GUILDERLAND CENTER — Donna LaGrange, a woman known for always having a smile on her face, died on Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at her home. She was 50.

Ms. LaGrange was born in Cobleskill on Oct. 28, 1964, the daughter of James “Butch” and Gloria LaGrange.

She graduated from Guilderland High School in 1984.

SCHENECTADY — Michael Hayes, of lower Broadway in Schenectady, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015. He was 57.

Mr. Hayes was born in Albany and attended the Berne-Knox-Westerlo schools. He moved to Schenectady, where he lived most of his adult life.

VOORHEESVILLE — Thomas P. Talbot, a loving husband and former head clerk with the state comptroller’s office, died on Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015. He was 86.

“We had a wonderful life,” said his wife, Phyllis Talbot. “He was a wonderful husband.”

WESTERLO — Jean Frances Britton was a resolute woman who took her family on camping trips with the same regularity and determination she used learning to negotiate the pedals of farm machinery and church organs.

VOORHEESVILLE — Cynthia M. McDermott was a musician, teacher, and artist who valued most her roles as wife, mother, and grandmother.  

She died on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 78.

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