Good morning St. Patrick Alumni Family and Friends. It has been 85 long days since we have all been able to be together. We have had a lot of circumstance that have happened in those 85 days. We were not able to be together for our St. Patrick Day Event, We were not able to share the holiest time of year together and we lost some dear friends during this tragic situation. It has been a very difficult time for everyone. When we last emailed everyone the State of New York had 173 total confirmed cases of COVID-19 as it stands today there has been 350,121 positive cases of COVID-19 and 22,619 deaths. Some will argue this totals. Saying that they were not all COVID-19 deaths that these individuals had underling conditions that caused their deaths and that it is all a political game. The fact is there were 22,619 souls taken from us during these 85 days whether or not it was linked to the virus the fact is these souls all died alone and with out their love ones. The families and friends did not get to say good bye. These souls did not have the send off that they deserved. It is now time we put all our opinions aside and pray for all the lost souls that have been taken from us and we pray that this nation can put all its difference aside to help all in need. Please know that we are thinking of all of you and you are all in our prayers and thoughts. If anyone is in need of help you can always reach out to Catholic Charities of The Diocese of Albany. We have provided a link below. Once you click on the link scroll to the bottom and click on the county you live in. Catholic Charities help with Food & Nutrition, General Help and emergency Assistance, Shelter & Low income Housing, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children & Adults with Intellectual Disabilities, Service for Seniors and much more.
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We will continue to monitor the situation but for now we will not be having any services until July 12th. this is suppose to be our annual picnic. There are many factors that will be consider in whether or not we will be able to have the picnic. One main factor is if the State allows gatherings of more than 10 people. The other factor is if the venue opens for business with gatherings. Right now we are still planning to have it but we will not jeopardize anyone's health or safety.
We will continue to keep everyone updated on the situation as things unfold, so please make sure to check for updates VIA email, website http://www.stpatrickstroy.org/ , facebook pages, Community of St. Patrick's Church of Troy, NY and/or The Community of St. Patrick's Troy, New York. Please see below some tips below to prevent illness. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and our strength. An ever present help in times of trouble. God Bless and have a great week we can not wait to see everyone again. Father Dave Jones and St. Patrick Alumni Committee.
Tips in helping to avoid the spread of Illness:
The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
Ahearn, William C. SCHAGHTICOKE William C. Ahearn, 71, died Saturday, January 7, 2012 at St. Mary's Hospital, Troy surrounded by his family. Born in Schuyler ville, he was the loving and devoted son of the late William D. Ahearn and Helen Miller Ahearn and beloved husband and best friend of 43 years to Jean Palladino Ahearn of Schaghticoke. Bill attended Schuylerville High School, graduated from Bridgton Academy, North Bridgton, Maine and attended Hudson Valley Community College, Troy. Bill joined the Army, training at Fort McClellan, Ala. He was assigned to the U.S. Army 10th medical laboratory I Landstuhl, Germany. He was a senior chemical laboratory tech. E5. After three years of service he received an honorable discharge with a citation for outstanding service and meritorious achievements. Bill worked for the New York State Department of Health at the Wadsworth Lab (Environmental Heath Center). He conducted lake Eutropication field studies for 20 years. He also was head of technical support on investigations of Radon in New York State, PCB's in the Hudson River, worldwide natural methane sources (New York, Panama, West Virginia), New York harbor sedimentation rates, acid rain effects on New York State lakes, collaborated with Environmental Canadian coring of Lake Ontario. Bill then moved to Mass Spectrometry Lab where he worked doing repair, design and adaptations of the spectrometers. He was cited in many scientific papers and reports for his technical excellence, co-authored several papers and developed many sampling and chemical procedures. He retired as a lab equipment designer after 32 years of service. Bill is known for his expertise in statuary restoration/design and has restored both religious/non-religious statues over the years. In addition, he is a handcrafting and woodworking expert. He was known for designing, crafting of furniture and tabernacles for various churches in the Albany Diocese. His restoration work can be found in a wide area of New York State, Vermont and Massachusetts. He was member of the National Sculpture Society and Halfmoon Woodcarving Group. Bill was a devote Catholic, an active member of the former St. Patrick's Church, Troy. He was president of the parish council, lector, eucharistic minister and served on various committees. William was happiest in his studio where he crafted many toys, plaques and fine furniture pieces for family and friends. His other interest included wild bird photography, reading and fine arts. Most of all, he was thrilled caring for and spending time with his grandchildren. Survivors in addition to his beloved wife Jean, include two beautiful daughters, Jennifer Ann Coso (Matthew) of Niskayuna, Michelle Anne Wagner (Rob) of Troy; six grandchildren, Alexis, Ayden William, Alyssa, Jacob and Joshua Coso of Niskayuna and Ryan Wagner of Watervliet; brothers-in-law, George (Theresa) Palladino of Oneonta, Philip (Phyllis) Palladino of Auterlitz, Michael (Patricia) Palladino of Pittstown; sister-in-law, Mary (Roger) Ayotte of Waterford; many loving nieces and nephews who frequently called him "B" or "Mr. Bill"; many loving cousins and dear friends, especially W. Tim and Sharon Brock and family. William was predeceased by his beautiful infant daughters, Christine Ann and Anne Marie Ahearn. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial Mass on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 115th Street and 4th Avenue, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow in Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Contributions in Bill's memory to the Rensselaer County Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or March of Dimes Northeastern New York Division, 4 Computor Dr., Suite 201, Albany, NY 12205, would be appreciated.
Norine M. Murray
TROY - Norine M. Murray, 89 of 16 Orr Street, Troy, died on Friday afternoon, June 15 at Samaritan Hospital, Troy, after a lengthy illness.
Robert W. Murray, 81 formerly of 16 Orr Street, Troy, NY, died on Wednesday, March 7 at the Eddy Heritage House in Troy after an extended illness. Robert was born in Troy, NY to the late Francis A. and Mary M. Nolan Murray and has been a lifelong city resident. He was a graduate of Troy High School and Siena College where he earned his Bachelor's Degree. Robert also took graduate courses at RPI in Troy.
He was a Mechanical Engineer at the Watervliet Arsenal working in Research and Development with Benet Laboratories for 30 years until his retirement. Robert was an US Army Veteran, active duty from 1952-54 and also served in the Army Reserves until 1960. He earned the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Robert was very active with New York State Right to Life and Citizens Concerned for Human Life (CCHL) as well as Rensselaer County Right to Life. Robert was a founding member of the Latin Mass Community of St. Joseph's Church in Troy and was a former communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Troy.
Bob was very athletic and enjoyed many activities and sports including: swimming, skiing, bowling, softball, basketball and golf.
Robert is survived by his nine siblings: John T. (Diane) Murray of Ridgecrest, CA, Norine M. Murray of Troy, Francis J. Murray of Troy, M. Bernadette Gettings of Latham, Paul E. (Barbara) Murray of Mechanicville, Donald E. Murray of Troy, Joanne E. (Al) Caron of Troy, Rosemary Lattof of Latham and James V. Murray of Troy. Besides his parents he was also pre-deceased by his brother Gavin M. Murray and brothers-in-law William P. Gettings and Theodore N. Latoff. He is also survived by 12 nieces and nephews and 19 great nieces and great nephews.
Funeral Saturday morning at 9:15 from the Riverview Funeral Home, Inc., 218 2nd Avenue Troy and at 10 o'clock from St. Joseph's Church, Troy where a Requiem Mass will be offered. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the Riverview Funeral Home on Friday from 4 to 7 pm. Interment will be in St. Peter's Cemetery Troy.
In lieu of flowers those who wish may make a contribution in Robert's memory to the following organizations: New York State Right to Life, 41 State Street, Suite M-100, Albany, NY 12207 or to the American Life League (ALL), PO Box 1350, Seaford, VA 22555 or to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. For on-line condolences please visit: wwwtheriverviewfuneralhome.com.