Rhoda Anna deLancey, age 84, died Wednesday, September 22, 2021, in Altamont, NY. She was born May 6, 1937 in Lincoln, VT to Edward and Anna (Eubar) Strangeway. She graduated from Pittsford Barstow High School in 1954.
Rhoda married Norman Russell on December 31, 1955. They lived in Brandon and Delanson, NY where they raised their three children. Rhoda worked at Duanesburg Elementary School as a teacher's aide. She married Bud deLancey on May 27, 1989 and lived in Brandon until her death. She worked at Barstow School as a teacher’s aide and for the Rutland Northeast Foster Grandparent Program.
Rhoda was a member of the Brandon Congregational Church and belonged to the Brandon Senior Center. She enjoyed shopping, NASCAR, bingo, Pokeno, and playing card games with her friends. She looked forward to her outings with "Girls Night Out" and "Lunch Bunch". She loved spending time with her friends and her family.
Rhoda is survived by her son Norman (Patricia) Russell of Inman, SC, her daughter Joan (Howard) Gage of Altamont, NY, and her son-in-law John Cuturilo of Greenville, SC. She has six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Michael (Charlotte) Strangeway of Rutland, her brother and sister in laws Harold David (Linda) Russell and Carol Parker as well as several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husbands, Norman Russell and Bud deLancey, her daughter Linda Cuturilo, her sister Rieta Meagley and two nieces.
The funeral will be held at the Brandon Congregational Church on Saturday, October 2 at 11:00 AM. Rev. William Bartholomew, pastor will officiate. The graveside committal service and burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery in Brandon.
Following the committal service, the family will receive friends back in the church hall, for a time of remembrance.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Brandon Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Brandon, VT 05733, or the Brandon Congregational Church. P.O. Box 97, Brandon, VT 05733.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Miller & Ketcham Funeral Home in Brandon.
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Mary A Roy
September 28, 2021 9:23 PM
Norm, Pat, and all Russel/DeLancey family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mom, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time. May you find great comfort in all the precious memories you have made.