Obituaries


Barbara M. Green 92, passed away on Tuesday, November 24, 2020. Born in Saratoga Springs, NY on December 8, 1927, she was the daughter of Max and Anna Uebrick.

She married Manuel F. Green on June 30, 1946 and they had three children. Her last job before retirement was at Cottrell Paper Company. Barbara loved to cook and bake, and also enjoyed painting and doing crafts. She was a dedicated, lifelong member of the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

She was predeceased by her husband Manuel, their son Thomas, and her siblings Max, Martha, Frieda, Margaret, Ernest and Walter.

Barbara is survived by her children David Green and Catherine Chandler; daughter in law Cathy Green; grandchildren Jeff Green (Karen), Shane Green, Verna Plummer (David), Matthew Chandler (Karen), Benjamin Chandler (Nancy), Rebecca Chandler (Matthew Juk), Jennifer Quinn (Kenny), and Richard Green (Kelly); sister Hilda Jones; many great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to a graveside service 1pm Saturday, December 5 at Rock City Falls Cemetery. The family asks that everyone attending please wear a mask and practice social distancing to keep everyone safe while paying their respects.

Memorial contributions in memory of Barbara may be made to the Rock City Falls Volunteer Fire Department.

The family would like to thank the staff at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., and the staff at Saratoga Center for all the care they gave Barbara during her stay there.

Brett C. Finemore, 60, of Queensbury, NY passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born in Milo, Maine on August 1, 1960 to Vernal and Joan Finemore.

Brett was an accomplished account manager at FW Webb. Making connections, creating lifelong friendships, and being part of a thriving company for over 30 years. Previously an officer of the Oakland Police Department in Maine, Brett never lost his passion and drive to be of service to others.

His strong ties to Maine made him an avid fan of the New England sports teams, being especially loyal to the Boston Red Sox. He enjoyed return trips to Maine to hunt and refresh his unforgettable Maine accent. He looked forward to his many memorable trips to the Masters in Augusta with his son Joseph. Brett loved his friends and family and treasured the memories he created with them, especially his grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Brett is survived by his wife June Stoddard-Finemore; children Joseph Finemore (Kelly) of Cary, NC, Ashley Finemore (Tony Volino) of Queensbury, and Jacob Stoddard of Queensbury; grandchildren Quinn, Keller, Anthony, Ashton and Aloni; siblings Brent Finemore (Kate) of Teaticket, MA and Kirk Finemore (Sharon) of Oakland, ME; nieces and nephews Andrew Finemore, Emily Finemore, Philip Finemore (Mallory), Kirsha Finemore, Nichole Stoddard and Emma Haus (Colten); and great niece Brielle Finemore.

A celebration of his life will be held on a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Brett may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project www.woundedwarriorproject.org Brett had a deep respect for veterans and the sacrifices they made for our country.

Donald “Ducky” Monaco 77, passed away on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. He was born in Ballston Spa, NY on April 7, 1943 to Pasquale and Antoinette Monaco. He served in the US Navy for 3 years.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Albert, Louis, Bernard and Harry Monaco, and his sisters Josephine Dufort, Kathryn D’Ambro, Theresa Monaco, Jenny Odorizzi and Sophie Wolfersheim.

Donald is survived by his longtime companion Kathryn Oppedisano; his brothers Anthony Monaco, James Monaco (Cecelia), Joseph Monaco, Pasquale Monaco (Verna) and Olivio Monaco; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Don loved his family and friends. He really enjoyed the many occasions with his large family and was a favorite uncle to many, many nieces and nephews. He always loved going house to house every Christmas Eve and Day to see the families and share the holiday with them. He was also a great friend to many, enjoying highly competitive rounds of golf and racquetball matches. He was a long time active member of the Ballston Spa County Club and later Brookhaven Golf Club.

Don was a three sport athlete at Ballston Spa High School, playing running back on the 1959 Championship Team. Following high school, he graduated from St. Lawrence University and was a football All American. Donald co-owned and operated Monaco’s V. I. in Ballston Spa as well as a painting business for many years.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Saturday, November 21 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Friday, November 20 from 4pm to 6pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks will be required.

Memorial contributions in memory of Donald may be made to St. Mary’s Church or the charity of your choice.

Gary C. Paige 76, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Niskayuna, NY on June 3, 1944 to Edward and Ruth Paige. Gary was a Navy veteran serving in Londonderry, Ireland where he met the love of his life Monica Paige. Together they came to the United States where they raised their family.

Gary worked for General Electric Co for many years. He was a talented handyman and was always willing to lend a hand to any project. He enjoyed woodworking and fishing. His greatest joy was his family and he treasured the time they spent together. He was the best husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather anyone could ask for.

Gary is survived by his beloved wife Monica; his children Suzanne Fisher (Jim Lambert), Gary Paige, Jr. (Wendy), and Chris Paige (Kristin); several grandchildren and two great granddaughters. He was predeceased by his parents Edward and Ruth Paige, and his siblings.

Funeral services will be held 9:30am Tuesday, November 17 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial with military honors will follow at the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 16 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks will be required.

The family would like to thank Dr. Julie Phillips and the staff at the VA Medical Center, Joyce Crawford and the staff of Community Hospice of Saratoga, Home Health Aides Daye Kondenar and Julie Gilchrist, and their loving neighbors and friends for their care and compassion given to Gary throughout his illness.

Memorial contributions in memory of Gary may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St. Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or Alzheimers Association, Pine West Plaza Building 4 Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext. Albany, NY 12205.

Leigh K. Ballentine, 94, formerly of Ballston Spa, passed away on November 1, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A. Ballentine. Leigh is survived by her daughters Dale (Wesley) Aske, and Leslie Provence; her son, Robert (Lynn) Ballentine,II; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren. Interment will be in the Gerald B.H. Solomon National Cemetery at the family’s convenience.

Elsie A. Clayton, 94, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 after a brief illness. Elsie was born on September 9, 1926 and was the oldest child of Ben and Jessie Older. Elsie worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill for several years before staying home to be a homemaker and mother, returning to the workforce to work at Tufflite Plastics for several years before retiring.

Elsie and Bob, her husband of 71 years, enjoyed traveling all over the country in their motor home when they retired. She loved Blue Grass Music and attended Blue Grass festivals whenever she was able. She enjoyed spending every weekend at their camp in Schroon Lake. Elsie loved to play cards with the gang and looked forward to it every week. She was a great cook and loved to bake. You could always find something delicious to eat on her counter, no matter when it was. Her greatest joy was the time she spent with her family and friends.

Elsie is survived by her husband, Robert Clayton, her daughter, Bobbie DeLong, her grandchildren, Kaitlyn DeLong, John DeLong Jr., and Jesse DeLong , one great-grandson, Thomas DeLong, and her sister, Bernice Bencze, who will all miss her deeply. She was predeceased by her parents, her siblings, Loretta Wilson, Jean Fusco, Margaret Baker, Frank Older and Theodore Older, as well as her son-in-law, John DeLong.

Elsie was a person with an inner strength that was remarkable. She overcame several health issues over the years without complaint. She just dealt with what came her way and kept on going. Anyone who knew her admired her for her strength of character.

In keeping with her wishes, a private family service will be held. Burial will take place at a later time. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the ALS Center, c/o St. Peters Hospital, Albany, NY or to the American Cancer Society.

Carole J. Warner 79, passed away on Tuesday, October 27, 2020. She was born in Saratoga Springs, NY on May 30, 1941 to Arthur and Luella Peck. Carole worked at the Ballston Knitting Mill as a secretary and bookkeeper for thirty years, starting at the age of 16. She later worked at Contec in Schenectady.

Carole enjoyed gardening, working on the farm and tending to her wool business. She was a wonderful cook and baker and loved to cook for her family. Pies and corn fritters were her specialties. She was known as “Mrs. Christmas” and loved it so much! Every year it was a common attraction to see how big Carole’s tree was. She loved cats, especially her “Botman”.

She was predeceased by her beloved companion George Owen, Jr. and her brother Ronald Peck. Carole is survived by her children Faith Battaglia (Craig), Brian Warner (Lisa) and Michelle DeGraw (David); siblings Donna Bapp (Wayne), Wayne Peck (Vicki), Maureen Snell (Bob), Linda Hurme (Art), and Arlene Swindle (William); several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private with burial in the Rock City Falls Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Pine West Plaza, Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext. Albany, NY 12205

The family would like to thank the Home of the Good Shepherd for providing such great care to our mother. A special mention to her aide David Gratto for the kindness and compassion he has shown Carole through the years. They shared a special bond; even on the darkest day, he could get her to smile.

Guy C. Mitchell, 61, of Charlton and Malta, graduate of Burnt Hills Ballston Lake High School class of 1977, and Soul Extraordinaire.

On Sunday, October 25, 2020 we lost a giant of a man. Heaven’s great gain is our great loss. He was loved greatly because he loved greatly. Friend, father, soulmate, patient teacher, trainer, helper, guide, adventurer, athlete, and comedienne. Nurturer of people, land and machines. Great neighbor, great citizen, great soul. He never neglected an opportunity to aid another. Those whose lives have been touched by his know this deeply in their souls and that is why his being abruptly snatched away is so traumatic to us.

He was predeceased by his father Douglas Mitchell. Guy is survived by his wife Meg, children Rachel Mitchell Halleran (Connor) and Jesse Mitchell; grandchildren Cameron and Avery; mother Dorothy Mitchell; and brother Christopher Mitchell.

If you were touched by his life please join us on Friday, October 30 from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. In lieu of flowers, we would be blessed if you would bring a note of how he touched your life. With Covid restrictions our time together may be brief. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Edna R. Morris, 86, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at Wesley Health Care Center, Saratoga Springs, NY. The daughter of the late Henry and Althea (Sherman) Cooney, Edna was born on May 17, 1934 in Ballston Spa. Edna was a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa and worked for many years as waitress at many local restaurants.

Edna is survived by her children: Robert Baker, of Saratoga Springs, Gail (Richard) Marshall of Mechanicville, Mark (Nancy Kiuber) Baker of Saratoga Springs and Marilyn (Daniel) Carson of Waterford; grandchildren: Dale (Mamani) Older, Renee (Robert) Rutherford, Samuel, Kyle and Millie Carson and 6 great-grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Nancy Vares, granddaughter Nicolette Vares and brother Robert Cooney.

Edna’s family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Wesley Health Care Center for their loving care and compassion.

A graveside service will be held on Thursday October 29, 2020 at 10 am at Ballston Spa Village Cemetery. Social distancing and facemasks are required per CDC guidelines.

Pamela A. Perreault, 63, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loved ones, on Sunday, October 25, 2020, after a courageous fourteen month battle with cancer.

Affectionately known to many as Pammy Whammy, Pam was raised in Gilboa, NY, the daughter of Estella (Rogers) Nolte and Kenneth Nolte. She was predeceased by her father, Paul Clark, Jr. at a very young age. She attended Gilboa High School, graduating in 1975. Pam was an account executive in the food service brokerage industry for several years.

She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Gregory; loving daughter, Karrie (Will) Ott; son, David T. Shepard; two stepdaughters, Jaime (Heather) Bernier and Heather (Steven) Comstock; loving grandmother to her most treasured and precious gifts, Sienna, Daxton, Tristan, Megan, Camron, and Jilian. Pam is also survived by her sisters, Paula Tuosto, Darlene (Randy) Briggs; brothers, Joe (Becky) Clark, Tim (Heather) Clark, and Kraig (Stephany) Nolte; and several nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to her sister Paula and all of our dear friends, especially Julie Lynch, Kathy Gower and Mary Kay Greenfield for all their love and support provided. Thank you as well to Hildegard Medicus Cancer Center, Troy, NY for all of their care and compassion during this difficult time.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday October 29, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Social distancing and facemasks are required per CDC guidelines.

A private funeral service will be held and burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Ashland, NY. A celebration of her life will be held on a future date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or The Saratoga County Animal Shelter, 6010 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Eugenia F. Schock, 86, died on Thursday, October 22, 2020. She leaves behind a loving family and friends who will miss her greatly. “The best person we ever knew.”

Jean was born on June 5, 1934 to Bruce and Eugenia Fayerweather. She married her beloved husband, Robert W. Schock on September 9, 1953. Bob preceded her in death on July 13, 1999.

Jean was an accomplished artist and pianist. She played almost entirely by ear and was always happy to sit at any piano anywhere to take requests, asking “What’s your favorite song?” Jean also ran her own antiques business for more than thirty years. Jean was kind, generous, nurturing and loving, with a quick wit. She was a loyal and much loved friend to many who knew her. “She did not have one contentious bone in her body, was smart, talented, worldly, and never met a stranger.”

Jean is survived by her four beloved children, Robert B. Schock and his wife Elsa of Sparta, NJ, Randall M. Schock and his wife Kathy of Ballston Spa, Janet Sherwood and her husband Robert of Cambridge, and Paul A. Schock and his wife Maureen White-Schock of Ballston Spa. Jean is also survived by eight grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; and her brothers Bruce Fayerweather and William Fayerweather of Ohio. Jean was predeceased by her cherished twin sister Janet Thorsberg of Midland, MI in 2016. Jean dearly loved them all.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers those who wish to participate in honoring Jean’s life may contribute to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Michele D. Ogle passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home with her family at her side on October 14, 2020 after a long illness. Born on November 3, 1951 to the late Michael and Marion Dollar, she was raised in Pennsylvania.

Michele majored in mathematics at Indiana College of Pennsylvania. She moved to Schenectady after graduating college, and began working for GE in 1974. Michele had a prolific career working at GE in their research and development department, and earned her Master's degree in computer science while working and raising three sons. Her name was added to 30 patents during her 32 year career at GE. She left GE and started her second career teaching mathematics and computer programming at Empire State College, where she worked for 12 years.

Her smile and laughter will be missed by those she leaves behind; her loving husband J. Thomas (Tom) Ogle and their sons, John M. of Clifton Park, NY, Robert W. of Zhenjiang, China, and Gregory J., his wife Allison, and their daughters Erin Regina and Maeve Michele of Bayonne, NJ. She is also survived by her two sisters, Cheryl (Troy) Dollar of Red Oak, TX and Virginia Dollar of Fairfield, OH.

Services will be private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Lisa M. Reilly 62, passed away on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 13, 1958 to Louis and Charlotte D’Achille and was raised on Long Island with her loving family.

Lisa and her husband, John, relocated to Saratoga Springs in 2002 and quickly became part of the community. Lisa’s love of the local music scene was instant, and she and John developed many meaningful friendships through the years. She was so proud that their daughter, Charlotte, is firmly ensconced in the Saratoga music scene as a well-loved, outstanding singer/songwriter talent.

Lisa, John, and Christopher, her loving son, opened Stella Pasta Bar & Bistro in Burnt Hills in June 2016-- a restaurant they created to be an extension of their family. Her presence at the restaurant is what made it a special place for everyone; Lisa was the heart and soul of Stella.

Lisa is survived by her husband John Reilly; her beautiful children Christopher Marin Sule and Charlotte Elizabeth Reilly; her loving siblings Louis R. D’Achille, Lauren D’Achille, and David D’Achille (Judi); and her loving nieces and nephews, Ali, Livi, Mia and David Michael.

A memorial mass will be celebrated 9:30am Wednesday, October 21 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa. Memorial contributions in memory of Lisa may be made to the Mother Teresa Cancer Awareness Fund, www.MTCAF.org

Lora R. McElroy (Rena) 56, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020. She was born in Arkansas on July 11, 1964. Rena was always the life of the party and loved to dance. She enjoyed fishing and camping with her husband Drew. She loved watching Lifetime movies and made the best fried chicken!

Rena is predeceased by her loving husband Drew, mother Lillian Mayo, sister Vicki Martin and brother Jeff Curtis. She will be deeply missed by her children Sabrina Perri (Frank) of New City, and Timothy McElroy (Jennifer) of Scotia; 4 Grandchildren Jack, Peter, Frank and Lucas as well as many other family and friends.

Services will be private.

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our sweet baby girl Kendall. Kendall TenEyck passed away at home surrounded by her loving family, on October 4, 2020, after a fifteen month battle with brain cancer. Kendall was born on January 28, 2017, to Jeremiah and Julie TenEyck.

Kendall fought with such bravery over the last fifteen months. The doctor said that she never once complained about any treatment or procedure that she had to undergo. She loved her identical twin sister so much, along with her four other siblings.

Some of her favorite things were swimming, reading, singing songs, being outside and most of all spending time with her family. She loved fiercely each day and truly loved her snuggle time.

She is loved and cherished by her parents Jeremiah and Julie, brothers Cole and Blake, and sisters Laney, Khloe and Quinn. She is also loved by grandparents Terry and Sharon TenEyck of Ballston Spa, NY and John and Donna Webster of Warrensburg, NY; great grandmother Barbara Lloyd; aunts and uncles and “ohs,” Jim and Alicia TenEyck, Audra TenEyck and Mike Cudahy, Jessica and Jeff Monroe; and cousins Hunter and Carson TenEyck, Tanner, Abram and Kahlen Monroe.

Calling hours will be held on Wednesday October 7, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. The family encourages all who knew Kendall to attend to share memories and celebrate her life. Social distancing and facemasks are required per CDC guidelines.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House, 139 South Lake Avenue, Albany, NY 12208 or American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.

Josephine Fazzone 92, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. She was born on September 2, 1928 in Rotterdam, NY to Anthony and Felicia Russo.

Josephine worked as a secretary at the Silver Haven Nursing Home in Rotterdam for many years. She enjoyed holiday cooking, spending time with her family, and being outdoors tending to her flowers. She also loved stylish clothes, shoes and fashion. Everyone who met her commented on how fashionable she was.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Fazzone, Sr and her siblings Frank Russo, Virginia LaMalfa and Robert Russo. Josephine is survived by her son Joseph Fazzone, Jr (Ruthanne); brother Americo Russo (Lorraine); sister in law Mary Ellen Russo; niece Felicia Cataldo (Rick) great nieces Michelle Hebden (Travis), Kelly Cataldo and Lauren Flanders (Ken); four great great nieces Madison, Arianna, Isadora and Aurora, one great great nephew Jasper, and several additional nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, October 10 from 9am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services and burial will be private. Memorial contributions in memory of Josephine may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Stanley E. Brizzie, Sr. 93, passed away on Friday, October 2, 2020. He was born in Hudson, NY on August 6, 1927. He served in the US Army. Stanley was a member of Teamsters Local 294 and drove tractor trailer for Holmes Transportation for many years. He enjoyed target shooting, gardening and shopping for farm machinery.

He was predeceased by his sister Arline Spanfelner. Stanley is survived by his children Stanley Brizzie, Jr (Gina), Laura Bailey (Joel), Gary Brizzie (Linda) and Eric Brizzie; nieces Nancy Nyman (Philip) and Linda Bierce (Jim); six grandchildren, one great granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 13 from 10am to 11am at Armer Funeral Home, Inc., 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. A service will be held at 11am. Burial with military honors will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

Memorial contributions in memory of Stanley may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

Cynthia Ann McMahon, age 67, passed away peacefully on October 1, 2020 with her two loving sons by her side in Fort Myers, Florida. She was born February 17th, 1953 in Schenectady, NY to Paul and Helen Reisinger. Married in 1982 to Jim McMahon amongst loving friends and family eventually settling down in her loved home in Pattersonville, NY where she would enjoy the country life as a gardener.

Cindy was a caring, hardworking, warm hearted woman. She wanted to help everyone and everything. Those who were touched by Cindy in their lives felt a special connection with her throughout her life. She found a love of gardening, creating a peaceful spot of colors and fragrances everywhere she lived, attracting all sorts of wildlife. You could always tell Cindy had been here simply by walking to the front door. Everything felt like home when someone walked into her life. Old paintings of animals, farms, plants, and meaningful trinkets could be found around the house. To this day a white blanket she kept on every couch is still here and her children remember cuddling under with her in their feety pajamas in winter. Moving to Florida with her best friends Patty and Fenlon in 2010, she found a love of bird watching, kayaking, and shell collecting on the beaches of Sanibel and Clearwater. Despite being away, her room and home were full of pictures of her children, dogs, family, and friends.

Cindy had a difficult life during her time on earth beyond her marriage. However, she always took care of her friends and family. She made sure her sons played baseball every year while driving hours to multiple tournaments, all-star games, and the eventual nighttime double headers. Every holiday was a big event. Thanksgiving was filled with football, food, laughter, and "Mom come sit with us. We'll do the dishes together after the game." But she would do it anyway so no one else would have to. Christmas was decorated like a decorator was brought in and the tree always had her signature tinsel shimmering from top to bottom. The rest of the year on Fridays she would come home from work with a couple of videos in hand (often B rated horror movies) to watch while eating pizza with her sons. Sundays were for football and Nascar while summers were for water skiing, the motorcycle rendezvous, and baby oil. So much baby oil for tanning her signature bronzed skin. Warm weather was by far her favorite.

Cindy took in her eventual daughter in-law while she was a teenager as she did for other friends when they needed someplace to go because she was just that kind of person. Treating her like her own daughter, she was always there when needed. Her many friends loved her despite her temper but in the end, bygones were bygones. Her children got their manners from Cindy as well as their hardworking and dedicated spirit. She always said "Always help because someone is in need. Never take money even if they offer. Help because it’s the right thing to do." Chris often tells the story of when he and Sarah went to a flea market in Tennessee and someone said “You are the nicest Yankee I have ever met” to which he replied quickly “You can thank my mom for that”.

There are many stories and anecdotes of Cindy that are told by many people, but all had the same theme which was her signature attitude and kindness. Salty, sweet and sassy in the perfect mix that is hard to come by and will be easy to miss. She was an outgoing personality that would always call you “Sweetie” whether she knew you or just met you.

Cindy is survived by her brother and sister-in-law Paul and Donna Reisinger, sisters Mary and Helen, her sons and their wives Chris and Sarah McMahon, and Jimmy McMahon and Jessica Mastroianni,
granddaughter Paige McMahon, and many nieces and nephews and an abundance of friends.

Please join us for calling hours as we celebrate her life on Sunday October 11, 2020, from 2pm to 4pm at Armer Funeral Home, 39 E High Street, Ballston Spa. Funeral services will be held 10am Monday, October 12 at Christ Episcopal Church, 15 W High Street, Ballston Spa with burial to follow at Schenectady Memorial Park. Social distancing and facemasks are required.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the ASPCA through a Facebook donate campaign here: https://www.facebook.com/donate/400119864713571. There will be no after service gathering.

Laura Louise (Mastroianni) Salvatore 69, devoted wife, mother, daughter, sister, and grandmother (WaWa) passed peacefully Tuesday, September 29, 2020 surrounded by her family. Laura was born on November 27, 1950, in Schenectady, NY to Pasquale and Mary Mastroianni.

Laura graduated from Mont Pleasant High School and worked at the NYS Department of Correctional Services as a secretary and assistant for ten years. She married the love of her life, Dr. Richard J. Salvatore Sr. on May 24, 1981. Laura was a free spirit who enjoyed cooking and pushing food on family, waterskiing on Saratoga Lake, traveling, hosting family parties and spending time with her sisters. In her later years, Laura enjoyed gambling at the Racino.

Laura is survived by her husband, Dr. Richard J. Salvatore Sr., her three children, Amara Salvatore Altman (Matthew), Dr. Richard Salvatore Jr., (Vera), and Pascal Salvatore; grandchildren Calvin and Mariella Altman and Grayson and Brooke Salvatore; mother Mary Mastroianni; twin brother Patsy Mastroianni (Carmel), and sisters Josepha Abba (Chuck), Mary Drescher (Peter); brother in law Mitchell Miller; sister in law Susan Mastroianni; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and close friends.

Laura joined her beloved family in heaven, her father Pasquale Mastroianni, sister Aurelia Miller, brothers Dr. Anthony Mastroianni and Armond Mastroianni, in-laws Carrie Salvatore and Dr. Arthur Salvatore Sr., sister-in-law Dr. Carol Salvatore and granddaughter Waverly Altman.

There will be a mass honoring Laura's memory and spirit at St. Mary's Church in Ballston Spa at 9 am on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Burial will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Laura may be made to St. Jude's Children Hospital or Code Blue Shelters of Saratoga.

David W. Bevins 78, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on August 5, 1942 in St. Albans, Vermont to Wayne and Lucille Bevins.

Dave served in the Army National Guard in Vermont and New York, retiring as a Colonel after 33 years of service. He worked for General Electric in Burlington, Vermont before being transferred to the Main Plant in Schenectady, retiring from the Bectal MAD Division. Dave decided he had enough of office work and began to work on the Smith Farm in Ballston Spa.

Dave was a 45 year member of the Burnt Hills Fire Department, serving as chief and fire commissioner.

In 2016 Dave and his wife Bea tried Florida, moving to the lovely Solivta Community. Bea thought it wouldn’t last, a year later they owned a house and loved being snowbirds. Dave took up golf and pickelball. He enjoyed his time in Florida with Bea, his brother and sister in law, some high school friends and all the new friends they made. They spent their summers back in Burnt Hills camping and traveling with friends and just enjoying each other’s company.

Dave is survived by his wife of 58 years Bea; sons Michael Bevins and Tory Bevins; granddaughter Dariann Hall (Anthony); great grandchildren Journi and Ryann; siblings Larry Bevins (Mary) and Holle Forbes; nephews Chad Bevins and Jamie Bevins; niece Carly Forbes; and several other nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be private. Dave will be laid to rest with military honors in the Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Dave may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga or the DAV.

Vilma I. Sparks 82, went home to her Savior on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at her daughter’s home. She was born in Guaypao, Puerto Rico on July 12, 1938 to Celso and Margarita Ramirez Irizarry.

Vilma was a graduate of Washington Irving High School in New York, NY, Marymount College where she received a secretarial certificate and Rhema Bible Training Center where she earned a ministerial license and ordination.

Vilma was an executive secretary working for Williams Brothers Petroleum Engineering and later for the Hilti Corporation. In her later years she was a childcare worker at the YMCA in Saratoga Springs.

She enjoyed serving as a Pastoral and Evangelism Translator for outreach in Latino Communities in the continental US and Puerto Rico. She was passionate about working with children, both as a teacher’s aide in the 1980’s and coming out of retirement to serve in an afterschool care program.

The most important things in Vilma’s life were her love for Jesus, her family and her community.

She was predeceased by her husband Joseph Sparks II and her sister Nelly Vargas. Vilma is survived by her children Margaret-Anne Watson (Douglas), Vilma Meeker (Mark), Joseph Sparks III, and Dwight Sparks; stepdaughter Laureen Sparks; grandchildren Zoe Meeker, Samantha Masey, Caitlin Meeker, Matthew Watson, Ashley Dionne, Tara Meeker, Isabel Sparks, Jenna Watson, Adriana Sparks, Joseph Sparks and Antonio Carter; great grandchildren Silas Meeker and Robert Pippin; siblings Celso Irizarry II, Nydia Cofresi, Alba Irizarry, Elisa Irizarry, Celso Irizarry III and George Irizarry; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 11am Saturday, September 26 at the Saratoga Abundant Life Church, 2 Hutchins Road, Saratoga Springs. A calling hour will precede the service from 10am to 11am at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to James Project of Latin America, PO Box 842210, Kansas, MO 64184-2210 or donate online at Jamesproject.org.

Rachelle M. Inglee 68, passed on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. She was born in Fort Edward, NY on January 18, 1952. Rachelle worked at Maplewood Manor in Ballston Spa for many years. She was predeceased by her brother Claude Inglee and sister Sandy Inglee. Rachelle is survived by her daughter Jody Bushey; grandchildren Maxwell and Duncan; and brother Jeff Inglee. Funeral services will be private.

Richard J. Harrington 81, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020. He was born in Stony Creek, NY on November 25, 1938 to Mark and Laura Harrington.

In 2004, Richard returned to Ballston Spa after living in Pflugerville, Texas where he worked as a heavy equipment operator for Ranger Excavation for many years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He was always ready to take a ride and he loved to travel.

Richard is survived by his companion Barbara Staulters; brothers Robert Harrington (Cynthia) and Roger Harrington; children Gary Russell, John Russell and Connie Cavanaugh; niece Bobbi Jean (Luis), nephew Brian; many other nieces, nephews and grandchildren; and Barbara’s children Deborah Brooks (Josh), Raymond Plummer, David Plummer (Verna), Tanya Priest, and Tom Plummer.

A gathering of family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 24 from Noon to 7pm at his home in Ballston Spa.

Memorial contributions in memory of Richard may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Isabell M. Sarsick, 77, passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 in her daughter’s home in Boynton Beach, FL. She was born on June 26, 1943 in Niskayuna, NY to Anna (Chambers) and Casper Smith.

Isabell was raised on a farm in NY. She was a hardworking farm girl, one of twelve children. Her Daddy always said she was the only hell her mama ever raised. She was one of the most independent, strong women you would ever know.

She loved dancing, playing cards, gardening, and helping others. She always felt the need to cheer people up and put a smile on their face. Her favorite holiday was Christmas, she loved to decorate.

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her son Charles Ciccia, sister Ellen Hunt, brothers James and Ralph Smith and her husband Richard Sarsick. She will be in our hearts forever and so deeply missed by her daughters Karen Sims and Theresa Ciccia; sons Gerald Ciccia and Jerome Ciccia, sisters Patricia Ostrander and Emily Filmore; brothers Daniel Smith and George Smith; grandchildren Robert Sims Jr, Pamela Sims, Nicole (Sims) Marano, and Katye Amirzadeh; brother in-law Earl Ostrander, sister in-law Alice Smith, her nieces and nephews, and all her great grandchildren, family, and many friends.

A graveside service will be held 2:30pm Friday, October 2, 2020 at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hudson Road, Galway where Isabell will be laid to rest. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Isabell’s memory to the Cancer Research Institute (NY City) and Prevent Child Abuse America.

Laura E. Mitchell, 95, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Saratoga Hospital. Laura was born on July 7, 1925 to Phillip and Loura (Ruggles) Dorey and was a lifelong resident of Ballston Spa.

Laura married Vernon Mitchell in 1943 and together they had four children, eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. “Mitch” passed away in 2002. After retiring in 1982, they traveled the country in their RV until taking up a winter residence in Florida and remained snowbirds until 1995. They enjoyed dancing, camping cross country skiing, bowling, and travel. One of her great joys was feeding people and her pies were legendary. She loved old TV westerns and was a devoted Mets fan.

She was predeceased by her brothers Phillip Dorey, Edward Dorey and William Dorey, and her sisters Julia Clouse, Betty Allen and Geraldine Bentley.

Laura is survived by her sister Eleanor Fitzgerald of Ballston Spa; daughters Dawn Mitchell of Ballston Spa, Sandra DeLeonardis (Joe) of Ballston Spa, Mary Abell (Bill) of Lead, SD; son Tom Mitchell of Nashville, TN; grandchildren Jill Castellano (Michael), Joseph DeLeonardis, Jr, Jacqueline Orzell (John), Gina Neilsen (Matt), Joanna Hart (Steve), Caleb and Pico Mitchell, Michael Abell (Ashley); great grandchildren Meghan and Kailey Castellano, Andrew, Aden and Mitchell Orzell, Nicholas and Annika Nielsen, Darienne and Justin Hickey, Maria and Sophia Hart, Ethan and Harper Abell.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, funeral services will be private. The family wishes to thank the Wesley Nursing Home for their gentle and loving care during her final days.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in memory of Laura may be made to your favorite charity.

Paul V. Manella, 84, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Paul is survived by his adored wife and best friend Alice (Torigian) Manella; beloved sons Matthew (Joananne) and Jason; and his cherished grandchildren. He was predeceased by his son David. Funeral services will be private.

Marilyn C. Pastore 89 passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. She was born in Schenectady, NY on October 27, 1930, to Ralph and Doris (Pearson) Cox.

In 1953 Marilyn married Paul Pastore and moved to Ballston Spa. Marilyn and Paul owned and operated Pastore Pharmacy in Ballston Spa. Through the years, Marilyn was very active in the community and could be seen at Jr. Women’s League gatherings, volunteering as a Brownie Troop Leader, organizing St. Mary’s School fundraisers and as an aide for their nursery school program.

With her husband Paul, Marilyn was an active member of the National Bottle Museum, Brookside Museum and the Ballston Spa Bicentennial Committee. In 2007, Marilyn and Paul
co-authored the book “Streetscapes Through Time.”

In her free time, Marilyn loved visiting Wolfeboro, NH, painting, art projects, playing the piano, sewing, baking, exercising, traveling, and visiting with family and friends. Above all, Marilyn’s most treasured times always were when she was wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was predeceased by her parents Ralph and Doris Cox, brother Robert Cox, and her husband Paul Pastore. Marilyn is survived by her daughters Susan Scott (Robert) of Clay, Nancy Piscitelli (John) of Saratoga Springs, Debbie Froehlich (Mike) of Baldwinsville, and Robbie Berg (Mitch) of South Glens Falls; grandchildren Bob Scott (Jessica) and Kristy Smorol (Dave); great granddaughter Ellie Scott; great grandsons Liam Scott and Mike Smorol; and several nieces and nephews.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic funeral services will be private.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at the Home of the Good Shepherd in Saratoga Springs for their care, compassion, companionship and love that went above and beyond especially during these difficult times of COVID-19.

Memorial contributions in memory of Marilyn may be made to the Home of the Good Shepherd, Community Hospice of Saratoga, American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

Michael W. Jennings, 62 passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. He was born in Ticonderoga, NY on November 12, 1957 to Chester Jennings and Marion Jennings Bergeron.

Mike attended Ballston Spa and Saratoga Springs High Schools. He was raised in the Episcopal faith and attended Christ Episcopal Church in Ballston Spa where he served as an acolyte. From a young age he studied classic dance/ballet and traveled with his dance school and teacher Madame Latin. After decades, he retrained and returned to the stage for a special anniversary of his school. He worked at Capital District Supply of Saratoga for 32 years. Mike mentored children and was a Cub Scout Leader.

He was predeceased by his father Chester Jennings and his stepfather Maurice Bergeron. Mike is survived by his beloved wife Karen, his mother Marion, sister Victoria Older (Darrell); two brothers Peter Jennings and Andrew Jennings; half siblings Michael and Michele (Charlie); children Michael Wright, Jr. (Liz), Nicole Wright, Jeremiah Woodbeck (Jackie), and Corey Jennings; stepchildren Shane Hofmann (Kaerisa), Nicole Hofmann and Kyle Hofmann (Krissy); twelve grandchildren, and several nieces, aunts, uncles and cousins.

A private service will be held. Memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to Galway Fire Department or Community Hospice of Saratoga.

The family would like to thank Community Hospice of Saratoga, especially Mike’s nurse Alice Benfey for their care and compassion.

Harold (HOC) O’Connor, 89 ½ years old, previously from Broadalbin NY, passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2020. He was born in East Orange, NJ on January 11, 1931 to Peter and Grace O’Connor. He was of the Lutheran faith and served as a private in the US Army.

Harold was the manager of magnetics design for ESPEY Electronics for 40 years and was highly regarded in his field. He was a well renowned Electronics Engineer and in later life, acted as a consultant for numerous projects. He was published, having written numerous scientific papers and held several patents.

He was an artist and painter and enjoyed spending time in his younger years camping, boating, water skiing, snowmobiling, traveling, singing, dancing and continued to his last loving to watch musicals and listening to all kinds of music.

He was predeceased by his first wife Marie L. O’Connor, his second wife Audrey, grandson James Daniel, niece Kathleen G., son-in-law Robert Noeltner and this year by his brother and sister-in-law Richard and Marie, and Grand Kitty Potatoe.

Harold is survived by his children Bonnie Noeltner, Russell O’Connor (Dawn), Scott O’Connor (Greta), Colleen O. Smith (Jim), Wanda Thornton (Matt), Gail George, and Patti Forshey (John); his grandchildren Cassandra, Candice, Erin, Bobbi Jo, Bryan, Shawn, Michael, Miranda, Terence, Ryan, Kerry, Toni Marie, Melissa and Rieley; his great grandchildren Adam, Kacey, Max, Lizzie, Maddie, Ellie, Evan O., Evan H., Nathaniel, Sammy, Faith, Gabriel, Kelly and Christopher, his nieces Kathy and Janine, Colleen G., and nephews Fred Neigel and Kevin O’Connor.

Memorial services will be held on a later date.

Memorial contributions in memory of Harold may be made to the Greenfield Center Fire Co., PO Box 57, Greenfield Center, NY 12833

Christine Reed, 68 of Ballston Spa passed away peacefully Sept 1st, 2020.

Chris, daughter of Joseph and Bernadine Rydsewicz is survived by her three sons Eric, Trevor, and Bret, her daughter in law, Melissa; along with two grandchildren J.P. and our most recent addition to the family (Born the 28th of August) Lily. Chris will join her predeceased husband Jay of 26 years in eternal life.

Chris was a proud civil servant. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Geology and regulated Oil and Gas. She worked for the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for over 25 years. When she was not at work you could find her rock and mineral collecting in the Adirondacks, planting day lilies in one of her gardens, or at the farmers market buying fresh local produce.

Chris was a devoted mother to not only her three boys but to any child (or adult) in need. She opened her arms, doors and refrigerator to absolutely anyone. Some of her most fond memories include taking her family to the 1996 Summer Olympics, visiting Herkimer Diamond Mines and the family’s valued Christmas Eve traditions including baking her famous holiday cookies.

More recently, Chris loved to be around her friends and family. She looked forward to playing pirates and Legos with JP, traveling to Florida, going out to lunch with her girlfriends or trying out new restaurants with her family.

There will be a Celebration of Life held in June 2021. Details to be mailed out in the following months.

Donations can be made to Sierra Club at www.sierraclub.org or Natural Resources Defense Council at www.nrdc.org