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Adeline W. Graham

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Graham, Adeline W. NISKAYUNA Adeline W. Graham, 74, passed away at her home in Niskayuna on December 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Schenectady 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, Fla., Dallas, Texas, Baltimore, Md. and Saddle River, N.J. before returning home to Schenectady in 1992. Adeline was the chairman of The Wright Family Foundation, Inc., director of SI Group, Inc., auxillary 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, Fla. Adeline enjoyed summers on Lake George, N.Y., winters in Jupiter, Fla., all her many friends and her social group "The Flakes". She enjoyed needle pointing decorative pillows and her wonderful and joyful family. She is survived by her husband, Wallace A. Graham; daughter, Ashley G. Palm of Miami Beach, Fla.; sons, Wallace W. Graham, of Carbondale, Colo. and Douglas C. Graham, of New York, N.Y.; grandchildren, Courtney H. Gardner, Madeline S. Gardner, and Carter H. Graham; sister, Aleda C. Wright, Saratoga Springs, N.Y.; 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 11:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church, 8 North Church St., Schenectady, NY 12305. Calling hours will be at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12304 Tuesday from _4 to 7. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: The Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady, NY, PO Box 466, Schenectady, NY 12301, Proctors Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305, Ellis Medicine - The Foundation, 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, NY 12308, The Community Hospice, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308. On-line Condolences may be made to www.dalyfuneral-home.com
Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2012
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