Hildur T. Stanton
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Stanton, Hildur T. COEYMANS HOLLOW Hildur T. Stanton, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2020, from complications of COVID-19. Hildur was born in Cambridge, N.Y. to the late Arthur Sr. and Mary (Halliday) Scheel of Norwegian and Irish decent respectively. She was raised in Battenville, N.Y. on the family farm until her mother's heart condition and the Great Depression forced the rest of her family to move to Albany for work opportunities. At the very young age of 11 she was left behind with her brother of nine years. She maintained the farm, animals and attended school with no utilities and very limited resources until a family member would return on weekends. This experience and hardship over the next year or so until the farm was sold, and she was able to join her family, had an extreme impact on her life. It became the foundation of her ambition and strength to persevere and become an entrepreneur before it was fashionable for women. During High School she worked at the Wellington Hotel then Montgomery Ward until graduation. She attended the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing where through an acquaintance met her future husband Royal. They were married in October of 1950 and went back to live on his family's dairy farm in Coeymans Hollow. They went on to have five children. In the early 1960's Hildur started working at Lou's Restaurant and the La Casa's Restaurant in Selkirk. Always trying to better herself and family, she took several Civil Service exams which led to a job at the Thruway Authority and then on April 1, 1967, an offer for a Postal Clerk Position. She was a clerk for the Albany District Post Office and moved up to become a supervisor for the last half of her 25 year career, retiring in 1990. Hildur's home and family was her priority. Her home was, know as the "Holiday House" where everyone gathered for the many celebrations. She enjoyed working in her garden and numerous flower beds. In the Winter she would take a two-week vacation to Florida. She loved the ocean and visiting Maine and New Jersey with her daughter, Linda. She was very proud of her accomplishments in life which enabled her not to be a burden on her family or society. Survivors include her children, Linda (Tim) Keir, Frank (Marlene), Neil, James (Gloria) and Mark (Kathleen) Stanton; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, a niece and two nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Royal Stanton; and siblings, Anna Foss, Ellen Sehl, Mary Samuels, and Henry and Arthur Scheel. Hildur's family would like to thank all of the nurses, aides and staff at Our Lady of Mercy for all of their kindness and compassionate care during her stay at the facility. All services were held privately at the convenience of the family. The family would like you to consider a donation in memory of Hildur to the Trinity United Methodist Church, PO Box 8, Coeymans Hollow, NY 12046.

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Published in Albany Times Union on May 10, 2020.
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May 18, 2020
Frank and family...I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful Mother. May she soar high with the Angels and Rest in peace through the love of her family. Peace be with you and the whole family. Love Susan
Susan Abramek
May 14, 2020
So sorry for your loss.
The Family
May 13, 2020
She was full of love and respect for all. RIP, Hilda. XO Condolences to the Linda and the family.
Anita Wilson
May 12, 2020
Neil, it's been a long time. Please accept my condolences on your Mom's passing. My goodness what a full life she lived.
Tony Postmayer
May 12, 2020
Kathy and Family: My condolences on the passing of your beloved Mother. Although I did not know her, I think I have some idea of her personality from knowing one of her plain-spoken, strong, and independent children. Sounds like a full and wonderful life, well-lived.
Dave Mikolajczyk
May 11, 2020
My mother sat next to your mom at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center for lunch and dinner and breakfast. I used to talk to her she was always so kind and so giving she always wanted to give us her food LOL. We had some good conversations I was very distraught to learn of her death. It seems the kind ones end up dying way before their time. My mother too has died of covid-19 she was one of the first to pass after they tested I'm so sorry for your loss I understand the pain for my family is also living the same destiny.
Cindy DeCaprio
May 11, 2020
Linda,my prayers are for you and your loved ones during this difficult time. Love in CHRIST,Heidi Davis,Nixie Clerk,USPS
Heidi Davis
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