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.
Much love to you, Eileen. Thinking of you and everyone in New York.
Colleen and Christopher
Sending you a big hug. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Our deepest condolences to all the family.
With our love,
Charlie and Gayle
So very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. We were just talking about her. May the Lord help to get you through this hard time and always remember how sweet of a mom she was always.
Please pass along my condolences to Dad.
Love ya Buddy
Max and Patty
So sorry to hear about your Mom. My condolences to you, your Dad and the family.
Peter, sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Our condolences to you and your family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Will talk to you soon.
Love, Doug and Tracy
Nancy, Peter and family:
So sorry for your loss —
Thinking of you at this difficult time.
Eileen, Jeff, and family ,
Please know that our thoughts are with you during this sad time. Our prayers go out to all of you…may you find peace in having your family and friends close by during the next couple of days.
Love and hugs,
Joyce Mike Bala
I wish I could be there today. I thought it would be imprudent after I looked out the window because I live in Galway. I always thought Marge was a very nice person. I also know how much you and she have suffered over these last few years, and I am glad she has found peace with God. I pray that God would bless you both, indeed, and enlarge your territory, and keep his hand with you both to keep you from evil, so that you would cause no pain. I ask this in Jesus’ name.
God be with her ‘ This is the prayer of Jabez. I say it every day.
til you meet again!
Karen (McCormick) Glass
Peter, Eileen and family,
My deepest sympathy for the passing of your mom. You are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.
Kate Thomas LaGuardia
Nancy, Bruce & family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at such a hard time. Your
Mom was such a classy lady, I was in awe of her. I think of
you often and wish for the wonderful memories of your Mom to
replace the pain of her passing. Love from Kate, Dave & family.