Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries - 1996

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Joseph Mailloux
September 27, 1996

Joseph A. Mailloux, 92, of Main Street, Fort Plain, formerly of Bridgeport, Conn., died Friday at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a short illness. 

Born Nov. 27, 1903, in Fall River, Mass., he was the son of Olidas Mailloux and Rosanna Mailloux. Mr. Mailloux was educated in Fall River, Mass.

He was employed by The Bullard Co. in Bridgeport, Conn., as a machinist, then worked as a pattern maker for Mitchell Brothers in Bridgeport and retired from the maintenance department for the Board of Education in Bridgeport in 1974.

Mr. Mailloux lived in Fort Plain for the past year.

He was active with the Democratic Party in Bridgeport for many years.

Mr. Malloux was a member of Our Lady of Grace Church in Stratford, Conn., and was active in the Senior Citizens Group in Bridgeport.

He married Alice Roy Mailloux on Feb. 22, 1925 in Fall River, Mass.

In addition to his wife of Fort Plain, survivors include two sons, Richard B. Mailloux of Fort Plain and Armand R. Mailloux of Roxbury, Conn.; a brother, Alfred Mailloux of Fall River; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by a son, Robert J. Mailloux, on Jan. 2, 1995 and a daughter, Theresa D. Mailloux Farkas, who died in 1952.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Monday at Our Lady of Grace Church, Second Hill Lane, Stratford, Conn. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery in Bridgeport, Conn.

Calling hours will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain.
 

Katherine Bremer
September 27, 1996

Miss Katherine Bremer, 100, formerly of Bayard Street, Amsterdam and most recently of Montgomery Meadows Residential Health Care Facility, died Friday afternoon.

Born Dec. 25, 1895, in Johnstown, she was the daughter of Ernest and Anna Hanner Bremer.

As a child, Miss Bremer moved to Amsterdam and had lived in the city since.

She was employed by the Chalmers Knitting Co.

Miss Bremer was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and was a member of its Rosary Society.

A prayer service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Montgomery Meadows.

Calling hours are from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Monday at Montgomery Meadows.

Memorial contributions may be made to Montgomery Meadows Activities Program or to St. Mary's Church Development Fund.

Arrangements are by the Riley Funeral Home Inc., 110 Division St., Amsterdam.
 

John Constantino
September 26, 1996

John C. Constantino, 81, of Marie Parkway, Loudonville and formerly of Amsterdam, died Thursday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Constantino was the son of the late Angelo and Louise De Pasquale Constantino.

He was a lifelong Amsterdam resident until recently, and was educated in the Amsterdam school system.

Mr. Constantino started his career as a produce manager at the Mohigan Market. From 1943 to 1973, he was self employed as a produce wholesaler. He retired from Quandt's Food Distributors as a produce buyer in 1987.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.

He was married to Jennie Caluni Constantino for 54 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Angelo L. Constantino of Loudonville and Valentino J. Constantino of Clifton Park; one daughter Louise Ann Kowalski of Hickory, N.C.; a brother, Peter Constantino of Amsterdam; five sisters, Catherine Ambrosino of Gloversville, Helen Rizzo of Wilmingtom, Dela., Josephine Constantino, Yolanda Petrasino and Mafalda Marsciano of Amsterdam; and 10 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Carmella Constantino.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the DeStefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Hospice, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y.12088 or to a charity of one's choice.
 

Muriel Bellen Fiebka
September 27, 1996

Mrs. Muriel Bellen Fiebka, 69, of Lepper Road, Fort Johnson, and former ly of Jackson Street, Amsterdam, died Friday evening at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, following a long illness.

Born April 7, 1927, in Mayfield, she moved to Amsterdam in 1948. She was a graduate of Mayfield High School and Cobleskill Agricultural and Technical College.

She was employed as a dietician, first by Amsterdam Memorial Hospital and later by the Greater Amsterdam School District, retiring in 1981.

She was a member of the Horace J. Inman Senior Citizens and the Port Jackson Seniors.

Mrs. Fiebka was a communicant of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Amsterdam.

She married Duncan Fiebka on Sept. 8, 1949. He died Sept. 19, 1982.

Survivors include her son, George Fiebka of Fort Johnson; a brother, Hugh Bellen of Syracuse; three grandchildren, George, Sabrina and Luke Fiebka of Fort Johnson and several nieces, one nephew and several cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Raymond Barnett officiating. Interment will be in Perth Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memoriam contributions may be made to the Calvary Assembly of God Church.
 

John Constantino
September 26, 1996

John C. Constantino, 81, of Marie Parkway, Loudonville and formerly of Amsterdam, died Thursday at Albany Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Mr. Constantino was the son of the late Angelo and Louise De Pasquale Constantino.

He was a lifelong Amsterdam resident until recently, and was educated in the Amsterdam school system.

Mr. Constantino started his career as a produce manager at the Mohigan Market. From 1943 to 1973, he was self employed as a produce wholesaler. He retired from Quandt's Food Distributors as a produce buyer in 1987.

He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church.

He was married to Jennie Coluni Constantino for 54 years.

In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons, Angelo L. Constantino of Loudonville and Valentino J. Constantino of Clifton Park; one daughter Louise Ann Kowalski of Hickory, N.C.; a brother, Peter Constantino of Amsterdam; five sisters, Catherine Ambrosino of Gloversville, Helen Rizzo of Wilmington, Dela., Josephine Constantino, Yolanda Petrasino and Mafalda Marsciano of Amsterdam; and 10 grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Carmella Constantino.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the DeStefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:15 a.m. at St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. Burial will be in St. Michael's Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter's Hospice, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, N.Y.12088 or to a charity of one's choice.
 

Marian Pentland
September 27, 1996

Mrs. Marian D. Pentland, 74, of Parkwood Drive, Fort Plain, died Friday evening at St. Mary's Hospital, Amsterdam, after a long illness.

Born May 26, 1922, in Canajoharie, she was the daughter of Howard and Ethel Byrne Conrad. She graduated from Canajoharie High School in 1940. She was a lifelong area resident.

She was employed by the Montgomery County Clerk's Office in the Records Room, retiring in 1979. She was also a legal secretary for various attorneys in the area and at one time was employed at Beech-Nut Nutrition Corp. in the billing department.

Mrs. Pentland was a member of the Fort Plain Reformed Church.

She was also a member of the Fort Plain Senior Citizens and the Fort Plain Council of Senior Citizens.

She married Stanley Pentland on Oct. 19, 1946 at the Canajoharie Reformed Church.

In addition to her husband of Fort Plain, survivors include a daughter, Linda Davi of Flat Creek; a son, Donald Pentland of Ladson, S.C.; three grandchildren and an uncle.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Gray-Houghtaling & Smith Funeral Home, 34 Center St., Fort Plain, with the Rev. Jeffrey L. Thibodeau officiating. Burial will be in Canajoharie Fall Cemetery.

Calling hours are from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 73 N. Main St., Gloversville, 12078.
 

Leona Hoffman
September 29, 1996

Leona Jackson Hoffman, 66, of County Route 107, Johnstown, died Sunday morning at home after a long illness.

Born in the Keck Center section of Johnstown, Mrs. Hoffman attended Johnstown schools.

She worked for the Lee Dyeing Co. for 30 years, retiring in 1990.

Mrs. Hoffman was a member of the Women of the Moose; the American Association of Retired Persons; and was a weight reporter for the TOPS organization.

She married Ernest H. Hoffman on Feb. 2, 1952.

In addition to her husband, survivors include two sons, E. William "Bill" Hoffman of Richmond, Va., and Jim Hoffman of Fonda; a daughter, Virginia Saltsman of Fort Plain; two sisters, Thelma Shutter of Palatine Bridge and Marion "Jackie" Smith of Gloversville; nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, 215 E. Main St., Johnstown.

Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda.

Calling hours are from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or to the American Diabetes Association.
 

Francis Larson
September 28, 1996

Francis Larson, 86, formerly of Fifth Street, Scotia, died Saturday at the Glendale Nursing Home after a long illness.

Born Jan. 28, 1910, in Norwich, he was the son of Fred and Carrie Root Larson. Mr. Larson was educated in the Oneonta schools.

He was a glovemaker for the former Premier Glove Co. in Fonda.

Mr. Larson attained the rank of sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II and subsequently served in the Naval Reserve.

He was a member of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Association and the American Legion in Fonda.

Mr. Larson was of the Protestant faith.

He married Edah Larson on March 4, 1939. She died in 1991.

Survivors include a son, Bryon Larson of Fonda; a daughter, Sherry Larson of Schenectady; three granddaughters and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Jackson and Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville, with the Rev. Christopher Hamm, pastor of Fonda-Fultonville United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Fonda.

A calling hour, beginning at 9 a.m., will precede the service at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Amsterdam, Guy Park Avenue, Amsterdam.
 

Fred Olsen
September 28, 1996

Fred I. Olsen, 81 of Roosevelt Road, Amsterdam, died Saturday at the Canandaigua Veterans Hospital after a long illness.

Born Nov. 29, 1914, in Amsterdam, he was the son of Thomas and Mabel Youngs Olsen. Mr. Olsen attended Amsterdam schools. He was a firefighter for the Navy Depot in Scotia, retiring in 1973.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in a tank division in Belgium and Germany.

Mr. Olsen was of the Protestant faith.

He married Jane Moore Olsen on Feb. 21, 1940.

In addition to his wife, survivors include a daughter, Carol Ann Palombi of Marietta, Ga.; and a granddaughter.

There will be no calling hours.

Cremation will take place at the Whitehaven Memorial Park Crematory, Canandaigua.

Memorial contributions may be made to charity or to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Betz Funeral Home, Amsterdam.
 

Frank Guelli
September 28, 1996

Frank A. Guelli, 58, of 185 Wild Oak Drive, Southington, Conn., and a former resident of Fonda, died Saturday at Bradley Memorial Hospital. He was the husband of Roselyn (Tumminelli) Guelli.

Born Oct. 15, 1937, in Rochester, he was the son of Helen Howie Guelli of Rochester and Placita Guelli. Mr. Guelli was a sales representative. He was a member of the Portland Men's Golf Association, the Pequabuck Golf Club and the Quartette Club in New Britain. He was a parishioner of Mary Our Queen Church.

Survivors, including his wife and mother, are his children, Rachelle Blume, Frank Guelli Jr. of Oswego, Joy Tompkins, and Michael Guelli; a brother, Michael Guelli of Astoria, Ore.; two sisters, Nancy Romano of Rochester, and Joan Perry of Marion; nine grandchildren; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at the Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., to Mary Our Queen Church at 10 a.m. Burial will be at St. Thomas Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m.
 

Roscoe Hoose
September 29, 1996

Roscoe L. Hoose, 66, of Route 10, Sharon Springs, died Sunday at the Bassett Hospital of Schoharie County, Cobleskill, after a long illness.

Born in West Berne, Mr. Hoose resided in Albany and Selkirk before moving to Schoharie County in 1980.

During the Korean War, he served with the Army.

Mr. Hoose was a farmer and also a truck driver at the Rotterdam Industrial Park from 1954 until retiring in 1987 due to illness.

Survivors include his wife, Linda Broadhead Hoose, whom he married Aug. 15, 1954; six sons, Roscoe L. Hoose of Little Falls, Wayne Hoose of Chambersburg, Pa., Todd Hoose of Oneonta, Thomas Hoose of Knoxville, Tenn., Jeffery Hoose of Ohio, and Timothy Hoose of Sharon Springs; a daughter, Debra Hoose Bellinger of Seward; two sisters, Katherine Norton of Selkirk and Virginia Diggs of Iowa; three brothers, George Hoose of Glenmont, Ralph Hoose of Georgia, and Wesley Hoose of Kansas City, Mo.; 10 grandchildren, and a great-grandson.

A service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Robert A. Guffin Funeral Home, 1 Chapel St., Cobleskill.

Burial will be in New Scotland Cemetery.

Calling hours will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 

William Wallin
September 30, 1996

William W. Wallin, 73, of Clizbe Avenue, Amsterdam, died Monday morning at St. Mary's Hospital after being stricken at home.

Born on May 21, 1923 in Amsterdam, he was the son of Walter and Veronica Koshak Wallin. He resided in Amsterdam for most of his life. He lived in New Jersey from 1951 to 1965.

Mr. Wallin was a graduate of the Wilbur H. Lynch High School.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps, and was stationed in England.

He was employed as director of sales by the Amsterdam Printing and Litho Company for many years, retiring in 1985.

Mr. Wallin was a communicant of the former St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church.

He was married on June 25, 1957, to Deloress Betz Wallin.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, William Wallin of Belchertown, Mass., and Robert Wallin of Amsterdam; three daughters, Diane Cocca of New York City, Deloress Wellman of Midlothian, Va., and Deborah Viscosi of Gloversville; nine grandchildren; one nephew and several cousins.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday at 9:15 a.m. at St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church. Cremation will follow at the Parkview Crematory, Schenectady. The calling hours will be Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the Greater Amsterdam Volunteer Ambulance Corps in care of the funeral home.
 

Clara Stark
October 1, 1996

Clara M. Stark, 91, of 87 Greenwood Ave., Amsterdam, died this morning at the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility.

Born Jan. 2, 1905 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of August and Albertina Porath Porath. She was a lifelong resident of Amsterdam and attended local schools.

Mrs. Stark was a machine operator and employed by the former Chalmer's Knitting Mills in Amsterdam. Later she was employed by the former Pete Hayes Dress Shop, also in Amsterdam, until retiring in 1967.

Mrs. Stark was a member of St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Amsterdam. She was pre-deceased by a son, Victor J. Stark who died in 1967.

Survivors includes a daughter, Jean M. Bates of Amsterdam, four grandchildren, Melinda VanPatten of Mayfield; James Stark of Amsterdam; Dale Stark of Houston, Texas; and Nancy Stark of Rotterdam; seven great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Betz Funeral Home Inc., 11 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, with the Rev. Robert E. Doxey officiating.

Burial will be take place in Fairview Cemetery, Amsterdam.

Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Luke's Evengelical Lutheran Church Corner of Pine and Division streets, Amsterdam, or to the Edward L. Wilkinson Residential Health Care Facility, Route 30, Amsterdam.


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