Mary June DeFrate- December 21, 2009

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GLENMONT – Mary June DeFrate, 76, passed away Monday, December 21, 2009 at her daughters.  Mary June was born in Cohoes, daughter of the late Grace V. and Frederick F. Froelick.  She was educated in Cohoes schools until the age of 13 when she moved to Albany and attended the former Vincention Institute.  Mary June worked in the restaurant business in this area for several years and at one time owned and operated the 3 D’s Tavern in Coxsackie.  She also worked for the State and Federal government.  Her last full time employment was secretary to the Board of Governors at Wolfert’s Roost Country Club.

  Mrs. DeFrate was predeceased by her husband F. William DeFrate in 1982.  Survivors include her daughter Claudia Ann Tiberia;  she was “Nanna” to her beloved grandson Christian Tiberia;  sister, Gay (Robert) Derosa of Westfield, MA;  niece, Carol Ann (Brian) Keroack of Falmouth, ME;  great nieces, Melissa and Jackquelyn Keroack of Falmouth, ME.  Mary June was predeceased by her son Michael Frederick, sister, Carol Ann Koltz and son-in-law, Joseph Tiberia.

     Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday, December 28th from 3 to 6:30 PM.  Burial will be in Chestnut Lawn Cemetery, Tuesday December 29th at 10 AM.  Contributions in memory of Mary June may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.