Notes for Beatrice Bourdeau: Last Will and Testament of Beatrice Wonderford
I, Beatrice Wonderford, presently residing at Dunsbach Road, Town of Halfmoon, State of New York, being of sound and disposing mind, memory, and understanding, do hereby make, publish and declare this to be my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.
FIRST: I hereby revoke all former Wills and Codicils by me at any time heretofore made.
SECOND: I direct that all my just debts and funeral expenses be paid as soon following my death as may be practicable, and direct also that the same funeral arrangements be made for me as were made for my beloved husban MORRIS WONDERFORD, SR.
THIRD: I give and bequeath two bisque statues, my antigue table with pearl top, my antigue chair with brass decoration, my knick knack shelf, all located in the living room, my china closet and contents, (which contents include rare china and cut glass), my kitchen table and five kitchen chairs, to my niece, Doris Moran.
Fourth: I give and bequeath my diamond engagement ring to Karen Wonderford, the daughter of Russell Wonderford.
FIFTH: I give and devise a portion of land sixty feet (60') by one hundred feet (100') to my son, Morris Wonderford, Jr., and his wife Nancy Wonderford. This property lies at the rear of and adjacent to their present property located on Dunsbach Road in the Town of Halfmoon, County of Saratoga, State of New York. This land is more particularly described as Parcel 38 of section number 284 of the tax map of the Town of Halfmoon for the year 1977. Further, I give and bequeath a portion of land bounded the south by the parcel of land upon which my home is situated, more particulary known as parcel number 40 of section 284 of the tax map of the Town od Halfmoon for the year 1977, bounded on the north by the parcel of land owned by my son, Morris Wonderford, Jr., and his wife Nancy Wonderford, more particularly known as parcel number 37 of section 284 of the tax map of the Town of Halfmoon for the year 1977. This parcel of land is bounded on the west by Dunsbach Rd. and on the east by a continuation of the rear property line of the property of Morris Wonderford, Jr., and Nancy Wonderford. The rear of the property is located three hundred and seventy - five feet (375') from Dunsbach Rd, this portion is ninety feet (90') in width and three hundred and seventy feet in depth.
Sixth: I give and devise a large wooded portion of land lying at the rear of my property to William Wonderford, Michael Wonderford, and Patrick Wonderford, the sons of Morris Wonderford, Jr. and Nancy Wonderford, and Russell Wonderford, the brother of Morris Wonderford, Jr., as tenants in common. This property is more particularly described as a portion of parcel number 39 of section 284 of the tax map of the Town of Halfmoon for the year 1977. The portion of my property is located entirely with parcel number 39 with the western boundary being a line which shall be a line continuing in a northerly direction from the rear line of the property located directly south of the parcel number 40 and parcel number 39 and known as parcel number 41, the property of Francis Covell. This line shall run from the rear line of parcel number 41 to the northern boundary of parcel number 39. The northern, eastern and southern boundary of the parcel being conbeyed, shall from the above stated western boundary be the same as and contiguous with the present boundaries of parcel number 39. At all times shall William Wonderford, Michael Wonderford, Patrick Wonderford and Russell Wonderford, or their devises, heirs or assigns have access across any other portions of my property to the woodlot lying at the rear of my property and more particularly described above in Paragraph SIXTH.
SEVENTH: I five, devise and bequeath all of the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, including my home, and the lands surrounding it and not devised in the paragraphs above, and all other property both real and personal, and wherever situated to my niece, Doris Moran.
EIGHTH: I hereby nominate, constiture and appoint my niece, Doris Moran, to be sole Executrix of this my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT, with full power to mortgage, lease or sell any or all real property or interest therein of which I may die seized or possessed. In the event Doris Moran predeceases me, is unable to act as Executrix or refuses to so act, then and in that event, it is my will that Doris Moran's daughter Mary Alice Pollay, of Round Lake, New York, shall act as my Executrix. It is my wish that my said Executrix shall serve without bond or undertaking.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I the undersigned, Testatrix, have on this 16th day of August, 1978, signed, sealed, published and declared the foregoing instrument as and for my LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT.
Signed: Beatrice Wonderford
Th foregoing instrument, consisting of 2 1/2 pages, was on the 16th day of August, 1978, signed and sealed at the end thereof and at the same time published and declared by BEATRICE WONDERFORD, and above named Testatrix, as and for her LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT in the presence of each of us, did at the request of the said Testatrix, in her presence and in the presence of each other, sign our names as witnesses thereto.
Virginia L. Water residing at W. Glenville, NY Gail E. Westgate residing at Clifton Park, New York
More About Beatrice Bourdeau: Burial: May 14, 1980, St Joseph's Cemetery, Waterford, New York.14 Social Security Number: 083-14-6604.15, 16