Verna M. Crosby
1923 - 2017
Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home Ltd.
149 Old Loudon Road
Latham, NY
Crosby, Verna M. CLIFTON PARK Verna M. Crosby, 93, of Clifton Park, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital, in Albany with her loving daughters by her side. Born in Newburgh, N.Y. on October 31, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Edison and Abby (Lefevre) Merritt. She was married to William L. Crosby on March 25, 1949, and the two shared a blessed union of 32 years prior to his passing in 1981. Verna had been working for 22 years for the Tourist Information Center in Clifton Park currently run by the Chamber of Southern Saratoga County, and was currently an active employee. Prior to that she worked in the cash office at GEX in Latham for 14 years and at one time at Crowley's Milk in Newburgh for 14 years, and it was there she met her husband, Bill. She was also a Charter Member of the Halfmoon Senior Citizens Center for the past 30 years, where she participated in the craft group. She is survived by her loving daughters, Gail (Elliot) Friedman of Latham, Karen Ouellette of Clifton Park and Janice (Peter) Kelly of Watervliet; as well as her six cherished grandchildren, Cristina (Ron) Thompson, Michelle Ouellette, Brielle Friedman, Corey (fiancee, Kristen) Friedman, Sarah and Andrea Kelly; and seven adored great-grandchildren, Isaac, Jacob, Hannah, Benjamin, Sarah, Ava and Lillianna. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Saturday April 22, from 9-10:30 a.m. at Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home, 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham. Funeral services will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at the conclusion of the visitation at the funeral home with Associate Pastor John Phillippe officiating. Interment will be next to her beloved Bill in Memory Garden's, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Verna's memory to the American Lung Association, 418 Broadway, First Floor, Albany, NY 12207. For directions, information, to light a memory candle or order flowers for the family please visit

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Published by Albany Times Union from Apr. 19 to Apr. 20, 2017.
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So sorry for your loss.
Sharon Osielski
April 25, 2017
She will always be an inspiration to me. Her zest for life and cheerful attitude was contagious. Miss you more than words. Much love
Sheila Whinnery
sheila Whinnery
April 23, 2017
Karen and family we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Valerie and Dom
Valerie Rivera
April 22, 2017
Dear Janice and Family:
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing. I know how difficult it is. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Lisa, Vaughn, Samantha Van Vleck
April 21, 2017
My condolences to Verna's family. She was a dear friend to my mother, Alice Jennings, as they both were very involved in the craft group at Halfmoon Seniors. Her friendly and creative personality was enjoyed by myself as well as many others. Truly a treasured lady.
Jean Mauger
April 20, 2017
Janice, Pete, Sarah and Andrea,
My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Jennifer Brown
April 19, 2017
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