Regina A. Nettleton
1944 - 2021
October 12, 1944
January 21, 2021
Nettleton, Regina A. SARATOGA SPRINGS Regina Ann (O'Hanlon) Nettleton, 76, of Saratoga Springs, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, January 21, 2021, after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. Regina was the eldest daughter of Thomas J. O'Hanlon and Elizabeth A. Ciaccia and was born in Albany, NY on October 12, 1944. In 1966, Regina married her high school sweetheart, Edward J. Nettleton, also of Albany. Regina and Ed celebrated the birth of their son Christopher in 1967, and two years later, their son Mark was born. Regina and Ed loved their sons deeply. The four of them had great adventures in New York City, Cape Cod, and spending time in and around the Albany-Saratoga-Lake George region. Regina delighted in attending Chris' and Mark's basketball games at St. Peter's and Saratoga Catholic High School. Regina is a 1962 graduate of Cardinal McCloskey Memorial High School in Albany, where she was class Valedictorian. She graduated from the College of St. Rose in 1966 with a Bachelor of Arts in Education and earned her Master's Degree in Education from Russell Sage. Regina and Ed are long-time parishioners of St. Clement's Church and were frequent attendees of daily Mass. Regina devoted her life to the education of children and providing kids with opportunities to succeed. She began her teaching career at St. Clement's Catholic Elementary School in Saratoga Springs teaching third grade. Thereafter, she taught at St. Peter's Elementary School where she taught Kindergarten and second and third grades. In 1983, she moved to Caroline Street School in Saratoga Springs where she began teaching first grade, and then fifth grade for the remainder of her teaching career. Regina enjoyed putting on plays and performances with her students, cooking Thanksgiving dinner with her students and their families, and helping her students create a student newspaper. At Caroline Street, she started an afterschool enrichment program to help kids with homework and provide time for additional instruction. Regina is survived by her loving husband and constant companion, Edward; her son Christopher and daughter-in-law Lynn (Rygiel) Nettleton of Gibsonia, Pa.; her son Mark and his partner Stephen Busboom of Grand Rapids, Mich.; and her four dear grandchildren, Colin, Claire, Jeffrey and Matthew; and her "grand dogs" Trevi and Nigel. She loved spending time with her grandkids and watching them grow and succeed. Regina is also survived by her loving siblings Kathy Parker (Stan) of Saratoga Springs; Maureen (George) Frisbee of Albany; Karen (Tony) Groat of Guilderland; her dear brother Kevin of Guilderland; her sister Theresa (Bob) Nichols of Philadelphia, Pa.; her brother-in-law Michal Kravitz of Rockledge, Fla.; her sister-in-law Margaret (John) Nettleton of Denver, Colo.; dear aunt, Shirley (Randy) Crounse of Altamont, N.Y.; and numerous cousins. She was "Aunt Genie" to her much-loved nieces and nephews, JoAnn, and Colleen; Melissa, Lisa, and Christine; Kim and Scott; John, David, Phillip, Carlton, and Geoffrey; Kathleen and Kelly; and Brad. Regina is preceded in death by her parents, Thomas and Elizabeth; her mother and father-in-law, Milton and Mary Kravitz of Albany, N.Y.; and her brothers-in-law John Nettleton, Stan Parker and George Frisbee. Recognizing Regina's lifelong commitment to the well-being of children and her devotion to God and the Catholic Church, donations in lieu of flowers may be made in her memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and St. Clement's Church. Finally, the family would like to express profound thanks to the nurses, staff and physicians at Saratoga Hospital who so lovingly cared for Regina throughout her brief illness. The family is so grateful for such compassionate and compete care for Regina and the kindness shown to her family. Online remembrances may be made at

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Published by Albany Times Union on Jan. 24, 2021.
Mass of Christian Burial
St. Clement’s Church
231 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, New York
Funeral services provided by:
William J. Burke & Sons - Saratoga Springs
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So sorry to hear of Genie's passing. You'll all be in my thought and prayers.
February 3, 2021
We were deeply saddened by the passing of Regina. She was a treasure and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. She had an indomitable spirit, intellect, sense of humor and a wonderful smile.

Ed, Chris, Mark we know you will take care of one another as you make your way through this most sorrowful time. You now have another angel to watch over you in Heaven.

We will hold you in our thoughts and prayers. May the good Lord hold you in the palm of His hand.

Rest in Peace and Godspeed, Regina.
Jim and Helen Metzler
February 2, 2021
I am so saddened to learn of Mrs. Nettleton's passing. She was my 3rd grade teach at St. Clement's and my daughter's 5th grade teacher at Caroline Street School. She was bright, funny, and kind. She touched the hearts of so many students and their families. May she rest in peace.
Alice Dennis
January 31, 2021
God Bless to Mrs. Nettlton’s family and friends.

I pray she Rest In Peace.

Mrs. Nettleton was my fifth grade teacher at Caroline Street School. Mrs Nettleton was that teacher, for me, that helped me realize my abilities and to always shoot for the stars. She is one of those teachers who helped change my trajectory. She taught with kindness and patience. As an adult, it is easy to see that this was just who she was as a person.

God Bless

Rita Mulholland
January 30, 2021
Ed and family, I feel so fortunate to have had the pleasure to work with Regina and benefit from her wisdom, warmth and kind soul...such a wonderful woman. I know that words can barely serve to comfort in this time of such profound loss, but please know you are all in my thoughts.
Craig Flood
January 29, 2021
Mr. Nettleton, Chris and Mark,
Thinking of all of you and sending my sincere condolences. She was your Angel on earth and now she is your Angel in Heaven. May she Rest In Peace. ❤
Jackie Pompay
January 28, 2021
We send our deepest sympathy to Regina´s family. We were two of the many,many people who loved and admired Regina. Her smile and positive attitude were admirable and she always had a good word to say about all her many friends and family members. She was an incredible teacher and was a positive influence on all her knew her. She will be dearly missed by everyone. We send our love and prayers to Ed , her sons , grandchildren and to all her family members. God bless all of you and peace be with you during this difficult time. Carol and Peter Kurto
Carol and Peter Kurto
January 27, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Phyllis and Donald Groat
January 27, 2021
Regina was a true inspiration! I will remember her for the kindness she extended and for the competence she shared. My sincere condolences to her family.
Sara Kolesar
January 27, 2021
Dear Nettleton, Parker, and O'Hanlon Families,

Regina was a great lady and true professional. Kathy, my heart is with you during your time of loss.
Chris Shear
January 27, 2021
A St. Peter's family member. Playing in her classroom. Pot luck suppers. School plays. Sons we adore. A husband who knows a good laugh. You will be so missed, but especially by those who loved you most.
Mary Comensky
January 27, 2021
I was saddened to hear of Regina’s passing. We worked together at Pearson evaluation and I learned so much from her. A true lady. Ed, I send prayers and thoughts to you and the family.
Corinne Michel
January 27, 2021
We had the pleasure of having Regina as one of my daughters teachers many years ago. Loved her.
Janet Fuller
January 26, 2021
Ed, I am so sorry to hear of Regina's passing. She was a remarkable woman-- her intelligence matched her beauty, along with her kind and generous heart. I always appreciated her advise on all matters-work, family, children, clothes! My thoughts are with you.
Liz Horowitz
January 26, 2021
To the Nettleton family. So sorry for you loss. Regina was a wonderful person. I enjoyed working with her at Caroline Street School. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
Kim (Shea) Gagné
January 25, 2021
Regina was my first niece, age 8, I thought I was all grown up because I was an aunt. My sister Elizabeth and Aunt Ida taught me how to take care of a baby. Hold and give her a bottle, give her a bath, change her. I enjoyed every minute of it. I watched her grow up and become the great person she became. I´ll miss our talks and your Xmas card every year. Love Aunt Shirley
Shirley Ciaccia Crounse
January 25, 2021
To Ed and the boys we want to send our deepest sympathies . Jean will be missed by so many of us she was wonderful person. She showed her kindness to everyone. God bless all of you.
January 25, 2021
Ed, I was so very sad to read Regina’s obituary in the Sunday Times Union. The last time I saw you both was at our 50th high school reunion. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers.

Dona Marie (Nielsen) Munro
January 25, 2021
Our sympathy and condolences! We are so sorry for your loss. Genie was TOO young! She touched so many lives. Glad she was one of our family.
Nancy Michela & Jon Miles
January 25, 2021
My daughter Katie Clements, now 30 and recently graduated from the National University of Naturopathic
Medicine in Portland, Oregon, was very lucky to have Regina Nettleton for a fifth grade teacher. Katie
was 10 in the year 2000 at Caroline St School and she was so pleased with Mrs. Nettleton!

Regina was poised, competent, steady and compassionate with students and parents. She was
a great listener and welcomed parents in her classroom. I am very grateful for her dedication
and talents. I wish the very best for her family and friends who surely miss her.
Bruce Clements
January 25, 2021
Dear Nettleton and O’Hanlon families,

I was so stocked at hearing about Genie. The last time I saw her was at the casino having fun with her siblings. I still can remember her radiant smile as we talked. What a beautiful smile!
I have been Maureen‘s friend since high school and was over to your parents house many times. All of you were so kind to me to drive me to high school events especially Eddie and Genie.. i’m forever grateful.
I hope you all find comfort in the wonderful memories of your wife, sister, mom, grandmother and friend.
Susan Rourke Russo
January 25, 2021
So sorry to hear of Regina's passing. Feeling very fortunate that I had the pleasure of knowing and working with her. She was one classy lady! Ed, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Lynda Dranichak
January 25, 2021
Regina was a wonderful colleague and an inspirational teacher to my daughter when she was in fifth grade. Blessings to Ed and family as they honor her memory.
Michelle Hunt
January 24, 2021
stay strong you guys. she was a wonderful lady;
Ron & Peggy Cameron
January 24, 2021
RIP Regina. Waneta & Pat Woodard
Waneta j Woodard
January 24, 2021
Ed I'm saddened by the loss of Regina.
So happy we could share the family gathering
Hosted by pat , Roy and Mary at Warners lake. Glad we could be high school classmates.
Dick clements
Dick Clements
January 24, 2021
Great teacher and a wonderful person.
Mike Coppernoll
January 24, 2021
Our hearts are heavy. Regina was a wonderful person and she will be missed by so many. We are thinking of all of you at this time.
Linda and John Bucci
January 24, 2021
I was saddened to read that Regina had passed. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. May God be with all of you during this time.
Karen Latte
January 24, 2021
Beautiful lady inside and out. Thrilled my kids had the honor of her presence in the classroom and beyond. Love to Ed, Chris, Mark, Kathy, Colleen.
Judy Guthrie
January 24, 2021
Dear Ed and family,
My deepest sympathy to you all. Regina was one of my oldest friends. We met in kindergarten and went to high school and college together. Her intelligence, wonderful smile and devotion to her family, friends and religion will never be forgotten. A treasure lost but always will be remembered with love.
Jane Bonavita
January 24, 2021
Our deepest sympathies to Ed and the Nettleton family. Our prayers are with you during this very sad time.
Mary (Terry) McCue
January 23, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. Blessings The Wright Family
Ruth Wright
January 23, 2021
Regina’s legacy of love and compassion for her family and grandchildren brings many precious memories for all who loved her. May God’s peace and love comfort you. It was my honor to know Regina and share being a grandmother of Jeffrey and Matthew.
Linda Ziebarth
January 23, 2021
We send our love, prayers, and deepest sympathy. May Rehing Rest In Peace and be welcomed to heaven by the Angels and Saints.
Jeff and Brenda Veedenburg
January 23, 2021