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William Wrigg

Feb 15, 1927 - Mar 31, 2021

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Halfmoon, NY

Obituary of William Lewis Wrigg Dateline: Halfmoon, New York William Lewis Wrigg, 94 of Bluestone Ridge died on Wednesday March 31, 2021 at his home in the loving care of his family. He was born on Feb. 15, 1927 in Kingston, NY and was the son of the late William Anthony and Mary Dubois Wrigg. Bill was a Navy veteran of World War II and received his master's degree from Columbia University. He had been a school administrator for the Sewanaka School District in Elmont, NY and retired in 1982. He ...Read More

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James Joseph O’Hara

Jan 01, 1936 - Feb 15, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

James Joseph O’Hara (“Jim”), originally of Danbury, CT, passed quietly at home with family on February 15, 2024, at the age of 87. Jim was a 1954 graduate of Danbury High School, where he obtained his varsity letters in Football and Track. He continued to play football at the University of Bridgeport where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1958 and later obtained a master’s degree of Business Administration (MBA) from Western New England College in 1970. While a few years were spent as an independent ski equipment representative, he spent almost his entire career as a sales and marketing manager for Heli Coil Corporation in Danbury, CT. An avid storyteller and possessed of a true interest in others, he excelled in this work. He made friends often and easily and kept them for life. Jim was an avid woodworker, skier, golfer and loved the New York Giants and UConn woman’s basketball. He spent many years in the color guard of the Danbury Drum Corps and was an active member of the Elks Club in Danbury. He loved and was loved by his family and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Roberta S. O’Hara, now of Halfmoon, NY; his son Gregory J. O’Hara and his wife Mary E. O’Hara, of Danbury, CT; his daughter Susan O’Hara Hayes, and her children Timothy Hayes and Bethany Hayes, also of Halfmoon, NY; and his son Mark O’Hara, his wife Lauren O’Hara and their daughters, Elizabeth O’Hara and Katherine O’Hara, of Suffield, CT. Jim had a successful, complete, and well lived life which stands as a shining example for us all. He will be sorely missed. A calling hour will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the community room in St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Road in Danbury, immediately followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Burial will be at St. Peter’s cemetery on Mill Plain Rd in Danbury. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Community Hospice Foundation online at .

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James Joseph O’Hara

Jan 01, 1936 - Feb 15, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

James Joseph O’Hara (“Jim”), originally of Danbury, CT, passed quietly at home with family on February 15, 2024, at the age of 87. Jim was a 1954 graduate of Danbury High School, where he obtained his varsity letters in Football and Track. He continued to play football at the University of Bridgeport where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1958 and later obtained a master’s degree of Business Administration (MBA) from Western New England College in 1970. While a few years were spent as an independent ski equipment representative, he spent almost his entire career as a sales and marketing manager for Heli Coil Corporation in Danbury, CT. An avid storyteller and possessed of a true interest in others, he excelled in this work. He made friends often and easily and kept them for life. Jim was an avid woodworker, skier, golfer and loved the New York Giants and UConn woman’s basketball. He spent many years in the color guard of the Danbury Drum Corps and was an active member of the Elks Club in Danbury. He loved and was loved by his family and is survived by his wife of 59 years, Roberta S. O’Hara, now of Halfmoon, NY; his son Gregory J. O’Hara and his wife Mary E. O’Hara, of Danbury, CT; his daughter Susan O’Hara Hayes, and her children Timothy Hayes and Bethany Hayes, also of Halfmoon, NY; and his son Mark O’Hara, his wife Lauren O’Hara and their daughters, Elizabeth O’Hara and Katherine O’Hara, of Suffield, CT. Jim had a successful, complete, and well lived life which stands as a shining example for us all. He will be sorely missed. A calling hour will be held from 10-11 a.m. at the community room in St. Gregory the Great Church, 85 Great Plain Road in Danbury, immediately followed by a funeral mass at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 24, 2024. Burial will be at St. Peter’s cemetery on Mill Plain Rd in Danbury. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to The Community Hospice Foundation online at .

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Thomas James Keller

Apr 04, 1944 - Jan 30, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

Dateline: Halfmoon, NY Thomas James Keller, aged 79, passed away after a short illness at Saratoga Hospital with his wife Andrea and daughter Olivia by his side. Tom, also fondly known as “TK,” was born April 4, 1944, in Palo Alto, California to Thomas Loucks Keller and Nancy Adams Keller. He grew up in Bethpage, Long Island and was a graduate of Binghamton University. He served in the U.S. Army as a Lieutenant in the Signal Corps in Da Nang, Vietnam between 1968 and 1969. Tom was the recipient of the Bronze Star. Following his military service, Tom began his 35-year career with State Farm Insurance. He was loved and respected by countless associates he worked with over the years. Tom was a leader and the “go to guy” for his claims expertise. Not only was he known for his vast knowledge but his wit and humor which brought levity to those around him. While Tom excelled in his career at State Farm, his true passion was music. At the age of 10, he began playing the trombone, which evolved into a love of doo wop music and rock n’ roll. Tom played bass, guitar, and harmonica, and sang lead vocals in numerous bands, spanning over sixty years. Most recently, he actively performed in the Saratoga Springs music scene, both as a solo artist and band member. In addition to music, Tom was a licensed ham radio operator and possessed his pilot’s license. His love of aviation included building and flying model airplanes. Tom’s pride and joy was his family. His retirement enabled him to be a full-time stay-at-home dad and enjoy many quality years raising his daughter Olivia, with his wife Andrea. Most recently, he became a Syracuse University Orange dad, where Olivia is a student. Tom is survived by his wife of 23 years, Andrea Hebert Keller, his daughter Olivia, of Halfmoon, NY, his son Bryan Keller of Wesley Chapel, Florida, Bryan’s wife Michelle, and two grandsons, Dylan and Logan. He is also survived by his brother, Jerry Keller of Ithaca, New York, Larry Keller of Indian Land, South Carolina, his sister Kristin Silver of Loveland, Colorado and several nieces and a nephew. It was Tom’s wish to have a private service with his immediate family. Memorial contributions can be made to your local animal shelter or a veterans’ organization of your choice.

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Barbara J. Usifer

Jan 01, 1951 - Jan 29, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

Barbara J. (Sitler) Usifer, age 72, of Halfmoon, NY passed away peacefully at her residence on Monday January 29,2024 surrounded by her loving family. Born In Manhattan, NY, Barbara was the daughter of the late John and Jacquelin (Bossemann) Sitler of Seaford, NY. Barbara is survived by her loving husband of fifty-three years, Peter J. Usifer as well as three children: Lori and her husband John Shedd, Kyle and Tanya Usifer, and Teri Fitzpatrick. She is also survived by three brothers: John, David and Steven Sitler. She was predeceased by her brothers, Matthew and William Sitler. Barbara worked as a registered nurse at Vasser Brothers Hospital for many years. As a believer in life-long leaning, she furthered her education at Mount Saint Mary's College, where she earned a degree as a Nurse Practitioner. She practiced nursing up and down the east coast and in the Capital District area. She also taught Nursing for several years at BOCES in Dutchess County NY. Barbara was a dedicated wife and mother; she loved spending time with family and friends. Barbara became expert at crocheting and knitting. She also enjoyed Interior decorating and design. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at the Catricala Funeral Home, 1597 Rt 9, Halfmoon, NY on Friday February 2, 2024 from 5-8pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Saturday February 3, 2024 at 10am at St. Edwards Church, 569 Clifton Park Center Road, Clifton Park, NY. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Waterford, NY. Donations may be made in her name to: The Alzheimer's Association 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17 , Chicago, IL 60601 www.alz.org https://www.alz.org/ Family and friends are invited to share on-line condolences and memories at CatricalaFuneralhome.com.

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Michael A. Blinstrub

Jan 01, 1952 - Jan 27, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

Michael A. Blinstrub age 71 of Halfmoon, NY. Passed away peacefully in his sleep on Saturday January 27, 2024 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Cambridge, NY Michael was the son of the late Walter and Joyce Blinstrub he was also predeceased by stepmother Eva Blinstrub, step sister Sharon (Ralph) Davendonis and step brothers Frank and Peter Melesky. He was a graduate (1970) of St. Mary's Academy, Hoosick Falls, NY and Villanova University (1974) receiving a degree in Business Administration with a major in Accountancy. He was employed by the NYS Department of Health from 1975 to 2010. After retirement from NYS, he worked as a health care consultant for Loeb and Troper/ BKD Accountants and Advisors of New York City and entered full retirement in January 2019. He is survived by his wife Donna Jean and his children Marci (Joseph) Augustine, Sara (James) Perkins, Aaron (Susan) Blinstrub and their mother Mardi Niles, and stepchildren Amy and Josh Arnold. His is also survived by his stepbrother Robert (Elise) Melesky and several nieces and nephews. Michael was a loving "Grampy "to Nathaniel, Samuel, Nicholas, and Thomas Perkins, Joseph, Sophie and Mia Augustine and Ava Willingham. He held a special place in his heart for his grandchildren as well as his grandmother Sophie Blinstrub and aunt Sally Blinstrub. Michael was loved and respected by everyone who knew him. He was a rock to those who loved him, always there to lend an ear, a hand, or his dry sense of humor when the occasion called for it. There was no one with a bigger heart. Michael enjoyed many sports in his developmental years and was a devoted member of the Nova Nation. He was most proud of Villanova's National Basketball Championships and often traveled to watch them play. He developed a passion for golf and rarely passed up an opportunity to join his friends in a spirited game of golf. His passion for golf was only exceeded by his love of family and his closest friends. There will be no funeral services, however a joyful celebration of Michael's life will be held at The Vista in Clifton Park, on March 1, 2024 from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (https://givenow.lls.org), and that those inclined, may honor Michael's memory by donating blood to local blood banks. Family and friends are invited to share on-line condolences and memories at CatricalaFuneralHome.com

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James Coulombe

May 23, 1939 - Jan 08, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

HALFMOON – James “Jack” Coulombe, age 84, passed peacefully from this life in the comfort of his home on January 8, 2024. Jack was born into the loving family of Louis and Anna (Paradis) Coulombe on May 23, 1939 on the family farm in Fort Kent, Maine. His life-long love for Maine was often demonstrated though the stories he told of his early days of helping on the farm and receiving his primary education in a one room school house. Throughout his adult years Jack would often return to the farm to visit family and reconnect with the place he considered home. In time Jack would assume ownership of the property and build a family camp there. He often visited to enjoy the scenery and the various activities that provided him with great pleasure. Jack was a graduate of Fort Kent Community High School and was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served his country from 1960 to 1966 both in active duty and as a reservist. He relocated to the local area and settled in Watervliet. In 1967, he married Diane and together they built their home in Halfmoon. Jack and Diane would spend the next 52 years raising their family and later enjoying their grandchildren. Jack was a drywall and taping contractor and the owner and president of Jimco Drywall, Inc. of Halfmoon. He was a member of the Mohawk Post # 1450 American Legion and a communicant of St. Ambrose Church in Latham. Jack loved a good party, enjoyed hunting in the Adirondacks and in Maine, ice fishing, his farm tractors and logging in Fort Kent. He will forever be remembered for his “savvy” decisions in life, his dedication to hard work, his appreciation for generations of “good stock” and his love for his family and friends. Jack was the devoted husband of Diana (Koemm) Coulombe; loving father of Kimberly (James) Scheffler, Lyn (Scott) Kibler, Laurie (James) Phibbs and Jim (Khalan) Coulombe; cherished “Pip” of Frederic and Joseph Scheffler, Kyle, Lucas and Jacob Coulombe; brother of Lew (Lorraine) Coulombe, Roma (late Wil) Daigle, Mike (Kathy) Coulombe, late Rose Purcell, Judy (Bill) Montague, Doug (late Arlene) Coulombe, Louise Coulombe and Rudy (Kim) Coulombe. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. A funeral Mass for Jack will be celebrated by the Reverend Brian Kelly on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:30 am in St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Friends are invited to attend and may also visit with Jack’s family, one hour prior to the Mass, at St. Ambrose Church beginning at 9:30 am. In lieu of customary remembrances the family, with gratitude, requests donations in Jack’s memory be made to the Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern NY, 333 Broadway #210, Troy, NY 12180 https://www.bdaneny.org/support or the Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 https://www.doublehranch.org/give-to-camp/ Visit www.parkerbrosmemorial.com to send a message of condolence to the Coulombe family and for driving directions.

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James Coulombe

May 23, 1939 - Jan 08, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

HALFMOON – James “Jack” Coulombe, age 84, passed peacefully from this life in the comfort of his home on January 8, 2024. Jack was born into the loving family of Louis and Anna (Paradis) Coulombe on May 23, 1939 on the family farm in Fort Kent, Maine. His life-long love for Maine was often demonstrated though the stories he told of his early days of helping on the farm and receiving his primary education in a one room school house. Throughout his adult years Jack would often return to the farm to visit family and reconnect with the place he considered home. In time Jack would assume ownership of the property and build a family camp there. He often visited to enjoy the scenery and the various activities that provided him with great pleasure. Jack was a graduate of Fort Kent Community High School and was a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He served his country from 1960 to 1966 both in active duty and as a reservist. He relocated to the local area and settled in Watervliet. In 1967, he married Diane and together they built their home in Halfmoon. Jack and Diane would spend the next 52 years raising their family and later enjoying their grandchildren. Jack was a drywall and taping contractor and the owner and president of Jimco Drywall, Inc. of Halfmoon. He was a member of the Mohawk Post # 1450 American Legion and a communicant of St. Ambrose Church in Latham. Jack loved a good party, enjoyed hunting in the Adirondacks and in Maine, ice fishing, his farm tractors and logging in Fort Kent. He will forever be remembered for his “savvy” decisions in life, his dedication to hard work, his appreciation for generations of “good stock” and his love for his family and friends. Jack was the devoted husband of Diana (Koemm) Coulombe; loving father of Kimberly (James) Scheffler, Lyn (Scott) Kibler, Laurie (James) Phibbs and Jim (Khalan) Coulombe; cherished “Pip” of Frederick and Joseph Scheffler, Kyle, Lucas and Jacob Coulombe; brother of Lew (Lorraine) Coulombe, Roma (late Will) Daigle, Mike (Kathy) Coulombe, late Rose Purcell, Judy (Bill) Montague, Doug (late Arlene) Coulombe, Louise Coulombe and Rudy (Kim) Coulombe. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and cousins. A funeral Mass for Jack will be celebrated by the Reverend Brian Kelly on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at 10:30 am in St. Ambrose Church, 347 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will follow in the Gerald BH Solomon – Saratoga National Cemetery. Friends are invited to attend and may also visit with Jack’s family, one hour prior to the Mass, at St. Ambrose Church beginning at 9:30 am. In lieu of customary remembrances the family, with gratitude, requests donations in Jack’s memory be made to the Bleeding Disorders Association of Northeastern NY, 333 Broadway #210, Troy, NY 12180 https://www.bdaneny.org/support or the Double H Ranch, 97 Hidden Valley Road, Lake Luzerne, NY 12846 https://www.doublehranch.org/give-to-camp/ Visit www.parkerbrosmemorial.com to send a message of condolence to the Coulombe family and for driving directions.

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Theresa Shirley Sicko

Jan 01, 1935 - Jan 01, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

Theresa "Shirley" Sicko, age 88, of Halfmoon, passed away peacefully at home, after a long illness. Shirley was born in Cohoes, daughter of the late John and Theresa Daigneault, and a brother John K. Daigneault. Shirley was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a devoted homemaker. She showered their grandchildren with boundless love, as their Nana. She loved watching them play various sports; also a regular at the casinos. Survived by her husband of 72 years, Frank Sicko. She was a proud mother of a daughter, Shirley English, 2 sons, Mark and Randy Sicko; 4 grandchildren, Paul (Laura) English, Dana (Jason) Fernet, Matthew and Scott (Dana) Sicko. 5 Great-grandchildren, Hailey Robideau, Kylie and Noah Fernet, Cayden Sicko and Anthony English. Calling hours are Sunday, January 7, from 2-5 pm at the Catricala Funeral Home, 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park. A Mass of Christan burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church Crescent, Monday at 11 am. A burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Waterford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to Community Hospice. 179 Lawrence St. Saratoga Springs NY 12866

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Peter J. Guynup

May 09, 1963 - Jan 04, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

HALFMOON Peter J. Guynup, 60, of Guideboard Rd. passed away Thursday January 4, 2024 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Born and educated in Troy he was the son of the late Harry and Norine Bartholomew Guynup. Peter has been employed for the past 8 years by the Clifton Park Highway Department. Prior to that he had been employed by Northstar Chevrolet in Clifton Park and Advanced Auto Parts in Troy. He was a member of the CSEA. Peter was a classic car enthusiast and enjoyed collecting and working on them. He is survived by his wife Susan A. Rose Guynup, his children Sarah Ann Guynup (Joseph) of Mouth of Wilson, VA and Kimberly Ann Guynup (Rodney) of Voorheesville. He is the brother of Geraldine Baker of Clifton Park, Harry Guynup of New Jersey and William Guynup of Florida.He is the proud grandfather of Reina Rose Hammer. Also surviving are his feline companions, Hot Rod, Pop Up and Angel. A private celebration of life will be held at the convenience of his family. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Theresa Shirley Sicko

Jan 01, 1935 - Jan 01, 2024

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Halfmoon, NY

Theresa "Shirley" Sicko, age 88, of Halfmoon, passed away peacefully at home, after a long illness. Shirley was born in Cohoes, daughter of the late John and Theresa Daigneault, and a brother John K. Daigneault. Shirley was a loving and caring wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a devoted homemaker. She showered their grandchildren with boundless love, as their Nanana. She loved watching them play various sports; also a regular at the casinos. Survived by her husband of 72 years, Frank Sicko. She was a proud mother of a daughter, Shirley English, 2 sons, Mark and Randy Sicko; 4 grandchildren, Paul (Laura) English, Dana (Jason) Fernet, Matthew and Scott (Dana) Sicko. 5 Great-grandchildren, Hailey Robideau, Kylie and Noah Fernet, Cayden Sicko and Anthony English. Calling hours are Sunday, January 7, from 2-5 pm at the Catricala Funeral Home, 1597 Route 9, Clifton Park. A Mass of Christan burial will be celebrated at St. Mary's Church Crescent, Monday at 11 am. A burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery. Waterford. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in her memory to Community Hospice. 179 Lawrence St. Saratoga Springs NY 12866

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