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Nellie L. DeMars 1931-2011 HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. - Nellie L. DeMars 79, passed away on Tuesday August 9 at the Hoosick Falls Health Center. She formerly resided at the Wood Park Apartments and on River Street both in Hoosick Falls with her husband Thomas DeMars. Nellie was born on September 12, 1931 in Stephentown, N.Y., daughter of the late Bill and Maude (Livingston) Lackey Sr. She attended school in Stephentown and was employed at the former Snow White Laundry in Hoosick Falls. Nellie enjoyed playing bingo, jigsaw puzzles and the time she spent with family especially grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was a member of the Berlin First Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband Tom, daughters Mary Betit (Kevin) of Shaftsbury, Vt., Martha Coon (Carlton) of Hoosick Falls, sister Maude Thurber of Hoosick Falls, two boys she helped to raise Butch Baker and the late Larry Baker, two sister-in-laws Leona Campbell of Ballston Spa, N.Y., Dot Lackey of Hoosick Falls, also survived by four grandchildren Brad and Elicia Betit, Tami Duket, Mike Coon, two great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Nellie is predeceased by a brother and eight sisters. FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. from the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street in Hoosick Falls. Burial will follow at the Berlin Baptist Cemetery in Berlin, NY. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 9 a.m. until the start of the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the Activities Fund at the Hoosick Falls Health Center through the funeral home.

Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 11, 2011
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