Thressa Hotaling
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Hotaling, Thressa RAVENA Thressa Hotaling, 79, passed peacefully at her home on January 26, 2013. Born and raised in Ravena, Thressa was the daughter of Charles and Jessie Phillips. Thressa married Raymond Hotaling Sr. and had three loving children together. She retired from the R-C-S School District as a baker. An avid camper, Thressa was a member of the Dusty Travelers Camping Club and Yankee Doodle Camping Club. She also enjoyed the Circle 8 Square Dance Club as well as crafts and gardening. Thressa is survived by her three children, Elizabeth Rivituso (Bob Higgins) of Ravena, Bonnie Brown (Thomas) of Clifton Park and Raymond Hotaling Jr. of Ravena; loving grandmother to Linda Romano (Damian) of Rolesville N.C., Jarrod Rivituso (Erica) of Boston, Mass., Jason Rivituso of Boston, Mass., Ashley Putz (Michael) of Clifton Park, Justin Rivituso of Albany, Courtney Brown of Latham, Bridget Hotaling of Ravena, Kailin Mary Thressa Rivituso of Ravena, Mark Higgins (Kelli) of Granby, Conn. and Laura Higgins of Boston, Mass.; her canine companion, Jessie; as well as eight great-grandchildren. Thressa was predeceased by her husband Raymond Hotaling Sr. and three brothers, Frank, Walt and Ronnie Phillips. Funeral services will be held 12 noon Thursday, January 31 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena. Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205 or online at

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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 29, 2013.