Michael F. Daly

May 23, 2016

ALBANY – Michael F. Daly, 69, of Albany, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016.  Mike was born in Afton, son of David and Avelda Daly, raised in Afton and St. Pete Beach, FL, but lived most of his life in the Capital District.  He was a graduate and active alumnus of the The Manlius School and Yale University.  Always inquisitive and with a towering intellect, he earned a JD from Albany Law School followed by his LLM from New York University.  He practiced law for many years, focusing on tax and estate law, consulted for the New York State Senate, was a lecturer at SUNY Albany, and in recent years was involved in estate planning. Mike had a deep devotion to his family and found his greatest joy in the later stages of life through the eyes of his three grandsons, Everett, Wyatt, and Logan. A life long horse racing fan, Mike never missed a summer season at Saratoga. He loved attending the Fourstardave Stakes every year and took special pride in being one of the few people who personally saw Secretariat, Affirmed and American Pharoah all lose at Saratoga.

Mike is survived by his sons Dave Daly of Portland, OR, Chris Daly (Jennifer) of Cold Spring, and Tim Daly (Amy) of Washington, DC; his former wife Ann C. Oberting Daly; his brothers Joe Daly (Sue) of Berkeley, CA, and David Daly of Oneonta; his sisters in law Kathy Coffin of La Mesa, CA, and Maria Daly of Puerto Rico; his grandchildren Everett, Wyatt, and Logan Daly; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brothers George Coffin, and Thomas Daly.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday evening at 7:00pm.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 pm.  Interment will be in Afton at a later date this summer.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations should be made in Michael’s name to Manlius Pebble Hill School, where he was class of ’63, C Company, and graduated with the school’s highest honor, The Order of the Phoenix.  Giving can be made online www.mph.net/giving or sent to Manlius Pebble Hill School -- Development, 5300 Jamesville Road, Syracuse, NY 13224. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .

Teresa L. Beaudett

May 19, 2016

ALBANY – Teresa L. Beaudett of Albany, passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Teresa was born in Buffalo, but had lived in Albany since childhood.  She was a graduate of Vincentian Institute, the State University at Albany, and Albany Law School.  Teresa was employed by the New York State School Boards Association for several years, and was employed for many years by the New York State Dept. of Health.  She was a member of the Beta Zeta sorority, and was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church.  Teresa also enjoyed flower gardening and reading.

Teresa was predeceased by her parents Edward T. Beaudett, Sr., and Rita Dugan Beaudett.  She is survived by her sisters Marie Fowler (the late David) of Orchard Park, Joyce Besha (James) of Guilderland, and Carol Ferriero (Daniel) of Clifton Park; her brother Edward T. Beaudett, Jr. of Boxborough, MA; and by eight nieces and nephews and several great nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) at 9:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Gladys Galeo

May 15, 2016

COLONIE-Gladys E. Galeo, 88, of Colonie, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning at Daughters of Sarah Nursing Home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born in Albany and was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary McNaley Lavery.  Gladys had worked as a bank teller and for Nationwide Insurance years ago. She enjoyed traveling and playing bingo. Her most treasured time was caring for her adored grandchildren.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 70 years, Michael S. Galeo Sr.  Gladys is the devoted mother of Michael S. (Susan) Galeo Jr., Joseph (Lisa) Galeo and the late Linda Galeo Miller.  Gladys is the sister of Helen Lavery, the last of the seven Lavery siblings.  She is the cherished grandmother of Paul (Diane) Miller Jr., Kelly Livingston, Cheri Van Ness, Christine (Kevin) O’Connell, Dana Galeo and Lynsey Lawson.  She is the loving Nanny of Kristine and Mikey Livingston, Zach and Alex Miller, Bobby and Christopher Van Ness, Aliyah and Ashon Wright.  She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday evening at 6:00 at Christ Our Light Catholic Church, 1 Maria Drive, Loudonville.  A celebration of life will follow the Mass.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205 in memory of Gladys E. Galeo.

To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .

Edna G. Greulich

May 14, 2016

GUILDERLAND – Edna G. Greulich, 89, of Guilderland, passed away Wednesday, May 4, 2016, with friends and family by her side, holding her daughters hand.  Edna was born in Schenectady, the daughter of the late Frederick Male and Elizabeth Swatling Male.  She lived in Guilderland all her life.  She and her late husband operated Greulich’s market in Guilderland for many years, and she continued operating the market after her husband’s death until just a few years ago, ending after 66 years of operation.

Edna was predeceased by her husband Arthur Greulich, and by four sisters and three brothers.  She is survived by her daughter Bonnie L. Greulich; and by her twin granddaughters Ashley and Alicia.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to everyone who went on this journey with Edna and family for the past five years.

Funeral services will be held privately at the convenience of the family.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Mark A. Tinker

May 13, 2016

ALBANY – Mark A. Tinker, 54, of Albany, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 after a short illness with cancer.  Mark was born Oct. 2, 1961, the son of Joanne Tinker and the late Frank G. Tinker, who passed away in 2009.  He is survived by his mother; his son Treavor; his brother Frank J. (Julie) of Virginia Beach, VA; his sister Michele Stewart (Chip) of Leesburg, VA; and by two nephews, an aunt, and several cousins.

Funeral services will be private at Memory Gardens.  Donations in Mark’s memory may be made to The Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Louise Pellegrino

May 13, 2016

ALBANY – Louise Pellegrino, 80, of Albany, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2016 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Louise was born in Schenectady, the daughter of the late Joseph DiGesare and Sadie Gerardi DiGesare.  She was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, Class of 1953, and upon her marriage in 1957 she moved to Albany where she lived the rest of her life.  She was employed by the New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance.  She also was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church and the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church, where she was a member of the church seniors group.  She enjoyed traveling, especially to the Aruba Beach Club and to Atlantic City.  Louise was a founding member of the Italian American Community Center.  She also enjoyed bowling and bocci, knitting and crocheting.  Louise was a wonderful cook and baker, and was devoted to her family.

Louise was predeceased by her husband Carmelo “Carmen” Pellegrino.  She is survived by her children Robert Pellegrino (Susan Elizabeth) of Westford, MA, and Linda Mastrianni (Jerome) of Guilderland; her grandchildren Samantha Linda Pellegrino, Alyssa Louise Mastrianni, and Nicholas Carmen Mastrianni; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sister Theresa Costanza, and her brother Dominick DiGesare.

The family would like to thank the medical staff and especially the nurses of St. Peter’s Hospital and the Hospice Inn for the excellent care they provided to Louise during her stay.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 8:15 am, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), at 9:00 am.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4 to 7 pm.  Entombment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203; or to The Hospice Inn, 315 S. Manning Blvd., Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Carolyn Ann Thomas

May 2, 2016

SCHENECTADY – Carolyn Ann Thomas, 69, died Saturday, April 30, 2016 at Ellis Hospital. Surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was born in Troy, NY and lived in Schenectady most of her life.

Carolyn loved deeply and was passionately dedicated to her family and community. She loved spending time with family and friends especially her trips to Maine with her dear friends Marcia and Mary. She also loved cooking and painting.

Carolyn served as a County Legislator and narrowly missed being elected to the Schenectady City Counsel under Mayor Frank Duci.

She was the daughter of the late Thomas B. and Bertha (Orr) McNeff.

Carolyn is survived by her daughter Leandra and her children Shannon and Naudia Smith of Glenville and her Daughter-in-law Maria Della Porta and her grandchildren, Alexander, Angelina, and Isabella Thomas of Southington, Connecticut. She is predeceased by her son Eric Thomas and her brothers Jack and Thomas McNeff and her sister Loretta Washock. She is also survived by her brother George (Sally) McNeff and her sister Patricia Muller and sister-in-law’s Elaine and Karen McNeff and many nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Friday, May 6, at 11:00AM at St. Luke’s Roman Catholic Church, 1241 State St, Schenectady, NY. Inurnment will be at the convenience of the family.

There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

James H. Lee

April 30, 2016

GUILDERLAND – James H. Lee, 86, of Guilderland, passed away Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Stratton VA Medical Center.  Known as Lee to everyone, he was born in Albany, the son of the late Harold C. Lee and Barbara Vogel Lee.  He served in the U.S. Coast Guard for four years, and was employed by the Central Warehouse and later the Shoemaker Paper Co.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening, and was a member of the Guilderland Elks and the American Legion.

Lee is survived by his beloved wife Catherine Goodrich Lee; his children Michael Lee (Deborah), Cynthia Tremonti (Lawrence), James Lee (Laureen), and Jennifer Nichols (David); and by his grandchildren Laura, Taylor, Deanna, and Alec.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Stratton VA Medical Center for the wonderful care they provided Lee during his stay.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, May 28th, at 9:00 am in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS).  Interment will follow in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Glenmont.  Relatives and friends are invited.  There will be no calling hours.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  The family suggests memorial contributions to Fisher House, 113 Holland Ave, Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Gail L. Esposito

April 30, 2016

DELMAR – Gail L. Gabel Esposito, 81, of Delmar, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016.  Mrs. Esposito was born in Albany, and lived in the area all her life.  She was employed for a time by the New York State Dept. of Envirnonmental Conservation.  She had a great love for animals, and volunteered for Friends of Animals in their spay and neuter program for over 20 years.  She helped find homes for unwanted pets, and would catch stray animals and bring them into her home.  She was also a New York State Peace Officer for the Saratoga County Animal Welfare League, and would go out on abuse calls.  She also did fundraising for the Friends of Animals at the Altamont Fair to help raise money for the Spay and Neuter Programs for over 20 years.

Mrs. Esposito is survived by her children Wayne T. Esposito of Schenectady, and Diane L. Greenwood (James) of Voorheesville; and her grandchildren Joshua Bevan and Casey Greenwood.

Funeral services were held privately at the convenience of the family.  Interment was in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Margaret M. “Peggy” Steede Kaufman

April 12, 2016

GUILDERLAND – Margaret Mary “Peggy” Steede Kaufman, 64, passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family and friends.  Peg was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Raymond J. Steede, Sr. and Regina A. Ryan Steede.  She was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School in Albany, and was employed for forty years by the New York State Insurance Department, where she supervised countless individuals in the Licensing Bureau and developed lifelong friendships with her fellow co-workers.  Peg devoted her life to her family and friends, whether it was attending her children’s and grandchildren’s many games, practices, recitals and academic events, coordinating family gatherings for holidays and birthdays, or spending time with her most cherished friends whom she adored, and who likewise adored her.  Peg loved to travel, most notably spending three weeks in Asia touring Hong Kong, Thailand, and Japan.  Peg golfed, loved fine dining, especially when on vacation, and in recent years enjoyed spending two months every winter in the Florida sunshine. Most notably, throughout a 42 year marriage Peg gracefully cared for her husband in both sickness and in health, in good times and in bad, until her death when they finally parted.

Peg is survived by her beloved husband James P. Kaufman; her children James R. Kaufman  (Kathryn M.) of Colonie, and Kathryn R. Massie (Robert D.) of Saratoga Springs; her brother Raymond J. Steede, Jr. of Menands, her sister Kathryn S. Vavasour (John) of Albany; her brother in law Vincent Campbell of Latham; her grandchildren Madalyn Marie, Ryan Patrick, John Frazier, Grace Mackenzie and Emma Margaret, and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  She was predeceased by her sister Sandra Steede Campbell.

The Kaufman family would like to express sincere appreciation and thanks to Dr. Joseph Dudek and the medical professionals at NYOH-Albany, the health care professionals of Hospice, and the spiritual caregivers of Christ the King Church.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 9:00, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave., Guilderland, at 10:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 pm.  The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 pm Thursday for a service of prayer and remembrance.  All are welcome.   Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 3 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205; or to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Ln, Latham, NY 12110.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .

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