RIP: Doris Venner Haberland

From The Post-Star: Doris Venner Haberland, 79, a longtime resident of Colonie died on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs, after a long and difficult battle with dementia. She is now back in the loving arms of her husband, Raymond, who predeceased her in July 2011.

Doris was born Feb. 6, 1934, in Schroon Lake to Earl and Dora Venner, on “one of the coldest days on record,” as she would tell. Doris moved to Albany at age 16 and worked in downtown Albany at Lerner’s and Whitney’s. She was married to her beloved husband, Raymond Frederick Haberland, on May 5, 1952, in Amarillo, Texas, where Raymond was stationed in the Air Force.

Their married life together spanned 59 years. They were blessed with three sons who survive her, Steven (Elaine) of Cody, Wyoming, David (Brenda) of Delanson and Mark (Lynn) of Greenfield Center. She is also survived by her granddaughter, Dena (Don) DeLude of Latham, and their children, Jase and Alana; grandson, Shane Haberland of Denver; granddaughter, Gina Carbone; great-granddaughter, Daphne; and great- grandson, Nicholas. Doris was loved by many nieces, nephews and her longtime and best friends, Fran Maurel of Colonie and Miles and Marilyn Seeley of Schroon Lake. She also had much love for “daughter” Karen (Mike) Gasiorowski of Clifton Park.

Doris was a wonderful, loving and caring woman who had a zest for life, friends and family. She and Ray loved spending their summers in Schroon Lake.

A graveside service and interment will be held at 11 a.m. May 5, 2014, on Ray’s and Doris’ anniversary, at Paradox Cemetery in Schroon Lake.

Memorial contributions can be made to Schroon Lake Methodist Church.