Estelle M. Borden RAYMERTOWN - Estelle M. Borden, 89, a longtime resident of Raymertown, died peacefully, Thursday, March 7, 2013, at her home, following a short illness. Born in Lansingburgh, April 23, 1923, Mrs. Borden was the daughter of the late Harold and Florence (Smith) Gavitt. After being raised in Grafton and living in Lansingburgh for several years she met and married her husband of 64 years, Alfred R. Borden in January of 1942. Mr. And Mrs. Borden established their Raymertown residence in 1952 and enjoyed their home together for more than 60 years until he predeceased her on December 30, 2006. As younger women, Mrs. Borden worked for a time at the former Duffer Industries in Wynantskill and the former W.T. Larose Company in Troy. More recently she has been a homemaker, caring for her children and grandchildren. Among favorite pass times was going to camp with her family and cooking and baking for her grandchildren. Mrs. Borden is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald R. and Linda Borden of Raymertown and Ronald V. and Cathy Borden of North Dakota, a daughter and son-in-law, Karen A. and Timothy Shuler of Pittstown, a brother, Clarence Gavitt of Lansingburgh, ten grandchildren, Wendy Craney, Kerri Gavigan, Todd Borden, Scott Borden, Brian Borden, David Brock Jr., Donald Brock, Justin Brock, Stephen Shuler and Deborah Cranston, ten great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, three brothers and a sister predeceased Mrs. Borden. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 11, 2013, at 10:00 A.M. at the Howard B. Tate & Son Funeral Home Inc., 2237 New York Route 7, located in Raymertown with Rev. Art Hagy officiating. Burial will follow in Eagle Mills Cemetery in Brunswick. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday, March 10th from 3:00-6:00 P.M. At the request of the family, memorial contributions, may be made to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144, in appreciation for their assistance in living her last days in her own home in peace and with dignity.
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Published in The Record on Mar. 9, 2013