ALBANY – Joseph D. Garrett, 87, of Albany, died Saturday, November 7, 2009 in St. Peter’s Hospital. Mr. Garrett was born Nov. 22, 1921 in Troy, the son of the late Thomas and Helen Foster Garrett. He was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, Siena College, and the Syracuse University School of Social Work. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps in England. For many years he was the Director of the Rensselaer County Probation Department. After retiring he served as a marriage counselor for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany.
Mr. Garrett is survived by his loving wife Kathryn Kelly Garrett, and his devoted daughter Nell Garrett; and by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Elizabeth Schermerhorn, and his brothers Thomas Jr., Lionel, Foster, and Harry.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 8:45, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church (formerly St. Margaret Mary’s Church), Homestead St., Albany at 9:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association of NENY, Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4 Suite 405, Washington Ave Ext, Albany, NY 12205; or to All Saints Catholic Church, 1168 Western Ave., Albany, NY 12203.
To leave a message of condolence for the family, view or print a prayer card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Elizabeth and Roy Krasse
Joe was so fond of his family and I know you both will miss him very much. Losing a parent and a husband is the worst pain to endure but God’s loving kindness and infinite wisdom will ease your pain. Our deepest sympathy to you both.
Elizabeth and Roy
Dear Kay: So very sorry to read about Joe. We are in Florida now so will not be able to see you but please know that our thoughts are with you and Nell. With Love, Lynn & Bill Pauquette
Kay and Nell-so sorry I couldn’t be with you today and tommorow. My thoughts and prayers are with both of you over the next couple of days, weeks and months. Angela
Joe and I worked together at the Rensselaer County Probation Department during the middle ninety sixties. He was an excellent administrator who had a very progressive philosophy regarding corrections. Joe was particularly interested in the approach to corrections that emphasized family participation. He placed great emphasis on Department resources being utilized in Family Court where early intervention with families was feasible. Joe was a complete professional whose demeanor was completely oriented to service. My thoughts and prayers are with Joe’s family. Please accept my condolences.
Suart & Barbara Lipschultz
Barb and I were so sad to read of Joe’s passing.
He had such an uplifting spirit and a zest for
living. We were unaware Joe had Alzheimer’s.
I am sure he was comforted by your caring
devotion to his wellbeing. Our heartful condolences
to you and Neil.
Fondly, Bard & Stu
Dear Kay and Nell,
We are all so very sorry to hear of your loss. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. Knowing you, we know he was well cared for. We look forward to seeing you to express our condolences in person.
Denise and everyone at the office