Haberland, Doris SARATOGA SPRINGS Doris Venner Haberland, 79, a longtime resident of Colonie passed away Monday, December 23, 2013 at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs after a long and difficult battle with Dementia. She is now back in the loving arms of her husband Raymond who predeceased her in July 2011. Doris was born on February 6, 1934 in Schroon Lake, to Earl and Dora Venner, "one of the coldest days on record," as she would tell. Doris moved to Albany at the age of 16 and worked in downtown Albany at Lerner's and Whitney's. She was married to her beloved husband, Raymond Frederick Haberland on May 5, 1952 in Amarillo, Texas where Raymond was stationed in the Air Force. Their married life together spanned 59 years. They were blessed with three sons who survive her, Steven (Elaine) of Cody, Wyoming, David (Brenda) of Delanson and Mark (Lynn) of Greenfield Center. She is also survived by her granddaughter Dena (Don) DeLude of Latham and their children Jase and Alana; grandson Shane Haberland of Denver, Colo.; granddaughter, Gina Carbone; great-granddaughter, Daphne; and great-grandson, Nicholas. Doris was loved by many nieces and nephews, her longtime and best friends Fran Maurel, of Colonie, and Miles and Marilyn Seeley of Schroon Lake. She also had much love for "daughter" Karen (Mike) Gasiorowski of Clifton Park. Doris was a wonderful, loving, and caring woman who had a zest for life, friends, and family. She and Ray loved spending their summers in Schroon Lake A funeral service will be held to celebrate Doris's life on Saturday, December 28, 2013, 11 a.m., at Compassionate Funeral Care Inc., 402 Maple Ave also known as Rte. 9, Saratoga Springs, where friends and family may call from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m., prior to the service. Interment will be held on May 5, 2014, Ray and Doris's anniversary in Paradox Cemetery, Schroon Lake. Please join the family for further fellowship and lunch after the service on Saturday, December 28, at the Saratoga/Wilton Elks Lodge 161, directly behind the Funeral Home. Memorial contributions can be made to Bethany Reformed Church of Albany or Schroon Lake Methodist Church.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 26, 2013