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Monday, December 29, 2014

Virginia F. Feeny

Virginia F. Feeny

Virginia F. Feeny, age 93, passed away on December 28, 2014 at Wesley Health Care Center surrounded by her loving family.

She was born on October 16, 1921 in Lynn, Massachusetts to the late George Clay and Charlotte Annis Clay.  Virginia graduated from Lynn English High School in 1939.

Virginia was a homemaker who was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends. She spent more than 40 years doing volunteer work at local Hospitals in Lynn, MA and Saratoga Springs.  She had been an active member of the Saratoga Springs United Methodist Church.     

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Vera Decker

Vera Decker, age 93, passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 at Wesley Health Care Center.  Vera was born June 1, 1921 in Mechanicville, NY, the daughter of the late Earl and Maude (Flower) Thompson.  

Vera married Weston O. Decker on June 29, 1939 and they had a remarkable fun-filled life together.

Vera was a homemaker who was a kind, loving and a warm person who will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

Vera enjoyed knitting and crocheting hats for the infants at the Saratoga hospital and volunteering in the gift shop at Wesley Health Care Center.  Vera was also a member of the Arvin Hart Fire Company Aux., Stillwater NY. 

Vera is survived by her son; Carl Decker wife Eva May, grandchildren; Kelly Doughty (Mark), Jill Decker, Darcy Morris (Keith), Kyle Decker, Richard Decker (Sherrie), Scott Decker (Kristina), Robin Decker (Danielle) and 8 great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Weston O Decker and her son Earl Decker.

Private family service will be held in the springtime.  

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Anthony (Tony) Dipasquale

Anthony (Tony) Dipasquale 

Anthony (Tony) Dipasquale, age 45, passed away on December 17, 2014 at Saratoga Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on May 4, 1969 in Saratoga Springs, NY to Mary Jane Miner and Joseph Dipasquale.

Anthony graduated from Ballston Spa High School.

Anthony worked as a laborer for the Saratoga Springs D.P.W.

Anthony enjoyed Nascar (Jeff Gordan), Baseball (Yankees), and Football (NY Giants).

Anthony is survived by his father; Joseph Dipasquale, grandfather Arthur Dipasquale, brother; TimothyDipasquale (Lynn), Sister; Sandra Eldredge (Bill), Aunt; Jamie Dipasquale, three step-sons; Michael Vangundy, Christopher Vangundy, Jordan Vangundy, a niece and several nephews.

He is preceded in death by his mother; Mary Jane Miner Dipasquale and grandmother; Regina Lanzara.

Funeral services will be private and at the convenience of the family at Compassionate Funeral Care, 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson, age 73, passed away peacefully on December 16, 2014 at Guilderland Center Nursing Home. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

William Joseph Reidy

William Joseph Reidy, 87, passed away Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at Wesley Health Care Center.  Bill was born June 10, 1927 in Jersey City, NJ the son of the late William and Caroline Reidy.

Bill was a WWII veteran having served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Hampton (APA-115) in the Pacific from 1944 to 1946.  Bill was also a Marketing Director at Technicon Corporation in Tarrytown, NY for 41 years, retiring in 1992. 

Bill is survived by his wife of 57 years, Wanda.  Survivors also include his three sons, Bill (Gina), Walter (Margaret) and Jim (Lisa).  He often bragged about his nine grandchildren: Chelsea, Eric, Olivia, Leah, Sam, Devyn, Elliot, Christian and Aidan.

As requested by Bill, there will be no public calling hours.  Arrangements are under the direction of Compassionate Care Funeral Home, 402 Maple Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866,

Interment with Military Honors at Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY.

Bill’s family wishes to thank the caregivers of Wesley Health Care Center (2 Hathorn) and the Wilton branch of The Home of the Good Shepherd for the quality and compassionate care they provided Bill and his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Arthur Caprara

Arthur Caprara, age 81, a beloved husband, father, brother, grand-father and uncle, passed away on Saturday, November 29th peacefully, with his loving family at his side.

He was born on April 12th, 1933 in Fort Johnson, New York to Antonette Spelta and Arthur Caprara Sr.

Arthur grew up in Fort Johnson, graduating from William H. Lynch High School, Amsterdam, NY and thereafter, served his country in the Korean War.  He was an employee of General Electric and Associated Textile both were located in Schenectady

Arthur married the love of his life Madeline Arpei in 1957.  Art and Madeline were inseparable and enjoyed their travels to Italy, San Francisco, Hawaii, Maine and just about any other place that caught their interest.  They were especially fond of the ocean and their time in Maine and Florida, settling in Cocoa Beach, FL in the wintertime.