Marie Elizabeth Briscoe
Marie Elizabeth Briscoe, 97, of Stuyvesant Falls, NY, died Tuesday, September 29, 2020, at The Grand At Barnwell, in Valatie, NY. Born September 5, 1923, in Stuyvesant Falls, New York, she was the daughter of Marie and Henry Ohl. She was a homemaker, always keeping her house immaculate and loved working outside in her yard, making sure the lawn and flowers were always kept beautiful.
She enjoyed making outdoor decorations to celebrate every holiday. She drew the characters on plywood, cut them out with a jigsaw, and painted them. She made Mr. & Mrs. Claus, the elves, and reindeer; Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny and the little ones; and black cats and a witch for Halloween. Many would bring their children by to enjoy them. Every Halloween, she would make popcorn balls, and all the children in Stuyvesant Falls looked forward to them every year.
She was a fantastic cook. She prepared many German dishes, such as kraut runzas, apple runzas, rivel kuchen, apple kuchen, and rivel soup…..and Yes…..the best coleslaw! Her apple pies and rhubarb custard pies were unbelievable. She also enjoyed helping to muck stalls for her daughter’s two horses. She would even make several trays of molasses horse treats for them. She loved her house and land that she owned in Stuyvesant Falls. She was so proud to live in this hamlet where so many of her family members lived.
Marie is survived by her son, Ronald Briscoe, and his wife, Sandra. She is also survived by her daughter, Faith Briscoe Robertson. She has three grandchildren—Sahn Briscoe and his wife, Tina, of Greenfield Center; Cory Briscoe of Saratoga Springs; and Hope Van Tassel and her husband, Steve, of Stuyvesant Falls. She has four great grandchildren—Michael and Gabriel Briscoe of Greenfield Center, and Elizabeth and Joseph Desmonie of Stuyvesant Falls, as well as nieces and nephews.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Harold, who she deeply missed after losing him in 2003. She lost her beautiful daughter, Beverly Briscoe Capullo, in 1990, to cancer at 43. She lost her son-in-law, John Robertson, in 2017. Marie was the last sibling out of eight brothers and sisters in the Ohl family.
There will be no calling hours. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.
Anyone wishing to make a donation, please do so to the Valatie Rescue Squad. A special thank you to Dr. Baillargeon, her family doctor for many years, and to Dr. Clinton, her cardiologist. They both provided her with excellent care to help her reach the age of 97. Also, a special thank you to Karen Law, Emma Kisselback, Terry Roberts, Bridget Delcoure, Liz Sheedy, and the staff on the 4th and 5th floor of Barnwell for taking care of our Mom.