Kathy, our thoughts and prayers are with you. You were a devoted daughter and daily showed your love and devotion to your mom. May her memory be a blessing to you

Mary and Steve Bjork , Voorheesville

Dear Eileen & all the Shield’s Clan,
Very Sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom.  She was a gentle soul and will forever remain in our hearts.  E,  fond memories of taking Helen and Pat out for lunch.  Hugs to all,  Louanne

Louanne R Petronio Cossa, Honolulu

To the Shields Family,
Cindy and I are thinking of you in this time of sorrow. We will cherish all of our wonderful memories of your mom, especially how she always welcomed us into her home, made us smile and feel loved. We are blessed to have been her neighbor and friend. She will be missed dearly.

Terri and Cindy, Albany

To Eileen and family,
I am so very sorry to learn of your mother’s passing.  It has been such a long and valiant struggle for all of you and your mother.  My very best wishes to you.

Shirley Brand, Delmar, NY

Tom, Joe, Kathy, Eileen, and Dee,

I received the news of your Mom’s passing last night.  I am so sorry for your loss and you are in my thoughts during this time.  Some 40 plus years ago, it was a privilege and blessing for me to have spent so much time in your home at 13 Betwood Street.  Your Mom (and Dad) were always kind, gracious, generous, and loving – not just to me, but to everyone they welcomed into their home.  To this day, I have much respect and love for the Shields family.  Acts of kindness and love, laughter and friendship, even those we forget about, can impact someone for a lifetime and make them better.  That is how I remember the Shields.  We can honor our parents by being a reflection of the faithfulness and love they always gave to us.  And when the fog of heaviness and heartache passes, know that she’s in heaven.  Your Mom is at peace, and may each of you find peace.  So when all is quiet and you are alone, look up and keep the faith.  It is the most important thing.  “We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.”  2 Corinthians 5:8

Robert Villa, Santa Fe, New Mexico

To the Shields Family,
Helen was the best of the best and every single memory we have is of her smiling. She was the most wonderful friend to our beloved grandmother Harriet and beyond kind and loving to all in Harriet’s family.  How blessed was everyone whose life paths crossed with hers.
I speak for all of the MacFarlands as we send our love and prayers to you all.
With love,
Catherine MacFarland and Gail (MacFarland) Testo

Catherine MacFarland and Gail (MacFarland) Testo, Thornwood, NY and Menands, NY

Dear Eileen and family,
You did everything possible to make your mother’s last years comfortable. Now she is at rest and you will begin to remember all the moments in your lives that made her special to you.
My thoughts are with you,
Sharon

Sharon Siegel, Albany

To the Shields family,
                        My deepest sympathies
May your mom rest in peace.

William Traynor, Albany,NY

Kathy and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. You and your family had many wonderful years with her to share so many of your family’s experiences and special occasions. You all took such good care of your Mother. She was blessed to have such wonderful children You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time in your life.

Ceil Testo, ALBANY,NY

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