Sylvia Hoose passed away quietly on June 11, 2022 at the Care-One Nursing Facility in Northampton, after a period of declining health. Sylvia was born in Newton Hook, NY on January 23, 1925, and was 97 years old at the time of her death. She spent her entire life in Columbia County, NY, until moving to Northampton, MA three years ago to be closer to her son. She was married to Harold Hoose on February 20, 1944, and enjoyed 45 years of marriage before his untimely passing in 1989. Prior to her retirement in 1988, she worked for 26 years at Barnwell Nursing Home, the final ten years or so as supervisor of housekeeping. She and Harold raised two children in Stuyvesant and later Niverville, NY. Her daughter, Diane Sliter, of Niverville, is retired from the New York State Thruway Authority, and her son David Hoose, a lawyer, resides in Northampton, MA with his wife Jeanne, who Sylvia loved as one of her own children. Sylvia had five grandchildren: Michelle Morschauser (husband Scott) of Schoharie, NY, Jenna Sliter of Austin, TX, Jordan Sliter, of East Greenbush, NY, Jackson Hoose, of Oakland, CA and Noah Hoose of Portland, OR. She had two great-grandchildren, Emilee and Grace Morschauser both of Schoharie, NY. She is also survived by her dear friend Judith Ziagos of Northampton, MA. Words cannot express what a good friend Judith was to Sylvia during the three years she lived in Northampton. We shall never forget the kindness she showed to our mother.
Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Harold who died unexpectedly in 1989 and by an older sister, Frances, as well as a younger brother, Pasquale.
Sylvia was kind to everyone she knew. Her kindness was returned many times over by Heather O'Connor and the wonderful staff of the Federal unit at Care-One Nursing Facility in Northampton. The family is particularly grateful to James Inyiama, and Tracy Lisewski, LPN's on the unit, and to the activities department, Joe, Marie and Deb. Their kindness and care know no bounds. The family is also grateful for the friendship, kindness, wisdom and compassion provided by Marci Yoss, M.D. who helped us navigate the journey through dementia in these past couple of years.
The Raymond E. Bond Funeral Home in Valatie, NY is in charge of arrangements. A viewing at the home will take place on Friday, June 17 at 10:00 a.m. followed by a short service at 11:30 a.m. Internment will be in St. Mary's cemetery in Stuyvesant Falls, NY.