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Gertrude Landfear Quell

June 14, 2008

Gertrude A. Landfear Quell, 97

North Greenbush - Gertrude A. Landfear Quell, 97, formerly of North Greenbush died Saturday June 14, 2008 at Van Rensselaer Manor after a long illness.

Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Bernice Henry Landfear and Maude (Hanby) Landfear and the wife of the late Owen F. Quell. She had resided in North Greenbush for most of her life, attended Troy Schools, and was a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church and a life member of its Altar Rosary Society.

Many years ago, Mrs. Quell worked locally as a child's nurse. After marriage she was instrumental assisting her husband in his business, Quell's Garage on Route 150 in Wynantskill and also with his volunteer work as ambulance chief for the Wynantskill Ambulance, and Fire Warden. She was a member of the Wynantskill Senior Citizens and a keen Scrabble player. She enjoyed working in the garden, walking her property and was an avid reader. She dedicated her time and devotion to her family.

Survivors include her children, Owen J. (MaryAnn) Quell of Albia, Patricia A. (Larry) Heffner of Averill Park, Joseph O. (Sharon) Quell of West Sand Lake, Bette F. (Raymond) Bieg of Troy, Sandra J. (Karl Krakat) Cooper of Wynantskill and Ronald F. (Kathy) Quell of Grandin, MO; two sisters, Maude Maxfield of North Greenbush and Esther Ambrose of Troy; a brother, William Landfear of Surprise, AZ, 29 grandchildren; 58 great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two children, Gertrude (Trudy) Wedge and Richard Quell; a brother, Charles Landfear and two sisters, Alice Hammond and Ida Zelenke.

Funeral service will be held Thursday at 9:00 AM at DeGraaf-Bryce Funeral Home Inc 4392 Route 150 West Sand Lake and at 9:30 AM at St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Salvatore Rodino, Pastor. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4-8PM.

Interment will be in St. Henry's Cemetery in Averill Park.

Contributions may be made in memory of Gertrude Quell to St. Jude the Apostle Church Brookside Avenue Wynantskill, NY 12198 or The Community Hospice of Rensselaer County 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144 or American Cancer Society 260 Osborne Road Loudonville, NY 12211. Many thanks to the staff at Van Rensselaer Manor for their support and dedication.

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