LeBerta Rose “Libby” Judware - September 1, 2013

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      COEYMANS – LeBerta Rose “Libby” Judware, 83, passed away Sunday, September 1, 2013 at home with her family by her side.  Libby was born April 5, 1930 in Coeymans and lived there all her life.  She was one of 16 children born to the late Frank and Madeline (Gianese) Randio both Italian immigrants from Naples, Italy.

     Libby loved going to the Ravena Senior Center to play Bingo and cards with her friends.  Crocheting and old movies were also a favorite pastime along with country singer George Strait.

     Survivors include her children, Deborah (Dennis) Schanbacher, Robert (Joni) Judware, Donna Furst, James Judware, and David Judware;  loving grandchildren, Frank Benn, Jami Ferguson, Robert Judware Jr., Jennifer Coleman, Frank McDonagh and Brittany Belivin;  great-grandchildren, Donald and Mandy Coleman, Nathan Ferguson and Braelynn Judware;  siblings, Ralph (Marie) Randio, Salvadore (Jean) Randio, Theresa Fox and Susan Burnell Legg;  and many nieces and nephews.  LeBerta was predeceased by her loving sons Henry and Anthony Judware.

     Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, September 5, 2013 at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Thursday prior to the Mass from 9 to 10:30 AM.  All are invited to the Coeymans Fire House immediately following services for food and fellowship.

     Contributions in memory of Libby may to made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211.