Marie A. Hettrich


Marie A. Hettrich passed away suddenly on Monday, November 18, 2019. She was born in Ballston Spa, NY on August 28, 1933. Marie worked for the Ballston Spa School District in the payroll department.

Marie was the loving wife of Peter Hettrich for 57 years and had three children Fran Maurer of Earlton, David Hettrich of Delmar and Dale Hettrich of Wilton. She lovingly welcomed to the family their spouses Paul, Elizabeth and Jennifer. Marie had four grandchildren Sydney, Jaden, Steven, and Jillian whom she adored. They loved visiting Grandma’s house and dressing up in all the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s clothes they could find and putting on plays for her.

She spent many years working each summer at the Saratoga County Fair as a volunteer Talent Coordinator. Marie enjoyed working with her flowers in the yard and spent her free time reading. She enjoyed camping, taking trips with her family going cross country in a trailer to Wyoming and later in life traveling, with her husband as well as traveling to Maine with her entire family for 10 years including this past September. Marie had many friends and enjoyed shopping with her friend Audrey and going out to lunch with a group of friends once a month.

She was predeceased by her mother Frances Pernatozzi, and her father Ralph Pastore who as a young boy came over from Italy to the United States traveling on a ship with his father. She was also predeceased by her stepmother Florence, her older brother Charles Pastore, her older sister Lucy Verrigni, and her younger brother Frank Pastore.

She attended weekly mass at St Mary’s Church in Ballston Spa. She was always donating to whatever
cause showed up in her mailbox.

She was loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Monday, November 25 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Malta Ridge Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Sunday, November 24 from 2pm to 5pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa.

Guest Book

Pauline Levo

My sincere sympathy to Peter and your family. I was sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Have known Marie for years as my husband was related to Lucy. May she Rest In Peace.

Ted & Arlene Greve, Wilton NY

So sorry to hear of the passing of Marie. A truly beautiful, loving lady who was kind to everyone whom she knew & honored her faith as well. When our young son died, sometime later on, Greg's
college had Memorial races in His Memory. I was never a runner, but Marie faithfully came out each year with Pete, whom my husband ran with & attended many "meets" too. Marie & I would stand on the sidelines & cheer the group on. One year when Pete got a trophy, he handed it over to one of our young grandchild, as they were young at that time we were out at the college. Unfortunately, its the family who is left behind that grieves & mourns the loved one that left them.
I do believe in my heart, Marie is happy & rejoicing in her heavenly home as she has now met her Savior face to face. We are a family of faith ourselves & knowing she is with the Lord, we can be happy in knowing that. May the legacy of this wonderful wife, mother & grandmother, help you as a family, in your grief & sorrow, but know she is resting in God's heavenly Kingdom that awaits all of us as believers.......Our condolences to you & peace we leave all of you, Marie's family.

Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.

Fran Love-Aveta

So sorry to hear about Marie, she was so sweet. We will miss her very much

Deborah Panetto

So sorry to hear of Marie's passing. Sincere sympathy to family and friends.

Lorin Rhodes

We are so sorry for your loss. Marie was such a sweet lady and we loved spending time getting to know her at family gatherings. She will be greatly missed. We love you guys very much. Love, Patty and Lorin Rhodes

Mary Verrigni

To Marie's entire family I send my sincerest sympathies and prayers. Marie was truly a lovely person with a charming smile. May she rest in peace.