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Cathy Lawler

VOORHEESVILLE – Mary Catherine “Cathy” Lawler, 78, of Voorheesville, passed away on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at St. Peter’s Hospice.  Cathy was born in Ogdensburg and raised in Rouses Point, where she became a graduate of St. Mary’s Academy.  She moved to Albany to attend Albany Business College and was employed for many years by the New York State Dept. of Drug and Alcohol Addiction.  Cathy was a communicant of St. Matthew’s Church in Voorheesville, and a member of the church Rosary group. She enjoyed yearly visits to North Carolina to see her sister, as well as trips to her favorite vacation spot, Ogunquit Maine, with her family. Cathy loved a great party, and had a large social circle filled with lunches, rail trail walks, and many varied activities with her friends.

Cathy is survived by her beloved husband John R. Lawler; her children Christopher Lawler of Voorheesville, Nicole Semeraro (Rocco) of Colonie, and Danielle Giglio (Charles Ganzert) of Colonie; her sister Maddy Kamp (Bill) of Cary, NC; and her grandchildren Shiloh Lawler (Jennifer), Gianna and Giovanni Semeraro, Mia Giglio, and Cole Ganzert.

Cathy will be remembered at a mass at St. Matthew’s Church, Voorheesville at a day and time to be announced.  Calling hours will be held privately.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Hospice Inn, St. Peter’s Hospital, 315 S. Manning Blvd, Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit

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