Rowena B. Bresee, 88, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at The Pines at Glens Falls Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation.
Rowena was born in Rexburg, Idaho, to the late Otto and Amalia Beck.
She was a treasurer of the Colonie Gardening Federation for many years. Rowena loved gardening and rug hooking. She was a terrific cook and enjoyed being with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Eric D. Bresee, and her sister, Maryann Beck.
Rowena is survived by her sons, Charles (Linda) Bresee and Gary (Roxanne) Bresee. She was the cherished grandmother of Kelly Bresee, Amy (JR) Potter, Eric Bresee, Jamee (Peter) Slivka and Katie Bresee; and the adored great-grandmother of Walker and Vanessa.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. Calling hours will precede the service from 9 to 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow the service at Memory Gardens in Colonie.
Memorial contributions may be made to the
, 440 New Karner Road, Colonie, NY 12205 in Rowena's memory.
To leave a special message for the family online, please visit www.NewcomerAlbany.com.
Published in The Saratogian on Feb. 23, 2014
New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home
343 New Karner Rd Albany, NY 12205