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Kathleen Marcia Sprague

1922-2014 HOOSICK FALLS, NY Kathleen Marcia Sprague, 91, went home to be with the Lord and be reunited with her loved ones on Wednesday, January 8, 2014. Kathleen resided at the Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Hoosick Falls, her "Loving Home", for the past almost four years. She was the beloved only child born to Walter and Mary Eva (Emrich) Miller on April 7, 1922, in Dolgeville, New York. In Kathleen's earlier years, she and her parents moved to North Hoosick to be close to where her father was contracted as a carpenter to work on the Walter A. Wood School in Hoosick Falls. Kathleen's father sadly passed away from pneumonia when she was only 7. She and her mom moved back to the Herkimer area. After Kathleen graduated in 1940 from Herkimer High School she earned a business degree from Excelsior School of Business Utica. She was employed as the Supervisor of the switchboard operators in Herkimer. As the years went on, Kathleen would go back and forth to North Hoosick to visit a friend called Aunt Lizzie. When she was visiting, she met Douglas E. Sprague (Supt of Hoosick Falls Highway) at the White Creek pool, fell in love with and eventually married. Together, they had five children and lived on Willow Street in Hoosick Falls. Kathleen was a wonderful homemaker and mother who loved her family dearly. Kathleen also loved her Catholic faith and would attend the Immaculate Conception Church on a regular basis. She loved walking and doing crossword puzzles. When her children grew up, she moved back to Herkimer to take care of her Mom and lived there for over thirty years, until her hip broke in February of 2010, when Dr. Martinez was wonderful in helping to bring her back to Hoosick Falls. Kathleen was sadly predeceased in their early years of life by her husband, Douglas E. Sprague Sr, (1973) and three devoted sons Walter (1970), Douglas E. Jr. (1998) and Mark (2007). Her greatest hope through the loss of her family members was through the song "Peace in the Valley" someday. Her greatest inspiration to go on was her love for the Lord and devotion and love she received from her family. She also shared a wonderful love for many friends who let her know she was being thought of every holiday and birthday. Kathleen's spirit, loving gratitude and smile will live on forever. Kathleen is survived by her two daughters Elaine (Vern) Weeden of Pittstown, New York and Christine (Tom) Carrow of Mechanicsville, Virginia, along with her eight grandchildren Kevin, Paula, Vicky, Becky, Heather, Sonia, Nick & Doug; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. FUNERAL NOTICE: A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday January 11, at 11:30 from the Immaculate Conception Church on Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow the mass at St. Mary's Cemetery in Hoosick Falls. Relatives and friends may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls on Saturday from 9:00 11:00am. Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Jan. 10, 2014
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