Obituaries: Weaver, Hayes

Evelyn C. Weaver (1918 – 2013)

HUDSON—Evelyn C. Weaver, 94, of Route 23, Claverack passed away Monday, March 18, 2013 at Columbia Memorial Hospital with her family by her side.

She was born August 27, 1918, the daughter of the late Robert and Clara Storms. She graduated from Hudson High School and Mildred Elley Business School.

Mrs. Weaver was secretary to the Canada Dry plant manager and to the principal of Charles Williams School, Hudson. Together with her late husband, Bernard Riley, they owned and operated Riley’s Grocery Store at 209 Warren Street in Hudson from 1950 to 1966 when Mr. Riley passed away.  In 1968, she became bookkeeper for the Columbia County treasurer.  In 1971 she was appointed Columbia County deputy treasurer under Anne Twaddle. Mrs. Weaver was a member of Columbia Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxiliary and a past member of the Elks Auxiliary. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Hudson.

She was predeceased by her husbands, Bernard Riley, Everett Miller, Sr., and Ellsworth Weaver; long time companion, William Egan, Sr., and her sister, Catherine Faatz.

Mrs. Weaver is survived by: her daughters, Florence (Emery) Taylor of Hudson and Susan (William) Stickles of Syracuse; her sister, Florence Osswald of Hudson; her loving grandson, Mark Taylor of Hudson; grandchildren, William, Scott, Sean and Jessica Stickles of Syracuse; two great-grandchildren and several nephews and nieces.

A calling hour will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21 at the Bates & Anderson – Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Hudson City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital or to the Greenport Rescue Squad.

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Theresa M. Hayes (1933 – 2013)

ALBANY—Theresa M. Hayes, 79, of Valatie died Monday, March 18, 2013 at Albany Memorial Hospital.

Born August 1, 1933 in Albany, she was the daughter of the late John Francis and Alice Mary (Ghaney) Murphy.

Mrs. Hayes was a registered nurse, specializing in pediatric nursing. She worked at hospitals throughout Boston and New York, was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church in Valatie and enjoyed traveling all over the world.

She is survived by: a daughter, Donna Hayes of Valatie; a son, Christopher Hayes of Valatie; her brother, James Murphy of East Greenbush; two grandchildren, Maxwell and Maia Dresser, both of Valatie and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, David Walter Hayes; two brothers, Bernard and John Francis Murphy, Jr.; a sister Alecia Abbott and a granddaughter, Ariana Dresser.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m., Friday, March 22 at St. John’s Church, Route 9, Valatie. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery. Calling hours will be Thursday, March 21 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home, Inc., Valatie. Contributions may be made to the Columbia-Greene Humane Society, 125 Humane Society Road, Hudson 12534.



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