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Anne Louise (Smith) Fetter
March 7, 1935 ~ October 15, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old
Anne Louise Fetter, 87, of Scotia, passed away peacefully at Ellis Hospital on October 15, 2022 after several years of declining health.
She had been a resident of the Glendale Home for the past year. Anne was born March 7, 1935 in Worcester, MA, the only child of Violet Conte Smith and Arthur Granville Smith. She was named after both of her grandmothers, Anne Hopewell Smith and Luisa Tancredi Conte.
In her early childhood she and her parents lived in Ithaca, NY and Arlington, MA, and returned to Schenectady in 1945 to care for her terminally ill grandmother. Anne attended Schenectady schools, Howe School, Central Park Junior High and graduated from Mont Pleasant High School in 1952. She graduated in 1955 from the Massachusetts General Hospital School of Nursing.
In May 1953, Anne met her future husband, Kenneth Fetter and it was love at first sight. After their two-year engagement, Anne and Ken were married on October 2, 1955 at the First Reformed Church of Scotia. They shared 63 years together in the Scotia-Glenville area until Ken passed away in 2019.
As an RN, Anne was actively involved in medical-surgical direct patient care and private duty for 16 years, moving into management as the first Assistant Director of Nursing at Baptist Retirement Center until her retirement in 1978. For the next ten years, she was the owner of The Country Florist in Burnt Hills.
Anne was an active member of the First Reformed Church of Scotia since 1956. She served on Consistory as Deacon and Elder and was a Stephen Minister. She served one term as the President of the Women's Guild and was a member of Circle Joanna. Anne also served for several years as the Wedding Coordinator and Chair of the Flower Committee.
Anne is survived by her three children, Deborah Anne Zadrozny (Benedykt Jr.), Charles Arthur Fetter (JoAnn), and Nancy Lynn Landry (Francis), grandchildren Heather Lynn Landry, Meredith Anne Oram (Robert), Daniel Scott Landry (Laura), Eric Michael Landry (Jordan), Benedykt John Zadrozny III (Christine) and Samuel Patrick Zadrozny (Erin), and great-grandchildren Bradford Robert Oram, Daphne Meredith Oram, Parker Scott Landry, Penelope Quinn Landry, Benedykt John Zadrozny IV and Eilah Christine Zadrozny.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Pine Plains at Glendale for their compassionate care, especially Ashley, Mike, Newmar and Alicia, and Dr. David Liebers, Joshua Farrell PA and the Ellis A4 staff.
Funeral service will be conducted on Monday, October 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Reformed Church, Scotia. After a brief gathering in Brink Hall, burial will follow at Park Cemetery, Sacandaga Road, Scotia.
Memorial contributions may be made to the First Reformed Church, 224 N. Ballston Ave, Scotia, NY 12302 or the Scotia Fire Department First Responders, 148 Mohawk Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302. Arrangements by Bekkering Ellis Funeral Home.