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JEFFERSON - Helma Ann McNally "Linda," passed away following a valiant, indomitable, audacious battle with cancer Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 13, 2017, at home in Jefferson. She was 76.
A former resident of the Bronx, she moved to Pleasantville in Westchester County then later moved to Hopewell Junction in Dutchess County.
After residing in Dutchess County for many years, Helma and her family relocated to Schoharie County a year ago and settled on property that had been in their family for many years.
Born July 3, 1941, at St. Francis Hospital in the Bronx, Helma was a daughter of Frederick (Fritz) and Helma (Renenberg, Honigmann) Moore.
She was married to John Joseph McNally, a veteran, who predeceased her Nov. 15, 2011.
Throughout her life, she enjoyed caring for others more than she ever cared about herself. She was the most unselfish person. She had a generous heart and mind, and gave to those in need. At one time she owned and operated a craft business, and was also a spiritual teacher, herbalist and scholar. She was an ordained minister from St. Andrew's Church. She was a woman far beyond her years.
Helma will be greatly missed by her loving and devoted daughter, Tara Ann McNally and all other loved ones.
We thank Catskill Area Hospice for everything!
The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 22, at St. Mary's at "Our Lady of the Lake" Roman Catholic Church, 31 Elm St., Cooperstown, with Fr. John P. Rosson, pastor, officiating.
The next day, Saturday, Sept. 23, the McNally family will receive friends from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home, 82 Chestnut St., Cooperstown.
In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of the Connell, Dow & Deysenroth Funeral Home in Cooperstown.
Published on September 19, 2017
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