VOORHEESVILLE – Mary Catherine “Cathy” Lawler, 78, of Voorheesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at St. Peter’s Hospice. Cathy was born in Ogdensburg and raised in Rouses Point, where she became a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy. She moved to Albany to attend Albany Business College and was employed for many years by the New York State Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Addiction. Cathy was a communicant of St. Matthew’s Church in Voorheesville, and a member of the church Rosary group. She enjoyed yearly visits to North Carolina to see her sister, as well as trips to her favorite vacation spot, Ogunquit Maine, with her family. Cathy loved a great party, and had a large social circle filled with lunches, rail trail walks, and many varied activities with her friends.
Cathy is survived by her beloved husband John R. Lawler; her children Christopher Lawler of Voorheesville, Nicole Semeraro (Rocco) of Colonie, and Danielle Giglio (Charles Ganzert) of Colonie; her sister Maddy Kamp (Bill) of Cary, NC; and her grandchildren Shiloh Lawler (Jennifer), Gianna and Giovanni Semeraro, Mia Giglio, and Cole Ganzert.
Cathy will be remembered at a mass at St. Matthew’s Church, Voorheesville at a day and time to be announced. Calling hours will be held privately. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Here is a video tribute to Cathy:
I am so very sorry for your loss, Nicole. May your mother rest in peace.
My deepest condolences to the Lawler family who she treasured. This saddens me because Cathy has left me with so many precious memories of our times together. She was a bright shining star in my life and I will so miss her laugh and joyful personality. Rest in peace my dearest friend until we meet again.
I am so very sorry to hear this about Cathy. I loved all of our fun times we shared. She was always kind, sweet & funny. Condolences to John and the family. She was one of the nicest people I have ever known to be called my friend.
Lori (Savona) Kniese
To Chris and family: Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Savona / Palombo / Kniese families
Cathy was a good friend during our time at OASAS. My deepest sympathy to her family. She will be missed.
To my best friend. ❤️ You were always so nice to me when I first started working in HR in 2000. We connected right away. We became closer among the years and Joe and I enjoyed our monthly dinners our at The Pub or Texas Roadhouse. I. So thankful to see you recently, even though I know you would have probably wanted to rest at home. Typical Cathy, only thinking of others. Love you, Dana ❤️
Cathy was truly a blessing in my life. Her heart was full of goodness, kindness, caring and thoughtfulness. I will miss her greatly and will carry the joy of her friendship every day in my thoughts as I look back and treasure the memories I have of her. I love you my friend – until we meet again.
My condolences to John, Chris, Nicole, Danielle and family for the loss of someone so very special.
Dear John, Chris, Nicole and Danielle……. So sorry for your tremendous loss and the heart break that it brings. I loved the life portrait of Cathy presented in the video tribute. She was quite a woman! I loved her and always enjoyed the time that we spent together whenever we came East. She was always gracious, kind, and fun to be around. I will see her someday soon, and we will share sweet memories together. May the Lord bring comfort to your hearts in the days ahead as only He can. I thank Jesus for making Heaven a reality for Cathy and the rest of us! Much love always……. (Aunt) Judy