Thressa Hotaling - January 26, 2013

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RAVENA Thressa Hotaling, 79, passed peacefully at her home on January 26, 2013.  Born and raised in Ravena, Thressa was the daughter of Charles and Jessie Phillips.  Thressa married Raymond Hotaling, Sr. and had 3 loving children together.  She retired from the R-C-S School District as a baker.  An avid camper, Thressa was a member of the Dusty Travelers Camping Club and Yankee Doodle Camping Club.  She also enjoyed the Circle 8 Square Dance Club as well as crafts and gardening.


     Thressa is survived by her 3 children, Elizabeth Rivituso (Bob Higgins) of Ravena, Bonnie Brown (Thomas) of Clifton Park and Raymond Hotaling, Jr. of Ravena;  loving grandmother to Linda Romano (Damian) of Rolesville NC, Jarrod Rivituso (Erica) of Boston, MA, Jason Rivituso of Boston, MA, Ashley Putz (Michael) of Clifton Park, Justin Rivituso of Albany, Courtney Brown of Latham, Bridget Hotaling of Ravena, Kailin Mary Thressa Rivituso of Ravena, Mark Higgins (Kelli) of Granby CT and Laura Higgins of Boston, MA;  her canine companion Jessie;  as well as 8 great-grandchildren.  Thressa was predeceased by her husband Raymond Hotaling Sr. and 3 brothers, Frank, Walt and Ronnie Phillips.


     Funeral services will be held 12 noon Thursday, January 31st at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena.  Friends may call at the funeral home prior to the service starting at 10 AM.  In lieu of flowers please send donations to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205 or online at