GUILDERLAND – Marjorie Alice Van Decar Stephens, 88, of Guilderland, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 21, 2012, in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Marjorie was born in Albany, and lived in the area all her life. She was a graduate of the Academy of the Holy Names and the Mildred Elley Business School. She was a communicant of Christ the King Church in Guilderland for many years. Marjorie devoted her entire life to her family. She cherished her ten grandchildren and was so proud of each one of them. She was a very special lady who will be missed and remembered by everyone who knew her.
Marjorie is survived by her beloved husband Harold (Hal); her children Eileen Bray (Jeff) of Guilderland, Peter Stephens of Jacksonville Beach, FL, Paul Stephens of Denver, CO, and Nancy Levis (Bruce) of Guilderland; her grandchildren Brian (Elizabeth), Kevin, Sean, Michael, Kristen, Jessica, Sarah, Mary, Emily, and John; and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Charles Van Decar, and her sister Mary Louise Coyle.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 9:00, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave., Guilderland at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 pm Wednesday for a service of prayer. All are welcome. Entombment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Peter’s Hospice Inn, 315 S 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.