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Obituaries: Jan. 26 – Feb. 1, 2017

The following are obituaries or death notices from Ballston, Ballston Spa, Ballston Lake, Malta, Milton and Rock City Falls for Jan. 26 to Feb. 1, 2017.

Nellie A. Cramer

BALLSTON SPA – Nellie A. Cramer, 91, died Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017.

Cramer is survived by her husband, Kenneth C. Cramer; children Thomas J. Mongeon, of Chestertown, Dennis L. Mongeon (wife, Bobbette), of Calabash, North Carolina, and Eva M. Mongeon (partner, Deborah Zack), of Wevertown grandchildren, John Mongeon (wife, Marci), Patrick Mongeon, Timothy Leonard (wife, Kara), Shea Leonard, Lyndsey Rawson (partner, Patrick Ruster), Sara Rawson (partner, Matthew Mees); great-grandson, Samuel Mongeon; eight stepchildren; 18 step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017, atat St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Committal service will be at a later date at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made  to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

George P. Ostwald Jr.

BALLSTON SPA – George P. Ostwald Jr., 79, died Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017.

Ostwald is survived by his wife, Barbara A. Moore Ostwald; children, George P. (Deborah) Ostwald III, Anthony Ostwald, Kimberly (Leo) Shepard and Debra (Gary) Fields; sister Katherine (Theodore) Cantanucci, grandchildren,Jason, Meaghan, Justin, Cole, Brock, Michael, Daniel (Lisa) Shepard and Jennifer; great grandchildren, Nora and Grant; and brother-in-law, Nick Christiano.

Funeral services were held Sunday, Jan. 29 the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park. Interment was to be held in the Spring in Jonesville Cemetery, Clifton Park.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, NENY Chapter, The Meadows, Suite 2, 140 City Highway 33, West Cooperstown, New York 13326.

John W. Barnes

BALLSTON SPA – John W. Barnes, 87, died Friday, Jan. 27, 2017.

Barnes is survived by his wife, Loretta Baxter Barnes; sons, John (Rhonda) Barnes, of Ballston Spa, David Barnes, of Middle Grove; two grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and 10 great-great grandchildren.

Committal services with full military honors were held Thursday, Feb. 2,  at Gerald B.H. Solomon-Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

June A. Murphy

BALLSTON SPA – June A. Murphy, 90, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2017, she was 90 years old.

Murphy is survived by her brother, Raymond; sisters-in-law Eleanor and Kay; and many nieces and nephews.

Services will be private at a later date.

Contributions may be made to the Patrick M. Murphy Scholarship Fund, c/o Meg Lance, Awards Coordinator, Ballston Spa High School, 220 Ballston Ave., Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Michael F. Braccia

BALLSTON SPA – Michael F. Braccia, 75, died Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017.

Braccia is survived by his children, Jeannine Hanna, of Bloomfield, New Jersey, Anthony Braccia, of New York City, Lynore DiMenna (Todd), of Wilton, and Michael J Braccia, of Staten Island; sister, Josephine DeSanno (Domenick), of Lake George; eight grandchildren, Marc and Megan, Todd, Victoria and Julia and Michael, Amanda and Gianna.

Calling hours were held Wednesday, Feb. 1 at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, Feb. 2  in St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Burial will be private.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.

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