VOORHEESVILLE — A woman who played many roles in the life of this community may have viewed her village much as she did her home life: an endless sociable gathering around a kitchen table — with good food figuring prominently.

ALBANY — William “Billy” George Heath, who loved fast cars, playing bingo, and spending time with his family, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at his home. He was 63.

He was born in Niskayuna to the late Bill and Dorothy (née Kaminski) Heath on Oct. 23, 1953.

ALTAMONT —  Janice A. Wright of Altamont, whom her family described as a loving mother and cherished grandmother, died on Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at Teresian House Nursing Home. She was 86.