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Adeline W. Graham NiskayunaAdeline W. Graham, 74, passed away at her home in Niskayuna, NY on December 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Schenectady, NY on March 7, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Henry Deforest Wright and Adeline Campbell Wright. She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She married Wallace A. Graham in 1960 and lived in Hollywood, FL, Dallas, TX, Baltimore, MD and Saddle River, NJ before returning home to Schenectady in 1992. Adeline was the chairman of The Wright Family Foundation, Inc., director of SI Group, Inc., auxiliary board member of The Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady, member of The Distribution Committee-Schenectady Foundation, former director of Proctors Theatre and formerly trustee, The Foundation for Ellis Medicine and active in many other philanthropic activities. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Schenectady, the Mohawk Golf Club, The Lake George Club and the Club at Admiral's Cove, Jupiter, FL. Adeline enjoyed summers on Lake George, NY, winters in Jupiter, FL, all her many friends and her social group The Flakes. She enjoyed needlepointing decorative pillows and her wonderful and joyful family. She is survived by her husband, Wallace A. Graham; daughter, Ashley G. Palm of Miami Beach, FL; sons, Wallace W. Graham of Carbondale, CO and Douglas C. Graham of New York, NY; grandchildren, Courtney H. Gardner, Madeline S. Gardner, and Carter H. Graham; sister, Aleda C. Wright, Saratoga Springs, NY; brother, Edward Gilmour; sister in-law, Sharon G. Stine; brother-in-law, Robert R. Stine; son in-law, R. Bramley Palm Jr.; daughters-in-law, Kristen R. Graham and Alyssa H. Graham. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church, 8 North Church St., Schenectady, NY 12305. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12304. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to: The Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady, NY, PO Box 466, Schenectady, NY 12301; Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305; Ellis Medicine The Foundation, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308; The Community Hospice, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308. Online condolences may be made to www.dalyfuneral home.com
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Published in The Daily Gazette from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2012
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