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RENSSELAERVILLE — Like a friend, when Paula M. Britton spoke to her grandchildren about their personal lives, she gave them her attention and earnest advice.

Mrs. Britton died peacefully at her home in her sleep on Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. She was 64.

VOORHEESVILLE — Richard W. Lennox, who worked in the insurance business and loved the outdoors, died on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 74.

VOORHEESVILLE — After a long battle with breast cancer, Alice W. Corkrey, a passionate nurse and mother, died on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, surrounded by her loving family. She was 90.

BETHLEHEM — Dorothy Rice Gangai, a woman of grit and grace, instilled self-confidence in her three sons as she took on challenges without complaint. A World War II veteran, she worked a variety of jobs in an era when many women stayed home.

GUILDERLAND — Christopher Weston, whose family called him a gentle soul, died unexpectedly on Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.

The beloved son of Edward and Virginia Weston, he enjoyed spending time with his family and working on his remote-control cars.

WESTERLO — An expressive opera singer who could blend with her church choir, Jean K. Opdycke was focused on her family and on God.

Mrs. Opdycke died on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. She was 86.

GUILDERLAND — Shirley Beatrice Shafer, a gracious woman who loved to dance, died, on Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at home, with her husband, Raymond Shafer Sr., by her side. She was 90.

Mrs. Shafer was born to Bessie (née Colliton) and Lewis Barber on April 15, 1924, in Duanesburg, on her parents’ Bozenkill Farm.

GUILDERLAND — A businessman, family man, and veteran, Robert L. Haines was active in community and church affairs. He died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at the Mercy Care Life Center in Guilderland. He was 85.