Marcia Germain

Obituary of Marcia Germain

Marcia Elizabeth (Hammond) Germain, 77, of Glenville entered into eternal life on September 1, 2014 after a short illness at Ellis Hospital. Born in Schenectady, she was the daughter of the late Raymond W. and Elizabeth Hammond. Marcia was the beloved wife of Ray Germain for 55 years whom she shared a lifetime of spirituality and love with family and friends. Their marriage was a role model for others to witness one of such strength and endurance. Marcia is also survived by her loving children, Greg (Shelley) Germain of Cary, N.C., Michelle Germain McDonald (John) of East Greenbush, Scott (Janice) Germain of Clifton Park; her precious seven grandchildren: Christopher, Daniel, Kevin, Shannon, Danielle Germain, Garrett and Melena McDonald. Also survived by her cousin Marlene Jackson of Land O'Lakes, FL. Marcia attended Nott Terrace High School, SUNY Cobleskill and Oneonta. She worked for 30 years as a School Lunch Director at Burnt Hills Ballston Lake and Schalmont Schools. She lobbied for years on behalf of children for nutritious school lunches via membership with the NYS Food Service Association. She helped local nursing homes with their dietary menus. Marcia worked tirelessly for 10 years on the SUNY Cobleskill College Council and she and Ray funded the Marcia Hammond Germain Scholarship. Marcia lived courageously with Lupus for 40 years and was an extraordinary example of living with grace and dignity in the face of adversity. Marcia will be remembered as a pillar of strength and an inspiration for all the lives she touched over the years by volunteering with organizations that helped other people living with Lupus. For years, Marcia and Ray vacationed in Willsboro Bay and offered their summer home to family and friends. She loved to travel with Ray and spend time with Red Hat "snowbird" friends in FL. Marcia and Ray were dedicated to community service efforts in church, prison ministry, Marriage Encounter, Rotary, and P.T.A. She was an avid Boston Red Sox's fan. For the last 50 years she played bridge with her 'Seven Sisters' and enjoyed celebrating in their families' lives. Thank you Ginny, Mary, Louise, Pat H., Pat S., Josie, and Donna for your enduring friendships. Marcia was a communicant of the Immaculate Conception Church for 52 years and lived her life faithfully with a Christian spirit. Calling hours will be Friday September 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Glenville Funeral Home, 9 Glenridge Road. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Church of Immaculate Conception Glenville, 400 Saratoga Road at 10:00 a.m on Saturday September 6. Burial will follow in the Most Holy Redeemer, 2501 Troy-Schenectady Road, Schenectady. Contributions may be made in her honor to the Lupus Foundation of America , 2000 L Street, N.W., Suite 410 Washington, DC 20036 or to
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4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, September 5, 2014
Glenville Funeral Home
9 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, New York, United States

Interment Information

Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery
2501 Troy Schenectady Rd
Niskayuna, New York, United States
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