DELANSON – Joseph Armand Hebert, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 13, 2017 at St. Peter’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Albany surrounded by his loving children while praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. He was born at home on Wylie Street in Schenectady, the son of Elie and Imelda (LaBranche) Hebert. He was a loving and hardworking man, but foremost, a husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed farming, carpentry, woodcarving, fishing and telling jokes. His life involved working the farm with horses in his younger years to retiring from dairy farming in his later years. Throughout his working years, he combined love of farming with employment as a union laborer and union carpenter. His passion for wood led him to lifelong activities from planting trees to hauling pulp wood, from cutting firewood to building and carving. He married his wife, Madeleine (Godbout) after having met at a friend’s wedding in Canada.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 66 years, five children; Claude Hebert, Linda (Kim) Balfour, Louise (Tim) Healey, Emilie (Tom) Cashdollar and Jeannette (Joe) Coppolo, 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a very large extended family. He was pre-deceased by his loving daughter in law, Debbie Hebert.
The family would like to thank St. Peter’s Hospital for their thoughtful and compassionate decision to room Joseph Armand and Madeleine together while they were recuperating from recent illnesses. The family would also like to extend their deep appreciation to St. Peter’s Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for the kind and considerate care given to Joseph Armand, mostly the memorable and prayerful farewell procession. Since Joseph donated his body to Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program, a memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1735 Alexander Rd., Delanson, NY on Saturday, February 11 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Food Pantry, PO Box 219, Delanson, NY 12053; or the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.