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Helen S. Noonan (1922 – 2017)

WATERVLIET—Helen S. (Simmons) Noonan of Watervliet passed away peacefully at her home, Friday, December 1, 2017 with her family by her side.

Born in Kinderhook, she was the daughter of the late Harrison and Eilzabeth Golden Simmons.

She grew up and lived in Chatham for many years and graduated from Chatham High School. Following high school graduation she attended SUNY New Paltz and Mildred Elley Business School.

Mrs. Noonan worked as a legal secretary in both Chatham and Albany. She worked for the State of New York in the Legislature, Assembly, Senate and eventually retired from the Executive Chamber. In her retirement she traveled to Alaska, Greece, the Carribbean, and took vacations with her daughters.

Mrs. Noonan was a member of the Dutch Reformed Church in Chatham and the Jermain Memorial Presbyterian Church in Watervliet, where she served as deacon, elder, and treasurer of the Jermain Women Association. She had a love for art and was a talented artist herself.

Mrs. Noonan was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Noonan and her son-in-law, Dennis M. Bird.

She is survived by: her two daughters, Elizabeth N. Bird and Diane M. Noonan Donnelly; her grandchildren, Katelyn (David) Schwenker, Jonathan (Lindsey) Bird, Ryan, Brandon, Joshua, and Taylor Donnelly and by several great-grandchildren.

She was a loving, caring, and devoted mother and grandmother who always found ways to brighten the lives of those around her.

A memorial service was held Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the Jermain Memorial Presbyterian Church, 601 Fifth Avenue, Watervliet. Donations in Mrs. Noonan’s memory may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands 12204. Arrangements were with Bowen & Parker Bros. Funeral Home, Latham.

Missy Ann Sherman (1980 – 2017)

HUDSON—Missy Ann Sherman, 37, formerly of Troy and Watervliet, died Saturday, December 2, 2017.

Born in Troy September 6, 1980, she was the daughter of the late William D. and Joann E. Fitzpatrick Sherman.

Raised in South Troy, she was a cheerleader for the South Troy Pop Warner when she was younger. She attended Watervliet High School. She lived in Troy and Watervliet before moving to Hudson two years ago.

She was a medical transcriptionist for six years before becoming a mother and raising her two children.

She enjoyed bingo, shopping and trips to the casino but most of all she loved her children and her family.

She is the loving and devoted mother of Jacob Tyler Badger and Giavonna Marie Sherman; loving sister of William Mabee, James Sherman and Nicole Coonradt; fiancée of Frank Hawver of Hudson. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends may call at the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet, Thursday, December 7 from 4 to 6 p.m. with a funeral service at 5:30 p.m. with the Reverend Ernie North officiating.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet 12189 to assist the family with funeral expenses. Find the condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

Phineas H. Stall (1930 – 2017)

NEW LEBANON—Phineas H. Stall, 87, passed away peacefully at his home Monday, December 4, 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Dalton, MA, September 1, 1930, the son of the late Phineas Aaron and Florence Hotaling Stall. He was raised in East Chatham and was a graduate of Chatham High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War serving from 1951 to 1952 and received three Bronze Service Stars and the United Nations Service Medal.

He was employed at General Electric in Pittsfield, MA, and Schenectady as a draftsman for 29 years before retiring in 1978.

He was a member of the Veteran of Foreign Wars in New Lebanon. He enjoyed bowling, gardening around his home, hot rods, drag racing and baseball. Most of all, he was a family man who enjoyed spending time with his children and attending all his grandchildren’s activities.

Mr. Stall was the beloved husband of 63 years to Dorothy Kraft Stall; devoted father of Bruce Stall (Adrienne Reddy) of Pittsfield, MA, Marcia (Ihor) Sowycz of Stephentown, Richard (Kim) Stall of Canaan, Philip (Lynn) Stall of Niverville.

He was predeceased by his son, David A. Stall and his grandson, Kyle Sowycz.

He is the grandfather of Christopher, Nicholas, Darcy, Matthew, Jennifer, Jessica, Richard Jr., Marissa, Caitlyn, Joshua and Justin; great-grandfather of Jackson “Little Dude”; brother of Donald Stall of North Carolina, Harold (Myrtle) Stall of Florida, Ralph (Marge) Stall of Lebanon Springs and the late Oscar and Ken Stall. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be held Thursday, December 7, 11 a.m. at the Hall & Higgins Funeral Home, 457 State Route 43, Stephentown with his great nephew, the Reverend David Stall officiating. Interment will follow in Garfield Cemetery, Stephentown where U.S. Army military honors will be accorded. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Soldiers On, 360 West Housatonic Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, 2 Paws Up, P.O. Box 37790, Raleigh, NC 27627 or to Garfield Cemetery, 464 Presbyterian Hill Road, Stephentown 12168.

Find the condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

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