GUILDERLAND – Elizabeth A. Riedy, 91, of Guilderland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home. She was born in Hollywood, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Shellenback. She was raised in California and Boston, but lived most of her life in Albany. Betty devoted herself to her family. She enjoyed skiing in the Adirondacks; traveling in New England; summers at Lake George; as well as current events; baseball; cooking; shopping and most of all, her grandchildren.
Betty was predeceased by her husband Thomas F. Riedy, Jr, M.D.. She is survived by her children Thomas Riedy (Nancy), Francis Riedy (Victory), Michael Riedy, Rory Riedy (Kathy Griggs), Lisa Gay (Robert), Patricia Riedy, Nadine Little (Mark), and Antoinette O’Donnell (Paul); her son in law Thomas DellaRocco; her brother Richard Shellenback (Claire); her sisters Frances Murphy and Margaret Hennessey (Gerry); her sister in law Lucette Shellenback; her brother in law John Milligan; and by 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her son Christopher Riedy, her daughter Margaret DellaRocco, her brother Frank Shellenback, and her sister Barbara Milligan.
The family would like to thank Dr. Roberta Miller, Robin Connelly,NP, Jenny Lyman and the Hospice staff for their outstanding care and compassion.
Funeral services will be held at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave, Albany, Monday at 10:00am, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave, Guilderland, at 11:00am. Relatives and friends are invited to Hans Funeral Home Sunday from 4-8 pm. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 pm Sunday for a service of prayer and remembrance, all are welcome. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Memorial contributions may be to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Betty’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY (zip code Albany, NY 12204).
To my family, what an honor and privilege to be amongst all the love that our parents created and that which our dear mom foster unconditionally for us all.
May she finally be at peace in heaven and may we always share with each other the love that we have learned from her.
Many fond memories of “Mrs. R” – she was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all who knew her. Life brings tears, smiles and memories. The tears will dry, the smiles fade, but the memories live on forever. May the memories of Mrs. R. be a comfort to you at this time and my you also be comforted in knowing that she is safe, in God’s care and that you friends and family are praying for you all in this time of sorrow. With deepest sympathy from me and Emily to you all.
Barbara Severino Larochelle
To The Riedy Family , I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Riedy your Father Thomas F. Riedy was my pediatrican since 1953 , and then the Dr for all my kids ,I never met your Mom but she was wonderful so say Dr.. Riedy. Our Deepest sympathy to your Family at this sad time .
Thinking of all of you at this sad time. Your mother was such a delight to visit with on the phone or in person. She enjoyed life and we had a few laughs together also.
Sorry I will not be able to make the funeral, but I just heard the news tonight. I will be thinking of you and praying for all of you.
Love & Peace , Mary & Bill T.
I am sorry to hear of your loss.