ALBANY – Mary E. Dollard Kelleher, 83, of Albany, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Mary was born Sept. 28, 1936 in Albany to Mary Rice Dollard and her husband William. Mary was a graduate of Vincentian Institute, and worked for many years for the New York Telephone Co., retiring from NYNEX in 1989. She was involved with the Telephone Pioneers, Guilderland AARP, and enjoyed playing pinochle with the Guilderland Seniors.
Mary was predeceased by her loving husband Michael Kelleher, her mother Mary Dollard (William), her brother William Dollard (Gertrude), and her sister Anne M. Reardon (Jim). She is survived by her daughter Rhonda Gilliland (Basil) and her sons Justin and Zachary, nieces and nephews and their families Mary Terry Gaetano (Mike), Eileen Dollard and her children DJ, Matt, Nicole and Anthony Bernard, William R. Dollard (Maria) and their daughter Kendall, Martin P. Dollard and his sons Adam and Evan, Brian Dollard (Cindy) and their children, Meghan, Kyle and Timothy; her sisters-in-law Maureen Selle and Sr. Eileen Kelleher, SNJM.
Funeral services will be held privately due to the current virus pandemic. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Boys Town. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
Click here to view Mary’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York (Zip Code Albany, NY 12205).
I worked with Mary for many years and enjoyed Mary very much in her role as union president. Mary and I often talked about the company and many other things. The last time I saw Mary was at the 2018 retiree Christmas luncheon and I enjoyed her company very much, especially since I had not seen her for many years.
My thoughts and prayers go out to her family. God bless you all.
Lora Eriole Vincent
Rhonda, deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your Mother. I have beautiful memories of your Mom from Morris Street and in particular her sense of style. She always looked perfect❤️
Mary married my uncle Joe when I was a teenager. She seemed more like my big sister than my aunt. I always looked forward to her company and I was truly sorry when they separated. Over the years we caught up with each other. _ usually at someone’s wake. I always felt she was my friend and I was truly sorry to see she had passed. My deepest condolences to all her family.
Terry Cummings Case
Rest in peace Mary. You will be missed.
Suzanne and Ava Althoff
Mary Ann Chesky
i knew Mary as “mom’s friend” and then she came into my life when I lost my mom Sharon Rockenstire. It was an honor and a blessing to have her in my life and I will never forget her! Thank you dear friend for loving me and mom and for all you’ve brought to my life “For Good” xoxo.