Marie R. Birdsall SchenectadyMarie R. Birdsall, 97, formerly of Sheridan Village, passed away at Baptist Health Center on March 13, 2014 after a brief illness. She was born in Elmsford, NY on April 13, 1916, a daughter of the late Nicholas Pandelfo and Rosa Rosario Pandelfo. Marie was a dedicated homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her children, Paul (Ida) Miller of Melbourne, FL, Charlotte (Richard) Canastra of Duanesburg, Elinor Ellie McDougall and her companion, Don Largeteau of Duanesburg, Elizabeth McDougall of Schenectady, Cookie (Skip) Aierle of Hannocroix, NY and Stephen Miller of Florida. She is also survived by her sister, Louise Greene of Maine. Marie leaves behind 17 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her husbands, Louis Miller and Harry Birdsall and her companion, Donald Woodman; her son, Robert Miller; her daughter-in-law, Aurora Miller and her son-in-law, Lance McDougall; and five sisters and one brother. Family and friends are invited to call at the DeMarco Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam on Friday, March 21, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Immediately following at 12 p.m., a funeral service will be held at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna, NY. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at the Baptist Health Center for their care and compassion during a difficult time. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Autism Society of the Greater Capital Region, 101 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305. Arrangements entrusted to the White VanBuren Funeral Home, Delanson, NY.
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on Mar. 20, 2014
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