ALBANY – Marjorie A. Berney DuCharme, born May 3, 1934, died February 1, 2011 at her home. The daughter of Benjamin and Mildred McKenna Berney, she grew up in the Bronx, New York. She graduated from the College of New Rochelle in 1956 with a degree in education. Marjorie loved art and enjoyed teaching art to elementary school children. In her free time she took great pleasure in playing the piano, sewing, and painting.
Marjorie was a devoted mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Francis C. DuCharme, and by her daughter in law Anne DuCharme. She is survived by her children Jane Wingle (Ronald) of Albany, Mary Ann Matters (Rick) of East Greenbush, Peter DuCharme of Altamont, John DuCharme (Ann Marie McGuire DuCharme) of Rexford, Paul DuCharme (Marianne Franze DuCharme) of Los Gatos, CA, and Helen Matz (William) of Latham; her sister Cecelia Dougherty of Ormond Beach, FL; her grandchildren Amanda, Katrina, and Rebecca Wingle, Amber DuCharme, Gregory and Alexa DuCharme, Adam, Evan and Jake DuCharme, and William, Benjamin, and Joshua Matz; and by several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 8:15, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi (formerly St. Catherine of Siena Church), Hurst Ave., Albany at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Marjorie Doyle Rockwell Center, 421 Columbia St., Cohoes, NY 12047; or Bright Horizons at Carondelet, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110; or Mater Christi School, 35 Hurst Ave., 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.