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ALBANY-Robert W. Smith, Sr., 88, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2018 at St. Peter’s Hospital.
Born in Albany he was the son of the late Louis J. and Anna M. (Riley) Smith. Mr. Smith attended Albany Public Schools and was an Air Force Veteran. He was a service representative for Niagara Mohawk Power Corp., now known as National Grid, for 37 years, retiring in 1988. Mr. Smith was a longtime Communicant of the former St. John’s/St. Ann’s Church in the South End. He enjoyed model railroading and being technically proficient on the computer, managing the family’s pictures.
ALBANY- Elizabeth G. “Betty ”(Durning) Brown, 95, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center.
Born in Albany and a graduate of Vincentian Institute, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Gertrude T. (Quinn) Durning. Mrs. Brown was appointed Deputy Comptroller for the City of Albany by former Mayor Erastus Corning. She retired in 1994 after more than 35 years of service to the City. She was a communicant of the Parish of Mater Christi.
ALBANY - Joan A (O’Connor) Gaylord, 76, died Wednesday, August 15, 2018 in the Hospice Inn at St Peters Hospital surrounded by family and friends. Born in Albany on December 9, 1941, she was the daughter of the late W. Patrick and Anna Mae (Wissler) O’Connor. She was a graduate of Albany High School. Mrs. Gaylord was a Clerk for New York State in Albany for over 40 years. She was a long time member of the alter rosary society as well as parishioner of St Francis of Assisi (formerly St James Church) and a member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Mrs. Gaylord was also a life time Auxiliary member of the Sheehy Palmer VFW Post 6776, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Wife of the late Charles A Gaylord; Beloved mother of Michelle Hupe (Charles) and Patrick Gaylord (Melissa Loson); and cherished grandmother of Meaghan Hupe (fiancé Sean Baxter) and Caitlin Hupe. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, as well as her VFW family, especially her “soldiers” and dear friends, Tom and Darlene Gallagher.
DELMAR- Eleanor A. (McClosky) Greaney passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2018 at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home. Born in East Hampton, Long Island, New York on November 16, 1921 she was the daughter of Alexander F. and Anna (Samuels) McCloskey and was a graduate of East Hampton High School.
Mrs. Greaney attended Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals’ Medical College and was a graduate of Packard Business College.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, James R. Greaney. Survivors include her three sons, Russell J, Greaney, Colin A. Greaney and Dreux Greaney; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
ALBANY- Jean A. Holloway, 86, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2018. A proud resident of Albany, NY she was the daughter of the late John J. Fitzgerald and Stella (Skozny) Fitzgerald.
Jean graduated in 1949 from St. Anne’s High School in Albany and then served her country in the US Navy WAVES during the Korean War. Jean returned to Albany in 1953 with her husband, the late James Holloway, to raise her family. Jean worked for New York Telephone compiling the Yellow Pages, retiring in 1996 after 30 years of service.
ALBANY – Anne Perry McCaffrey, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Born January 18, 1932 in Albany, she was the daughter of Henry Perry and Winifred Perry Anderson. Anne graduated from Albany High School and Albany Business College. She was employed with the Catholic Diocese of Albany for many years.
Happily married for over 49 years to her husband James P. McCaffrey (deceased in 2007); she was also predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Russ.
She is survived by her children James “Jimmer” McCaffrey (Rochelle Bostrom), Mary Elizabeth “Liz” McCaffrey and Thomas G. “Tommy” McCaffrey (Kelly Mullen); grandchildren Matthew James, Erica Rose, and Tiarnan Aine McCaffrey; her brother David Perry (Barbara); sister-in-law Nancy McCaffrey and many nieces and nephews.
ALBANY- Vito “Victor” Iannelli, 87, passed away at St. Peter’s Hospital, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 after a brief illness. Born and educated in Albany, he was the son of Joseph and Concetta (Guiliano) Iannelli. Mr. Iannelli retired from the Watervliet Arsenal after over 24 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Francis of Assisi Parish.
In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sisters Albina DiPietro and Vincenta Caminiti. He is survived by his wife Helen (DiCarlo) Iannelli; sons Joseph (Lore) of Lyme, CT, James of Albany and John (Gemma) of San Marino, CA; grandchildren Michael, Claire, John Jr., Nicola and Grant; also many nieces and nephews.
DELMAR-John B. “Jack” Meany, 90, died Saturday, August 4, 2018 after a brief illness.
Born in Albany he was the son of the late William and Elizabeth (Purcell) Meany. Mr. Meany was a graduate of the former Vincentian Institute and of Siena College. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War and was retired from the NYS Health Department. He was a Communicant of the Church of St. Thomas the Apostle in Delmar, NY. Jack was a volunteer and past president of the board of the Friends of Five Rivers and also served as a volunteer at Community Caregivers.