Ballston Journal Obituaries

Obituaries: Feb. 2 – 8, 2018

Obituaries for the week of Feb. 2 – 8, 2018 for Ballston Spa, Milton, Ballston and Malta

Robert W. Gutshall

Robert W. Gutshall, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Bob is survived by his children Jeffrey Gutshall (Mary) of Bonners Ferry, Idaho and Jacqueline St. Onge (Gary) Ballston Spa; granddaughter Katie; four great grandchildren Evan, Eric, Elizabeth and Emilie of Bonners Ferry, Idaho; and several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be held at Sweetman Cemetery in the Spring.

Memorial contributions in memory of Bob may be made to the Disabled American Veterans at www.dav.org

Rose M. Ferris

Rose M. Ferris, 83, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6.

Rose is survived by her sons Donald Ferris (Janine) and John Ferris; grandsons Patrick and Matthew; sister Pauline Farr, twin sister Rita Cox; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 10 at St Mary’s Church, Milton Ave., Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Saratoga Springs.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Rose to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020 or Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

Dorothy “Pat” Samascott

Dorothy “Pat” Samascott, 85, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 3.

Pat is survived by her children Timothy Samascott of Ballston Spa, Thomas Samascott (Laural) of Ballston Spa, Susan Samascott (Jack) of Ballston Spa, Joseph Samascott (Mary) of Ballston Spa and Stephen Samascott of Glenville; grandchildren Wayne Samascott (Sarah), Shannon Sheft (Mike), Jessica Blust (Anthony), Stanley Janczak (Jennifer), Katie Leiser (Brad), Mary Yager (Kyle), Sarah Samascott (Mac) and Stephanie Samascott; brother in law Edward Falkowski; nine great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Feb. 8 at St. Mary’s Church, Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial was celebrated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Pat may be made to St. Mary’s Church, 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY 12020.

Josephine R. Dufort

Josephine R. Dufort, 88, passed away on Friday, Feb. 2.

Josie is survived by her son Jerry DeFilippo and his wife Mary of Ballston Spa, grandchildren Cara and Michael; stepchildren Robert Dufort, Jr., Laural Ferneau and Donna Dufort; brothers Anthony Monaco of Amsterdam, James Monaco of Saratoga Springs, Joseph Monaco of Ballston Spa, Albert Monaco of Scotia, Harry Monaco of Ballston Spa, Pasquale Monaco of Ballston Spa, Olivio “Tete” Monaco of Ballston Spa and Donald Monaco of Ballston Spa; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 9 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Milton Ave., Ballston Spa where a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Josie to the Wesley Foundation, 131 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.

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