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 burkefuneralhome.com
To plant trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store
Published by Albany Times Union on Jan. 24, 2021.