Hilda M. Gough

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Gough, Hilda M. RAVENA Hilda M. (Power) Gough, 89, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 13, 2008 at the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center in Delmar. Born in St. Joseph's, Newfoundland on August 11, 1918, she was the second youngest of Patrick and Ellen (Hanlon) Power's seven children. Hilda became a schoolteacher and taught in and around her hometown before marrying her childhood sweetheart, Gerard, on November 10, 1943. In 1952, Hilda and Gerry moved their family to Ravena, N.Y. where they raised their seven children. Hilda will be fondly remembered by her many students at St. Patrick's School in Ravena where she taught for several years. After they retired, Gerry and Hilda enjoyed many happy times with family and friends and traveled frequently to Newfoundland. Hilda is survived by her son, Patrick (Janet) of Greenville; her three daughters, Annie Goff of Bethlehem, Cecile (Mike) Mulhern of Feura Bush and Geraldine (Richard) Duesberry of Pa. She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Gerard in 2007; her daughters, Brigid (Roland) Eustace, Eleanor (Boyd) Walker of Florida and her son, Ted; and three sisters and three brothers. Hilda is also survived by many grandchildren, great-grand-children and two great-great-granddaughters as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families in Newfoundland. Hilda especially loved extending hospitality to friends, tending her flowers, reading and knitting. She will be lovingly remembered for her devotion to family and friends and strong faith. Hilda's family wishes to express their gratitude to her dear friend, Nancy Matulewizc, the staff at Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center who so dearly cared for her, Memorial Hospital staff, Community Hospice of Albany and Dr. Frederick Fletcher. A Mass of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans. After the burial on Wednesday, the family will be gathering at the Babcock Funeral Home for calling hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Lutheran Health Care Center, 125 Rockefeller Road, Delmar, NY 12054.
Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 16 to Mar. 17, 2008