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Martha "Aunty" Bush Obituary

Martha "Aunty" F. Bush

May 29, 2016
Born in Athens
Resided in Athens, NY
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Martha F. "Aunty" Bush, 87, of Flats Rd., Athens passed peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 29, 2016.

A lifelong Athens resident, she was a daughter of the late Leonard VanHoesen and Helen May Hallenbeck Bush. A Registered Nurse, Martha first worked at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany and later at O.B. offices in Albany. She then worked for many years for Greene County DSS as a case worker.

Over the years Martha traveled extensively. She was an active member of the First Reformed Church, Catskill and the Women's Group. Martha belonged to the Catskill Ecumenical Council, Christian Women's Group in Hudson; Busy Bees in Catskill, and Athens Senior Citizens. She volunteered at the Greene Medical Arts and in the Thrift Shop. Martha belonged to the Greene County Retired Nurses and the Catskill "Monday Club."

Aunty loved her extended family, her flower garden, her cat Mischief, and feeding the birds.

Her brother James Bush died in 2012.

Beloved Aunty of Linda and Bob Cook of Chesapeake, VA; Deborah and Jimmy Taylor of Athens; Amy and Lawrence Lloyd of East Durham and Patti and Bernie Percoski of Altamont; loving grand aunt of Robert and Lisa Cook, Jessica and Jessie Carter, Jeremy Taylor, David and Carrie Taylor, Michelle and Tom McIlroy, Mandi and Keith Tooker and Matthew Percoski; cousin of John and Paula Kalney, Judy and Dave Merwin; niece of Sarah Kalney. Aunty is also survived by many great grand nieces and nephews and several cousins.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home, 139 Jefferson Hgts., Catskill. A Funeral Service will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home followed by interment in Town of Catskill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church, POB 419, Catskill, NY 12414.

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Calling Hours
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Thursday, June 2, 2016
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Funeral Service
Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home
139 Jefferson Heights
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Thursday, June 2, 2016
2:00 PM
Town of Catskill Cemetery
27 North Jefferson Avenue
Catskill, NY USA 12414
Thursday, June 2, 2016


First Reformed Church
POB 419
Catskill, NY 12414
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