Good Morning St. Patrick’s Alumni Family and Friends, It has been a while since we reached out to everyone. We are now going into July which is almost 5 months since the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic and we are sure everyone is tired of hearing about it and just want things to return to normal. St. Patrick’s Alumni Friends and Family have been hit hard in the last few months. We have lost some Alumni; we have not been able to share in our faith together at many events that were very important to us all. It has been very difficult times.
As we promised we continued to monitor the situation and we said we would update you on whether our not we could celebrate our annual picnic July 12th. There were many factors that we had to consider in whether we would be able to have the picnic. One main factor is if the State allows gatherings of more than 25 people. The other factor was if the venue opens for business with gatherings the most important factor is the health or safety of our Alumni. A decision has been made regarding the annual picnic that is schedule for July 12th, 2020. Unfortunately, we will not be able to hold the annual picnic this year. We unfortunately will not have any services until our November Thanksgiving Mass service. If situation changes and we are able to come back before November, we will certainly keep everyone posted.
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,
Please everyone have a safe and healthy summer.
Father David Jones, and The St. Patrick Alumni Committee
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.