PLEASE NOTE: SERVICES FOR MRS. GAFFNEY HAVE BEEN MOVED TO FRIDAY, 2/4/2011, AT 12:00 NOON AT THE TERESIAN HOUSE.
ALBANY – Georgiana Gaffney, 94, of Albany, died Friday, January 28, 2011 at the Teresian House Nursing Home. Mrs. Gaffney was born and raised in Syracuse, lived in Schenectady for a time, then moved to Albany in 1954, and later for several years in Schenectady. She was a communicant of the former St. Teresa of Avila Church in Albany, and the former Immaculate Conception Church in Schenectady.
Mrs. Gaffney was predeceased by her husband Raymond R. Gaffney. She is survived by her children Cheryl Gaffney Schneider (Stephen Vanderbilt) of Burnt Hills, Michael Gaffney (Sue) of Albany, Patrick Gaffney (Donna) of Loudonville, and Timothy J. Gaffney, Sr. (Lisa) of Rotterdam; her sister Evelyn Zoll Wilde of Syracuse; her sister in law Arlette Cole of California; her grandchildren Rhiannon of California, Sean Gaffney (Patti Gallagher) of Slingerlands, Capt. Shannon Gaffney, M.D., USAF, of San Antonio, TX, Seamus, Keeley and Ryan Gaffney of Albany, Thomas Gaffney (Anna) of Cedar Grove, NJ, Kellie Gaffney of Albany, and Timothy J. Gaffney, Jr., Katherine and Aryn-Elizabeth Gaffney all of Rotterdam; her great grandchildren Thomas “TJ” and Annalise; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Rita Eichholzer, Grace Thelma Tupper, and Hazel Barnett, and her brother William Cole.
The family would like to express their thanks and heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Teresian House, particularly Carmel Gardens, for the wonderful care they provided Mrs. Gaffney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Infant of Prague Chapel at the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, Friday at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends are invited. Calling hours will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either the Teresian House, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203; or to the Capt. John J. McKenna IV Military Courtesy Room, 737 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211. To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Janet Sano Grant
Cheryl, Mike, Pat, Tim and Families,
Please accept my deepest sympathies. Your mom lived a very happy life, even in Carmel Gardens. My thoughts are with you!
Ken & Cathie Gardiner
Dear Tim and family, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hope to see you soon.
Nancy Handy-Langlie and Joyce Handy
Please accept our sincerest condolences. Georgie was a true friend to my mom and dad, Ed and Joyce Handy, all these years. As their ages prevented them from seeing each other over the past years, Georgie always thought about them at Christmas time and my mom always looked forward to hearing from her. Georgie was truly my mom’s “best friend” all these years since the time they lived at Sheridan Village many many years ago. Georgie will always have a special place in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family.
SORRY TO HEAR OF YOUR MOMS PASSING..LOT OF GOOD MEMORIES OF YOUR FOLKS.
Todd and Christina Brizzee
Tim, Lisa, and Family;sorry for your loss. I know you will miss her greatly. Just remember she may be physically gone but her memories will live on forever. God Bless you all.
To Tim and Lisa,
I am thinking of you during your time of loss. Sending heartfelt condolences from my family to yours.
Thank you for allowing me the privilege of taking care of your your mother.Even though part of her was stolen by a horrible disease, her love for all of you shined through! I am sorry I will not be able to make it in to her service as I had planned,but you will all be in my thoughts.
I am holding the whole wonderful Irish Family in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time. I am very proud to have known Mrs.Gaffney and her wonderful children, especially her son Patrick and daughter-in-law Donna. I have many happy memories of Mrs. Gaffney and will never forget the Christmas Dinners I was lucky to share with them. I will never forget Mrs. Gaffney’s laughter and thank her family for such happy times we shared. Mrs. Gaffney always made me feel a part of the family and I will treasure her forever.
Mary Ann and Paul Franco and family
Dear Tim, Lisa and family,
We were so sorry to hear about your mother’s (grandmother’s) recent death. We hope the fond memories of your years together will comfort you in the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Love, Mary Ann and Paul Franco and family
Dave & Kathy Slattery
Tim Gaffney, Sr.
Please accept our sincere Condolences for the passing of your
Henry G. Smith
Very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Condolences from my family to yours. As for my mom passing, we will also keep your mom in our prayers. Please say hi to Timmy and Mike. Henry.