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Shirley S. Caprood

ALBANY – Shirley S. Swart Caprood, 89, of Albany, died  Sunday, October 31, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Mrs. Caprood was born in Albany, and lived here most of her life.  She was employed by the Montgomery Ward department store, and later by the Rose & Kiernan Insurance Co. in Albany.  She was a dedicated and loving mother raising her five children and caring for and spending time with her grandchildren.  She enjoyed cooking, gardening and reading.  She was loved by all who knew her.

Mrs. Caprood was predeceased by her husband Philip J. Caprood.  She is survived by her children Barbara Wood (David Wemple) of Albany, Beth Hunter (Donald) of Bolingbrook, IL, Philip Caprood (Karen Susan) of Colonie, Christine Chavez (Raul) of Willits, CA, and David Caprood (Jerry Cheruka) of Norfolk, VA; her sisters Linda Zampier (John) of Westmere, and Beth Trimble of Suffolk, VA; her grandchildren Jennifer Maynard (Jason), Thomas Caprood, Rebecca Hunter, Matthew Hunter (Chelsea), Michael Wood, Lauren Cheruka, and Daniel Blake; her great grandchildren Skylar and Remy Maynard; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother Nelson Swart.  In Mom’s words: “There,” my work on earth is done.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany on Thursday at 11:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday morning after 10:00.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

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