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.
Thomas J. Cooley, Sr. of Brunswick, 85, passed into eternal rest on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. Thomas was the son of the late Willard and Teresa (Kelly) Cooley. Tom and his wife and best friend Beverly (Burns) just celebrated 60 years of marriage. Tom is the proud father of five children: Mary Ellen Adams (Jay) of Troy, Lisa Dillon (Steve) of Clifton Park, Thomas Cooley Jr. (Christine) of Poestenkill, Mary Beth Bruno of Brunswick, Ann Marie Burns (Ed) of Latham and 15 grandchildren: Lauren Fitzpatrick (Ryan), Brian Adams, Shawn Adams (Samantha Rosen), Thomas Cooley III (Katie), Dr. Catherine Hixson (Nick), Alex Cooley, Ryan Burns, Patrick Burns, Eileen Burns, Daniel Burns, Liza Bruno, Anna Bruno, Matt Dillon, Sean Dillon and Megan Dillon; and three great-grandchildren: Finnegan, Benjamin and Elijah.
Tom was born in Green Island, a graduate of LaSalle Institute Class of ’49 and earned three degrees from Siena College in 1953, ’63 and 66. He was a member of the Siena basketball team and an avid Saints fan. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army working in the Pentagon during the Korean War. He was the Comptroller of Manning Paper Company in Green Island. Tom was Chairman of the Board for Thomas Stanley Associates in Ballston Spa since 2006 and a member of the Troy Emerald Club. He was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick’s Church in Troy until its closing in 2010.
Tom had a very full life with many adventures but his greatest joy came from the times he spent with his family and participating in the activities of his children and grandchildren. He shared a special bond with each grandchild and never missed attending their sporting events. His quick wit and unique humor will live forever in their hearts and the hearts of everyone he met.
Friends and family are invited to celebrate Tom’s wonderful life on Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Funeral mass will be celebrated on 9:30 am Monday, June 19, 2017 at St. Augustine’s Church, Troy. Burial will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations in memory of Thomas J. Cooley, Sr. may be made to Joseph House & Shelter 74 Ferry Street, Troy, NY 12182 www.jospehshousetroy.org. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Joseph House & Shelter
74 Ferry Street, Troy NY 12180
World War II in Burma and India; his unit was attached to the British Army in the CBI Theater. He worked for the Watervliet Arsenal in the recruiting department, retiring in 1984. Francis was a member of the Arsenal Flying Club and a parishioner of St. Augustine's' Church and a Right to Life. He is survived by his siblings, Paul Murray, Donald Murray, Joanne (Albert) Caron, Rosemary Lattof and James Murray; his twelve nieces and nephews, his nineteen grandnieces and nephews, one great-grandniece; and his sister-in-law, Diane Murray. Predeceased by his siblings, John Murray, Gavin Murray, Robert Murray, Norine Murray, Bernadette Gettings; his brothers-in-law, William Gettings and Ted Lattof; and his sister-in-law, Barbara Murray. Relatives and Friends are invited and may call on Sunday, September 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Funeral service, Monday, September 18, at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home and 9:30 a.m. at St. Augustine's Church, 25 115th St., Troy. Burial in St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy. Memorial donations may be made to St. Augustine's, Preservation Fund, 25-115th St., Troy, NY 12182. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.Murray, Francis J. TROY Francis J. Murray, 93, passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. Born and raised in Troy, he was the son of the late Francis A. Murray and Mary Nolan Murray. Francis graduated from St. Patrick's School, Troy High School, Siena College and University of Pennsylvania-Wharton School of Business. He attended University Catholique L'oeste in Angers, France, University Grenoble Alpes in Grenoble, Frances and Sorbonne in Paris, France. Francis served proudly in the United States Army during