Wilford N. “Bill” AuClaire - May 22, 2010

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RAVENA – Wilford N. “Bill” AuClaire passed away Saturday, May 22, 2010 at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn.  Bill lived most of his life in the Ravena area.  He had worked for many years for the former Frangella Bros. Mushroom Plant and retired from R-C-S Central School.  Bill had been a member of the Coeymans Fire Co., enjoyed golf, bowling, Nascar and walking.  He was an avid Yankee fan.

     Survivors include his sisters, Lillian Heath of Hudson and Dorothy Jurgens of Hannacroix;  brother Merle AuClaire of North Carolina;  great-nephew, Richard Sayward, Sr.;  great-great-nephew, Richard Sayward, Jr.;  and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews.  Bill was predeceased by his sisters Irene Stokes, Mary Jenkins, Marie Greene and Doris AuClaire, brothers Joseph, Philip, Francis, Robert and Roger AuClaire and great-great niece Tayna Sayward.

     Funeral services will be held 7 PM Wednesday, May 26th at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 4.  Contributions in memory of Bill may be made to St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143 or the Ravena Rescue Squad, PO Box 144, Ravena, NY 12143