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Obituaries: Nabozny, Still, Williams, Shorter


Alyce Nabozny, 89, city treasurer

AGAWAM, MA—Alyce Nabozny, 89, formerly of Hudson, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 in Agawam, Massachusetts after a long illness.

Born November 3, 1921 in Amsterdam, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Sadlow) Barczak.

She was predeceased by her husband, Anthony R. Nabozny.

She was a former Hudson city treasurer.

Mrs. Nabozny is survived by her brother, Adolph Barczak of Amsterdam; her daughters, Valerie (Robert) Parlman of Holland, Michigan, Christine (Joseph) Clifford of Westfield, Massachusetts and Janice Worthington of Ludlow, Massachusetts; five grandchildren, Ryan, Megann, Kevin, Erin and Allison; three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Courtney and Harvey; and many nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be 9 to 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 3, at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church in Hudson.

Interment will be in Cedar Park Cemetery. To leave a special message for the family go to



Jean Still, 81, worked at Jamesway and Marsh’s

ALBANY—Jean Marie Still, 81, of Hudson died Friday, July 29, 2011 at St. Peter’s Community Hospice after a brief illness.

She was born in Hudson, August 22, 1929.

She is survived by: two daughters, Pamela Still of Kingston and Karen Velasquez of Hudson; two grandsons, Cory Clanton of Leeds and Vicente “V.V.” Velasquez; three granddaughters, Latricia and Davenna Ridley of Kingston and Keona Velasquez of Hudson; her sister, Betty Chapman of Coxsackie; her brother, Irving Whitbeck of Kingston; and four great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and many cousins. She will be greatly missed by her cousin and best friend, Mary (Whitbeck) Felder of Salley, SC.

She was predeceased by her brother, Arthur “Snookie” Whitbeck.

Ms. Still was a long-time employee at the Jamesway Department Store. Before that she worked at Marsh’s and taught knitting classes. Her last job was in food service at the Greenport School, retiring at the age of 77.

Visiting hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, August 4 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home.

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Treshawn Williams, infant

ALBANY—Treshawn Williams of Hudson, infant son of Tiffani Klimek and Frederick Williams, II, died July 28, 2011 at Albany Medical Center.

He was born June 3, 2011 in Hudson.

A calling hour will begin at 4 p.m. Thursday, August 4 at the Bates & Anderson-Redmond & Keeler Funeral Home, 110 Green Street, Hudson.

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Evelyn A. Shorter, 87, loved family and camping

BENNINGTON, VT—Evelyn A. Shorter, 87, of Petersburgh went to her eternal rest Monday, August 1, 2011 at the Bennington Health and Rehabilitation facility.

She was born in Troy, March 30, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Willard MacDowell and Theodora Pratt.

She graduated from Heatly High School in 1942 and then worked at Montgomery Ward in Menands as a billing clerk in the supply department. She was also a waitress at the Crooked Lake Hotel in West Sand Lake.

Her greatest love and joy was her family. She married her husband, Bill, July 5, 1952 and was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother for 59 years. She loved camping, especially the annual family camping trip she took every summer in the Adirondacks. Mrs. Shorter enjoyed the horses at Saratoga and loved to sing and dance. She often sang in local nightclubs and partnered with Billy Nassau at the Cat in the Fiddle Restaurant throughout the early part of her life.

Later, Mrs. Shorter served as chairperson for the Heart Fund in Petersburgh, as well as, president of both the Petersburgh Civic Council and of the VFW Post auxiliary in Wynantskill. She also was as a communicant at St. Joseph’s Church in Stephentown.

She was the loving wife of William Shorter Sr. and a devoted mother to Timothy Shorter, who predeceased her, Laurie Hodges (Phil), Kristine Gorman, William Shorter Jr., Matthew Shorter, Carolyn Tilden and Joel Shorter (Penni-Lyn). She is also survived by her grandchildren, Jay, Heather (Ryan), Shawn (Patty), Jason, Justin, Lydia, Christopher, Emma, Chad and Jeremiah, as well as, nine great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sister, Carolyn Griffith.


A Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated by the Reverend Lee Smith, Friday, August 5 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Route 43 and Grange Hall Road, Stephentown. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy.

Relatives and friends may call at the Thomas M. Barber Funeral Home, 66 Armsby Road, Petersburgh, Thursday, August 4 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Contributions may be made in her memory to the Petersburgh Rescue Squad, c/o the funeral home.

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