Gretchen Craft

SAUGERTIES…. Gretchen L. Craft, 78, known to friends as “Ma Craft:” of Craft Lane died Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at the Kingston City Hospital. Born February 29, 1940 in Hartford, CT. she was the daughter of the late Gordon and Ella Coons.

A Saugerties resident for many years she was formerly employed in the office of Knaust Brothers and later at Howard Johnson’s as part of the house keeping staff. She loved her family, cooking, gardening and traveling to Maine.

Survivors include her husband, Murray, with whom she recently celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniversary. A Daughter, Tracy and her husband Fran Hallion, 2 Sons: Jonathan and his wife Erika and Michael and his wife Gretchen all of Saugerties. 2 Grandchildren: Randi (Jeffrey)Worrad and Emma Hallion, 2 Great Grandchildren: Morgan Pritchard and Jonathan Worrad, Sister in Law: Lynn Bush, Brother in Law: William Schirmer and several nieces and nephews also survive.


Her Funeral Service will be held privately with the interment in the Blue Mountain Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Seamon-Wilsey Funeral Home, Inc. Cor. of John & Lafayette Sts. Family suggests donations in her memory be made to the Memorial Fund at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, West Camp. Expressions of condolence may be shared with the family @SeamonWilseyFuneralHome.

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