Claudia J. "Ma" Darling, 68, of Caroga Lake, passed away Friday, November 23, at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany, NY.
She was born on October 29, 1944 in Gloversville, NY to the late Floyd and E. Jean Davis Miller. Claudia was married on October 30, 1965 to the late John Darling Sr., John passed away in 2001.
"Ma" will be warmly remembered for being a loving and loyal mom, having her grandchildren with her, celebrating Halloween as it was the day before her birthday, and having the entire family together to celebrate Christmas. Ma will be celebrating Christmas this year with John Sr., in heaven, but will be looking down on her family with a smile knowing they will keep the family tradition strong and they won't be far from the families spirit.
Claudia was employed by Hannaford Supermarkets, Amsterdam, NY where she held various positions throughout the store. She was an avid billiards player and a member of APA Players of America.
Ma is survived by her children John and Robert of Caroga Lake, Christopher (Melissa), Mark (Lisa), Matthew (Elizabeth) and Samantha (Daniel Povic) all of Gloversville; also 16 grandchildren and three great grandchildren; also surviving her siblings David Miller of Caroga Lake, Wayne Miller of Masa, AZ, and Kathy Miller of Utica, NY; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call Monday, November 26, from 11:00-1:00 at the Amico Funeral Home, 150 South Main Street, Gloversville, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Cremation will take place at Leatherstocking Crematory, Cherry Valley, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211 or American Diabetes Association, 2 West Pine Plaza, Suite 204, Albany, NY 12205.