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39 South Main Street
Mechanicville, NY 12118
Phone: (518) 664-4500
Fax: (518) 664-3046
Brenda Oakes

Brenda A. Oakes (Smith)

Sunday, January 11th, 1953 - Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
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STILLWATER - Brenda A. Oakes, 67, of Champlain Ave, died peacefully at Eddy Memorial, Troy, on Wednesday, September 9 2020, following a few years long battle with Parkinson's Disease. Born in Oswego on January 11, 1953, daughter of the late William and Eleanor Smith, she was a graduate of Frontier Central School District.
Brenda worked for the NYS Department of Tax and Finance for 23 years until retiring in 2016 and had also worked at Lindsey's Country Store in Halfmoon for nearly 10 years.
At home, Brenda enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking for family/holiday dinners and loved dogs.
Survivors include her husband of 45 years, David C. Oakes, whom she married on March 29, 1975, loving children Marcia(Rob) Oakes and Francis(Laurie) Oakes of Halfmoon, grandchildren Mercedes Himes, Hailey and Robbie Farley and Evan and Mason Oakes. Also survived by her siblings Cindy, David, Van, Sally, Brent and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her siblings Smitty and Rodney.
Calling hours on Saturday from 1-3PM at the DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, 39 S Main St, Mechanicville, NY 12118 with a funeral home service to follow at 3PM. Masks are required for entry and social distancing procedures will be in place.
Those wishing to remember Brenda in a special way are asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in her memory to Parkinson's Disease at Albany Medical Center, c/o Albany Med Foundation, 43 New Scotland Avenue, MC 119, Albany, NY 12208-3478. During this difficult time, friends and family are encouraged to visit devito-salvadorefh.com for directions and to leave condolences, and share photos and special memories they have of Brenda.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 10:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 10:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    39 South Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    DeVito-Salvadore Funeral Home, Inc.
    Address
    39 South Main Street
    Mechanicville, NY 12118
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Love, Mike, Laina, Amelia, Mark, and Wendy

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Cynthia and Larry Petersen

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Sorry for your loss. Sending our condolences and prayers to Frankie, Laurie and the entire family.
Love you and take care. Aunt Cynthia and Uncle Larry
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Melody Vassar

Posted at 01:27pm
Larry and I are so sorry for such a great loss for her family and and loved ones. Deepest condolences. Xox
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