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Esther Badgley

October 19, 1930 — August 7, 2018

FORT EDWARD — Esther B. A. (Flitcroft) Badgley, 87, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 at the Wesley Nursing Home in Saratoga.

Born on Oct. 19, 1930, in Philadelphia, New York, she was the daughter of the late Grover and Margaret (LaClair) Flitcroft.

On Nov. 22, 1947, Esther married Lester Badgley in Adams, New York. They spent 56 years together until his passing on Oct. 2, 2003. Before his passing in 2003, they lived in Minerva for 40 years. She was an RN at Glens Falls Hospital for 25 years and enjoyed the nursing profession. They retired in Fort Edward, moving from Minerva in 2002.

She was a communicant of St. Joseph’s Church in Fort Edward and a former member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas Court Morrissey No. 1477.

Esther enjoyed camping in their motor home for 12 years, going mostly to Florida with her husband after they retired.

She also enjoyed the yearly Flitcroft family reunion in July at Lake Ontario near Henderson, New York. The event kept growing with new family members each year.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Esther was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Catherine (Russ) Thompson, Josephine (Maurice) Woodall and Barbara MacDuffie; her brothers, Lionel Flitcroft, Grover Flitcroft Jr., Henry Flitcroft, Paul Flitcroft and Michael Flitcroft; and her sisters-in-law, Laurien Flitcroft, Rita Flitcroft and Gartha Flitcroft.

Left to cherish her memory are her six children, Laurien McGinn and her husband, Edward, of Gansevoort, Gerene Lynn and her husband, Michael, of Scotia, Marlene Tyoe and her husband, Robert, of New Hartford, Colleen Horton and her husband, David, of Henrietta, Kathleen Lynn and her husband, Daniel, and Brian Badgley and his wife, Betty Ann, of Rochester, New Hampshire; her brothers, James Flitcroft and his wife, Joyce, and Gerald Flitcroft; her sister, Marjorie Fletcher and her husband, Floyd; sisters-in-law, Peg Flitcroft, Dolores Flitcroft and Marjorie Taylor; brother-in-law, Stuart MacDuffie; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, at M.B. Kilmer Funeral Home 82 Broadway, Fort Edward. To view Esther’s Book of Memories and post online condolences, please visit

A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, at St. Joseph’s Church, 164 Broadway, Fort Edward.

Rite of Committal will follow the Mass at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville.

Memorial donations in Esther’s name can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York Chapter, Pine West Plaza Building 4, Suite 405, Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12205; or to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Suite 204, Albany, NY 12205.

the life of: Esther B. A. (Flitcroft) Badgley
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