Mrs. Jennie “Gail” Downing – 93

MECHANICVILLE – Mrs. Jennie “Gail” Downing, 93, of Park Ave, died Sunday, Oct 7th at Albany Medical Center, after being stricken at home.

Gail’s wishes were for no formal scheduled funeral services, and her cremains will be privately laid alongside her husband at the Saratoga National Cemetery.

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Arrangements by DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home.

William “Huffer” D’Avignon – 74

STILLWATER – William “Huffer” D’Avignon, 74, of State Route 32, died peacefully in the comfort of his home on October 8th following a short illness. 

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday at 10AM at All Saints on the Hudson North Church, 895 Hudson Avenue, Stillwater, NY 12170 with burial to follow in St. Peter's Cemetery. Calling hours on Thursday from 5-8PM will be held at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, NY 12118.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Pl, Memphis,TN 38105 in memory of William “Huffer” D’Avignon.  To leave condolences and for directions visit

The Express Newspaper – October 11, 2018

Thomas C. Mellon -71

STILLWATER – Thomas C. Mellon, 71, of Robens Road, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Oct. 4th at Stratton VA Medical Center, Albany, after a brief illness.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, Oct 9th at 9 AM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 895 Hudson Ave, Stillwater, followed by burial with military honors at Saratoga National Cemetery.  Friends may express condolences at All Saints on the Hudson Church (St. Peter’s) on Monday from 4-7 PM.  In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either the Stillwater Public Library or St. Peter’s Hospital ALS Regional Center, 19 Warehouse Row, Albany 12205 in respectful memory of Thomas C. Mellon.

Sylvia M. D’Albeto – 84

MECHANICVILLE – Sylvia M. D’Alberto, 84, died Monday, Oct. 1st at home, after a very brief illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Mechanicville, born March 28, 1934, daughter of the late Ubaldo and Rose Lorenza D’Alberto, she was a proud 1951 graduate of Mechanicville High School.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sunday at 5:30 PM at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 No. Main St., Mechanicville, with burial in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Calling hours at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 N Main St, Mechanicville on Sunday from 3-5:30 PM. Remembrances may be made to the Fr. Scerbo Ministry Center, 52 William St., Mechanicville.


The Express Newspaper – September 27, 2018

Mrs. Hedwig “Nonie” Raylinsky Russell – 88

HALFMOON – Mrs. Hedwig “Nonie” Raylinsky Russell, 88, of Raylinsky Lane, died peacefully Wednesday, Sept. 19th at home, in the loving company of her family.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday, Sept 21st at Noon at All Saints on the Hudson Church, 121 North Main St., Mechanicville.

Calling hours at the North Main St. Church on Friday morning from 10 AM till Noon.

Entombment in St. Paul’s Mausoleum.

Nonie’s family appreciated all the care, comfort and concern that Community Hospice of Saratoga and specifically Nichole and Rosalee extended to Nonie and her family.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, 12866.


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The Express Newspaper – September 20, 2018

Dorothy M. “Dot” Dennis – 84

STILLWATER - Dorothy M. “Dot” Dennis of Brickyard Road, where she resided and raised her family since 1957, passed away on September 15, 2018 at Albany Medical Center with her loving family by her side. She was 84.

A Funeral Service will be held at 7:15PM on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the Chase-Smith Family Funeral Home, 319 Park Avenue in Mechanicville.

Calling hours will be held prior to the funeral service on Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM at the funeral home.

Burial will be private in St. Peter’s Cemetery in the family plot.


In lieu of flowers please consider memorial contributions in Dot’s name to the Stillwater Public Library, PO Box 485, Stillwater, NY 12170

Mrs. Hazel R. Conerty – 101

MECHANICVILLE – Mrs. Hazel R. Conerty, 101, of Route 146, died suddenly after falling ill earlier in the day, Friday, Sept 14th at Samaritan Hospital.


Private services will be held at the convenience of family.

Burial in Hudson View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to either the Hillcrest Fire Dept or St. Jude’s Children Research Hospitalin memory of Hazel R. Conerty.

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