Delia “Kay” Pemrick Craft - July 17, 2010

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SELKIRK – Delia “Kay” Pemrick Craft, 88, passed away peacefully with her family by her side Saturday, July 17, 2010.  Kay was born in Watervliet on January 31, 1922 and had lived in Selkirk for 57 years.  She will be deeply missed by her loving family.

     Kay retired from the NYS Department of Audit and Control after 26 years of service in 1988.  Kay enjoyed working with numbers and financial challenges throughout her career and was a very dedicated employee.

     She enjoyed many hobbies including travel.  Her travels took her from the white sands of Florida to the green fields of Ireland and on to the botanical diversity of the Arizona deserts.  Kay observed nature with interest and amazement wherever she went.  Her children and grandchildren greatly enjoyed traveling with her whenever they could.  Kay was also an avid reader and bowler.  She bowled for over 20 years, receiving numerous awards during that time.

     Survivors her are her children, Jeannie (Anthony) Aurelia of Troy, Rita (Brian) Goff of East Durham, Mike (DeeDee) Craft of Lake George and John Craft of Chandler Arizona;  grandchildren, Corey, Rhonda, Kellie, Sean, Tanya, Laura, Kyle, Jessica, and Brianna;  seventeen great-grandchildren;  and her brother John Pemrick of Sarasota, Florida.  She is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

     Kay was predeceased by her husband Glenford Craft, son David and brothers Martin, Thomas, James, Alfred and sister Helen.

     Funeral services will be held 9 AM Wednesday, July 28th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday from 4 to 8 PM.  In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Kay may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.