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Palmyra C. Hood

Palmyra C. Hood, age 91, passed away October 17, 2016. She was the daughter of the late Mary and Manuel Carreiro of Cambridge, Mass. Pal was predeceased by her beloved husband of 62 years, Honorable Richard H. Hood and her sister Lorraine N. Bour of Kensington, Md. She is survived by her daughters, Cynthia Sheeler (Larry) of Gloversville, Pamela Fonda (Bill) of Fort Plain and Marcia Bentley of Gloversville, 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and her nieces and nephews. Pal was a homemaker during the years her children were growing up and later was a legal secretary for her husband Richard’s law practice. She and Richard became active in politics serving the public for many years. Richard was mayor of the City of Gloversville for 9 years and then Fulton County Family Court Judge for 10 years. Pal was a dedicated supporter of Richard’s political endeavors and later served as Councilwoman for the City of Gloversville for 8 years. Pal was known for her participation in the PTA, was a Girl Scout leader for many years, did missionary work through Fremont Methodist Church, volunteered for The Salvation Army, Nathan Littauer Hospital Auxiliary, Meals on Wheels, and Friends of the Library. She was a lifelong member of the American Cancer Society and an active member of the Gloversville Senior Citizens. She was also dedicated to a community fellowship where she shared her experience, strength and hope to help others. Pal and Dick’s greatest legacy will be their total devotion to their family. “Mema and Gramps” attended hundreds of their grandchildren’s’ and great-grandchildren’s ‘school, sporting and other events. Mema’s cookies, massa, french toast, warm soups, checker games and puzzles, sewing repairs, carpools, wisdom and advise were enjoyed by all. Christmas day at Pal and Dick’s was a yearly tradition and for at least 35 years the family spent a chaotic afternoon together that will always be remembered. Pal and Dick set an example that their family will always try to follow as parents and grandparents. The family wishes to express our heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Nathan Littauer Nursing Home where Pal spent the past year. We thank each and every one of you for your loving and compassionate care. Family and friends are invited to calling hours at Kobuskie – Konik Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville Saturday October 22 from 11:00 to 1:00. A Funeral ceremony will follow at 1:00 at the funeral home with the Rev. Edward Hackett officiating. Interment will follow at Ferndale Cemetery, Johnstown. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Senior Citizen Service Center of Gloversville and Fulton County, 53 Church St; Gloversville, NY 12078.

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