Louise T. Chase, M.D.

January 3, 2012

ALBANY -- Louise T. Hogle Chase, M.D. passed away suddenly on January 1st, 2012 at the age of 92 surrounded by her loving family, from one of the many serious illnesses she battled most of her life. She was the wife of 54 years of the late Lloyd R. Chase and one of 12 children of the late Warren Gordon Hogle and the late Maximina Quiner Morgan. Born in the Philippines, she left Santo Tomas concentration camp and was repatriated during the 2nd World War, sailing on the S.S. Monterey in a naval convoy. Dr Chase was a graduate of Albany Medical College and the first woman fellow of Pathology at Memorial Sloane-Kettering Cancer Center in N.Y.C. She was an emeritus fellow of the College of American Pathologists and of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists. She was also a life member of the Medical Society of N.Y.S. and of Schenectady County. Before her retirement, she was Chief of Pathology and Director of Laboratories of St. Clare’s Hospital in Schenectady. Dr. Chase loved having her family around her. She relished her role as doctor, wife and mother and later added grandmother and great-grandmother to her resume. In her retirement she maintained her medical license, enjoyed knitting, reading and crossword puzzles, along with her annual trips to Brant Lake, NY and St Augustine, FL with family and friends. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

Louise is survived by her four children: Mary Chase Zaremski (Michael) of Altamont, Raymond F. Chase of Jacksonville, Florida, Michael P. Chase Sr. (Mary Ann) of Schenectady, and Robert P. Chase (Margaret) of Colonie, four grandchildren: Kimberly M. Chase, Michael P. Chase Jr., and Matthew R. Chase all of Schenectady and Sarah E. Zaremski of Troy, and a great grand-daughter, Madalyn C. McHugh. A sister Frances F. Purselley of Defuniak Springs, Florida, her sisters-in-law Marianne Hogle of Schenectady, and Barbara Hogle of Los Gatos, CA; as well as numerous nephews and nieces scattered throughout the country also survive her.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 9:00, and from there to Christ the King Church at 10:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather at 4:30 pm Thursday in the funeral home for a service of prayer and remembrance.  All are welcome.   Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  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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Barbara H. Schrader

December 23, 2011

LATHAM –  Barbara Schrader, 75, passed away on December 21, 2011, at the Schuyler Ridge Nursing Home in Clifton Park, NY after a long illness.  She grew up in Oswego, NY, the daughter of William E. and G. Nedra (Lancaster) Huss.  Barbara was a 1956 graduate of the State University of New York Teachers College at Oswego where she received her Bachelor of Science degree, summa cum laude, in just three years.  Barbara later received her Doctorate in Math Education from the State University of New York at Albany in 1973.  She retired in 1991 after a long teaching career that included employment as the Supervisor of Mathematics, K-12, within the East Greenbush Central School District. She was highly respected by her professional peers.  Barbara is remembered by all who met her as an intelligent, thoughtful and private person who loved her family, exercising, doing crossword puzzles, watching ice skating and “Judge Judy”.  Barbara was also an accomplished pianist and piano teacher.

Barbara was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Thomas R. Schrader.  She is survived by her three children, Diane (Anthony G.) Goetke of Rexford, NY, Donna (Leonard) Berl of Williamsburg, VA, and Jill (David) Clancy of Prince George, VA; her grandchildren, Amie and Anthony T. Goetke, Seth and Chad Berl; and her brother Dr. Barry Huss.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial gathering with refreshments to be held on December 28, 2011 at 12:00 pm at the Hearthstone Village Clubhouse, 4000 Florence Dr., Latham, NY, 12110, (518) 867-4050.  There will be no calling hours.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a cancer charity of your choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Mary F. Marr

December 19, 2011

COLONIE – Mary Frances Marr, 87, died peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, December 15, 2011. Daughter of Irish parents, James Ambrose Cavanagh and Anna Cavanagh, Mary was the beloved wife of 37 years of the late George William Marr, and mother of Patricia Lee (Ronald), Kathleen Wood (Ronald) and Sherry Marr. She is also survived by several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Mary is a graduate of Cathedral Academy and Albany Business College.  Retired from the New York State legislature after many years of service, Mary was a devoted wife and mother who loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was an avid reader who also enjoyed playing bridge, dancing with her husband, travelling and spending time with friends. Her family remembers her as a kind-hearted, loving and gentle woman whose devotion to her Catholic faith guided and informed her life.

Funeral services, Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 1 Maria Dr. Loundonville, NY 12211. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Monday, 4-8 PM in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave. Albany, NY 12203.  Interment, St. Agnes Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Mary and her family in a special way may send contributions to  The American Stroke Association (www.strokeassociation.org) or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (www.stjude.org).  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .

The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the many wonderful people who cared for Mary during her illness.

Josie Chirieleison

December 14, 2011

ALBANY – Josie Chirieleison, 87, of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland.  Josie was born in New York City, but lived most of her life on Long Island.  She worked as a dressmaker prior to her marriage and in later years, and for a time together with her husband owned and operated the Red Mill Food Shop, a sandwich shop in Patchogue, NY.  She also enjoyed gambling and loved to travel to Florida to play the numbers and horses.  Josie also enjoyed gardening, painting and traveling, and will be remembered for her pride in her family, her sense of humor, and how she enjoyed talking and joking with others.

Mrs. Chirieleison was predeceased by her husband Rocco in 1999.  She is survived by her sons Rocco Chirieleison of Albany, and Joseph Chirieleison of Long Island; and by her granddaughters Wendy and Lisa Chirieleison.

Josie Chirieleison obituary Funeral services will be held in Our Lady of Mercy Life Center at a time to be announced.  Relatives and friends are invited  Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Margaret E. Ehrhardt

December 12, 2011

ALBANY – Margaret E. Bennett Ehrhardt, 84, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Mrs. Ehrhardt was born in Lebanon, NH, and graduated from St. Joseph’s High School for Girls in Manchester, NH, and the New Hampshire College of Accounting & Finance.  She was married October 18, 1958 and lived most of her life in Albany, having moved from New Hampshire in 1952.  Before her marriage Mrs. Ehrhardt worked for the Air Transport Command in Manchester and Westover Field, MA, for the Labor Dept. in Washington, DC, and for Travelers Insurance Co. in Albany.  She will be remembered as a kind and loving wife and mother of Kathryn and Lawrence III.

Mrs. Ehrhardt was predeceased by her husband Lawrence J. Ehrhardt, Jr. on Sept. 19, 1988, and by her brother Albert J. Bennett.  She is survived by her children Kathryn Ehrhardt and Lawrence J. Ehrhardt, III; her sister Bertha A. Fallon of Hampton Beach, NH; a nephew and two nieces and their families of Maryland.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions be sent to a charity of one’s choice.  Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

 

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.

Click here to view Ray Devine’s resting place in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont, NY.

 

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 .

 

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