Patricia Ficalora ( Amabile) William Lyons Paul Collins Mary Jean Laraway (Marshall) Thomas Conway Grace Hunter (Molineaux) Colleen Monje (Coogan) Shawn Murphy Nora Davis (Cooke) Francine Brady (Musso) Carol Cossart Barbara Diefendorf (Newkirk) William Fisher Timothy Newman Ruth Malphrus (Fleig) Rita Nolan Raymond Forgea Margaret Pero Judith Herrick Bertram "Bert" Pinckney
Richard Herrick Franco Scisci Warren Holdridge Kathleen Corman (Thomas) Marie Cullen (Kerr) John Van Deloo Kevin Kirby Earl Winchester III Mary Ladock Dennis LaMont Jean LaPointe Daniel Leyden
PATRICIA FICALORA OBITUARY Ficalora, Patricia Ann Amabile WINTER GARDEN, Fla.
Patricia Ann Amabile Ficalora of Winter Garden, Fla. passed away on July 1, 2022, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. Patricia was born on July 13, 1949, in Albany, where she grew up and attended school, eventually moving to Clifton Park in 1968. She graduated from Vincentian Institute in Albany, where she was a member of the class of 1967. After graduation, Patricia worked for the New York State Retirement System. She retired after 25 years of State service as a senior retirement calculations specialist to relocate with her young family to Longwood, Fla. While working for the Retirement System, she made many friends with whom she remained in contact. One of her special memories of her time in State service was representing the Retirement System at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. Also, while working for the State, Patrica met and married Bruce Ficalora. They later divorced but remained close friends until her death. Pat loved nothing more than spending time with her girls and her grandchildren, whom she adored. She was anxiously awaiting the birth of her third grandchild, Gabriel Otero, due in September 2022. Trips to restaurants, the beach, and of course, the mall, were her favorite places to spend time. She was a voracious reader who enjoyed historical fiction and could always be found with her e-reader close by. Visiting with her extended family was also extremely important, including her brothers and sister, nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and her beloved aunt, Jane. Her travel plans always revolved around big family gatherings where her large Italian family celebrated holidays, special events, or just being together. She was a naturally funny person, many times without even knowing it. Whenever Pat was around, you knew that fun would ensue. Patricia was predeceased by her parents, Margaret N. (Logan) Amabile and Ernest A. Amabile; her father-in-law, Fred Ficalora; her cousin and close friend, Judith Ferrara Wesley (Charles); and her very special uncle, Anthony J. Ferrara. Patricia is survived by her daughters, Cara M. Ficalora Cabral (Jeffrey) and Katelyn E. Ficalora Otero (Gadiel); her grandchildren, Olivia and Emerson Cabral; her brothers, Ernest Amabile (Elaine) and Mark Amabile; her sister, Deborah Amabile Horton (Steven); her nieces and nephews, Steven Horton (Melissa), Sarah Horton Martin (Christopher), Rachel Amabile, Nicholas Amabile (Jhani), and Alison Amabile; her great-nieces and nephews, Luke and Benjamin Horton, Gabriella and Dillon Martin, and Ryland and Jasper Amabile; her beloved aunt, Jane Amabile Ferrara; her mother-in-law, Marie Ficalora; her sister-in-law, Barbara Ficalora Diamond; and her former husband and close friend, Bruce M. Ficalora. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Patricia's honor to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network at pancan.org or the American Cancer Society at https://donate3.cancer.org.
Collins, Paul M. ALBANY Paul M. Collins, 73, died peacefully at his home in Albany on Sunday, July 24, 2022. Born on February 22, 1949, he was the proud son of Howard and Francoise Collins. Paul was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany and was an active alumnus of his cherished alma mater. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., where he majored in history, graduating cum laude, and became steeped in the ideals of Jesuit social justice. Throughout his life, Paul devoted himself to serving the next generation of Crusaders as President of the Holy Cross Club of Eastern New York. Paul earned his juris doctorate from Albany Law School, where he was salutatorian of the class of 1974. The same year, he began a courtship with Lea Campion. They married in 1976 and embarked on a life-long journey together, bringing four children and six grandchildren into the world. Paul loved animals and, with Lea and his kids, looked after ducks, rabbits, fish, and the occasional lizard. He was especially fond of his dogs, particularly Wyatt and Sierra, who were always at his feet, looking for their next snack. Paul began his career in law as an assistant corporation counsel in Albany, working his way up to executive deputy counsel until his departure in 1985. He spoke fondly about his time as a "baby lawyer" and frequently recounted that the most memorable days of his legal career were working with Erastus Corning II, Tom Whalen, and the staff and attorneys in corporation counsel. From 1985 - 2005, he was an attorney at Hinman Straub P.C., eventually becoming a principal partner, where he focused primarily on civil litigation and swung a decent softball bat. After a short time working at Sheehan, Greene, Golderman, Carraway, and Jacques, Paul served as deputy special counsel to the New York State Board of Elections and argued several times before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. After six years with the Board of Elections, Paul was finally ready to retire, but could never take down his shingle. Instead, he occasionally practiced law for the remainder of his life, helping others with whatever their needs may be, and always giving back to those less fortunate than himself. A lifelong Democrat, Paul began serving the public as an Albany County legislator in 1983, after winning a hard fought primary contest. A representative well ahead of his time, Paul's accomplishments as a legislator included ushering the passage of the first diversionary program for drug addicts, funding an adolescent drug treatment facility, rebuilding the pool at Lincoln Park, and protecting the rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community. He took special pride helping to solve the everyday problems of his constituents during his 27-year career as a civil servant. Committed to social justice, he was a true man of the people. Paul was an active member of the New Scotland Avenue and Albany communities. He was a devoted member of the Catholic church and was a regular at the 8:15 a.m. weekday Masses in the Mater Christi Parish. He was the first president of the St. Teresa of Avila School Board, and helped plan the annual bazaar, where he held court at the raffle station with his beautiful wife, Lea. At Westland Hills and Central Babe Ruth, Paul coached his sons' baseball teams. Though the teams were often a rag-tag bunch of underdogs who seldom came out on top of games, he had a positive influence on innumerable young men well after they left the playing field, as well as those that did not play. Quiet in this type of work, he touched the lives of countless young people by finding them jobs, or keeping them out of the criminal justice system. When he was not coaching or watching his daughters and sons excel in their pursuits, Paul was busy ensuring the Central Babe Ruth properties were well maintained, concessions were filled, and teams were plentiful, as president of the league. This love of the game carried over to his lifelong devotion to the New York Yankees, which he shared with his father, Howard. Paul spent many a weekend with his family and friends taking in a ballgame (and we all learned not to call him during a Yankees' game). As his children aged out of sports, Paul began substantial involvement with numerous local charitable organizations. He was especially proud of his work with Catholic Charities, providing service to people in need and advocating for justice. He was a longtime member of the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. One of his greatest achievements was serving as chairman of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, and he loved showing off his grandchildren at the Hall after the parade. Paul also organized the "Dick Connors" lunch at the Hibernian Hall, which brought community members together to break bread and discuss matters of history, politics, and culture. Paul took great pride in his Irish Catholic identity, visiting the Emerald Isle on numerous occasions and soaking in Irish culture. Always quick with a joke, he was an embodiment of Irish-American wit. Surprising to some, Paul had a sailor's mouth and passed it to his four beautiful children. He taught his kids, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces the ins-and-outs of being a trickster, under the Cape Cod moonlight. He would literally give you the shirt off his back, but few would take him up on that offer since he was known to wear the same shirt for days on end. He was an avid angler and lover of nature, and particularly enjoyed spending time outdoors with his brother Dave. His devotion to the environment was such that he would eat food well past its expiration date, rather than have it end up in a landfill - a true humanitarian. Some of his best memories were spent on the golf course with his brother Pete, and he took considerable pride in his two holes-in-one. A great void will be left in the lives of all he touched, but the greatest void will be left in the lives of his family. Paul was the beloved husband of Lea (Campion) Collins, with whom he just celebrated 46 years of marriage. He was the loving father of Paul (Lisa) Collins, Patrick (Erin) Collins, Kelly (Dan) Webster, and Katie. Of all of Paul's accomplishments, his greatest joy was his grandchildren. The memories he forged with Rose, Maggie, Madigan, Grace, Danny, and Michael are bountiful. He adored spoiling them at Jack's Diner, watching them swim at the pool, taking them to Cape Cod, and enjoying the new family home in Glen Lake, which is a legacy he left his family in the most "Paul Collins" way possible. Paul is also survived by his brother, Dave, cherished in-laws, and beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Peter; and sister Ginny. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Paul's funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, at the Parish of Mater Christi, 35 Hurst Ave., Albany. The family requests masks be worn inside the church during the funeral Mass. To view the Mass please visit YouTube.com/C.ParishofMaterChristi. The Rite of Committal will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands immediately following the Mass. A celebration of life will then follow at the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 375 Ontario St., Albany. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Paul's memory to the Father Peter G. Young, Jr. Foundation, 134 Franklin St, Albany, NY 12202 or at www.pyhit.org. To leave a message for the family please visit www.McveighFuneralHome.com
Conway, Thomas A. Esq. DELMAR Thomas A. Conway, Esq., died peacefully April 11, 2014 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Albany on the fourth of July, 1949, the ninth child of the late William F. Conway, Jr. and the late Elaine Rose (Lawrence) Conway. He graduated from Vincentian Institute in 1967 and from Georgetown University in 1971. In 1975 Tom graduated cum laude from Albany Law School of Union University and was elected to the Justinian Honor Society. Following his graduation from law school Tom entered private practice and began a successful and distinguished career as a trial lawyer. He was a member of the New York State Bar Association, the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, the Albany County Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. He was proud to have been a founding member of the Albany Ronald McDonald House. A consummate professional, Tom was esteemed and respected by lawyers and judges, including a generation of young legal minds and mentees who admired and emulated him. Tom endeared himself to his clients for whom he was both a compassionate counselor and a zealous advocate. His commitment to his profession was exceeded only by his boundless love for his family. He is survived by his bride of 43 years Kathryn M. (Perkins) Conway, who was his best friend, the love of his life and beauty of his world. Tom's greatest joy was the love of his five children, Amy (Andrew Kirby), Thomas, Jr. (Lindsay), Amanda Bariglio (Todd), Molly Flynn (Peter) and Michael and his cherished grandchildren, Katie, Andrew and Molly Kirby, Orla Conway, Caden, Carolina and Cora Bariglio, and Chloe and Owen Flynn. He is adored and admired by his brothers and sisters, Gerard (Helen), John, Elaine, Edward, Gayle Doyle (Paul), Lawrence (Grace), Mary Lucy Cook (Charles), Rita Seymour (David), Laurie (Richard Platkin), Christopher (Valentina) and Brian. Tom was predeceased by his brother, Dr. William Conway (Barbara), whom he treasured. "Uncle Tommy" will always be remembered by his many nephews and nieces who all loved him dearly. Funeral services Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited and may call Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen Street, Albany. The family would like to thank the physicians and staff of St. Peter's Hospital for the kindness and care he received during his illness. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Tom in a special way, may send contributions to St. Peter's Cancer Care Center c/o The St. Peter's Hospital Foundation, 319 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208. To leave Tom's family a special message on their guestbook, obtain directions, or view other helpful services please visit McVeighFuneralHome.com
Colleen (Coogan) Monje, 56, of Burlington Vt., passed into everlasting life on Sunday, August 6, 2006 at Vermont Respite House in Williston Vt. after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Born, raised and educated in Albany, N.Y., Colleen attended catholic school at St. Teresa of Avila and was a 1967 graduate of Vincentian Institute. She attended SUNY at Albany, and Albany College of Pharmacy. She received her Vermont Pharmacy License on August 8, 1972 and began a long career as a pharmacist in Burlington, Vt. Colleen was a devout congregate of St. Mark's Church. She enjoyed expressing her creativity through sewing, knitting, crocheting, quilting and making beautiful beaded jewelry. Colleen was also interested in antiques, was an avid doll collector and loved to travel. A dedicated genealogist, Colleen researched, collected and documented extensive family history. Colleen is survived by her husband of 28 years, Christopher Monje; her daughter, Katherine Monje; her son, Brian Monje; and her young granddaughter, Evelyn Olivia, whom she adored. She predeceases her loving parents, John F. Coogan and Jane Coogan; her sisters, Janice Hunter and Carol Coogan (Strausman), all of Albany N.Y.; her brother, John M. Coogan of Philadelphia, Pa.; eight nieces and nephews; two grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial at the Ready Funeral Home North Chapel, 934 North Ave., Burlington, Vt. on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mark's Church, 1251 North Ave., Burlington, Vt. on Thursday, August 10, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Resurrection Park Cemetery in South Burlington. To send online condolences, please visit www.readyfuneral.com
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Davis, Nora Wilson SARATOGA SPRINGS Nora Wilson Davis, 60, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 11, 2010. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Christine Moran. Nora resided in Guilderland for over 20 years before moving to Saratoga 10 years ago. She was a 1967 graduate of Vincentian Institute and attended Hudson Valley Community College where she earned her associate's degree. Nora was a secretary for the Guilderland Insurance Agency for 14 years and, more recently, at Lifestyles woman's clothing store in Saratoga Springs for the past ten years. Nora is the beloved wife of Don Davis. She is the devoted mother of Ryan Wilson and Brent Wilson, both of Clifton Park, and Matthew (Molly) Wilson of St. Louis, Mo. She is the stepmother of Deborah (Michael) Amedio of Latham. Nora is the cherished grandmother of Sophia and Adalyn Wilson. Also surviving is her faithful canine companion, Magoo as well as many cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. at St. Madeleine Sophie Church, Guilderland. Calling hours will be Monday from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at New Comer-Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Rd., Colonie (Rt. 155-south of Central Ave). Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com
Malphrus, Ruth Fleig ALBANY Ruth P. Fleig Malphrus, 66, passed away unexpectedly July 24, 2016, at her home in Colonie. Ruth was born in Albany to the late George J. Fleig Jr and Ruth P. Sweeney Fleig. She retired in 2004 from New York State Employees Retirement Division. Ruthie loved her New York Yankees and New York Giants teams, fishing at her home on the Great Sacandage Lake, golfing, especially her "hackers and tweeners" and her undeniable love of music! Adored by her children, Shayna A. Malphrus of Colonie and Christopher R. Malphrus (Ashley) of Latham. "Mema" to three grandsons, DeMarco L. Bryant, Alexander C. Malphrus, and Declan R. Malphrus. She leaves behind siblings, George J. Fleig III (Louise) of Pennsylvania, Pamela A. Lemme (Thomas) of Guilderland, Susan Fleig of Binghamton, Shawn M. Femia (Richard) of Guilderland, John H. Fleig (Susan) of Albany. Survived by many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews and longtime heartfelt friends. Love you, Ruthie! Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Ruthie's family Thursday, July 28, 2016, 4 to 7 p.m. in the McVeigh Funeral Home, 208 North Allen St., Albany. Funeral services Friday, July 29, 2016, at 8:45 a.m. from the McVeigh Funeral Home, thence to the Parish of Mater Christi, Albany at 9:30 a.m. where a funeral Mass will be celebrated. Those wishing to remember Ruth in a special way may send a contribution to either the American Heart Association , 4 Atrium Dr., Suite 100, Albany, NY 12205 or Alzheimer's Association Northeastern New York, 4 Pine West Plaza, Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205 To leave a message for the family, light a candle, obtain directions or view other helpful services please visit McveighFuneralHome.com
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Richard C. Herrick, 72, of Desson Ave in Troy, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 19, 2022 at his home in the loving care of his family.
Born in Albany, NY, he was the son of the late C. Robert and Elizabeth Gordon Herrick Shelford and was a 1967 graduate of Vincentian Institute.
He retired as Assistant Chief of the Real Property Bureau at the NYS Office of General Services.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 36 years Mary Louise DeLair Herrick, his devoted son Jonathan (Katherine) Herrick of Wilton, his devoted daughter Kirsten (William F., Jr.) Doughty of Alpharetta, GA, his cherished grandsons; Timmy and Billy Doughty, his adored granddaughters; Maeve and Emmy Herrick and his brothers; Robert (Josie) Herrick, W. Mark Herrick and Fred (Pamela) Herrick. He was predeceased by his sisters; Elizabeth Paige and Nancy McCoon.
Cullen, Marie E. ALBANY Marie E. Cullen, 59, of Albany, went home to God on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 after a brave and valiant fight with cancer. She was the daughter of the late William H. and Miriam T. Kerr, and was a lifelong resident of Albany. Marie left a lasting impression on everyone she touched. She was known for her kindness, faith and incredible sense of humor. Marie graduated from Vincentian Institute and received her medical training at St. Peter's School of Nursing. She worked her entire professional career in the service of others as a registered nurse, most recently for 19 years as the district nurse for Capital Region BOCES. Marie embodied the great instincts and skills of a nurse in her career and in her daily life. She served as a caretaker and medical adviser for family and friends, and touched the lives of thousands of patients, co-workers and students. Her office at Maywood School was a place of respite and healing, and she radiated comfort, peace and love to everyone in her presence. There was nothing more important in Marie's life than family. There were no roles she was more proud of than wife and mom. She loved unconditionally, and those of us who love her never wondered for even one moment how much she cared about us. Marie now watches over her husband, Tom, of 35 years, and her two sons, who will always be Tommy and Danny (Chrystal). The youngest of four, Marie had a close love and friendship with her big brothers Bill and Jim Kerr, and her loving sister and confidant Liz Bouchard. She shared so many of the great times in her life with her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Janet Kerr, Skip Bouchard, Jim and Kathy Cullen, Bill and Carol Cullen, Susan and Tom Seipel, and was predeceased by her "little brother" Johnny Cullen. As "Aunt Re-Re," she was so proud of Cheryl, Billy, Melinda, Duke, Brendan, Kelly, John, Jennifer and Mary Beth, whom she loved dearly. Marie made lifelong friendships at V.I. and St. Peter's. Decades after graduation, she still celebrated regularly with those wonderful women. They shared many laughs and a few tears over the years. She was always supportive to them, and they were loyal to her, comforting her throughout her fight. In her time with Capital Region BOCES, Marie formed friendships with many of her colleagues. She was always there to provide strength for them, and they showed an amazing outpouring of love and support in recent months, and throughout her 19 years with the organization. Marie was a woman of tremendous faith. Her love of God steered her through all the moments of her life. She was driven each day by her deep devotion to the Sacred Heart and the Holy Spirit, giving thanks and asking for guidance. She was a communicant of St. Margaret Mary's Church, a community she felt was an extension of her family. Marie's family is thankful for the gracious and loving care given by St. Peter's Hospital and Visiting Nurses of Albany, as well as Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Those wishing to make donations in Marie's name are encouraged to do so to St. Margaret Mary's Church, or to Beth Israel Deaconess for cancer research. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Monday morning at 9:00 in St. Margaret Mary's Church, Homestead St., Albany. Calling hours will also be held in the church on Sunday from 4-8 p.m. All are invited to these celebrations of Marie's life. Interment will be held in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
Kirby, Kevin P. ALBANY Kevin P. Kirby, 61, died suddenly Sunday, October 10, 2010 at St. Peter's Hospital. Born in Albany he was the beloved son of Elizabeth A. (Kosakowski) Kirby of Delmar and the late James J. Kirby. Kevin was a graduate of the former Vincentian Institute and Empire State College. He worked as an administrator for Albany County for many years, retiring in 2004. Father of Carolyn A. Kirby, Meredith L. Kirby, Melissa J. Kirby and James J. Kirby II; grandfather of Adam Kirby; brother of Michael S. Kirby, Susan B. (Robert) McDermott, Kathleen Kirby, Gregory J. (Donna) Kirby and the late Nancy Kirby. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 13, 2010 at Christ the King Church, 20 Sumpter Ave., Guilderland. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Those who wish may send memorial contributions to National Wildlife Federation, 11100 Wildlife Center Dr., Reston, VA 20190-5362, the National Park Foundation, 1201 Eye St. NW, Suite 550B, Washington D.C., 20005 or to the Natural Heritage Trust, Empire State Plaza, Agency Bldg. 1, Albany, NY 12238 to support NYS Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. To sign the on line condolence book, please visit www. danielkeenanfuneralhome.com
Lapointe, Jean Jean B. Lapointe, age 69, passed away on Friday, December 28, at home following a long battle with lymphoma. He was born on October 4, 1949, in Albany, New York to Roland Lapointe and Yolande (Gaulin) Lapointe. Jean attended college and received his master's at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where he was a member of the Rensselaer Society of Engineers. Following his graduation, he served as an officer in the Navy and then obtained his PhD in organizational psychology at the University of Michigan. Jean had a long career in corporate organizational development, working at Merrill Lynch, Anheuser-Busch, and Chiquita. Jean then started his own consulting business, coaching executives in personal and professional growth. Jean will be remembered for his deep appreciation of simple pleasures, including good wine, strong coffee, great food, long walks, old jazz, and being with friends. He also loved to cycle, completing two 100-mile bike rides to raise funds for The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society while in treatment for his lymphoma. Jean's thoughtfulness, wisdom, patience, love, and humor are unmatched. Jean will be missed by many, including his fiancee, Caroline Charlesworth; his daughters, Sarah (Lapointe) Gowen and Emily Lapointe; his grandchildren; his brother, Claude Lapointe, and sister, Louise Mealer; and many friends from across his life. A memorial and celebration of Jean's life is planned for February 16th in Ann Arbor. For more information about time and location, please contact Lapointe1049@gmail.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jean's name to The Leukemia And Lymphoma Society.
Leyden, Daniel J. ALBANY Daniel J. Leyden, 70 of Albany, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, August 23, 2019, surrounded by loving family and lifelong friends. Dan was born in Springfield, Mass., the son of the late Robert D. and Eileen F. Godfrey Leyden. His family moved to Albany in 1954. Dan was a proud graduate of Vincentian Institute, Class of '67. In high school he excelled at basketball and baseball. He continued playing baseball while earning his degree at the College of the Holy Cross. Dan also played baseball in the Albany Twilight League for several years, and was named rookie of the year in 1969. In 2011, he was inducted into the Bishop Maginn High School Alumni Assocation Hall of Fame for athletics. Dan was employed by Banker's Trust Co. during his early twenties and then began a 28 year career with Albany County working in personnel. He retired in 2004 as director of Civil Service. Dan enjoyed reading, golf, cooking, watching the Yankees and visits from his grandkids. He was an avid fan of music from his favorite decade, the 50's. He was a member of the Twilight League Veterans Assocation, and a 35 year member of the Knights of Columbus. Throughout his life Dan treasured the friendship of a group of loyal friends he had since grade school. He was loved and cherished by his children, extended family and countless friends. Dan is survived by his children, Michael G. Leyden (Sara) of Bristol, Vt., Thomas D. Leyden (Melanie) of Danville, Calif., and Kathryn L. Yund (George) of Glenmont; his siblings, Robert Leyden (Brenda) of Albany, Brian Leyden (Rose) of Malta, Virginia DeWolf (Thomas) of Cherry Hill, N.J., and Teresa Tiernan (Thomas) of Jamestown, R.I.; and by his brother-in-law Roland Mahony of Albany. Dan is also survived by his four grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Judy Mahony. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Madison Ave. and Partridge St., Albany, Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at St. Vincent de Paul Church on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
When i was very young (5 years old) Billy lived nearby and we were best buddies. But then he moved away and there was no more Billy. When I arrived at V.I. in my sophomore year, THERE WAS BILLY AGAIN. YABBA DABBA DOO!!!
From Dan Buddie on June 25th, 2017
Bill Lyons transferred into VI our sophomore year - and immediately became one of my closest friends, track/440 teammate and a member of our championship and record-setting Mile Relay. He also helped me to meet the girl of my dreams that year. They say you count your true friends on one hand - Bill was one of mine. I miss not being able to see him again.
Laraway, Mary Jean (Marshall) ALBANY Mary Jean (Marshall) Laraway passed away on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 after a long struggle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Henry and Elizabeth (Grady) Marshall of Albany. Born and raised in Albany, she graduated from Vincentian Institute and attended the College of Saint Rose. Mary Jean launched a long career in banking at Albany Savings Bank (ASB). Valued for her experience and hard work, she advanced to the position of vice-president of corporate affairs at ASB. She was a key figure in assisting customers and staff in the mergers with CharterOne and Citizens Bank. Mary Jean loved the ocean, and moved to Portsmouth, R.I. after retirement. She directed her energy into her new community by teaching adult literacy classes. She also loved music and served on the board of Common Fence Music. Mary Jean leaves behind a loving family. She is survived by her daughter, Jean Laraway; son, Chris (Kate) Laraway; grandchildren, Shayla, Shaun, and Kensi; also survived by sisters, June Marshall Howard, Virginia (Richard) Willigan, Patrice Marshall Spingarn; and brothers, Richard Marshall and William Marshall; and many nieces and nephews. Mary Jean is predeceased by her parents, Henry and Ellizabeth; sister, Carole (Marshall) White; and brother, Joseph T. Marshall. A celebration of Mary Jean's life will be held on Sunday, November 17 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. with a service at 3 p.m. at New-Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Dr. John Balint Fund at the Albany Medical Center Foundation are appreciated at 43 New Scotland Ave., Mail code 119, Albany NY 12208 in her memory.
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Hunter, Grace NEW BALTIMORE Grace Molineaux Hunter, 58, of New Baltimore, died Wednesday, February 13, 2008 at the Community Hospice of Albany Inn at St. Peter's after a long illness. Born in Albany, Grace was the daughter of Teresa Segolo Molineaux of East Greenbush and the late Vincent Molineaux. Grace was the wife of Fred G. Hunter; mother of Vince E. Hunter of Selkirk; sister of Ian Molineaux of Norfolk, Va., Lorraine DeCuyper of Guilderland, Rene Molineaux of Albany, Mary Gecewicz of Selkirk, Celeste McQuarrie of Bow, N.H., Alban Molineaux of East Greenbush, Justine Thompson of Salt Point, N.Y., Eugene Molineaux of Selkirk, Cortland Molineaux of East Greenbush and Teresa Molineaux of Schenectady. She is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews and in-laws. Funeral services will be 8:30 Saturday morning from the Reilly & Son Funeral Home, Colonie and at 9:30 at the Church of St. Theresa of Avila, 435 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Burial will be in Memory's Garden Cemetery in Colonie. For those who wish, memorial contributions to the Community Hospice of Albany Inn at St. Peter's Hospital, 315 So. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208 would be greatly appreciated. reillyandsonfuneralhome.com
Grace and her family were generous and caring. In mom's and my sadness over losing a husband and father, Grace invited us to a family New Year's party in 1966. Joy overcame grief for a brief time and instilled in us a deep appreciation for the friendship and camaraderie of the Molineaux family.
North Chili: Thursday, November 13, 2008, at age 59, after a short but courageous fight against cancer. He was surrounded by his wife Marge, daughters Morgan and Shauna, special friend Sarah Duvall and his constant companion Cody. Shawn is survived by his family as well as his mother Marcia Murphy of Albany NY; his sister, Sharon (Kevin) O'Dea; brother, Kevin (Pam) Murphy all from the capital district region. Shawn is also survived by his mother and father-in-law, Bill and Eva Corbin of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan; brothers-in-law, Bill (Kathy) Corbin, Glen (Ellyn) Corbin of Illinois, and Kevin (Ann) Corbin of Ann Arbor Michigan; many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. He leaves behind a legion of friends and admirers. He was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, NY, and Siena College, Loudonville, NY.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held on Monday, November 17, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Walker Bros Funeral Home, 15 West Avenue, Spencerport, NY. An Irish Wake is being planned for the early spring. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Golisano's Children's Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in his name
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Newman, Timothy W. CLIFTON PARK Timothy W. Newman, 64, passed away on Monday, March 17, 2014. Funeral services will be on Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10 a.m. at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie. A calling hour will precede the service at the funeral home. To leave a special message for the family online, visit newcomeralbany.com.
Nolan, Rita Mary ALBANY Rita Mary Nolan, born on June 7, 1949, passed away on January 28, 2020. Rita was blessed with the love of her wife Chris Colarusso; our daughter Linda and husband Drew Hopkins; and our treasured granddaughters, Denver Mary an Autumn BethAnne. The eldest of ten siblings in the Nolan family, Rita nurtured and cherished them all. Our shared sense of family was inclusive of the families we were born into and the ones we chose as family over the years of our life together. Rita was an intensely private person and lived a rich interior life that she generously shared with those she loved. Most people don't know that Rita was a poet. Rita loved the written word. Often, when asked, "How do you know that?", she would respond, "I read it somewhere." She found her spiritual anchor in the garden and in all things natural. Protecting our planet for our children was high on her list of concerns. She rode her bicycle in every sort of weather. She would not and could not be contained. For her seventieth birthday, we all went ziplining to the delight and pride of our granddaughters. Love was an ingredient in every meal she prepared and her signature garlic salad dressing, made fresh daily, could not be surpassed. Adventures in the Adirondacks at Blue Mountain Lake fed and renewed her spirit. After being the first producer of alfalfa sprouts in Quebec, Canada, in her twenties, Rita returned to New York in her thirties and became a certified public accountant. She was deeply valued by her clients for her kindness and sound, practical advice. Rita and Chris chose to stand on the side of love, truth and justice. As dedicated member owners of The Honest Weight Co-op community they brought that energy into every action they pursued to actively engage the membership. The Co-op knew and depended on Rita over many decades for her gravitas, dedication, precision, and enduring work. Most recently, Rita was a steady and calming presence on the Elections and Nominations Committee. Rita loved when people gave from their hearts to better the world as they saw fit. Please spread kindness and compassion in her honor. Her memory will be a blessing. Visit townleywheelerfh.com to share condolences and memories.
Pinckney, Bertram D. ALBANY Bertram D. Pinckney, 58, of Albany, died peacefully Thursday, September 20, 2007, surrounded by his loving family in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter's Hospital after a courageous two year battle with cancer. Bert was born in Albany, and lived here all his life. He was a graduate of Vincentian Institute in Albany, attended Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., and received his bachelor's degree from Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, Pa. He was employed by the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting Commission, retiring last year after 30 years of service. In high school, Bert was a starter on the Vincentian varsity football team for three years, and held the All-Albany Football title for two years. He was a member of the 1966 League Champion Football Team. He also started on the Vincentian varsity basketball team for two years. He was inducted into the Bishop Maginn High School Alumni Association Hall of Fame in recognition of his athletic accomplishments. Bert is survived by his loving wife Brenda Scovello Pinckney; his mother, Alice McDermott Pinckney; his mother-in-law, Rosemary Abbate of Albany; his sons, Matthew Pinckney and Charles Pinckney of Guilderland; his stepdaughters, Stephanie Stiles (Roy) of Guilderland, and Jackie Scovello of Albany; his brothers, Andrew M. Pinckney, Jr. (Katy) of Waterford and Michael Pinckney (Debbie) of Albany; his sisters, Cathy Pinckney of Worcester, Mass., Bethy Finkle (Stephen) of Albany, and Peggy Gaudet (Jim) of Albany; his sister-in-law, Janice Abbate Goca of Colonie; his grandchildren, Andrew, Matthew, and Isabella Stiles; and by several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, a grandnephew, and a grandniece. He was predeceased by his father, Andrew M. Pinckney Sr., and his brother, James J. Pinckney. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 9:00, and from there to St. Catherine of Siena Church, Hurst Ave., Albany, at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Rd., Albany, NY 12211.
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Scisci, Franco C. COLONIE Franco C. Scisci, 71, passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side on Wednesday, December 12, 2018. Born in Monopoli, Bari, Italy he was the son of the late Damiano and Antoinette Scisci. He is survived by his wife, Ann Marie Scisci. He lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed various sports, especially golf and bowling. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family. In addition to his wife, Franco is survived by his children, Damian Scisci (Leah) and Maria Boomhower (Bill). Franco was the loving "Papa" to, Samantha and Victoria. He is also survived by his siblings, Marino Scisci (Chris), Pasquale Scisci (Kate) and Rose Scisci. He also leaves to remember him nieces, nephews and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, December 20, from 4-7 p.m. at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 21, at 10 a.m. in St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Rd, Loudonville. Interment will follow in the Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Northeast Kidney Foundation, 501 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY, 12205 and The Lustgarten Foundation for pancreatic cancer research online at, https://www.lustgarten.org/donate or by mail at, 415 Crossways Park Dr., Suite D, Woodbury, NY, 11797. To leave a special message for the family online please visit NewComerAlbany.com
Van Deloo, John A. MD SCHENECTADY John A. Van Deloo, MD, died peacefully at home Sunday, August 26, 2007 at the age of 58. He was born in Albany, the son of the late John and Marie Van Deloo. John graduated from Vincentian Institute and completed his under-graduate education at Siena College. He graduated from the University of Brussels Medical School in Brussels, Belgium. He completed his family practice residency at St. Clare's Hospital in Schenectady. After completing his residency, he was an emergency department physician at Mary McClellan Hospital in Cambridge, St. Mary's Hospital in Amsterdam, and Ellis Hospital in Schenectady. In 1980, John was a founding partner of Niskayuna Family Practice. He was a preceptor for both St. Clare's Family Practice residency program and Albany Medical College's residency program. He served as chief of staff at Ellis Hospital and was on the board of Haven Grief Counseling Center. John was a physician for the Schenectady City School System and was a lifetime member of the Schenectady County Medical Society. John was a great outdoorsman. As an avid fisherman, his adventures took him from local lakes and rivers to the banks of the Amazon. He enjoyed many weekends fishing in tournaments with the Elite Anglers. He was always willing to share his love of the sport with anyone willing to go along! John was a tireless advocate for the environment. He was a member of the Hudson/Mohawk Group of the Sierra Club, serving as their conservation chair, membership vice-chair and as their Hudson River, Pesticides/Clean Water and Sprawl/Smart Growth guru. This past December, John was awarded Sierra Club's Distinguished Service Award. He was a member of the John Muir Society and a chairman of the Friends of the Woodlawn Preserve. His passion for the environment crossed over to his love of hiking and cross country skiing. His adventurous spirit and love of travel took him all over the world. John is survived by his wife, Peggy of 26 years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sister, Maryann Stephens; his brothers, Alfred (Betsey) Van Deloo and James Van Deloo; four nephews and one niece; stepdaughters, Lisa (John) Breitmayer and Linda (Greg) Axenroth. He was affectionately known as "Papa John" to Aimee, Alex, Maggie and Max Breitmayer and Sam, Annie, Sophie and Riley Axenroth. The family wishes to extend their thanks to the caring staff on A5 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, his devoted patients and his wonderful and supportive friends and neighbors. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2007 at 11 a.m. at the chapel at Siena College, Loudonville, N.Y. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to the Ellis Hospital Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 1015, Schenectady, NY 12301 or online at www.ellishospital.org or to the Sierra Club Hudson/Mohawk Group, P.O. Box 8447, Albany, NY 12208. Arrangements by the Kazyaka Funeral Home.
John was with me from K through 4 years at Siena. He became a noted physician via medical school in Belgium learning everything in French. He was my primary care physician at the time of his untimely death. My life was blessed by being with John A all these years.
Winchester, Earle B. III GLENMONT Earle B. Winchester III. 66, died on Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at home. Born in Albany he was the son of the late Earle B. Jr. and Mary (O'Brien) Winchester. He graduated from the former Vincentian Institute. Earle served in the U.S. Air Force during Vietnam. He later worked for the New York State Legislative Bill Drafting. Earle was a golf legend in the Capital District and beyond in a golf career bracketed by championships and fueled by a keen competitive spirit. In between leading the Vincentian High School Golf Team to three consecutive Diocesan League Championships as a young man and winning the New York State Golf Association Super Senior Championship in 2013, Earle competed at the highest levels of the regional amateur ranks as a life long member of Normanside Country Club. At NCC he served as Greens committee chairman for 13 years and won the Club Championship seven times and the Senior Club Championship four times. Earle was also a frequent competitor at numerous invitational tournaments where he was welcomed not only for his skill as a golfer but for his warm personality and easy-going demeanor. Whether in a hotly contested championship match or a casual round on Friday night before dinner, Earle was the consummate sportsman and a pleasure to be with on the golf course. Golfers of all skill levels felt comfortable with Earle and benefited from his guidance and encouragement on the course. The sheer joy he felt on the golf course was often expressed through his signature giggle which will never be forgotten by the many friends made over a lifetime of enjoying golf. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth (Greenhalgh) Winchester; children, William Sheridan Jr., Jeffrey Sheridan Sr. and Michael Sheridan; grandchildren, Jeffrey Sheridan Jr., Kyrstie, Shelby, Micayla, and William Sheridan III; his sister, Gail O'Shaughnessy; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Earle's life on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 1-4 p.m. in the Normanside Country Club, 150 Salisbury Road, Delmar. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may send memorial contributions to American Cancer Society ,1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110 or to Community Hospice of Albany Co., 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenan funeralhome.com.
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