Phoebe M. Jones New

December 9, 2011

CLIFTON PARK – Phoebe M. Jones New, 77, of Clifton Park, passed away on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at Ellis Hospital.  Phoebe was born and raised in East Schodack, the daughter of the late James Jones and Mildred Gerlach Jones.  She was a graduate of Columbia High School, and was employed by the Sterling Winthrop Drug Co. in Rensselaer for twenty years.  She was a member of the International Chemical Workers Union, the Joseph E. Zaloga Post #1520 of the American Legion, and the Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Phoebe is survived by her daughter Mary K. (New) Elbadawy (Tom Yannick) of Troy; her sister Winifred Latham (Donald) of Nassau; her brother Merton Jones of Rensselaer; and her sisters Nancy McDonald of Brandon, VT, Mildred McKeon of Jacksonville, FL, and Deborah Deerfield of East Schodack.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday afternoon at 12:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday morning after 10:00.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in East Schodack.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joseph E. Zaloga Post #1520, 4 Everett Road Ext., Albany, NY 12205.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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William M. Manning

December 5, 2011

ALBANY – William M. Manning, 84, of Albany, died Sunday, December 4, 2011 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Mr. Manning was born in Albany, the son of the late Martinus and Henrietta Schoonbeck Manning.  He lived here all his life until moving to Ocala, Florida in retirement, and returning to Albany two years ago.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and was employed in electrical engineering at the V.A. Hospital in Albany for 34 years.  During his time at the hospital he was presented with many service awards, and had a key role in the installation of the nuclear medicine department.  In retirement, he and his wife traveled extensively.  He loved to camp and fish with his family and friends and he enjoyed participating in several bowling leagues.

Mr. Manning’s family will remember him as a wonderful husband and a loving father and grandfather.  He is survived by his beloved wife Charlotte Stoessel Manning; his daughters Charlene Ann Manning-Ellis (Curtis) of Albany, and Lisa Lynn Lenz (Herbert) of Round Top; and his grandchildren William Michael Lenz, Steven Andrew Lenz, and Sophia Grace Ellis.  He was predeceased by his parents and his sisters Ruth Manning and Margaret Manning.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany.  Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Nicholas A. Fabozzi

December 4, 2011

ALBANY – Nicholas A. Fabozzi, 78, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 3, 2011 at his home.  Nick was born in Albany, the son of the late Anthony and Antoinette Valenotti Fabozzi, and he lived here all his life.  He attended St. John’s School in Albany, served in the New York Army National Guard, and was employed for many years by Hamilton News in Albany.  He was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church and the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church for many years, and he also served for many years as a Committeeman for the Albany County Democratic Party.

Nick is survived by his beloved wife Carol Warner Fabozzi; he also was the loving father of Debbie Pasquali (Jim), and Mary Beth Champagne of Guilderland; and the loving grandfather of Jennifer and Matthew Pasquali, and Aaron Champagne.  He is also survived by his brother in law Sam Spadaro, and he was the loving uncle of Jo Ann and Paul Spadaro.  He was predeceased by his sister Anna Spadaro.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church (formerly St. Margaret Mary’s Church), Homestead St., Albany at 9:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in Cobleskill Rural Cemetery, Cobleskill, NY.  The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204; or to the American Diabetes Association, Pine West Plaza, Washington Avenue Extension Suite 204, Albany, NY 12205.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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Raymond S. Devine

November 30, 2011

ALBANY – Raymond S. Devine, 83, of Albany died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at the Teresian House.  Ray was born in Albany, the son of the late Richard H. and Ruth Powell Devine, and lived here all his life.  He was a graduate of Vincentian Institute, class of 1945, attended Siena College, and served in the Army National Guard.  He was employed by the New York Telephone Co. for twenty years, and also worked as a salesman in professional electronics.  He was a member of the former St. Catherine of Siena Church for over 50 years, and throughout his life found joy in spending summers at his family’s camp on Lake Luzerne, golfing and taking trips to Bermuda, being a fan of the Boston Red Sox, spending time on his many boats on Lake George, his cars and his faithful dogs.

Ray was predeceased in 2003 by his beloved wife of over 50 years Jean Wolf Devine.  He is survived by his children Maureen Devine of Albany and Bolton Landing, Nancy Adams (Stephen) of Scotia, Daniel Devine (Renee) of Clifton Park, James Devine (Michelle) of East Berne, and Richard Devine (Debbie Milavec) of Colonie; his sister Marian R. Devine of Albany; his brother in law Jack McDaniel of Albany; his grandchildren Matthew and Meghan Adams, Evan Devine, Monique, Connor and Laura Devine, and Nicole Devine; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother John Devine.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 8:30, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi (formerly St. Catherine of Siena Church), Hurst Ave., Albany at 9:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 p.m.  Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont.  Memorial contributions for the benefit of the 5th Floor at the Teresian House may be made to the Teresian House Foundation, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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Donna Ryan Amato

November 26, 2011

GUILDERLAND – Donna Ryan Amato passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, November 26, 2011. She was born on June 27, 1954 in Albany to the late James E. and Jane E. Ryan.

Donna attended Guilderland High School and received her BA from D’Youville College and her Master’s from the College of St. Rose. She proudly taught special education at the Center for Disability Services followed by 17 years of teaching and nurturing first grade students at Guilderland Elementary School.

She is survived by her loving husband of 34 years, Peter Amato, and their two children Daniel (Amie) Amato and Matthew Amato and his girlfriend Kate Fox. She is also survived by her sister and closest friend Colleen Lewyckyj (John) and her brother James W. Ryan.

Donna’s family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Harold Burstein M.D. and Georgia Litsas (NP) of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Nina Lake and The Community Hospice of Albany, and Dr. James Craig and his staff.

A special thanks is extended to all Donna’s friends who continued to lift her spirits each and every day.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 9:30, and from there to Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Ave., Guilderland at 10:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m.  The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather at 4:30 pm Monday in the funeral home for a service of prayer and remembrance.  All are welcome.   Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont.  Donations in memory of Donna may be made to either the Center for Disability Services Attn: Pinewoods Residence at 314 South Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 or The Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home or church, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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Cemetery located at 481 Route 9W, Glenmont, NY 12077 .

 

Constance L. Curry

November 22, 2011

ALBANY – Constance L. Curry, 87, of Colonie, died Monday, November 21, 2011 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Mrs. Curry was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Herman and Loretta Durand Mendel.  A lifelong resident of Albany, she graduated from Vincentian Institute, class of 1942, and was employed by the New York Telephone Co. until 1952.  She was employed by the Leukemia Society of America as Fund Raising Director.  She founded the Albany County Chapter of the Leukemia Society and became their first Executive Director.  She later expanded the chapter to include the tri-county area, and then organized a Tryon Counties chapter which included Montgomery, Fulton and Hamilton Counties.

In 1967 she was recruited to service as a National Field Representative for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Serving as the first female representative, she was promoted to Senior Field Representative.  During the 17 years as a field representative she was responsible for local chapters throughout New York and New England.  She attended courses at Columbia University School of Public Health, and Executive Development at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Retiring in 1983, she was then appointed Director of Development for the New York Special Olympics where she worked until 1988 when she retired to join Realty USA as Associate Realtor.  Mrs. Curry was a member of the National Association of Realtors, and the Greater Capital Association of Realtors, and was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Church.

Mrs. Curry was predeceased by her husband William H. Curry in 1992.  She is survived by her children William H. Curry, Jr. (Susan) of Aurora, CO, and Hayden A. Curry (Christine), and Dorothy Sheller (Thomas) of Colonie; her daughter in law Karen Curry of Rotterdam; her sisters Margaret Stafford and Madeline Rosenthal; her brothers Charles Mendel (Ann) and Herman Mendel (Patty); her sister in law Trudy Mendel; and by five grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son Kevin Curry, her sister Sr. Dorothy Mendel, RSM; and her brother Eugene Mendel.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 9:30, and from there to Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Ave., Albany at 10:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 p.m.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie.  The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to The Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, 310 So. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Willis S. Conard

November 15, 2011

SHARON SPRINGS, NY – Willis Stryker Conard, 77, passed on peacefully at Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown, NY on Nov. 12, 2011, after a valiant battle with prostate cancer. Born Dec. 16, 1933, in Belle Mead, NJ, he was a son of the late Samuel L. and Mary Stryker Conard.  After meeting his life partner [beloved wife Patricia Martin] at the 1950 NJ State 4-H Dairy Cattle Show, he graduated from Somerville High School in 1952. He began his agricultural career as a DHIA milk tester and later worked as a herdsman for prominent NJ Holstein breeder, Jessie Lake who inspired Willis’s passion for breeding great Holsteins.

Willis and Pat married in 1955. Together, they launched their career through several dairy herd manager positions throughout the northeast. In 1962, they rented the Van-Pelt farm in Readington, NJ and in 1969, purchased their present-day Ridgedale Farm in Sharon Springs, NY where they resided for the past 42 years.

His many awards include: 1988 NYS Master Breeder, 2004 Montgomery Co. Conservation Farmer of the Year and 2010 OHM Holstein Club “Honoring Our Own” award. His memberships included Farm Bureau and National Holstein Association and he served as a director and sales agent for the OHM Holstein Club.

Willis was recognized internationally for his cattle breeding & development skills. He marked Holstein history by breeding the world’s first EX-97 Red & White Holstein sire and bred and developed the world’s first 3-generation line of EX-95 females, all bearing his Ridgedale prefix and all developed under his attentive care.

Willis S. Conard obituary His dairy farm and Holsteins were the great joy of his life, but if given a spare moment, he also enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Willis was predeceased by his wife, Patricia, son Willis S. Conard, Jr., and brother Robert Conard.  He is survived by a son Wayne L. Conard (Jen) of Sharon Springs, NY; a daughter Amy R. Monk of Canajoharie, NY; six grandchildren, W. Cyrus and Isaac C. Conard; Hannah D. and Rochelle R. Monk; Juli A. (Conard) Myers and Willis S. Conard, III; and two great grandchildren. Additional survivors include two brothers and two sisters: George (Judy) Conard of NJ; Mary (Kenneth) Zeller of NJ; Doug (Sondra) Conard of IA; and Hannah (Jay) Drake of NJ.

In accordance with Willis’ wishes, he was accepted to the Anatomical Gift Program at Albany Medical Center. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Contributions in Willis’ memory can be made to the “Willis S. Conard Master Showman Award Fund” c/o Wayne Conard, 164 Maring Road, Sharon Springs, NY 13459. The fund will annually provide an award to the Master Showman youth exhibiting at the NY Spring Dairy Carousel in Syracuse, NY.  To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

 

Robert T. Littlejohn (Powers)

November 11, 2011

GUILDERLAND – Robert T. (Powers) Littlejohn, 75, of Guilderland, died Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady.  Mr. Littlejohn was born in Troy, where he lived until serving in the U.S. Airforce from 1955 until 1959.  He was a graduate of Alfred State College and the State University at Albany.  He served as a teacher for a time at high schools in Amityville, NY and Batavia, NY and in 1967 began a teaching career at SUNY Cobleskill until retiring in 1993.

Mr. Littlejohn is survived by his beloved wife Mary Anna Nowak; his daughter Michelle Littlejohn; his stepchildren James Ryan (Lori), Matthew Ryan, Regina Ryan Gaule (Christopher), and Teresa Ryan-Rowe (Paul); his sister Claire Powers; his niece Courtney Ryan; his sister in law Leah Powers; and his step grandchildren Chelsea Ryan, Ian, Timothy and Michael Gaule, and Mackenzie Ryan.  He was predeceased by his stepson Mark Ryan, his brother James Powers, and his sisters Helen Powers and Kathleen Littlejohn Barbour.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Ave., Guilderland, Monday morning at 10:00.  Relatives and friends are invited.  There will be no calling hours.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Salvation Army, 410 River Street, Troy, NY 12180.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the church, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

 

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Edward J. Kenton

November 9, 2011

ALBANY – Edward J. Kenton, 91, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, after a brief battle with cancer.  Ed’s death followed that of his wife, Pasqualina (Pat) Kenton, who died on October 28th.  Ed is survived by his daughter Judith A. (Michael) Quinn; son Jeffrey P. Kenton; Beverly Kenton; grandchildren Leanne and Brian Kenton; and step-grandchildren Kathryn Borrelli and Sarah Osborne.  

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday morning at 10:00 in Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Avenue, Albany, NY.   Relatives and friends are invited.  There will be no calling hours.  Interment will follow the mass in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waterford.  After the interment there will be a gathering of family and friends at the home of Jeffrey Kenton.  In lieu of flowers, donations came be made to Community Hospice of Albany County, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY, 12205.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the church, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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Pasqualina Kenton

October 29, 2011

ALBANY – Pasqualina (Pat) Kenton died on Friday, October 28, 2011 after a brief battle with ALS. Pat is survived by her husband of 68 years, Edward J. Kenton; her children Judith A. (Michael) Quinn and Jeffrey P. Kenton; Beverly Kenton; grandchildren Leanne and Brian Kenton; her brother Mario Zandri, Jr and step-grandchildren Kathryn Borrelli and Sarah Osborne.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated Monday, October 31 at 11:00 am at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Avenue, Albany, NY, with a reception to follow at the Italian American Community Center, 257 Washington Avenue Extension. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Community Hospice of Albany County, 445 New Karner Rd.,Albany, NY, 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the church, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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