BALLSTON SPA - Rose M. Hitchcock, 93, of Ballston Spa passed away Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012.
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Born Dec. 18, 1918, in Ballston Spa, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude Whalen.
Rose worked at Ballston Stillwater Knitting Co. and later for Espey in Saratoga Springs. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of an herb garden club. She wrote poems and stories and was published in the Library of Congress.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Hitchcock, and three brothers, John, James and Miles Patrick Whalen.
Rose is survived by her brother, Wallace Whalen of Ballston Spa, and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012, at Armer Funeral Home Inc., 39 E. High St., Ballston Spa. Burial will follow at Ballston Spa Cemetery.
Relatives and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866; or to the
, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211.
Online remembrances may be made at www.armerfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Aug. 31, 2012