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.
Helen F. Corrigan Wright, 88
Troy - Helen F. Corrigan Wright, 88, of Sixth Avenue Troy died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital Troy.
Born at Snyders Lake, she was daughter of the late William Corrigan and Elizabeth Leffler Corrigan and wife of the late John J. Wright. She was raised in Averill Park, resided in central Troy on Sixth Avenue and was a graduate of Sacred Heart School and Catholic Central High School, class of 1944.
Mrs. Wright was a homemaker and many years ago worked as an operator for the New York Telephone Company during 'VJ' Day.
As a devout Roman Catholic, she was a member of the Legion of Mary and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Patrick's Church in Troy where she was an active communicant her entire life. She spearheaded the effort to rehabilitate the park on Ingles and Seventh in North Central Troy and was an avid NY Giants fan and season ticket holder.
Survivors include her devoted children, Geraldine (Michael) Flynn, Theresa (Edward) Breen, Brunswick, Susan (John) O'Brien, Speigletown, John T.(Patricia) Wright, Waterford, Anne (Gary) Keyrouze, Clifton Park and Eileen (James) Miner, Wynantskill; a sister, Margaret Corrigan, Troy; her beloved grandchildren, Michael (Heather) and Mark (Asher) Flynn, William (Andrea) Breen, Kathryn (William) Roberts, Christopher (Lauren), Daniel (Stefanie) and Janie Breen, John J. (Elizabeth) and Scott (Roni) O'Brien, Mary, John (Molly), Thomas (Rachael) and Robert Wright, Eric Keyrouze and Jordan, Jenna and Matthew Miner; her great grandchildren, Evan, Lilia, Declan, Evey and Jack Henry Flynn, Mia Rose Breen and Riley Lillian O'Brien and several nieces and nephews and extended family. She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia K. Wright and a sister, Elizabeth Gelina.
Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy on Tuesday from 4-7PM.
Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 10AM at the funeral home and at 10:30AM at Sacred Heart Church Troy where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.
Entombment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery Mausoleum Troy.
Ayotte, Roger F. WATERFORD Roger F. Ayotte, 77, former Lansingburgh resident was embraced in the arms of the Lord on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at St. Peter's Hospital, Albany. Born in Cohoes on March 1, 1937, he was the son of the late Francis Ayotte and Edna Clairmont Ayotte and beloved husband of Mary C. Palladino Ayotte of Waterford. Raised and educated in Cohoes, he was a graduate of St. Joseph's School and Vicentian Institute, Albany, where he was a member of their concert and swing bands. Upon graduating from high school he worked for Western Electric as an installer and Steiner Paper Company as a tester. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1960, upon release from the service he attended the SUNY Albany where he graduated in 1966. After graduation, he worked for the General Electric Co. at the Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory in Niskayuna. He graduated from the General Electric Co. Financial Management Training Program and held numerous postions until he retired in 2001. Roger was a man of faith and service and was devoted to his family. He enjoyed family vacations to Florida, Cape Cod and Long Beach Island. A sports enthusiast, he was an avid NASCAR and NY Giants fan. He also enjoyed running. He was a former member of St. Patrick's Church, Troy, where he served as a religious education teacher and Eucharistic minister. Survivors in addition to his wife, Mary, include his children, Stephen Ayotte of Waterford, Kathleen Grimmick (John, Jr.) of West Sand Lake, Colleen Ciccarelli (Joseph) of Guilderland, Mark Ayotte (Abigail) of Waterford; seven treasured grandchildren, Anna Catherine Ciccarelli, Julia Margaret Ciccarelli, Joseph Michael Ciccarelli, Jr., Samantha Margaret Ayotte, Ethan Thomas Ayotte, John Edward Grimmick, III, William Philip Grimmick; a sister, Janet Pollay (late John) of Cohoes; brothers-in-law, George Palladino (Theresa), Philip Palladino (late Phyllis), Michael Palladino (Patricia); sister-in-law Jean Ahearn (late William); beloved nieces and nephews, John Pollay (Laurie), Bonnie Hill, Jacqueline Buchan, Daniel Pollay (Rachel), Kris DeLair (Kirk), Linda Schumaci (Michael) Lauren Crill (Timothy), Layne Volkman (Peter), Damien Palladino (A.J.), Patricia Mayben (Michael) Daniel Palladino, Margaret Mary Palladino, Jennifer Coso (Matthew), Michelle Wagner (Rob), Michael Palladino, (Amy), Susan Schultz (Paul) Matthew Palladino (Nicole), Joseph Palladino (Carol), Mary Beth Bendon (Michael) and several cousins, great-nieces and nephews. A heartfelt thank you to the staff of the Cardiac Critical Unit at St. Peter's Hospital for their efficient and compassionate care. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 14, 2014 at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh, with Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial will follow at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville. Calling hours will be held 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Waterford Rescue Squad, 46 - 4th Street, Waterford, NY 12188 would be appreciated. To light a candle and offer words of condolence