August 26, 1928 — November 26, 2018
BOLTON LANDING — Olivia Araminta Gaddy left this world on Nov. 26, 2018 as she wished, in the quiet comfort of her woodland home, surrounded by her loving family.
Born Aug. 26, 1928, Olivia had a rough start. Orphaned as a young girl, she was brought up by her maternal aunt and uncle. Graduating from Jamaica, New York High School in 1947, Olivia moved with her parents to Ronkonkoma on eastern Long Island, where she met her future husband, Harold.
Olivia married Harold, the love of her life, on Jan. 21, 1951, raising four sons on suburban Long Island.
Olivia and Harold found their paradise in 1965, when they spent two weeks camping on Lake George’s Big Burnt Island.
Seven years later in 1972, Olivia and Harold, with three school age kids in tow, moved to Bolton Landing to own and operate North Brook Village, a cabin colony resort, for 15 years.
This courageous leap of faith improved the family’s life to this day, for which we are all grateful.
Olivia was a great mom and grandmother. She was cheerful, sweet, optimistic, adventurous and wacky. Olivia loved nature.
Olivia had a big heart with so much love she adopted her fifth son, Tom Brady, who has been a family member for 50 years.
Olivia was an active church member wherever she lived, finding community, comfort and peace in her church family.
Olivia was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Harold; and her son, James. She is survived by four sons, John, David, Peter and Tom; daughter-in-laws, Deborah, Mary Ellen and Mara; eight grandchildren, Elliot, Ethan, Blair, Ben, Erin, Daniel, Jesse and Ian; and four greatgrandchildren, Beatta, Olivia, Hayden and Amelia.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Mariana and Sharon, Olivia’s Methodist Church family; and Dr. Bachman and the staff at the Warrensburg HHHN facility; and High Peaks Hospice.
Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 19 Stewart Ave., Bolton Landing.
Spring burial will take place at the Bolton Rural Cemetery.
Calling hours are scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, prior to the service at the church.
For those who wish, a special remembrance may be made to the family by visiting www.sbfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Regan Denny Stafford Funeral Home, 53 Quaker Road, Queensbury.