Cornelia Mary (Mahar) Trevellyan

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Whitehall, New York – Cornelia “Connie” Mary (Mahar) Trevellyan, 81, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 23, 2022, with her family by her side in the Fort Hudson Nursing Center after many difficult years suffering with dementia.

Born on Aug. 19, 1940, she was the daughter of the late Edward Mahar and Alice (Rivette) Mahar Austin.

Connie was a graduate of Whitehall High School Class of 1958. After graduation she married Alan “Percheye” Trevellyan and together they raised four children. They were married for 59 years before his passing in 2018.

Connie was a hard worker and was employed by many local businesses, including Chase’s Market, Skene Manor, Jumbo’s IGA, Aubuchon Hardware and Putorti’s Broadway Market. But it was in 1987 that she decided to stop working in the public and stayed home to care for her grandchildren. She did this for many years until they were able to fend for themselves, but Gram was always there to keep an eye on them! The amount of time and love she gave to her grandchildren is immeasurable. In addition to caring for her own grandchildren, she was a “Nan” for her great-nephews and “Gramma Conn” to many “other” grandchildren.

She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of America and the American Legion Auxiliary and a communicant of Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church. Connie spent many Friday nights with her husband working the Legion Fish Fry, a fundraiser that they helped organize and that is still going strong today.

Connie was a very social person and loved to go to the Elks Lodge to visit with friends on Saturday nights. You could also find her on her front porch in her rocking chair visiting with whomever came by.

Besides her parents and husband, she was predeceased by her son Alan Jr., daughter-in-law Anne Trevellyan, sister Marjorie (Dave) Lance, brother Michael Mahar and brothers-in-law Robert Ames Sr. and William Blanchard.

She leaves behind her daughters Suzanne Trevellyan of Watervliet, New York, and Kathleen (Michael) Putorti of Whitehall; son Brian Trevellyan of Arizona; daughter-in-law Stacey Trevellyan (Keith) of Whitehall; sisters Marion Ames of Florida and Kathleen Blanchard of Whitehall; brother John Austin of Cambridge, New York; and sister-in-law Linda Mahar of New Paltz. In addition, she leaves behind her grandchildren Patrick, Molly and Ian (Emma) Trevellyan, Kirk (Amber Bennett) and Mackenzie Trevellyan, Elyse (Edwin) Moran and Allie Putorti; great-grandchildren Colin, Carter, Kaylan, Charlie and Mick; a special niece Shelley Mulholland; and several other nieces and nephews.

Family and friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday May 26, at the Jillson Funeral Home Inc., 46 Williams St. in Whitehall.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, May 27, at the Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church, Skene Street, Whitehall with Father Zachariah Chichester officiating.  Burial will follow in the Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.

A special thank you goes to the staff of the Fort Hudson Nursing Center “S” wing, especially Carol Jean, Amanda, Liz, Stacy and Mary. The love they gave Connie over the years surpassed our greatest hopes. Also, the staff at Saratoga Hospice for their compassion and care over the last few weeks of her earthly life.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Our Lady of Hope Church, 9 Wheeler Ave., Whitehall, NY 12887; Fort Hudson Nursing Center, 319 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY 12828; or Community Hospice of Saratoga, 179 Lawrence St., Saratoga, NY 12866. Online condolences may be made at