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Waldo R. Cipperly

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HOOSICK, N.Y., -- Waldo R. Cipperly, 86, died Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006, at the Hoosick Falls Health Center, where he has resided since May. He formerly resided on Cipperly Road in Hoosick and was the husband of the late Barbara (Hewitt) Cipperly who died on Jan. 6, 2004.

Waldo was born on Nov. 7, 1919, in Hoosick Falls, son of the late Harry E. and Alice Louise (Webster) Cipperly. He attended the one-room school in Hoosick, until going to work on the family farm at 13. Waldo has been a dairy farmer all his life. He was also a cattle dealer for many years. He and his three brothers, Dean, William and Paul, acquired several properties in the Breese Hollow area, incorporating them into the Boilingbrook Farm.

Waldo was a member of the Hoosick Grange and the Farm Bureau for many years. He enjoyed square dancing - where he met his wife, Barbara, playing cards, coon hunting and going to cattle auctions. Waldo enjoyed visiting with people and spending time with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include his daughter, Joan Cipperly, of Hoosick; his sons, Ralph Cipperly and his wife, Norma, and Glenn Cipperly all, of Hoosick Falls; sisters, Doris Kipp, Vera Griswold and Betty Kipp; brothers, William, Frank and Robert Cipperly; granddaughters, Michelle Lindsey and her husband, Michael, and Meghan Cipperly; great grandchildren, Tyler and Macy Lindsey; and several nieces and nephews. Waldo is predeceased by his sisters, Blanch Cipperly, Ethel Sherin, Eleanor Lohnes, Helen Cloke, and brothers, George, Dean, Walter and Paul Cipperly.

Funeral services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. from the Petersburgh Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service at Pleasant Valley/Meadowlawn Cemetery in Petersburgh. Relatives and friend may call at the Mahar Funeral Home, 43 Main Street, in Hoosick Falls, on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m to 8 p.m.

The family would prefer memorial contributions in lieu of flowers to go to either the Patient Resource Corp., a fund that helps cancer patients with their needs, or the Hoosick Falls Health Center through the funeral home.
Published in Bennington Banner on Aug. 17, 2006
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