The Enterprise prints obituaries, with a photograph, free of charge for people with connections to Guilderland, New Scotland, or the Hilltowns. Information compiled by the family of the deceased or by the funeral home may be mailed to the news office, brought in person, faxed at 518-861-5105, or e-mailed to the editor at MHale-Spencer@AltamontEnterprise.com. Reporters are available to conduct interviews with the family and friends of the deceased to create a full portrait.
GUILDERLAND — Named Citizen of the Year for the town she loved and served, Bertie Chesebrough was active in church, Scouts, the fire department, and more. A devoted wife and mother, she taught children Bible stories and helped feed the needy.
BETHLEHEM — Dorothy Rice Gangai, a woman of grit and grace, instilled self-confidence in her three sons as she took on challenges without complaint. A World War II veteran, she worked a variety of jobs in an era when many women stayed home.