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 www.HansFuneralHome.com.
May every thought sent to your family give you strength to see this through. My heartfelt condolences go out to your family.
McDonald Garden Center
Mcdonalds Garden Center Chesapeake Staff.
Dave and family,
We are sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your family at McDonald garden center
God saw you getting tired A cure was not to be,
So he put his arms around you
And wispered “come withme”
With tearful eyes we watched you
And saw you fade away
Although we loved you dearly
We could not make you stay
A golden Heart stopped beating
Your somber hands at rest
God took you home to prove to us
He only takes the best.
I am sorry for your loss
Cathy Caprood McEneny
Barb, Beth, Phil, Chris, David – Please accept my condolences. I always liked Aunt Shirley! Love, Cathy