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GLENMONT - Joan A. Grady, 84, passed away Thursday, August 02, 2018 at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes.
Born and raised in Menands, the daughter of John and Mary (Ryan) Hoffman Bigley, she graduated from Vincentian Institute and St. Peter’s Hospital School of Nursing. Mrs. Grady was a Registered Nurse with St. Peter’s Hospital for 47 years and was the first recipient of the “Nurse of Distinction Award” presented by the hospital.
She had a deep faith with commitment to family, and the community she served in the South End of Albany; this was the focus of her life. A long time Communicant of St. John-St. Ann’s Church, she was an active volunteer at the Church and in their soup kitchen.
NISKAYUNA - Bette (Innes) Stelman Bradway, 80, passed away, Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her family. Born and educated in Schenectady, she was the daughter of Robert and Lucille VanBrocklin Innes and graduated from Nott Terrace High School class of 1955. Bette was a Registered Nurse in private orthopedic practice for many years. After retirement, she turned to her life-long hobby of genealogy into a profession and became a board certified genealogist. Bette was a member of the New York Society of Mayflower Decedents and held several offices including Governor. She was also the Historian General for the Society out of Plymouth, MA and had the honor of residing in the Winslow House for four years.
DELMAR- In her 104th year, Ruth T. (Schreck) Harbeck, passed away Sunday, July 29, 2018. She was at her residence, the place that was “home” since 1941, surrounded by family.
Born and educated in Albany, she was the daughter of the late John and Marjorie (McElveney) Schreck. She was employed by several companies including Postal Telegraph, Woolworths and Winthrop Sterling. After her children were grown, she returned to the workforce and was employed by Legislative Index Company for 30 years. Mrs. Harbeck was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.
ALBANY- Nancy M. DiBlasi, 75, went to heaven on Monday, July 23, 2018.
Born in Albany she was the beloved daughter of the late Samuel and Elvera (Casatelli) DiBlasi. Nancy graduated from Vincentian Institute, 1960, and the College of St. Rose, 1964, majoring in history. She taught school in Albany, Long Island and finished her tenure in Harlem, where she was beloved by her students.
ALBANY- Pearl J. (Camp) Travis, 78, passed away Sunday, July 22, 2018 at Albany Medical Center Hospital. Born in Cherry Valley, NY, the daughter of Jay and Melissa (Bolton) Camp, she graduated from Philip Schuyler High School. She was a telephone operator for more than 30 years with NY Telephone Co. and later AT & T. Pearl was a member of the Telephone Pioneers and Trinity United Methodist Church. She enjoyed cooking, cleaning and watching QVC.
ALBANY- Mary L. Palmisano, 87, died at home on Friday July 20, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Albany she was the daughter of the late Martino and Maria (Baccara) Palmisano. She was a graduate of Cathedral Academy and attended Russel Sage College. Miss Palmisano retired in 1993 after a lifelong banking career with First Trust Co., Banker’s Trust, First American Bank and Key Bank. She was a communicant of the former St. James Church, now St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
VOORHEESVILLE- On Thursday, July 19, 2018, Anthony Francis Recupero, a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather passed peacefully into the arms of His Lord and Savior.
Tony was born in Glassboro, NJ to loving parents, Nicholas J. and Lena (Ritz) Recupero. He was blessed with a large and loving extended family. He married his beloved wife, Florence, at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Albany and raised three children, instilling in them faith, family, tradition, and integrity.
HOOSICK FALLS – Terry Lee Shannon, 45, passed away suddenly Thursday, July 12, 2018 at home.
Born and educated in Albany, he is the son of Terry LeRoy Shannon of Tupelo, MS and Cynthia (Faulkner) Temple and step-son of Anthony Temple both of Albany.