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Rosemary (Caputo) Pryne

May 25, 1937 ~ December 30, 2020 (age 83)


Rosemary Caputo Pryne left this world for eternal peace to be with the Lord and her beloved Walter on December 30, 2020.

Born May 25, 1937, Rosemary was a lifelong resident of Scotia, NY. She, and her husband of 57 years, Walter Pryne (deceased 2018), were very active in the community and made friends wherever they went.

Rosemary graduated from SG Schools and the Albany Business College. She retired from Marvin & Co CPA firm in 1998 after 35 years of service, and continued to work as a part-time deputy clerk with the Town of Glenville Tax Office. Together, she and Walter were members of the Northeastern NY Golden Retrievers Club and Lions Club, and they were humans to some great dogs, the last being Jack Daniels.

They were both avid sports fans, especially ice hockey, as season ticket holders for Union College Hockey and founding members of the Union College Garnet Blades. They also held season tickets to Albany River Rats, and attended Adirondack Red Wings games frequently. Hockey highlights Rosie loved to share were the 1980 Olympic Hockey games, including the Miracle on Ice win over the Russian team, subsequent Gold Medal game over Finland, and also Union College's 2014 National Championship. Rosemary also was a solid baseball fan, and never missed a Yankee game on TV, as well as attended games in NY. She and Walt were also season ticket holders to the Tri-City ValleyCats and Rosie attended games through the 2019 season.

Together, they summered at their camp at Lake Kiwassa in the Saranac Lake region, and volunteered at the Lake Placid Ironman races throughout the years.

When Walter passed in early 2018, Rosemary continued to be active in the community. She was a communicant at the Church of Immaculate Conception in Glenville, and an active member at the Scotia-Glenville Senior Center, and served as vice-Queen for the local Ruby Topper chapter of the Red Hat Society. She went on cruises to Bermuda and the Bahamas with friends, and was an active member of the Proctors Guild for 18 years. She and friends loved to spend time at the Saratoga Casino Hotel, and more recently at Rivers Casino, enjoying the fun of gambling, as well as concerts and special events.

Closer to home, Rosemary loved to watch the birds and deer feed in her back yard and get photos of her niece's horse. She enjoyed Blue Bloods, and the Hallmark Channel.

Rosemary is survived by her four nieces Jackie Filimon, Kathy Sanders, Debbie Sanders, and Laurie Overton and their extended families, as well as her "adopted" daughter, Jill Moffett, close friend and caregiver, Amy Jessup, and a plethora of wonderful friends.

A memorial service will be held at Bekkering-Ellis Funeral Home in Scotia Friday January 8th at 1 PM.

A private burial will take place after the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Rosemary's name to the Union College Garnet Blades, c/o Union Athletics, 807 Union Street, Schenectady NY 12308 or Proctors Guild or S-G Senior Center in Glenville.

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Memorial Service
January 8, 2021

1:00 PM
Bekkering Ellis Funeral Home Inc.
1 Mohawk Ave
Scotia, NY 12302

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