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Bernard Graney Sr.

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Bernard D. Graney, Sr. 1924-2011 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Bernard D. Graney, 86, husband of Beverly Vogler Graney, a resident of Ball Street, Hoosick Falls, NY, died at home on Friday, August 19, 2011. Born on September 8, 1924, in Hoosick Falls, he was the son of the late MathiIda Hoivec Graney and VIAllard Graney. Bernie served with the Air Force 452nd bomb group, flying 35 missions over Germany and being awarded many medals. Following his service, he returned to Hoosick Falls to lead a full life of devotion to his family and service to his community. He was a member of the Derby Club, Hoosick Falls Fire Department, Hoosick Falls Rescue Squad, Kiwanis, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Knights of Columbus, Pioneer Fish and Game Club, and the Hoot in Holler Club. He was also active with Boy Scouts, the Hoosick Area Church Association food pantry, the St. Mary's Academy Furrtastic Fair, the Hoosick Falls Health Center board, and much more. He also served one term as Mayor of Hoosick Falls, was an honorary member of alumni from St. Marys Academy, and retired from the U.S. Postal Service after 43 years. He was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Hoosick Falls. Bernie was Interested in fishing, hunting, gardening, and beekeeping, and particularly loved spending time with his large family and community of friends. Survivors, in addition to his wife Betty, are his children: Barbara (Randall) Woodward of Miami, Fla.; Rosemary (George) Provost of Meehanicville, NY; Michael (Linda) Graney of Honeoye Fails, NY: Patrick Graney of Ft. Valley, Ga., Bernie (Cathy) Graney of Hoosick Falls, NY; and Joseph (Theresa) Graney of Falls Village, Conn., He is also survived by his sister, Rosemary (Bernard) O'Malley, and his brother, Paul Graney, as well as many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested contributions be made in Bernie's memory to St. Mary's Academy or the Hoosick Area Church Association food pantry. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 9 a.m. on Monday August 22 from the Immaculate conception church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will be at 12 at the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m.

Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 20, 2011
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