Charleen Hoffman

Charleen Hoffman

Charleen Hoffman

BERNE — Charleen Hoffman is described by her family as tiny in stature but mighty in spirit.

She died peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023. She was 78.

Born in Clair, New Brunswick, she moved to Long Island as a teen and eventually settled in Berne, where she raised her children.

“She was defined by her strength, her faith, and her devotion to family and friends,” her family wrote in a tribute.

“As her final act of kindness,” the tribute said, “Charleen has donated her body to science, so there will be no services held. However, a celebration of her life is planned for her birthday in early April. Details will be published in advance.”

She is survived by her sister, Jeannine Levesque; by her former partner, John Hoffman Sr., and his wife, Claire; by her children, John Hoffman Jr., and Dawn Sisson and her husband, Shaun; by her much beloved grandchildren, Jessica Hoffman, Lily Sisson, and Jena Sisson; by many cherished nieces and nephews; and by friends that she held dear.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Lucy / St. Bernadette Church, 122 Grand St, Altamont, NY 12009 or to St. Matthew’s Church, 25 Mountainview St, Voorheesville, NY 12186.

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