Vinah Helen (McIntyre) Rector

Mrs. Vinah Helen (McIntyre) Rector, age 93, formerly of Gloversville, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Palatine Nursing Home, Palatine Bridge, N.Y., after an extensive battle for the last 12 years with Alzheimer’s Disease.

She was born January 4, 1920, in Bristol, Vt., the daughter of the late George and Eleanor (Russell) McIntyre.

Vinah was predeceased by: seven siblings, R. Claude McIntyre, Fletcher McIntyre, Sarah Chandler, Grace Ladue, Kenneth Napoleon McIntyre, Robert McIntyre and Alice Dragon.

She was a loving and devoted mother of six children, Sandra Vavruick of Gloversville, Susan Hayes (Jim) of Sebastian Florida, Thomas Rector (Karen) of Gloversville, Nancy Waddington (Barry) of Fort Myers, Florida, Diane Henderson (Dave) of Gloversville and Kathryn Wren of Orlando, Florida. She also was a grandmother to 12 grandchildren, Barbara Villa, Joseph Vavruick Jr., Christine Matte, Deborah Clark, Bradley Rector, Michael Rector, Charles B. Waddington III, David Rieth, Daniel Henderson, Hugh Henderson, Christopher Wren, Michael Wren; and great-grandmother to 10 great-grandchildren, Michael Villa (predeceased), Kaitlyn Rose Vavruick, Taylor Vavruick, Paige Clark, Edward Matte, Cai Rector, Bailey Waddington, Jaxsen Waddington, Riley Mae Waddington and Evan Rieth.

At Vinah’s request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services held here in New York. Private burial will be in Bristol, Vermont.

Her family would especially like to thank the staff at the Palatine Nursing Home for their compassionate care over these many years.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Salvation Army.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, Gloversville, N.Y. Please visit the family’s online guestbook at