Archive » July 2013 » Obituaries

COLONIE — Lorraine Ferris, a loving mother, was active in the Capital Region, where she spent most of her life, with a career in banking and as a homemaker.

Lorraine Miggael Ferris died on Thursday, July 25, 2013 in Rensselaerville. She was 83.


“Have we told you of our family pride?

            The loving one with blue, blue, eyes.

The one who can sing the birds to shame.

            The one who makes life fun and games.

His ready smile makes life more fun.

            His soul is blessed — a spirited one.

ALTAMONT — Dana C. Field, a loving husband who appreciated the beauty of nature, died peacefully at home, on Sunday, June 23, 2013. He was 59.

ROTTERDAM — Peg Tyndell had a thirst for knowledge and a zest for life. She connected with people.

She loved being home, raising her two children, and, when they got older, she went back to school with equal passion, pursuing a degree in communication.

KNOX — The petite Nicolina Barber had an enormously supportive role in her family, as a cook, a quilter, and a caretaker.

BERNE — Frances A. Ritter, a loving mother and grandmother, of Pine Park in Berne died on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. She was 71.

Her granddaughter was “the love of her life,” her family wrote in a tribute, and her son was “beloved.”

EAST BERNE — The melodious music and humorous life of Floy Willsey Behlmer began on a full family farm when she was a girl. Music, laughter, and hard work built strong bonds for her as a wife, sister, and secretary.

Mrs. Behlmer died in Chevy Chase, Md., on Wednesday, June 26, 2013.  She was 92.

GUILDERLAND — Taylor Ward LaPietro, beloved son and brother, died peacefully in his sleep, on Monday, July 1, 2013. He was 19.

LaPietro was born on May 17, 1994, the son of Deb and Bob LaPietro.

He was a 2012 graduate of Guilderland High School, and attended Hudson Valley Community College.