Miscellaneous Montgomery County, New York Obituaries
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March 15, 1997
Gordon T. Cook, 67, of Route 162, Sprakers, died Saturday at St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam after a long illness.
Born May 6, 1929 in Broadalbin, he was the son of Marvin and Blanche Shuster Cook. He was a graduate of Broadalbin schools.
For more than 48 years, he was manager for the Moyer-Buchner Farm before retiring in 1992.
Survivors include four cousins, James R. Cook of Gloversville, Donald Crannell and Marjorie Bishop, both of Broadalbin and Gail Cramer of Northville. He is also survived by Catherine Buchner, Linda Russell, Jeffery Watson, Kenneth Moyer, James Moyer and families, all of Sprakers.
Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at Walrath & Bushouer Inc., 51 Fremont St., Gloversville, with the Rev. R.W. Williams officiating. Burial is in Northampton Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance
Service, P.O. Box 126, Canajoharie, 13317.
Carmela (Fondacaro) Nocera, 82, of Michigan Avenue, Schenectady, died Wednesday at her home.
Born in the Province of Calabara in Italy, she was the daughter of Joseph and Seraphine Domanica Fondacaro.
She came to Amsterdam from Italy when she was 2 years old, settling in Amsterdam and moving to Schenectady upon her marriage.
Mrs. Nocera was a homemaker.
She married Emilio Nocera on Sept 6, 1936.
In addition to her husband, survivors include two daughters, Ninfa Wood of Oakland, Calif., and Seraphine (Candy) Barton, of Clifton Park; a son, Ralph J. Nocera of Clifton Park; five grandchildren and four great- grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Furiani of San Gabael, Calif., Lucy Monte, of Breezy Point and Dorothy Bottone of Schenectady; two brothers, John Fondacaro and Samuel Fondacaro, both of Amsterdam; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Private funeral services will be conducted Friday morning at the N. Rossi & Sons Funeral Home, Union at North Jay streets, Schenectady. Burial will be Friday morning in Sts. Cyryl and Method Cemetery in Rotterdam.
Calling hours for family and relatives only, are from 6 to 8 tonight at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis Tenn, 38105.
Carl E. Chichester Jr., 68, of 129 Old Trail Road, Mohawk, died Wednesday morning at his home after a long illness.
Born Oct. 26, 1928 in Geneseo, he was the son of Carl E. and Bertha Dehr Chichester.
He attended schools in Defreestville and moved to Fort Hunter at the age of 16.
He was first employed with the state of New York Barge Canal System in maintenance, then with the Town of Florida maintenance department for several years. He then worked for Jeffer's Bottled Gas Service, and later with the Montgomery County Infirmary until retirement in 1984.
Mr. Chichester was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post of Fonda.
Mr. Chichester was first married to Marlene McQuade. He later married Genevieve Summers on July 21, 1984.
In addition to his wife, survivors include three sons, Carl E. Chichester III of Gloversville, Donald E. Chichester of Fonda, and Kevin Chichester of Florida; three daughters, Carlene Dorman of Gloversville, Cathy Simonds of Gloversville, and Laurie Fallis of Johnstown; two stepsons, Michael Burroughs of Scotia; Douglas Burroughs of Northville; three stepdaughters, Marie Fariello of Amsterdam, Lorraine Stewart of South Carolina, and JoAnn Burroughs of Florida; three sisters, Marie Weston of Redding, Calif., Rosemary Dopp of Fort Hunter and Martha Burroughs of Scotia; three brothers, William Foose of Bloomfield, Frank Chichester of Tribes Hill, and Lee Chichester of Fort Hunter; 26 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday at the DeStefano Funeral Home, Route 5S, Amsterdam, with the Rev. Christopher Hamm officiating. Burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Tribes Hill.
Calling hours are from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
Bernice Barszcz, 98, formerly of Milton Avenue, Amsterdam, died Tuesday at Montgomery Meadows in Amsterdam.
Born Feb. 11, 1899 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Michael Barszcz and Victoria Zierak.
She moved to Montgomery Meadows in 1992.
Ms. Barszcz was educated locally. She taught piano in her youth and was employed for the former Bigelow Sanford Carpet Mills. Later, she worked for the former Allen Bakery.
She was a member of the Church of St. John the Baptist and a member of the former Children of Mary Sodality of the Church.
Survivors include two nephews, Clarence Wolak of Dearborn, Mich., and Raymond Twardzik of Bradenton, Fla.; three nieces, Ernestine Krawczyk, Regina Trzaskos and Lorraine Cosentino, all of Amsterdam; and also great-nephews and nieces.
A service will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Guzielek-Pomykaj Funeral Home, 13 Belmont Place, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at the church of St. John the Baptist. Burial will be in St. Stanislaus Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Church.
Catherine M. Seeley, 85, of County Route 110, Broadalbin, died Tuesday afternoon at Amsterdam Memorial Hospital, where she had been a patient since Thursday.
Born Dec. 25, 1911 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Miller McClary and moved to Fish House and was a lifelong resident of that area.
At one time, Mrs. Seeley was employed at the Mohawk Carpet Mills in Amsterdam. She later operated an antique shop for several years. Mrs. Seeley, along with her late husband, Charles, owned and operated the Northern Sanitary & Septic Co. in Broadalbin.
Mrs. Seeley was the oldest member of the Northampton United Methodist Church at Fish House.
She was a lifetime member of the Fish House Community Center.
Survivors include two sisters, Ella Shelmandine and Amy Fratianni, both of Amsterdam; and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A graveside service will be conducted in the spring at the Union Mills Cemetery. There will be no calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Broadalbin Volunteer Ambulance Corps or the Providence Volunteer Ambulance Corps.
Arrangements are by the Robert M. Halgas Funeral Home, Inc., Broadalbin.
Mrs. Blanch Gray Hoehn, 83, of Park Hill Adult Home, formerly of South Pawling Street, Hagaman, died Tuesday at Montgomery Meadows in Amsterdam.
Born Aug. 30, 1913, in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Schyler and Bertha Gilmeier Gray. Mrs. Hoehn was raised in Fort Hunter.
Mrs. Hoehn was educated in Amsterdam and lived in Phoenix, Ariz., for 30 years, returning to this area in 1990.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Hoehn was a Lutheran.
She was the widow of Harry Derby, Donald Peeler and Rudolph Hoehn.
Survivors include a son, Keith Derby of Beijing, China; a daughter, Deborah Shover of Hagaman; a sister, Mildred Gray of Fort Hunter; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Mrs. Hoehn was pre-deceased by three children, Harry Derby Jr., Kerry Derby, and Barbara Ann TenEyke.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at the Jackson & Betz Funeral Home, 15 Main St., Fultonville. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Fonda.
A calling hour will precede the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Foundation, in care
of the Mobile Geriatrics Program.
Mrs. Irma Gerhart Gilladette, 83, of Charles Street, Nelliston, died Wednesday at Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown after a short illness.
Born May 23, 1913 in Nelliston, she was the daughter of Edwin and Ella Van Alstyne Gerhart. Mrs. Gilladette was a lifelong resident. She was a graduate of Gloversville Business School.
For many years, she owned and operated Gerhart's Florist in Nelliston, retiring in 1986.
Mrs. Gilladette was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Fort Plain Chapter.
She was a communicant of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fort Plain.
Her husband, John Gilladette, died in 1982.
Survivors include a son, Louis Gilladette of Nelliston; four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego St., Canajoharie, with the Rev. Kenneth Dingman officiating. Cremation will take place at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
Calling hours are from 5 p.m. until the service on Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mid-County Volunteer Ambulance
Corps in Canajoharie.
Mrs. Beverley J. Hartnett, 65, of Fifth Avenue, Gloversville, died Tuesday at home after being stricken.
Mrs. Hartnett was a lifelong Gloversville resident. She worked at the Newberry department store and at the Glove Theater. She was subsequently employed as a cashier at the P&C Supermarket in Johnstown, retiring in 1994.
Her husband, Robert Hartnett, whom she married March 29, 1952, died in 1991.
Survivors include three sons, Robert Hartnett of Gloversville, Michael Hartnett of Saratoga Springs and Stephen Hartnett of Fishkill; two sisters, Barbara Bleyl of Gloversville and Shirley Fitzwater of North East, Md.; and three granddaughters.
There will be no service or calling hours.
Cremation was in Leather Stocking Crematory in Cherry Valley.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Gloversville Little League or Gloversville Field Hockey Booster Club.
Arrangements are by the Amico Funeral Home.
Mrs. Mary Dunagan Owens, 99, of Swaggertown Road, Charlton, died Tuesday at the Ellis Center Skilled Nursing Facility in Schenectady after a long illness.
Born in Horse Cave, Ky., Mrs. Owens lived in this area since 1922.
She was a member of the Freehold Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Owens was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and its Acacia Court. She was also a member of the Harmony Corners Grange.
Her husband, Joseph W. Owens, died in 1970.
Survivors include four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
There will be no services or calling hours.
Mrs. Owens has made an anatomical gift to Albany Medical College.
Arrangements are by the Hans Funeral Home of Albany.
Mrs. Carolyn DiDonato Normandin, 73, of Utica, formerly of Gloversville, died Tuesday in Utica.
Born in Gloversville Mrs. Normandin was a 1940 graduate of Gloversville High School. She moved to the Utica area several years ago.
She was a homemaker.
Mrs. Normandin was of the Catholic faith.
Survivors include two sisters, Rose Spurza and Teresa Andreana, both of Gloversville.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Amico Funeral Home, 150 S. Main St., Gloversville, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Church, Gloversville. Spring burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville.
Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church building fund or to
Mrs. Mabel G. Konys, 81, of Granville Avenue, Rotterdam, died Saturday at Albany Medical Center Hospital after a long illness.
Born in Saugerties, Mrs. Konys moved to Schenectady as a child.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, State Street, Schenectady.
Survivors include her husband, Frank L. Konys; a son, Dr. Richard A. Konys of Dewitt; a brother, George Gardiner of Broadalbin; three grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be celebrated at noon Saturday at St. Joseph's Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the church's restoration fund or the Albany chapter of the American Heart Association.
Arrangements are by Daly Funeral Home in Schenectady.
Alice C. Brumagim McPadden, of Vernon, Conn., and Cummaquid, Mass., died Thursday.
Born May 10, 1937 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of Catherine Brumagim and the late Charles Brumagim. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Institute and the College of St. Rose.
She taught elementary school in Lebanon and Rotterdam, Fort Bragg, N.C., and Erlangen, Germany. She was a communicant of St. Bernard Church. In the 1970s she was active in the Vernon PTO and the Vernon Little League Auxiliary. She retired in 1994 after 17 years as the executive director of the Rockville Area Chamber of Commerce.
Mrs. McPadden was an active member of the East of the River Chamber of Commerce and was co-founder of the Women's Forum. She also served as a corporator of the Savings Bank of Rockville at the time of her death.
Besides her mother, Mrs. McPadden is survived by her husband, Russell; daughters, Deirdre Giller, and Maura Lawrence; her sons, Sean and Christopher; and one grandson.
Funeral services will be conducted at 9 a.m. Monday at the Burke-Fortin Funeral Home, 76 Prospect St., Rockville, Conn., with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Bernard Church.
Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Bernard Church, 25 St. Bernard Terrace, Rockville, Conn., 06066 or to the American Cancer Society, 237 E. Center St., Manchester, Conn. 06040.