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Cecelia M. Boomhower CROPSEYVILLE - Cecelia “Ceil” M. Boomhower, 89, a resident of Cropseyville most of her life, died Monday, February 4, 2013, at Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a long illness. Born in East Hampton, MA, Ceil was the daughter of the late Ezra and Florence (Lamica) Prespare and the wife of the late Everett P. Boomhower. She was a member of Gilead Lutheran Church in Brunswick serving on the Altar Guild, Church Council and as Financial Secretary for many years. In addition Ceil was a member of the Pleasant Valley Home Bureau, the Brunswick Republican Club the Brunswick Historical Society the Rebekahs and the W.A.Y.S and several other seniors organizations. Mrs. Boomhower is survived by three children, Joyce (Robert) Duncan of Brunswick, Rev. Charles (Rosemary) Boomhower of Cold Water, Ohio and June Boomhower of Troy, daughter-in-law, M. Ardith Boomhower of Pittstown, three sisters, Annabelle Cicarelli and Sandra DeFruscio, both of Troy and Millie Schmiege of Wisconsin, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends at Van Rensselaer Manor, where she was affectionately known as “Boom-Boom”. Ceil was predeceased by her son Eugene “Gene” Boomhower as well as several brothers and sisters. A visiting hour will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 9:15 – 10:15 A.M. and followed by a memorial service at 10:30 A.M. at Gilead Lutheran Church, 308 Brick Church Road, in Brunswick with Pastor James Hulihan officiating. Burial (weather permitting) will follow in Eagle Mills Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gilead Lutheran Church, PO Box 26, Cropseyville, NY 12052 or St. Paul's Center (A shelter for homeless mothers and their children) PO Box 589, Rensselaer, NY 12144 in memory of Cecelia M. Boomhower.

Published in The Record on Feb. 7, 2013
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