Rose M. Hitchcock 93 of Ballston Spa, passed away Thursday, August 30, 2012. Born in Ballston Spa, December 18, 1918, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude Whalen.
Rose worked at the Ballston Stillwater Knitting Company and later for Espey in Saratoga Springs. She enjoyed gardening and was a member of a Herb Garden Club. She wrote poems and stories and was published in the Library of Congress.
She was predeceased by her husband, William Hitchcock, and three brothers, John, James, and Miles Patrick Whalen. Rose is survived by her brother, Wallace Whalen of Ballston Spa and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 10am Tuesday, September 4, at Armer Funeral Home, Inc 39 East High Street, Ballston Spa. Burial will follow in Ballston Spa Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Monday evening from 6-8pm at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Albany, NY 12211.