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Melba S. Haswell

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HOOSICK, N.Y. -- Melba S. Haswell, 92, died Thursday, Nov. 16, 2006, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center where she had resided since January 2005. She formerly resided in Hoosick. She was first married to Turner Taylor, following his death she married Wallace Haswell who died in 1975.

Melba was born on Jan. 14, 1911, in Troy, daughter of Jesse J. and Sarah (Welsh) Slattery. She was educated at schools in the Town of Hoosick and received her nursing degree from the Leonard Hospital in 1932. She continued her education receiving her bachelor degree from Russell Sage in 1956 and her masters in nursing administration from Syracuse University in 1961. Melba worked at the Ellis Hospital in Schenectady for many years until retiring.

Melba is survived by her many friends. A graveside service will be held on Monday at 10 a.m. at the Hoosick Cemetery in Hoosick.

There will be no calling hours. Arrangements are under the direction of the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls.
Published in Bennington Banner on Nov. 21, 2006
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