Adeline W. Graham
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Adeline W. Graham NiskayunaAdeline W. Graham, 74, passed away at her home in Niskayuna, NY on December 15, 2012 surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Schenectady, NY on March 7, 1938. She was the daughter of the late Henry Deforest Wright and Adeline Campbell Wright. She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She married Wallace A. Graham in 1960 and lived in Hollywood, FL, Dallas, TX, Baltimore, MD and Saddle River, NJ before returning home to Schenectady in 1992. Adeline was the chairman of The Wright Family Foundation, Inc., director of SI Group, Inc., auxiliary board member of The Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady, member of The Distribution Committee-Schenectady Foundation, former director of Proctors Theatre and formerly trustee, The Foundation for Ellis Medicine and active in many other philanthropic activities. She was a member of the First Reformed Church in Schenectady, the Mohawk Golf Club, The Lake George Club and the Club at Admiral's Cove, Jupiter, FL. Adeline enjoyed summers on Lake George, NY, winters in Jupiter, FL, all her many friends and her social group The Flakes. She enjoyed needlepointing decorative pillows and her wonderful and joyful family. She is survived by her husband, Wallace A. Graham; daughter, Ashley G. Palm of Miami Beach, FL; sons, Wallace W. Graham of Carbondale, CO and Douglas C. Graham of New York, NY; grandchildren, Courtney H. Gardner, Madeline S. Gardner, and Carter H. Graham; sister, Aleda C. Wright, Saratoga Springs, NY; brother, Edward Gilmour; sister in-law, Sharon G. Stine; brother-in-law, Robert R. Stine; son in-law, R. Bramley Palm Jr.; daughters-in-law, Kristen R. Graham and Alyssa H. Graham. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. at the First Reformed Church, 8 North Church St., Schenectady, NY 12305. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan St., Schenectady, NY 12304. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to: The Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady, NY, PO Box 466, Schenectady, NY 12301; Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305; Ellis Medicine The Foundation, 1101 Nott Street, Schenectady, NY 12308; The Community Hospice, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308. Online condolences may be made to www.dalyfuneral home.com



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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Dec. 17 to Dec. 18, 2012.
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January 7, 2013
To the entire Graham and Wright Families, We were shocked and saddened to hear of Addy's passing. She was a lovely and generous woman who always had a warm smile on her face. May your wonderful memories support you at this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. --Kim and Dave Perone
Kim Perone
December 29, 2012
In our business we are very lucky to meet some wonderful people who become a part of our lives. Addy was one of those people. She was a breath of fresh air. When she walked through the doors at Harbor Clothing Boutique she brightened up the store with her kind words and positive attitude. We were missing her and just found out about her passing. We are so sorry to hear and we are so sorry for your loss. She will be missed.
Edna Chiat
December 22, 2012
We were among the many who had the privilege of knowing Addy. She was a sweatheart and we will miss her!

Ellen and Richard Yorks
December 19, 2012
To the entire Wright Family, our condolences. I will never forget the moment I met Addy with my mom Tippie and Walter Robb at Mohawk Golf Club, from the moment we met, she was kind and supportive. Addy also saw mom and I at Country Acres and always asked about our rescue ranch and gave encouragement. Addy you will be missed by your family, friends and community! Thank you for your support of so many and encouragement you offered me. Nanci Beyerl
Nanci Beyerl
December 19, 2012

Memories & happy times spent together will give you the comfort that will be needed at this time. I am sure she will be missed deeply but when those sad times come reflect on the good times. In time you will sit back and laugh at all the fun she brought to you and the rest of the family. My heart goes out to all of you during this time of hardship. May God be with you & may you all draw strength thru him he is always near. With deepest sympathy.

Glendora Vuignier
December 19, 2012
Dear Wally and Family,
Adeline (Addy) was "one in a million", reaching out to so many with her compassion, friendship, support and love. Growing up, I lived 2 doors from Adeline. We were close, childhood friends from the age of 5. What fun times we had! I will treasure those memories. We have kept in touch all through the years.
When talking with Addy shortly before Thanksgiving, she said, "I have the most beautiful, loving, supportive family in the whole world."
Steve and I hope, in the days ahead, you will take comfort knowing how vital a role you played in her life, and how much you all meant to her. She leaves a beautiful legacy. She will be deeply missed, but will live on in the hearts of all whom she touched with her kindness and love.
Elise Golub Rosenfeld & Stephen Rosenfeld
December 18, 2012
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Edith Cole
December 18, 2012
Wally & Family

Anne & I are very saddened to hear of Addy's passing. She was the reason I met Anne in the first place. She always had a special place in our hearts.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family and we will always think of her.

Anne & Bill
Anne & Bill Mather
December 18, 2012
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Adeline's family. May everyone take comfort knowing her spirit will live on in thousands of people whose lives will be touched through the wonderful organizations to which she dedicated her time, her talent, and her resources.
Amy Van Voast Raimo
December 17, 2012
Our congregation will miss her dearly.
Rev. Bill Levering
December 17, 2012
May the many wonderful memories and happy times spent together give you some peace through this difficult time. Addy was loved by all who were fortunate to know her.It was a delight to spend time with her because of her gentle spirit, wit, and genuine kindness given freely to all.One felt fortunate to call her "my friend".She had a life well lived--she will be dearly missed.
Ron & Gail Yates
Gail Yates
December 17, 2012
Adeline, I will miss your smile and the cheer that you brought to our relationship. May the light of the Lord shine upon you always.
Patricia DeMento
December 17, 2012
ADDY WAS MY FAVORITE NEIGHBOR.
SHE POSSESSED THE BEST OF HER BEAUTIFUL
MOM AND HER LEGENDARY DAD --QUIET STRENGTH
AND IMPACT VEILED IN A HUMBLE, VELVET GLOVE.
I'LL MISS HER TWINKLE, HER WIT AND HER MODESTY.
BUT I'LL ALWAYS HAVE A BIG SMILE WHEN I THINK ABOUT HER; SHE'D HAVE IT NO OTHER WAY.

GODSPEED, OLD FRIEND.
XO,
CHRIS MEIGHER (1294 LENOX ROAD)
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