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.