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Joseph A. Hebert

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On January 21, 2017 @ 11:47 am In Obituary | 10 Comments


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.

Condolences for the family of “Joseph A. Hebert”

Condolence from Jeff Lynn & Elizabeth Toledo on January 22nd, 2017 8:33 pm

So sorry for your loss — it was always such a pleasure to see him and share a laugh. He will be missed.

Condolence from Cathi and Bob MacMillan on January 23rd, 2017 2:17 pm

With lots of great memories, we offer prayers for peace for all of Armand’s family. Time with Armand and Madeleine was always filled with laughter and love.

Condolence from Mike Persons on January 23rd, 2017 3:28 pm

My condolances to the family, great memories of cutting fire wood with my dad on the farm. No one could tell a story like Armand. RIP Armand.

Condolence from Liz Holton-Gardy on January 23rd, 2017 7:52 pm

A sincere pleasure to have had an opportunity to have met Armand, listen to his stories and see his amazing carvings. He was a man of amazing talents. My sincere condolences to Madeleine of the loss of your beloved husband. Deepest sympathy to Louise, Emilie, Jeannette, Linda and Claude on the loss of your father and to all Armands family and friends feeling the loss of his passing.

Condolence from Mary Jurczynski LaRonde on January 24th, 2017 6:02 am

My sincere condolences to Aunt Madeline, Claude, Linda, Louise, Emily and Jeannette and their families for the loss of our Uncle Armand. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you work your way through the grieving process. He was well loved and joins his siblings and parents in Heaven.

Condolence from Linda Healey on January 24th, 2017 8:54 pm

With my deepest sympathy! Thinking and keeping you all in my prayers!


Linda Healey

Condolence from René Hebert on January 27th, 2017 9:06 am

In later years Uncle Armand was somebody I grew to respect. It was a loss for me when he “went”. Still it’s probably best for him that he carries on. I appreciate certain qualities he had and for me they were good examples to take note of. Hopefully he hears that I appreciate and thank him for this. Love, René

Condolence from Celine Godbout on February 6th, 2017 5:01 pm

To the whole family thinking of you all in this difficult time remembering him when I visited the farm in my younger days the stories and laughs sending lots of hugs your way. Love, Celine

Condolence from Celine Godbout on February 6th, 2017 5:32 pm

Thinking of all of you in this difficult time, sending hugs your way. Remembering him when I was younger visiting the farm telling stories and laughing just enjoying his company will be missed. Love, Celine

Condolence from Chris Maher on February 11th, 2017 8:09 am

I spent many years hunting Joe’s property with my father, my older brother and others. As hunters know, the bonding of just being together is a major part of the sport. Joe was always part of that bond. We would come out of the woods mid day and on a normal day Joe would be out hard at work with one project or another and would always take the time to stop, come listen to our stories of hunting as well as tell his stories of life. I have a lifetime of memories and funny stories from the farm and owe it all to Joe and his wife. Our sincere condolences. The Maher Family.

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