Delanson NY - Joseph Armand Hebert, 92, passed away peacefully on Friday January 13, 2017 at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Albany surrounded by his loving children while praying the Divine Mercy Chaplet. He was born at home on Wylie Street in Schenectady the son of the late Elie and Imelda (LaBranche) Hebert. He was a loving and hardworking man, but foremost ,a husband, father , grandfather and great grandfather. He enjoyed farming , carpentry ,woodcarving, fishing and telling jokes. His life involved working the farm with horses in his younger years to retiring from dairy farming in his later years. Throughout his working years, he combined the love of farming with employment as a union laborer and union carpenter. His passion for wood led him to lifelong activities from planting trees to hauling pulp wood, from cutting firewood to building and carving. He married his wife Madeleine (Godbout) after having met at a friend’s wedding in Canada.
Joseph is survived by his wife of 66 years Madeleine, five children, Claude Hebert, Linda (Kim) Balfour, Louise (Tim) Healey, Emilie (Tom) Cashdollar and Jeanette (Joe) Coppolo ,13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is also survived by a very large extended family. He was predeceased by his loving daughter in law Debbie Hebert.
The family would like to thank St Peter’s Hospital for their thoughtful and compassionate decision to room Joseph Armand and Madeleine together while they were recuperating from recent illnesses. The family would also like to extend their deep appreciation to St .Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the kind and considerate care given to Joseph Armand, mostly the memorable and prayerful farewell procession. Since Joseph donated his body to Albany Medical College Anatomical Gift Program ; a Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Fatima Church 1735 Alexander Road Delanson on Saturday February 11 ,2017 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Food Pantry PO Box 219 Delanson NY 12053 or the Alzheimer’s Association Northeastern New York Chapter 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405 Albany NY 12205.
White VanBuren Funeral Home, Delanson, NY
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