Michael J. Horan BLUFFTON, SC - - Michael J. Horan, 66, of Bluffton S.C. and formerly of Troy, N.Y., passed away peacefully after a long illness on March 1, 2016, at his home in Bluffton S.C., surrounded by his loving family. Michael was born in Troy on April 7, 1949 to the late Thomas and Irene Horan of Lansingburgh. Michael was the sole proprietor and funeral director of the Riverview Funeral Home in Lansingburgh; a position he held for 40 years until his retirement in 2011. He was a graduate of the Simmons School of Mortuary Science in Syracuse, N.Y. In addition to his long compassionate career as a funeral director helping hundreds of families in their darkest hours, Michael was also very involved in the local community with a lifetime of civic engagement. For 8 years Michael was a councilman for the City of Troy. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Hudson River - Black River Regulating District by then Gov. Mario Cuomo. He later served as Chairman of the Board. He was a former advisory board member of the Mortuary Science Dept. at HVCC, and former president of the Mohawk–Hudson Funeral Directors Association. Michael has also served on the Board of Directors for Oakwood Cemetery Association. Michael was a member of the St. Patrick’s Knights of Columbus and a Fourth Degree member of the Cohoes Assembly K of C, and also a member of the Troy Elks Lodge. He also served as the director of fund raising for Catholic Central High School for many years. Michael was also a lifelong member of the former St. Patrick’s Church and served on the parish council for many years. Mike was always proud of his long-standing service to the community and gave much of his life to helping others. It would be impossible to summarize all that he did. To those who knew Mike best, we will always remember him for his wonderfully dry sense of humor. Mike was certainly the life of any party and will be forever missed. For many years Michael enjoyed his summer residence on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Michael is survived by his loving siblings; Thomas L. Horan, Jr. (Dianne) of Gansevoort, Elizabeth G. DeLucia of Clifton Park, Lynn Lewis (Raymond) of East Greenbush, and Donald E. Horan of Deerfield Beach, Florida. In addition to his siblings; Michael is survived by twenty nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews as well as many dear and close personal friends. Michael was also predeceased by his eldest loving sister Shirlee A. Russo and dear brother-in-law Laurence F. DeLucia. Michael was also the loving partner of Cydne R. Brearton, who predeceased him two years ago and has since missed her dearly. Michael’s family would like to give special thanks to The Visiting Angels of Bluffton S.C. for the loving care they gave to him throughout his illness. We are very grateful to the whole team of his compassionate ladies. It was Michael’s specific request that his wake be held privately for his immediate family and dear friends. We ask that his wishes be honored. The public is invited to his funeral, which will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 10 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy, where the Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Randall Patterson. Flowers are gratefully declined. Michael preferred donations be made in his memory to: St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 or Amedisys Hospice care, 305 Robertson Blvd, Suite A Walterboro SC, 29488. Please express condolences to the family by signing Mike’s
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Sister Elizabeth Ann O'Bryan, CSJ, Dies at St. Joseph's Provincial House, Latham, NY
Sister Elizabeth Ann O’Bryan, CSJ, 89, died Saturday, April 9, 2016, at St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. She had been a Sister of St. Joseph of Carondelet for the past 67 years.
Sister Elizabeth, the former Ann Therese O’Bryan, was born on December 18, 1926 in Troy, NY, daughter of the late James and Mary Fitzgerald O’Bryan. After graduating from Catholic Central High School, she entered the novitiate of the Sisters of St. Joseph in Troy on March 19, 1949 and professed final vows on August 15, 1956. Sister Elizabeth received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from The College of Saint Rose and taught for 41 years in schools of the Albany Diocese in Hudson, Herkimer, Amsterdam, Hudson Falls, Troy and Wyantskill. In addition, she served many years as a driver at St. Joseph’s Provincial House.
Sister Elizabeth Ann was a prayerful woman, a loving aunt and a dedicated Sister of St. Joseph. True to her Irish heritage, she was devoted to St. Patrick and was so proud to have been raised in St. Patrick’s Parish, Troy. Sister Elizabeth loved animals and had a soft spot especially for dogs and cats, showcased in her later years by an eclectic collection of stuffed animals. To Sister Elizabeth, the only thing better than joining friends to play cards or bingo was to take a ride that concluded with a stop for chocolate or peanut butter ice cream and Diet-Pepsi. Sister Elizabeth leaves us a legacy of loyalty to faith, family and friends, and she will be dearly missed.
Sister Elizabeth is survived by several beloved nieces and nephews and their families, many friends and the Sisters of St. Joseph. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by five brothers: Henry, John, Joseph, Francis and Gerald O’Bryan; and three sisters: Alice and Norine O’Bryan and Margaret Bush.
Sister Elizabeth’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, April 12, at 10:30 a.m. in the chapel of St. Joseph’s Provincial House, Latham. Calling hours will be held at the Provincial House on Monday, April 11, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with the wake service at 7:00 p.m. Contributions in Sister Elizabeth’s name may be made to the Development Office of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 385 Watervliet-Shaker Rd., Latham, NY 12110.
Margaret A. Hayner TROY - Margaret A. Hayner passed away Saturday August 13, 2016 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born in Troy to the late George Frisch and Anna Maria Hartmann Frisch and was the loving wife to Marvin Hayner Sr. Margaret graduated from Catholic Central High School in 1951, married the love of her life, and raised six children. She then went on to work for the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance for 20 years. Margaret shared her time and talents with the community, especially Central Little League and St. Patrick’s Parish in Troy, where she was a teacher’s assistant and taught religious education. She was very devoted to her family and was a cherished mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, and friend to many. She will be greatly missed. In addition to her loving husband Marvin Hayner Sr. of Troy, she is survived by her children, Midge (Frank) Groff of Malta, Martha (Joe) Rounds of Troy, Curtis (Beth) Hayner of Troy, Marvin Jr. (Lynn) of Troy, and Alida (Kevin) Buchan of Averill Park, along with 16 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. Margaret is also survived by her daughter in-law Mary Hayner, former daughter-in-law Terri McLaughlin Hayner, three sisters in-law Alida Hayner, Joan Hayner and Dolores Burke, and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was predeceased by her son Joseph Hayner, daughter Paula Hayner, brother George Frisch, and sister Pauline Frisch. A Funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at McLoughin & Mason Funeral Home. Interment will follow at St. Jean’s Cemetery, Troy. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 from 4 to 7 p.m. at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Memorial donations in memory of Margaret may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital or The March of Dimes. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com