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Winifred Hayes (Crannell) Asher

October 25, 1917 ~ June 6, 2015 (age 97)

North Greenbush - Winifred Crannell Hayes Asher, 97, of Glen Drive died Saturday, June 6, 2015, at her residence after a long and wonderful life. She was surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Wilbur H. Crannell and Anna Lansing Crannell and wife of the late John P.  Asher and John J. Hayes. She had resided in Troy and the past years in North Greenbush.  She was a graduate of St. Agnes School, attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs and Parsons Art School in New York City. 

Mrs. Asher was an art teacher in the Troy School District. She was past president of the Troy Arts Guild and the director of Albany Artist Group.  She also taught adult painting, both private and for Adult Education at Troy High School. Winifred won many awards for her portrait painting and landscapes of Rensselaer County.

She was an active communicant of the former St. Paul the Apostle Church and St. Michael the Archangel Church.    

Survivors include a daughter, Geraldine Lansing Hayes (Clifton Bradley) of NYC; a son, John J. (Kathleen) Hayes Jr. of Troy; her grandchildren, Tricia (Alain) St. Hilaire and Laura (Christopher) Doyle, both from Phoenixville, PA, Jonathan Hayes Bradley, NYC and Charlotte Hayes Bradley, Syracuse; her great grandchildren, Amelia, Alistair and Annie St. Hilaire, Calum and Liam Doyle and several nieces and nephews.  

Thank you to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County for their loving care and to Julia Rivera, her caregiver.

Winifred’s wonderful hospitality, wit and humor were enjoyed by her friends and family. She was a gift to us all.

Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.  276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Wednesday from 4-7PM. 

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 10:30AM at the funeral home with Rev. James J. Vaughan, officiating.

Interment will be in  St. Agnes Cemetery Menands.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Winifred H. Asher to The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Boulevard Rensselaer, NY 12144 or the Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc. PO Box 531313 Henderson, NV 89053.

Charitable donations may be made to:

The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County
295 Valley View Boulevard, Rensselaer NY 12144

Macular Degeneration Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 531313, Henderson NV 89053

 Service Information

June 10, 2015

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
Troy, NY

Funeral Service
June 11, 2015

10:30 AM
Bryce Funeral Home, Inc.
Troy, NY

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