Hynes, Lillian M. LATHAM Lillian M. Hynes, 94, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 9, 2012 in the comfort of her daughter's home. Born at Mineola, N.Y., May 21, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Oscar Edmund R. and Wilhemina Hendrickson Merrifield and the beloved wife of the late Martin J. Hynes, who died in 2005. She was born in Long Island and raised in Brooklyn but moved to Albany with her husband for his job with the state police. She raised her three small children in Latham.. She worked as a secretary at the Watervliet Arsenal, which is where she was able to begin fulfilling her passion for painting. She headed the Arsenals' first Art Guild, where the group engaged various art instructors to teach them the rudiments of oil and watercolor. On her retirement, she further focused her passion for the arts where she taught watercolor at area high schools, hospitals, and senior centers. She also taught art to five and six year olds at the Pruyn House. Lillian was also a member of the Timeless Tappers, dancing and performing with lively senior residents in retirement communities and nursing homes. Lillian tragically lost both of her sons as well as her husband. She has a beloved daughter who tended to her every need. Lillian was also the proud grandmother to five and great-grandmother to ten. Lillian was an incredible asset to her community. What set her apart as an artist was her willingness to share her passion to help better the lives of so many. She was an inspiration to everyone around her .Whether by dancing to entertain, teaching an art class or just by providing a warm smile, she was always there to lend a helping hand. She was an extraordinary person and will be greatly missed by all whose lives were touched by her. Survivors include her devoted daughter, Susan M. Hogan of Latham; cherished grandchildren, Kevin, Richard, Jaime Scott, Daniel and Timothy; treasured great-grandchildren, Richard, Laura, Will, Steven, Clara, James, Mickey, Annie, Anna Lillian, and Nico; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lillian was predeceased by her beloved sons, Patrick K. Hynes and Michael M. Hynes; her special granddaughter, Kristin Hynes; and her siblings, Ethel and Edmund. A celebration of life will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012 at the Bowen and Parker Bros. Funeral Home, 97 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. As a tribute to her memory, contributions would be appreciated to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. The family also requests that in memory of Patrick, that people register as organ donors. Condolence page and directions may be found at www.bowenandparkerbros.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Nov. 11 to Nov. 12, 2012