|Daisy Benware Reese
FORT EDWARD Daisy Benware Reese, 95, went to be in peace with the Lord,
Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at the Fort Hudson Nursing Home, Fort Edward.
Born on Sept. 23, 1904, in Fort Edward, she was the daughter of Frank
and Priscilla (Bordeaux) Benware.
Daisy was a lifelong resident of Fort Edward and communicant of St.
Joseph Church, Fort Edward.
She was a homemaker and had a passion for reading, music and cooking
and was known for her famous baked goods. She loved spending time with
her 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren and always referred to
each as her reflected glory. Her powerful love and the examples she set
for them will be their legacy. Daisy endeared herself to many with her
kind, loving and compassionate ways and her beautiful singing voice will
be long remembered by many.
On Nov. 17, 1927, she married Jesse Shorty Reese and this November
the couple would have celebrated their 72nd anniversary.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by two sisters; Maude B. Bergeron
and Leona B. McClimans; two brothers, Lawrence J. Benware and Francis Kick
Benware; a grandson, Michael Lee Williams.
Survivors besides the love of her life include four sons, Vincent P.
Benware and his wife Ronnie of Fort Edward, Thomas A Reese and his wife
Maxine of Kalispell, Mont., John L. Reese and his wife Mary Ellen of Lake
Sunnyside and Edward J. Reese of St. Petersburg, Fla.; three daughters,
Priscilla M. Suprise and her husband Corydon of South Glens Falls, Joanne
B. Williams and her husband Leo of Fort Edward and Nancy E. Monsour and
her husband Ted of South Glens Falls and 21 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren,
her sister, Evelyn H. Cormie of South Glens Falls, Several nieces, nephews
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999,
at St. Josephs Church, 164 Broadway, Fort Edward.
The rite of committal will follow in St. Josephs Cemetery, Fort Edward.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday at the M.B. Kilmer Funeral
Home, 82 Broadway, Fort Edward.
The family has suggested memorials may be made in Mrs. Reeses Memory
to St. Joseph Church, 164 Broadway, Fort Edward or to the Fort Edward Free
Library, 23 East St., Fort Edward, NY 12828.
E. Dorothy Coonrad
QUEENSBURY E. Dorothy Coonrad of Robert Gardens Apartments in Queensbury
passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1999 at Glens Falls Hospital after a long
Born Nov. 18, 1914, in Schuylerville, she was the daughter of Leon
N. Shearer and Marie (Cromie) Shearer.
Dorothy was a graduate of Schuylerville High School, class of 1932
and a 1934 graduate of Mildred Elly School of Business.
In 1935, Dorothy married Warren Hemstreet Coonrad in Schuylerville
and they moved to Lake George in 1948 where they spent most of their lives
raising a family of ten children that were a major source of pride for
both of them. Mr. Coonrad died Sept. 13, 1972.
Dorothy was employed by the Fort William Henry Corporation in retail
sales for many years.
She was an active member of the Eastern Star and was the musician for
the group. As a younger woman, she enjoyed bowling in a mixed league with
her husband. While she was raising her children, she was a homemaker and
had a great passion for learning through reading. She had a deep love for
music and played the piano and organ on many occasions accompanying many
local bands. She had a special interest in history, world affairs and current
events. Dorothy was extremely proud of her children, 18 grandchildren and
10 great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be extremely missed.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by one
grandson, Harry T. MacDonald, Jr. and two sons-in-law, Edward J. Littrell
and Richard Persons.
Survivors include one son, Robert W. Coonrad of Lodi, Calif.; and nine
daughters, Diane M. Coursey and her husband Jack of Houston, Texas, Sandra
A. Annon and her husband Gordon of Austin, Texas, Dawn L. Littrell of Queensbury,
Gayle MacDonald of Houston, Texas, Sharon Persons of Webster, N.Y., Jacquelyn
Dunn and her husband Timothy of Queensbury, Nikki K. Measeck and her husband
John of Warrensburg, Terri Coonrad-Hershkowitz and her husband Alan of
New Paltz and Korri B. Hishon and her husband William of Toronto, Canada.
Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Stafford Funeral Home,
90 Montcalm St., Lake George.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday at St. James
Episcopal Church, Montcalm Street, Lake George.
Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations be made in Mrs. Coonrad's
memory to the Double H. Hole in the Woods camp for critically ill children
in Lake Luzerne, NY 12846.
Ethel Mary Miskevicz
HUDSON FALLS - Ethel Mary Miskevicz, 87, formerly of Spring St., passed
away on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999, at the Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga
Springs following a brief illness.
Born on July 22, 1912, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the
late Charles and Anna Miskevicz.
Miss Miskevicz was employed for 27 years at Scott Paper Company, formerly
in Fort Edward.
From 1992 until last month, she lived at the Glens Falls Home on Warren
Street in Glens Falls.
She was a communicant of St. Marys/St. Pauls Catholic Church on the
park in Hudson Falls.
Her enjoyments included walking, reading and listening to music.
Friends may call prior to the funeral from 10 to 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday
at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc. at 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday at the
St. Marys/St. Pauls Church on the park in Hudson Falls with the Reverend
Barry Lonergan, pastor, officiating.
The Rite of Committal will take place in St. Marys Cemetery in the
Town of Fort Edward.
Memorial donations may be made to the Fort Edward Rescue Squad, Inc.,
P.O. Box 226, Fort Edward, NY 12828 or the Glens Falls Home, 178 Warren
St., Glens Falls, NY 12801.
Josef Martin Hanser
MIDDLE GRANVILLE Josef Martin Hanser, age 78, died Sunday, Oct. 10,
1999, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center following a long illness.
Born March 23, 1921 in Lindau, Germany, he was the son of Andreas Riedl
and Paula Hanser.
One son, Roger Hanser and one sister, Linda Dietlinde died before him.
Mr. Hanser was a carpenter and millwright.
He was a member of Granville Lodge #55, Free and Accepted Masons and
an Honorary member of American Legion Post #323.
Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Grete (Worbs) Hanser; two sons,
Roy Hanser of Granville and Robin Hanser of Pope Air Force Base in North
Carolina; one daughter, Ruth Sayers of Middle Granville; two brothers,
Werner Huber and Erich Huber both of Austria; one sister, Herta Feistl
of Austria; seven grandchildren, Eric Josef Hanser, Grete Marie Hanser,
Tom Josef Hammond, Kylee Jo Sayers, Steven Alan Hanser, Michael John Hanser
and Heather Nicole Hanser; one aunt and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the Robert
M. King Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville with the Rev. Newton Perrins
Burial will be at the Elmwood Cemetery, Middle Granville.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
The family has suggested memorials be in the form of contributions
to the American Cancer Society, Washington County Unit, 380A Glen St.,
Glens Falls, NY 12801-2994 or the Granville Rescue Squad, Box 153, Granville,
Mary 'Dolly' Cottrell
GLENS FALLS - Mary Dolly Cottrell, 65 of Platt Street, passed away
unexpectedly at her home on Saturday, Oct. 9, 1999.
Born on Sept. 19, 1934, in Glens Falls, she was the daughter of the
late Alexander and Rose (Gallo) Corentto.
Dolly was a 1953 graduate of St. Marys Academy in Glens Falls.
On April 18, 1954, she married Kenneth Cottrell at St. Marys Church
in Glens Falls.
For 30 years, Dolly was employed at Native Textiles in Glens Falls.
She was a communicant of St. Marys Church in Glens Falls.
Dolly enjoyed D.S.G. (dining, shopping and gambling); and most of all
spending time with her granddaughters. She also enjoyed the company of
her friends and family.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by two brothers, Daniel J.
Corentto and Patrick Corentto and three sisters, Algie Mosher, Janet Barody
and Elizabeth Martino.
Survivors include her husband of 45 wonderful years, Kenneth Cottrell
of Glens Falls; one daughter, Rose Marie DiBattista of Fort Edward, twin
granddaughters, Daniele DiBattista and Deidre DiBattista; one brother,
Lawrence Corentto of Hudson Falls; several nieces, nephews and cousins;
and many other relatives and close friends.
Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the Carleton Funeral Home,
Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Marys
Church in Glens Falls with the Rev. Robert DiMartinis, of St. Marys Church,
The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Marys Cemetery in South Glens
Bearers will be Daniel Cottrell, Butch Corentto, Michael Corentto,
David Holderman, Stephen Elms and Bruce Mapes.
The family suggests that memorial donations in Dollys memory be given
to American Heart Association, Northeastern Area, Big Boom Road, Box 96,
Queensbury, NY 12804 or the American Cancer Society, 380A Glen St., Glens
Falls, NY 12801.
Vivian K. McNally
HOOSICK FALLS Vivian K. McNally of Hoosick Falls and formerly of Bolton
Landing, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999, at Hoosick Falls Health Center.
Born Oct. 31, 1912, in Brooklyn, she was the daughter of Owen and Laura
Vivian became a telephone operator in Brooklyn when she was 15. She
retired from New York Telephone Co. in Glens Falls after many years of
In the 1950s Vivian moved to Bolton Landing. After her retirement from
the Telephone Company, she went to work for the Sagamore Hotel. She also
took care of her sister-in-law, Loretta, wife of James McNally, until Loretta
Vivian was predeceased by her four brothers and one sister.
Survivors include her niece, Dorothy Kowalski and her husband Joseph
of Oceanside, N.Y. and her nephew, Jack McNally of Staten Island; four
great-nieces and one great-nephew.
Calling hours were held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 at Regan &
Denny Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Rd., Queensbury.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. on Monday,
Oct. 11, at St. Marys Church, Warren St., Glens Falls.
Burial will follow at St. Marys Cemetery, South Glens Falls.
DOROTHY VITA COOPER
HUDSON FALLS Funeral services for Dorothy Vita Cooper, 12 noon today,
Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
Calling hours, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon today at the funeral home.
PASQUALE PATSY DEMEO
QUEENSBURY Graveside services for Pasquale Patsy DeMeo, 12 noon Tuesday,
Oct. 12, 1999, Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville.
Calling hours, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Carleton Funeral
Home, Inc., 68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
MILDRED E. BAKER KELLY
TROY Funeral services for Mildred E. Baker Kelly, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday,
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc., corner of Pawling Avenue and Maple Ave., Troy
and A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at
Sacred Heart Church, Troy.
Calling hours, from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.
DAISY BENWARE REESE
FORT EDWARD A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Daisy Benware Reese,
10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, 1999, St. Josephs Church, 164 Broadway, Fort
Calling hours, from 6 to 8 p.m. today, M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 82
Broadway, Fort Edward.
LINDA SHUMATE RIPPEL
GLENVILLE Funeral services for Linda Shumate Rippel, 11 a.m. Tuesday,
East Glenville Community Church, Route 50, Glenville.
Calling hours, from 6 to 8 p.m. today, The Jones Funeral Home, 1503
Union St., Schenectady.
RICHARD G. BURNHAM SR.
QUEENSBURY — Graveside services, with military honors, for Richard
G. Burnham Sr., who died Dec. 10, 1993, will be conducted at 2 p.m. on
Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1999, at Saratoga National Cemetery in Stillwater with
Mr. Arthur Ritchie, presiding.
Arrangements are under the direction of Carleton Funeral Home, Inc.,
68 Main St., Hudson Falls.
LOLA M. ENDRES
VAN HORNESVILLE — Funeral services for Lola M. Endres, 12:30 p.m. today,
Holleran-Enea Funeral Home, 220 North Washington St., Herkimer.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. today, St.
Francis de Sales Church, North Bellinger Street, Herkimer
CHRISTOPHER J. ESPOSITO
SOUTH GLENS FALLS — A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Christopher
J. Esposito, 10 a.m. Tuesday, St. Michael the Archangel Church, South Glens
Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, Singleton-Healy Funeral
Home, 407 Bay Rd., Queensbury.
BERNARD ‘UNCLE BOOM’ LANGWORTHY
ARGYLE — Funeral services for Bernard "Uncle Boom" Langworthy, 1 p.m.
today, M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home, 123 Main St., Argyle.
LUCIEN ‘LOU’ J. LEROUX
SOUTH GLENS FALLS — A Funeral Mass will be celebrated for Lucien "Lou"
J. Leroux, 11 a.m. today, St. Alphonsus Church, Glens Falls.
STANLEY M. SHAFER
SCHENECTADY — Funeral services for Stanley M. Shafer, 1 p.m. Tuesday,
Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady.
Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. today, at the funeral home.
CARL D. SIMMONDS
PILOT KNOB — Funeral services for Carl D. Simmonds, 11 a.m. today,
at The Church of the Messiah, Glen Street, Glens Falls.
Robert Edward O’Donnell Sr.
SHUSHAN — Robert Edward O’Donnell Sr., 61, of Eagleville Road, died
Saturday, Nov. 13, 1999, at New England Medical Center, Boston after a
long illness. He was the husband of Sally Felton O’Donnell.
Born Nov. 16, 1937, in Pittsburgh, Pa., he was the son of Nora Thornton
O’Donnell of Downingtown, Pa. and the late Dennis J. O’Donnell Sr.
Bob grew up in Downingtown and then attended and graduated from Villanova
He joined the United States Navy in 1959, and was a fighter pilot,
serving a year in Vietnam. He retired from active duty in 1965 with the
rank of lieutenant-commander.
Bob flew for Pan American Airways until 1986, and then for United Airlines
until his retirement in December of 1996. He was a Captain for both airlines.
Bob and Sally lived in Long Beach, Long Island for many years. In 1982,
they moved to Eagleville.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Cambridge and a member
of Capt. Maxson Post #634 of the American Legion.
Bob had a passion for airplanes and was a great history buff. He loved
his family, his home and his dog, Barney.
Besides his wife of 35 years and his mother, he is survived by three
sons, Dr. Robert E. O’Donnell Jr. of Chapel Hill, N.C., Paul E. O’Donnell
of Long Beach, and Michael D. O’Donnell of Eagleville; a brother and sister-in-law,
Dennis J. and Marie O’Donnell of Downingtown, Pa.; a sister and brother-in-law,
Judith and Daniel Mestayer of Indialantic, Fla., and several nieces and
Friends and relatives are invited to call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday,
Nov. 16, at Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 17 at St. Patrick’s Church, Cambridge with Father Thomas Konopka,
Cremation will follow at Vermont Cremation Service, Bennington, Vt.
Bob’s ashes will be buried on Friday, Nov. 19, at Saratoga National
Cemetery with full military honors.
The family requests memorial donations be made to either Hospice of
Washington County, 1 Myrtle Ave., Cambridge, NY 12816 or to a charity of
David Vance Bapp
QUEENSBURY — David Vance Bapp, 64, of 111 Aviation Rd., lot three,
fell asleep in death Sunday, Nov. 14, 1999, after a brief illness.
Born March 1, 1935, in Putnam Station, he was the son of the late Oscar
Gardner Bapp and Marion Petty Bapp.
Mr. Bapp was a well known mechanic in the Glens Falls area for over
He loved stock car racing and was a long time member of the CVRA. He
enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Bapp was steadfast in his faith as a member of the Glens Falls
Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses.
Survivors include his wife, Georgeann Waite Bapp of Queensbury; three
daughters, Rhonda Amstutz and her husband Richard of Texas; Erika Rehm
and her husband Edward of Clemons, and Laurie Bapp of Vermont; four sons,
Vance Allen Bapp and his fiancee Lisa of Glens Falls, O’Dell Scott Bapp
and his wife Cathy of Texas, Timothy Noel Bapp of Texas, and Thomas Vandenburgh
and his wife Donna of Rutland, Vt.; 10 stepchildren and 21 grandchildren,
and two great-grandchildren. Other survivors include two sisters, Harriet
Kalme and her husband Ascold of Easton and Ruth Creedon and her husband
Jack of Hollywood, Fla.; four brothers, Robert Bapp of New Hampshire, Donald
Bapp and his wife Peggy of Sunnyside, Richard Bapp and his wife Sharon
of Hollywood, Fla., and Peter Bapp and his wife Sylvia of Glens Falls.
At his request there will be no calling hours.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, at the
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, corner of Ogden and Corinth roads,
Arrangements are under the directions of Regan & Denny Funeral
Home, 53 Quaker Rd., Queensbury.
Gina Lucia Patnode
QUEENSBURY — Gina Lucia Patnode, 36, of Queensbury, died Saturday,
Nov. 13, 1999, at her home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born June 25, 1963, in Yonkers, she was the daughter of John Tartaglione
of Lake Carmel and the late Constance (Gustaferro) Tartaglione, who died
She was a dedicated registered nurse at the Glens Falls Hospital.
Gina’s family will remember her as a spirited, strong-willed person,
whose love and devotion to her son, Jared Michael helped her to endure
her fearless battle with cancer. She will also be remembered for her love
of life and family, her caring and selfless ways, and great sense of humor
— overall, a beautiful person inside and out.
Besides her mom she was predeceased by her brother, James Joseph Smith
Survivors besides her father include her son, Jared Michael Patnode;
her brother, Peter Smith and his wife Abigail; her sister, Patricia Maxwell
and her husband Richard; her maternal grandmother, Lucy Gustaferro, her
nieces and nephews, Jennifer, Amanda, Zachary, Alicia, Hilary, Sara, Nicholas,
Megan, and Ian, a great niece, Zaria. She also leaves behind a large number
of loving family and friends.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 16, at Our
Lady of the Annunciation Church, Queensbury.
Burial will be at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 15, at Singleton-Healy
Funeral Home, 407 Bay Rd., Queensbury.
Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 380A Glen St., Glens
Falls, NY 12801.
Robert E. Lynch
CAMBRIDGE — Robert E. Lynch of Center Cambridge Road, died Sunday,
Nov. 14, 1999, at Mary McClellan Hospital.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Thursday,
Nov. 18, at St. Patrick’s Church, Cambridge.
Arrangements are under the direction of Ackley & Ross Funeral Home,
A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s paper.
Joseph A. Bastos
LAKE GEORGE — Joseph A. Bastos, 97, of Canada Street, died Wednesday,
March 1, 2000, at Glens Falls Hospital.
Born Dec. 16, 1902, in Lisbon, Portugal, he was the son of Augustus
and Emelia Bastos.
Mr. Bastos married Anna Fabrizio on Oct. 20, 1928 in Inwood, Long Island.
They resided in Inwood and Cedarhurst, Long Island with their family
prior to moving to Lake George in 1952, when they became the proprietors
of the Cedarhurst Motel. They owned and operated the motel until their
retirement in 1970.
Mr. Bastos was a former member of the Lake George Chamber of Commerce
and the Lake George Motel Association. He also was a member of the Oriental
Shrine and the Free and Accepted Masons, Warrensburgh Lodge #425, where
he was awarded a 60 years certificate. He was also a member of the Warrensburgh
Chapter #325 of Royal Arch Masons where he was awarded a 55 year certificate
for loyal support & dedication.
He was a communicant of Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Lake George.
Mr. Bastos was an avid outdoorsman and sportsman and especially enjoyed
He was predeceased by his wife, Anna F. Bastos, who died on Jan. 22,
1989, and a son, Freddy Mazzeo, who died in 1942.
Survivors include one son, Fudie P. Mazzeo of Cedarhurst, L.I.; three
daughters, Mary Carroccia of Cedarhurst, L.I., Carmela Murphy of Lake George,
and Josephine Tambo of Chelmsford, Mass; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;
four great-great-grandchildren, and one nephew in Brazil.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church, Mohican Street, Lake George with the Rev. Joseph O’Brien,
A Rite of Committal will be held in the spring at Evergreen Cemetery,
Birch Avenue, Lake George.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Stafford Funeral Home,
Inc., 90 Montcalm St., Lake George.
The Warrensburgh Masonic Lodge #425 will hold a service at 7:30 p.m.
today at the funeral home.
The family has suggested that memorial contributions may be made to
Lake George Emergency Squad, 24 Gage Road, Lake George, NY 12885.
Benjamin J. Fones
RIPARIUS — Benjamin J. Fones, 59, of Harrington Rd. passed away unexpectedly
Feb. 29, 2000, at his residence following a long battle with cancer.
Born Feb. 17, 1941, in Glens Falls, he was the son of the Dorothy Hurlburt
Fones of Lake Luzerne and the late Edward N. Fones.
Ben was a lifelong resident of the area and a U.S. Marine Corp. veteran.
He was an accomplished tree surgeon all his life and was the proprietor
of Cross Country Tree Service in Riparius.
His hobbies included leather crafts, hunting, fishing and reading western
His infant son, Sidney and his grandmother, Bernice Ward, both predeceased
Survivors besides his mother include his wife, Susanne (Thomsen) Fones
of Riparius; his four children, Rebecca Mills and her husband, Michael
of Glens Falls, Charles F. Fones and his wife, Lisa of Glens Falls, Daniel
P. Fones and his wife, Lisa of Brant lake, and Jennifer Swallow and her
husband, Brain of Glens Falls; two stepchildren, Matthew K. Ferguson of
Salem and Kirsten Ferguson of Saratoga Spring; his brother, Steven Fones
of Glens Falls; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandson.
Private memorial services will be conducted at the convenience of the
There are no calling hours scheduled.
Memorial may be made to the Johnsburg Volunteer Rescue Squad, North
Creek, NY 12853.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Alexander Funeral Home,
Dorothy E. McHenry
GRANVILLE — Dorothy E. McHenry, 87, died Wednesday, March 1, 2000,
at Indian River Nursing Home following a long illness.
Mrs. McHenry was born on July 11, 1912, in Poultney, Vt., the daughter
of Owen and Jane (Jones) Pritchard.
She was the widow of John (Jack) W. McHenry. For many years she worked
with her husband as proprietors of the McHenry and Roberts Funeral Home.
Mrs. McHenry was active as a Red Cross volunteer. She was a member
of the Peniel Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her husband she was predeceased by a son, David O. McHenry
and a brother, Garfield Pritchard.
Survivors include a son, Captain John W. McHenry, USN (Retired) and
his wife Anne of Bonita, Calif. and a daughter, Melanie J. Howard and her
husband Alan of Newtown, Pa.; six grandchildren, three nieces, and three
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, March 3, at Robert M. King
Funeral Home, 23 Church St., Granville.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Peniel Presbyterian
Church with the Rev. Jerry McKinney, officiating.
Burial will be at Mettowee Cemetery in the spring.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 85 Watervliet
Ave., Albany, NY 12206-2083.
Gladys M. LeBarron
CAMBRIDGE — Gladys M. LeBarron, 89, died Thursday, March 2, 2000, at
Bennington Health and Rehab Center, where she had been a resident since
She was born May 1, 1910, in East Angus, Quebec, Canada, the daughter
of Daniel and Jennie (McKeage) McCrea.
Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husband, Harvey LeBarron.
Gladys had been a seamstress and had worked in several area garment
Survivors include one sister, Matilda Davine of Colorado Springs, Colo.,
and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 5, at Ackley
& Ross Funeral Home 73 West Main St., Cambridge.
There will be no calling hours.
Burial will be in the spring at Center White Creek Cemetery.
Mary E. Close
FAIR HAVEN, Vt. — Mrs. Mary E. Close, a longtime resident of Fair Haven,
died Tuesday morning, Feb. 29, 2000, after a short illness.
Mrs. Close was born on Aug. 24, 1908 in Hebron, the daughter of the
late Delbert and Edith (Monteith) McGann.
Mary was a graduate of Granville High School in Granville.
She was employed for several years as a Seamstress at the Kazon and
Rozenbladtz Dress Factories in Poultney, Vt.
Together with her husband, Mr. Arnold Close, the couple resided in
Fair Haven for the past eighteen years.
Mr. Close predeceased his wife on May 5, 1991.
Mrs. Close was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Poultney,
Vt. for many years, and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union
of Northern New England.
Her enjoyments during her life were reading and spending time with
all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Close was predeceased by her husband and also by her son, Mr.
Lyle Close who died in November of 1997; her son-in-law, Mr. Walter Howe
who died in August of 1999; and by her two brothers, Gordon McGann and
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Betty Howe of Granville; her
son, Mr. Robert Close and daughter-in-law Jean of Fair Haven, Vt.; her
daughter-in-law, Eleanor Close of Hudson; her brother, LaVern McGann of
Granville; her sister-in-law, Elizabeth Thomson of Granville; her eight
grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no visiting hours.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 4,
2000 at the Roberts-Aubin Funeral Home, 266 Allen Avenue, Poultney, Vt.
with the Rev. Alexander Stringer of Wells, Vt. officiating.
The family has requested the memorial contributions in memory of Mrs.
Close be given to the National Kidney Foundation of MA., R.I., N.H., &
VT through the funeral home office at P.O. Box 181, Poultney, VT 05764.
Elizabeth Matochik Bedard
ARGYLE — Elizabeth "Betty" M. Bedard, 71, formerly of Argyle, died
Wednesday, March 1, 2000, at Fort Hudson Nursing Home, Fort Edward after
a long illness.
Born on Dec. 14, 1928, in Albany, she was the daughter of the late
John and Marguerite (Brechin) Matochik Sr.
Betty was a graduate of Fort Edward High School.
After many years as an employee of the New York Telephone Co., she
retired to become the librarian of the Argyle Library system.
She was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America and was a communicant
of St. Joseph Church, Fort Edward.
Besides her parents, a brother, Robert Matochik also died before her.
Survivors include her brother, Dr. John A. Matochik Jr. and his wife
Magdalena of Fort Edward; two nephews, Dr. John A. Matochik III of Rockville,
Md. and Michael Matochik and his wife Maribell of Sanford, N.C.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at the convenience of the family.
The Rite of Committal will be in the spring at St. Joseph Cemetery,
At the request of the family there will be no calling hours.
The family suggests donations be made in Betty’s memory to Fort Hudson
Nursing Home Foundation, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828.
Arrangements are under the direction of M. B. Kilmer Funeral Home,
82 Broadway, Fort Edward.
Mary E. (Ryan) Ives
TICONDEROGA — Mary E. (Ryan) Ives, 86, of The Portage, passed away
Thursday, March 2, 2000, at Moses Ludington Hospital of Ticonderoga.
Born in Ticonderoga, May 23, 1913, she was the daughter of Daniel C.
and Anna (Semple) Ryan.
Mrs. Ives was a lifetime Ticonderoga resident. She was a communicant
of St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga and was a member of the Catholic
Daughters of America, Court of St. Mary’s #794 of Ticonderoga.
Her husband, Vernon J. Ives died before her on July 25, 1998. She was
also predeceased by one grandson, Robert Ryan Drinkwine.
She is survived by one son, Daniel C. Ives of Putnam Station; one daughter,
Mrs. William (Mary Lou) Drinkwine of Fairhope, Alabama; three grandchildren;
four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March
4, 2000 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Ticonderoga. The Rev. William
G. Muench, pastor, will officiate.
Interment will take place at the family plot of St. Mary’s Parish Cemetery
of Ticonderoga in the Spring.
Arrangements are under the direction of Wilcox & Regan Funeral
Home, 33 Algonkin St., Ticonderoga.
John N. Stoner
BRANT LAKE — John N. Stoner, 46, died unexpectedly Wednesday, March
Born on Dec. 20, 1953, in Mount Kisco, N.Y., he was the son of the
late Ralph H. Stoner and Ann (McGuire) Stoner Spavins of Brant Lake.
Mr. Stoner served in the U.S. Navy in New London, Conn. as an E3. He
has lived in the Brant Lake area for more than 20 years.
Survivors besides his mother are three sisters, Maureen Lathrope of
New Milford, Conn., Kathleen Sexton of Poughkeepsie and Eileen Laczynski
of Atlanta, Ga. also survived by many nieces and nephews.
A Funeral Mass and Interment will be at a later date.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Barton-McDermott Funeral Home,
Inc., 9 Pine St., Chestertown
INDIAN LAKE — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Laura
Arsenault, 10 a.m. Saturday, St. Mary’s Church, Indian Lake.
Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today, St. Mary’s Hall, Indian
JEAN (SHERMAN) ASHTON
CAMBRIDGE — A memorial service for Jean (Sherman) Ashton, 11 a.m. Saturday,
March 4, Embury Methodist Church, Cambridge.
EVELYN E. BAILEY
CLEMONS — Funeral services for Evelyn E. Bailey, 10 a.m. today, Jillson
Funeral Home, Inc., 46 Williams St., Whitehall.
THOMAS E. BAKER
MIDDLE GROVE — Services for Thomas E. Baker, 9 a.m. today, Mevec Funeral
Home, 224 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa.
A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. today, Christ Church,
High Street, Ballston Spa.
BRYON K. BARDIN
HARTFORD — Funeral services for Byron K. Bardin, 10:30 a.m. today,
St. Phillip’s Mission of St. Ann’s of Hartford.
RUTH E. (COX) BARRETT
QUEENSBURY — A funeral service for Ruth E. (Cox) Barrett, 9 a.m. today,
Regan & Denny Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury.
ALBERT G. ‘BARNEY’ BEATTIE
NORTH CREEK — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Albert
G. "Barney" Beattie, 10 a.m. today, St. James Catholic Church, North Creek.
SISTER ANNE PATRICE BRESLIN CSJ
LATHAM — The funeral service for Sister Anne Patrice Breslin CSJ, 10:30
a.m. Saturday, Our Lady Queen of Virgins Chapel, St. Joseph’s Provincial
Calling hours, 4 to 8 p.m. today, Heritage Room of St. Joseph’s Provincial
An evening prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. today
EDWARD F. HOWE
QUEENSBURY — A funeral service for Edward F. Howe, 1:30 p.m. today,
First Presbyterian Church, Glen Street, Glens Falls.
ROBERT J. ‘RED’ LAFERA
GLENS FALLS — A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Robert
J. "Red" LaFera, 10 a.m. today, St. Alphonsus Church, Glens Falls.
JACK P. PEACH
SARATOGA SPRINGS — Memorial services for Jack P. Peach, 2 p.m. Sunday,
March 5, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, corner State & 3rd Street, Troy
with a Masonic service included.
COLIN C. ‘COKEY’ PETTEYS
CAMBRIDGE — A memorial service for Colin C. "Cokey" Petteys, 7 p.m.
today, Ackley & Ross Funeral Home, 73 West Main St., Cambridge.
Calling hours, 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
HILON R. POTTER SR.
QUEENSBURY — Funeral services for Hilon R. Potter Sr. , 11 a.m. today,
Singleton-Healy Funeral Home, 407 Bay Road, Queensbury.