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Obituaries: Jan. 19-25, 2017

The following are obituaries or death notices from Ballston, Ballston Spa, Ballston Lake, Malta, Milton and Rock City Falls for Jan. 19 to Jan. 25, 2017.

Bridget Minehan

BALLSTON SPA – Bridget Minehan, 45, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.

Minehan is survived by her sister, Helen (Steve Brown) Volks, of Seattle; brother, Bill (Tina) Minehan, of Troy; and nephews, Maurice Holsome, Mikey Minehan, Joey Minehan, Nathan Brown and Bill Volks; and nieces, Kaylenn Holsome and Jyllian Brown. She is also survived by her father, William Minehan, of Albany; stepfather, Ed (Annie) Beder; grandmother, Rose Volks, of Troy; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and her friend, Jim Fulmer, of Ballston Spa. She also leaves behind Mark Ren, her ex-fiance and several close friends from all stages of her life.

Memorial services were held Thursday, Jan. 26 at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany.

The family is accepting donations to be given to one of Minehan’s favorite charities.

Mary J. Miner

BALLSTON SPA – Mary J. Miner, 91, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Miner is survived by her children Carole Martinez, of Irving, Texas, Sally Harrington (Charles), of Ballston Spa, Susan Meyers, of Ballston Spa, and Nancy Lippy, of Granville; grandchildren Melody MacDonald, Charles O’Brien (Cynthia), James Doyle (Carol), Michael Sarauw, Jennifer Doyle, Sandra Eldredge (Bill), Shawn Sarauw, Shelly Bessey (Roy), Timothy DiPasquale (Lynn) and Orbin Harrington (Kate); many great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held Friday, Jan. 27 from 10 to 11 a.m. at Armer Funeral Home, 39 East High St., Ballston Spa. A graveside service will follow at 11:30 a.m/ in the Powell Wiswall Cemetery, Plummer Road, Ballston Spa. A celebration of life will be held 1pm Saturday, January 28 at the Ballston Spa Elks Lodge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the activities department at the Glendale Nursing Home.

Warren “Benny” Blanchard

MALTA – Warren “Benny” Blanchard, 85, died Monday, Jan. 23, 2017.

Blanchard is survived by his wife, Sylvia; children Melissa Wallace (Robert), of Mechanicville, Peter Blanchard (Kathy), of Sarasota, Florida, and Darren Blanchard (Evelynn), of Gansevoort; grandchildren Laura (Nicholas), Michael, Elizabeth, David, Ashley, Nicole, Carrie (Michael) and Sarah; great granddaughters, Elise and Caroline; and several nieces and nephews.

Calling hours were held Thursday, Jan. 26 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Armer Funeral Home, 39 East High St., Ballston Spa. A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan.27 at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Hoosick Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Donald H. Partridge

BALLSTON SPA – Donald H. Partridge 88, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017.

Partridge is survived by his wife, Roberta; children, Sharon Sagerman (Russell), of River Edge, New Jersey, and Robert Partridge, of Rochester; grandchildren, Karen McCabe (Patrick), Benjamin Sagerman and Garrett Partridge.

A private family service will be held for Partridge.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Saratoga Hospital Foundation, 211 Church Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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