Rita Hesler

Rita E. Hesler (Padula)

Thursday, August 13th, 1925 - Sunday, February 10th, 2019
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Rita E. Hesler, 93, of Guilderland, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning February 10th at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY, surrounded by her three sons.

Born and educated in Albany, Rita was the daughter of the late Dominic and Elizabeth (Rosch) Padula and was a graduate of Albany High School. Starting out in banking in Downtown Albany, she finished her career as Secretary in the District Offices for Guilderland Central Schools for over 15 years. Rita was also a docent for many years at the Albany Institute of History and Art. She was a member of St. Madeleine Sophie Church in Guilderland. Rita loved to read, play bridge, spend time with her sons and most of all, be with her beloved husband Tom. Rita and Tom enjoyed many cruises together, along with their yearly wedding anniversary trips to Cape Cod.

Predeceased on February 14, 2018 by her husband Thomas Hesler, Rita is survived by her sons: Mark T. Hesler (Gretchen) of Franconia, NH, Jeffrey M. Hesler (Phyllis Quimby) of Rotterdam and Thomas B. Hesler of Guilderland and her grandchildren: Madeleine Hesler, Katherine Hesler, Samantha Hesler, Matthew Hesler, Thomas Hesler, Eryn Hesler and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday February 21st at 9:15 am at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave, Schenectady NY followed at 10 am at St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carman Road, Schenectady, NY where a mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Friends and relatives may call on Wednesday evening February 20th from 5 to 7 pm at the Funeral Home.

Entombment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in Rita's memory to St. Madeleine Sophie Church.
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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Wednesday, February 20th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Bond Funeral Home
    1614 Guilderland Avenue
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    Thursday, February 21st, 2019 10:00am
    St Madeleine Sophie Church
    3500 Carman Road
    Schenectady, NY 12303
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    Prayer at funeral home at 9:15 am prior to the Mass of Christian Burial
    Rev James Belogi
  • Interment

    Most Holy Redeemer Mausoleum
    2501 Troy Schenectady Road
    Niskayuna, NY 12309
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Goodwin Family

Posted at 10:42am
I’m sorry for your loss, it can be hard to lose someone close to you. I wanted to share a hope with you for the future from the Bible. It is at Revelation 21:4, which gives us reassurance that God will one day take away sickness, disease-caused pain and tears of sorrow. We will all one day live in peace. If you would like to learn more or have any questions, please go to the official website JW.ORG.


Posted at 12:20pm
So very sorry for your loss. Patti

Agnes Armstrong

Posted at 01:16am
God bless you all.
Agnes Armstrong

Ed Elze

Posted at 05:09pm
Mark/Jeff/Tommy - Your Mom is part of the treasured memories I have from the neighborhood. My sympathies to all of you. Ed Elze

The Gaitskills

Posted at 05:39pm
We hope your memories bring you some comfort during this difficult time.
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