Anna M. DeBevoise


On Friday, November 15, 2019, Anna M. DeBevoise, loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away at the age of 86.

Anna was born on November 4, 1933 in Galway, NY to Edward and Laura Lawton. On August 18, 1979, Anna married Walter and together they created a large extended family of nine children.

She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother who loved spending time at home with her family. After her children grew to be independent she worked outside the home as a CNA and Physical Therapy Aide caring for the elderly at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. Anna will be remembered by her family as a strong, independent woman who was always capable of doing what she needed to do.

Anna is predeceased by her parents Edward and Laura Lawton, brother Edward, grandson Nicholas and daughter in law Candace. She is survived by her loving husband Walter, two sisters Francis Hartman and Betty Kenyon both of Scotia; nine children David Schaperjahn (Kathy), Dennis Schaperjahn (Candace), Delei Lawrence (Michael), Dorrie Papp (Paul), Darren Schaperjahn (Cindy), Derek Schaperjahn, Catherine Ann Grabo (Donald), Nancy Weaver (Wayne), and Hope DeBevoise (Terri Ward). She is also survived by a full quiver of 20 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren , all who were the light of her life.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, November 20 from 10am to 11:30am at Saratoga Abundant Life Church, (corner of Hutchins Road and Rt 50). A service will be held at 11:30am. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hudson Road, Galway.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the many nurses and staff at Albany Medical Center, Neuro ICU and B3 West for the extraordinary and sensitive care provided to Anna and her entire family.

Memorial contributions in memory of Anna may be made to Albany Medical Center Foundation, PO Box 8928, Albany, NY 12208.

Guest Book

Jim Dearstyne

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you

Bobby Lonergan

May her legacy live on through her children, and all the people she effected everyday. My thoughts and condolences are with you all!

Sarah (Van Benthem) Richards and family

Love and prayers to your beautiful family during this difficult time.
The Richards Family

Mary & Jerry Clark

We are sorry for your loss Nancy and family. Thinking of you .

Tina Ward

May the wonderful memories you share carry through this time. She is at home and you will meet again. May God bless you during this time.

Keith Canary

Our condolences to all of you at this sad time. Ann and Walt were special friends for many years. Great People, she is going to be missed by many. I hope to be there Weds.

George and Becky Trejos

Our love, thoughts and prayers are with you and your family David.

Susan & Tom Lansley

We are so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers to the Schaperjahn family

Calvin @ Cindy Hartman

Sorry to the family for your loss may God bless you . And know that her journey has finally ended on this Earth to start a new journey in the Afterlife

Tracy Kenyon

So sorry for your loss. She'll be greatly missed.

Bob Hoefinger, Scotch Church Service

Our Condolences to the Schaperjahn Family
from the Crew at Scotch Church Service.

Barb Woodruff PA-c

Words are not enough to express what a wonderful person Ann was. It was a privilege to know her.
(thru her Dr's office)

Kelly DiLeva

Oh Ann, I am so sorry to hear this. I loved your visits and talks at the bank. You were like another mother to me while growing up on Bliss Road. Rest in peace. To your family I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Cathy Grabo

To my extended family it breaks my heart for you all. Ann was so good to my Dad and I will never forget her. I will miss her dearly and I pray she and my Dad will be reunited. Love to all. God Bless you all and cherish the great memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you.