Broadalbin – Kathleen Marie Van Hoesen, age 76, of Broadalbin passed away on Saturday October 2, 2021, at Albany Medical Center.
Born on August 14, 1945, in Amsterdam, NY she was the daughter of the late Leon and Erma (Hauser) Briggs.
Kathy worked several jobs throughout her life; she worked in a leather mill for numerous years and was a retired employee of Amsterdam Print. Her dedication was not only shown through her different careers, but through the love and support of her family as well. She always enjoyed catching up with those she loved, whether that is over lunch, chatting in one of her favorite stores, or online. She was an avid reader and had a sense of humor that was adored and appreciated by many.
She married the love of her life, Elmer Van Hoesen on August 28, 1976, until his passing on January 25, 2000.
Kathy is survived by her children, Kevin Van Hoesen, Tracy Van Hoesen, Kathy Towne (Dan), Lauri Kazlauskas (Michael); stepchildren, Buddy Van Hoesen (Lisa), Bryan Van Hoesen, Connie Van Hoesen; brothers, William Briggs, Timothy Briggs (Cher); sisters, Janice St. Louis (Bill), RoseMary Carter (Tom), Jacqueline Fox (Ed), Cheryl Palumbo (Rick); as well as several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In addition to her parents and husband, Kathy is predeceased by her daughter, Denise Rava; sister, Betty Bentley, Viola Joan Rowback, Judy Richtmyer, Shirley Ostrander; brothers, Leon “Butch” Briggs, Jeffrey Briggs
Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday October 7, 2021, from 5:00PM until 7:00PM at the A.G. Cole Funeral Home, Inc. 215 East Main Street, Johnstown. A private Graveside Service will be held the following day Friday October 8, 2021. Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting our website at www.agcolefuneralhome.com.