Margaret “Marge” Lombard, 81, loved watching her grandchildren grow

STEPHENTOWN- Margaret L. “Marge” Lombard, 81, died on Friday at her residence after an extended illness.

Born in Hempstead, L.I. on Valentine’s Day, 1929, she was the daughter of the late John and Louise Patti Bollten. She was the loving wife of the late George B. Lombard, Sr. She attended the Stephentown Federated Church.

Educated on Long Island, Mrs. Lombard lived in Schenectady while she and her late husband worked for General Electric. They moved to Stephentown in 1957 and built the Valley View Restaurant and Motel. Upon her husband’s death, she converted the restaurant to apartments which she owned until her retirement in 2006. She was a former member of the Unity Lodge #9 Eastern Star in New Lebanon and bowled at the former Lar-A-Bowl. Mrs. Lombard enjoyed crocheting and mowing her lawn. She especially loved watching her grandchildren grow.

Survivors include her children, George B. Lombard, Jr. and Marsha L. (Jeff) Henderson all of Stephentown; a brother, Henry (Betty) Bollten of Sarasota, Fla.; brother-in-law Robert Fulton of Middleburg; a sister-in-law, Jean Bollten of Schenectady; grandchildren Lindsay Janssen, Amy Lombard, and Hunter and Harley Henderson; along with many nieces and nephews. Siblings Evelyn Fulton and John Bollten, Jr. died previously.

Graveside services will be held in the spring at Garfield Cemetery in Stephentown.

Memorial contributions would be appreciated sent to the Stephentown Rescue Squad in loving memory of Margaret L. Lombard.

Arrangements under the direction of Hall & Higgins Funeral Home of Stephentown.



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