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Interment at: Woodlawn Cemetery

Woodlawn Cemetery
Saturday January 23rd, 2010
12:00pm

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Saturday January 23rd, 2010
3:00pm

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Mildred E. Motschmann

Berne - Mildred Motschmann, 88, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Wednesday, January 20, 2010 after a brief illness. Mildred was born June 20, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Lawrence and Elizabeth Taffner. Mildred was a fun loving person; as a girl she loved to play baseball and write poetry. She was an accountant for Mason Candy in Long Island, then worked as a historian for The Old Stone Fort in Schoharie. She was a devoted wife and mother. Mildred loved to cook and bake. She was an avid gardener, bowler, seamstress and NY Yankee fan. She had a wonderful sense of humor and morals. She loved to laugh and tell a good joke. Mildred always had a smile and a hug for her family and friends. She is survived by her children, Mildred (Russell) Levy of Commack, NY and Robert (Ida) Motschmann of Berne; her brother Larry (Betty) Taffner; seven grandchildren, Elizabeth (Jack) Betty, Robert (Lauri) Motschmann, Spencer (Lynn) Motschmann, John (Carla) Wright, Missy (Curtis) Jessee, Matthew (Kathleen) Motschmann and Janeanne Motschmann; thirteen great grandchildren, Blake, Megan (Keith), Michael, Brandon, Nikki, Evan, Loren (Zachary), Kaylee, Aaron, Hannah, Dalton, Ethan and Sean; four great great grandchildren, Aaliyah, Madison, Owen and River; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband beloved Robert Motschmann; sisters, Elizabeth Waters, Gloria Welton, and Dolores Schliecher; a brother Raymond Taffner. The family would like express their gratitude to the Community Hospice of Albany for their support during this difficult time, especially Shelia McGee, RN hospice nurse. A funeral service will be held at 3 PM on Saturday, January 23, 2010 at the Fredendall Funeral Home, Altamont. Friends may call prior from 1 to 3 PM. A spring burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Mildred's memory to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205 or The First Reformed Church of Berne, 1664 Helderberg Trail, Berne, NY 12023


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My mother was a very beautiful young woman who grew into a very beautiful older woman-- she was not vain or petty-- she believed in doing the RIGHT thing and doing it well--Mom could have been a championship bowler-or if born a male she would have been in the Baseball Hall of Fame--she made her own clothes-coats and hats-- everyone in the family has one of her crocheted blankets to keep them warm--she delighted in her garden--both floral and vegetable--writing & reading poetry gave her great pleasure as did her family and friends-- she was quick to smile at everyone & never hesitated to say something to a stranger who soon became a friend--Mom was many things to many people and I will miss her and our Sunday morning calls when we would catch up on all the events in our lives--She is happy now with my Dad and the family who passed before her and I am happy knowing that she is with my Father once again---sailing away------------- Love you Mom

MILLIE LEVY Jan 27 2010 12:00 AM

My mother was a very beautiful young woman who grew into a very beautiful older woman-- she was not vain or petty-- she believed in doing the RIGHT thing and doing it well--Mom could have been a championship bowler-or if born a male she would have been in the Baseball Hall of Fame--she made her own clothes-coats and hats-- everyone in the family has one of her crocheted blankets to keep them warm--she delighted in her garden--both floral and vegetable--writing & reading poetry gave her great pleasure as did her family and friends-- she was quick to smile at everyone & never hesitated to say something to a stranger who soon became a friend--Mom was many things to many people and I will miss her and our Sunday morning calls when we would catch up on all the events in our lives--She is happy now with my Dad and the family who passed before her and I am happy knowing that she is with my Father once again---sailing away------------- Love you Mom

MILLIE LEVY Jan 27 2010 12:00 AM

I have such beautiful memories of my oldest aunt. She was a wonderful role model and always made everyone feel so loved. I too, like Donna, was at her correction about our "Posture." She had the best posture of anyone I knew! I treasure the memories of, as a child I went fishing with my Dad and Uncle Bob.. and of course I always had to go in the house to see Buff. I looked forward to her beautiful Christmas letter every year. She always made me feel so loved and I will miss her. I will continue to keep your beautiful family in my prayers. Love, Debbie

Deborah Taffner Haldenwang Jan 25 2010 12:00 AM

I have such beautiful memories of my oldest aunt. She was a wonderful role model and always made everyone feel so loved. I too, like Donna, was at her correction about our "Posture." She had the best posture of anyone I knew! I treasure the memories of, as a child I went fishing with my Dad and Uncle Bob.. and of course I always had to go in the house to see Buff. I looked forward to her beautiful Christmas letter every year. She always made me feel so loved and I will miss her. I will continue to keep your beautiful family in my prayers. Love, Debbie

Deborah Taffner Haldenwang Jan 25 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Millie, Bobby and Family, We send our deepest sypmathy's to you at the passing of Aunt Mildred. She had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and share her childhood and family memories when we all got together. We will cherish all those memories and pass them onto our children. That was her great gift to us. May she rest in peace. All our love, Regina, Marc and Emma Saudino Huntington, NY

Regina and Marc Saudino Jan 22 2010 12:00 AM

Dear Millie, Bobby and Family, We send our deepest sypmathy's to you at the passing of Aunt Mildred. She had a great sense of humor, loved to laugh and share her childhood and family memories when we all got together. We will cherish all those memories and pass them onto our children. That was her great gift to us. May she rest in peace. All our love, Regina, Marc and Emma Saudino Huntington, NY

Regina and Marc Saudino Jan 22 2010 12:00 AM

I have nothing but good memories of Aunt Millie. From her wicked sense of humor, to her beautiful face (and her screwy ones)to her awesome posture (silly, I know, but very impressive!). She always made a simple visit into an event with unending laughter. Aunt Millie is a woman who is deeply loved and who will be just as deeply missed. My love to you all in your time of loss, she was one of a kind. "Our love" Donna & Pat & kids xo

Donna Becker Jan 22 2010 12:00 AM

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