ALBANY – Dorothy A. Brosnan, 76, of Sleepy Hollow Lake and Guilderland, died Thursday, July 22, 2010 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital. Mrs. Brosnan was born in Albany, and lived here most of her life until retiring to Sleepy Hollow Lake in 1988. During her childhood she loved spending summers with her family at Tupper Lake. She was employed for many years by the New York State Dept. of Civil Defense, and for several years in other state departments. She was a member of the Garden Club of Sleepy Hollow Lake, and was a communicant of the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Albany, Christ the King Church in Guilderland and St. Patrick’s Church in Athens.
Mrs. Brosnan was predeceased by her husband Charles G. Brosnan. She is survived by her son Cornelius E. Brosnan and his wife Peggy of Guilderland; and her granddaughter Lydia Rose Brosnan.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Christ the King Church, Sumter Ave., Guilderland, Monday morning at 11:00. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany from 9-10:30 a.m. Monday. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather at 9:30 a.m. Monday in the funeral home for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205; or to the Christ the King Church Building Fund, 20 Sumter Ave., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Jim Ford 281 Osborne Rd., Loudonville NY12211
My deepest sympathy to the Brosnan family on the loss of Dorothy, my long term friend from another era. We were, in today,s jargon, “an item’. For the last 20 years or so, we kept in touch by phone about 4-5 times yearly. How she loved her Lydia Rose ! I have 5 grandchildren, and we often traded stories of family.
I will miss those phone calls.
Post-surgery problems have temporarily limited my mobility, but my thoughts and prayers are with you……..
I just saw the obituary today – I was in Vermont for the weekend. I’m so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I worked with her for many years at the State Education Department and we kept in touch of the years. She was a wonderful person and I will miss her.