Grace Bashford

Grace M. Bashford

Saturday, December 9th, 1933 - Monday, April 15th, 2019
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TROY Grace M. Bashford, 85, of 8th Ave. died Monday April 15, 2019 at Eddy Heritage House. Born in Troy she was educated in Troy Schools.

In her earlier years Grace was employed at the former Cluett & Peabody Co. in Troy. She was a communicant of St. Augustine’s Church in Lansingburgh and was a former member of the Tamarac Twirlers. She enjoyed crafting and gardening.

She was the beloved wife of 68 years of Robert E. Bashford and devoted mother of Christine Dudek (Michael Mulligan) of Clifton Park, and the late Nancy M. Minnitti. She is the mother in law of Anthony Minnitti of Niskayuna and the late Matthew Dudek Jr. and sister of Elizabeth Carlascio (Louis) of Rochester and the late Edward & Matthew Finlan. She is the proud grandmother of Christine and Anthony Minnitti. Grace is predeceased by her guardian Lillian Finlan.

Funeral services will be Wednesday April 24, 2019 at 11:15 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at noon at St. Augustine’s Church, Lansingburgh. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Tuesday April 23 from 4-7 pm.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, 501 4th Ave, Troy, NY 12182.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 | 12:00pm
    Wednesday, April 24th, 2019 12:00pm
    St. Augustine's Church
    534 4th Avenue
    TROY, NY 12182
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    Reverend David Kelley, OSA
  • Interment

    Oakwood Cemetery
    50 101st Street
    TROY, NY 12180
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Posted at 01:50pm
What a fun, loving, beautiful soul. We will cherish the memories and the many, many laughs we had when together. We love you Grace! -Katherine & Kirk

Lynn Dudek

Posted at 12:40pm
Chris and family..sorry to hear of Grace's passing. Thoughts and prayers to all..
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Posted at 08:04pm
Dear Uncle Bob, Chris, Christine, Anthony, and Tony, Remembering our beloved Aunt Grace. She always greeted us with smiles, hugs and warmth.
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From Dan & Julie Carlascio

Posted at 03:44pm
With loving memories of our Aunt Grace.
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Tom and Kathy (Monty) LaTour

Posted at 09:44am
Chris and Uncle Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Grace was a wonderful person and Godmother. I will miss her a lot.
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