's degree in restaurant and hotel management at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind.
Ms. Colucci was assistant professor at the Restaurant Hotel School at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y. At the time of her death, Ms. Colucci was an adjunct professor of the culinary arts department at Schenectady County Community College. In 1993, Ms. Colucci was awarded the small business person of the year from the Schenectady Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Colucci was a board member of the city of Schenectady's Charter Review Committee. 
Ms. Colucci was a communicant of St. Luke's Roman Catholic Church. 
Survivors include her father, Fred A. Colucci of Schenectady; two brothers and three sisters, Fred R. Colucci of Schenectady, Sofia Butwell of Averill Park, Lora Colucci of Schenectady, Timothy Colucci of the town of Florida, Sophie Petrucci Piazza of Gloversville; and her long time companion, Frank Caracciolo of Schenectady. She was the niece of Margaret Clark, Angelina Petrucci and Ella Petrucci, all of Schenectady. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her mother, Laura Petrucci Colucci. 
Relatives and friends are invited and may call from 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday at N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Union at North Jay streets, Schenectady. Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home followed at 10:30 a.m. by a Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, Union Street. Interment will take place at St. Anthony's Cemetery, Glenville. 

Mabel Lusso  
Mrs. Mabel A. Lusso, 87, formerly of Lusso Road, Fultonville, N.Y., died Friday morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility in Amsterdam, where she resided for the past two years.
Born in Syracuse, N.Y., on Dec. 29, 1913, she was the daughter of Ralph and Mabel Carpenter Penner. She was a lifelong area resident and was a graduate of Fultonville High School
She was a homemaker and for several years served as a 4-H leader, teaching children, sewing, cooking, grafts and many other 4-H activities in her home.
Mrs. Lusso also personally enjoyed sewing, crafts and reading.
She was a member of the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church. 
On Feb. 24, 1936, she married Leon Lusso, who died Jan. 12, 1999.
She is survived by her family: a son, Charles A. Lusso of Fultonville; two daughters, Mary Fertich of Auburn, Pa., and Joan Quick of Johnstown, N.Y.; a brother, Ralph Penner of Chittanago, N.Y.; and a sister, Norma Borden of Fultonville. Two grandchildren, Elizabeth Fertich and William Fertich, and nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.
Mrs. Lusso was predeceased by a son, Norman Lusso, who died in 1990.
The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Newton Perrins officiating. Burial will take place in Maple Avenue Cemetery in Fultonville.
Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to the Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church or to the Amsterdam Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. 

Arthur Smith Jr.  
Arthur Howard Smith Jr., 63, died Friday, Oct. 26, at the Southwestern Vermont Medical Center in Bennington, Vt. He resided in North Hoosick with his beloved wife Dorothy (Brown) Smith, whom he married on Feb. 14, 1976.
He was born on Oct. 25, 1938, in Gloversville, N.Y., the son of Vivian Farrar of Gloversville and the late Arthur H. Smith Sr.. He was educated at schools in Gloversville and was a veteran of the United States Navy. Mr. Smith formerly worked at the Lee Dye Company in Gloversville and Catamount Dyers in Bennington as a dyer. He also worked as a carpenter in the area.
Survivors other than his wife Dorothy include a son, Henry J. Smith, and his wife Cheri of Luke Air Force Base in Arizona; grandchildren Ariel and Jonas Smith, also of Arizona; four sisters, Carole Miller and Sandra Savage, both of Johnstown, N.Y., Rosemary Farrar of Canandaigua, N.Y., and Kathy Hogg of South Carolina; and a brother, Stanley Farrar of West Virgina. He is also survived by nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a sister, Mary Young, and a brother, Keith G. Smith.
Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main St., Hoosick Falls, N.Y., from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Monday. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday from the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hoosick Falls.


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