December 25, 1925 — November 1, 2018
HUDSON FALLS — Agnes “Marie” Northrup, 92, a longtime Hudson Falls resident, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Marie was born on Dec. 25, 1925, in the town of Fort Edward and was the daughter of the late Peter and Catherine (Holmes) Morency. She grew up on lower Allen Street during the Great Depression and attended St. Mary’s Academy in Hudson Falls along with her siblings.
After graduating from high school, she married William Devitt, a veteran of World War II, on May 19, 1946, and settled on North Street in Hudson Falls where she raised her three children. After William passed away on June 9, 1961, Marie continued to work at General Electric in Hudson Falls while working to raise three children on her own.
In 1966, she met Charles Northrup, a talented musician and chef who operated the Lantern Lodge restaurant in Saratoga Springs for many years. After dating for a short period, the couple married on Oct. 10, 1966, and were together for nearly 32 years before Charles passed away on Oct. 3, 1998.
After the death of her husband Charles, Marie continued to focus on her family and provided advice and counsel to her children and grandchildren during times of need. She was a devout Catholic and was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church in Hudson Falls for many years. Her faith in the Lord was strong and she was grateful for her long life and family.
Besides her parents and her husbands, she was predeceased by her twin sister, Catherine Morency; her brother, William Morency; and her sister; Helen Cain.
Survivors include her children, William Devitt and his wife, Sandra, of Fort Edward, Christine “Sue” Gaulin and her husband, Mark, of Hudson Falls and Marie Jackson-Harris and her husband, Ken, of Moreau; her grandchildren, Christopher Haessly and his wife, Michelle Borbas, Scott Haessly, Shay Foxenburg and her husband, Rob, Deann Devitt, Reed Devitt, Daniel Harris and Kasey Harris; her great-grandson, Jonathan Sarno; and her sister, Margaret Berrigan.
At Marie’s request, all services will be private.
Donations in Marie’s name may be made to Community Hospice, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga Springs, NY 12866.
Arrangements are under the care of Carleton Funeral Home Inc., 68 Main St. in Hudson Falls.
Online condolences may be made by visiting www.carletonfuneralhome.net.