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.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany
40 N. Main Ave.,
Albany, NY 12203
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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.
Carol A. Purtell TROY - Carol A. Purtell, passed away peacefully at home on Friday October 2, 2015. Carol was the daughter of John & Dorothy Pfeffer of Coxsackie, NY; a 1966 Graduate of Coxsackie-Athens. Predeceased by sister Christine, her parents, and aunts & uncles. Carol is survived by her loving husband of 45 years, Roy Purtell, and two children, her son, Bryan, and daughter, Adrianne. Carol spent her career working for SUNY Central Admin. She truly cherished her work and finally retired in 2009. After retirement, Roy and Carol enjoyed traveling; especially attending Navy reunions with Roy and her many friends that she made over the years. Carol will be waked at the Church of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph, located at 53 Herrick Street, Rensselaer. Family and friends are invited to the church on Wednesday October 7th from 10am to 11am with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11am. Following Mass, she will be interred at Saratoga National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family invites donations in her memory to be sent to St. Augustine’s Catholic School, 523 4th Ave, Troy, NY 12182 or St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph’s Memorial Fund, 53 Herrick St, Rensselaer, NY 12144 With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the compassionate care of the Riverview Funeral Home, 218 2nd Avenue, Troy, NY. To express condolences or light a candle, please visit Carol’s everlasting memorial tribute page online at: www.TheRiverviewFuneralHome.com
Troy, NY- Joyce F. Gordon, 86, of Troy, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2015.
She was born in Troy on June 16, 1929 to the late William and Winifred Roberts. She was predeceased by her husband of 40 years Robert R. Gordon, Sr. Joyce, after raising her children, began working and retired from Capital District OTB. Joyce raised 10 children in the Catholic faith, even though she did not become a Catholic until later in life.
She is survived by her children Robert (Patricia), William (Karen), Roselyn Panza (special friend Gus Gorman), Kathleen Snyder (William), Janice, Gary (Linda), Kevin (Kelly), John and Son-In-Law Donald Weber. She was predeceased by her son Bruce Gordon, her daughter Cecelia Weber and son-In-law Joseph T. Panza.
Joyce was happiest spending time with a baby on her lap and hosting weekly family spaghetti dinners.
She was also Nana to 14 Grandchildren and 18 Great Grandchildren. She was predeceased by her brothers William Roberts, David Roberts, Donald Roberts and Ronald Roberts.
The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, November 18th from 4pm until 8pm at the Riverview Funeral Home, 218 2nd Avenue (corner of 104th Street), Troy.
The funeral will be at 11AM on Thursday, November 19th at St. Augustine’s Church, 25 115th Street in Lansingburgh, where the mass of Christian burial will be celebrated. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Troy.
Dolores M. Finn TROY - Dolores M. Finn, 88 passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Van Rensselaer Manor. Dolores was born in Troy on May 12, 1927 to the late Edward F. and Mary V. Rouke Fleming. She was a graduate of CCHS, class of 1945. Dolores was employed as a bookkeeper at Henry S. Mantell Furniture and later at Trojan Pools. She was married to Robert H. Finn for 57 years until his death in 2006. They were longtime parishioners of St. Patrick’s Church in Troy. Dolores enjoyed attending events at Germania Hall where she was a member for many years. Playing bocce with the Norton Retirees was one of her favorite past times. Her family and friends were very special to her. She loved spending time on the phone with them and going on outings for lunch or shopping. She is survived by her children, Christine Wagar of Troy, Susan Cardinuto (John) of Northumberland, Timothy Finn (Rhonda) of Troy, her grandchildren, Ryan Finn of Troy, Ann Finn of Saratoga Springs, Anthony, Erica and Sara Cardinuto of Northumberland and Haijia Wu of Florida, her daughter in law, Ling Ling of Florida, her special cousin Kathleen McQuide, also survived by several nieces and cousins. In addition to her husband, Dolores was predeceased by her sons, Robert E. Finn and Michael J. Finn, her brother Edward “Bud” Fleming. Family and friends are invited to attend Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am on Friday, July 3, 2015 at St. Augustine’s Church, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. There will be no calling hours. The family would like to thank the staff at Van Rennselaer Manor and Unit A-3 for their care of Dolores during her stay. Memorial donations may be made to Lansingburgh Boys and Girls Club, 504 4th Avenue, Troy, NY 12182 in memory of Dolores. Please visit Dolores’s everlasting Book of Memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com