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Elizabeth A. Riedy

GUILDERLAND – Elizabeth A. Riedy, 91, of Guilderland, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at her home.   She was born in Hollywood, the daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth Shellenback.  She was raised in California and Boston, but lived most of her life in Albany. Betty devoted herself to her family.  She enjoyed skiing in the Adirondacks; traveling in New England; summers at Lake George; as well as current events; baseball; cooking; shopping and most of all, her grandchildren.

Betty was predeceased by her husband Thomas F. Riedy, Jr, M.D..  She is survived by her children Thomas Riedy (Nancy), Francis Riedy (Victory), Michael Riedy, Rory Riedy (Kathy Griggs), Lisa Gay (Robert), Patricia Riedy, Nadine Little (Mark), and Antoinette O’Donnell (Paul); her son in law Thomas DellaRocco; her brother Richard Shellenback (Claire); her sisters Frances Murphy and Margaret Hennessey (Gerry); her sister in law Lucette Shellenback; her brother in law John Milligan; and by 25 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her son Christopher Riedy, her daughter Margaret DellaRocco, her brother Frank Shellenback, and her sister Barbara Milligan.

The family would like to thank Dr. Roberta Miller, Robin Connelly,NP, Jenny Lyman and the Hospice staff for their outstanding care and compassion.

Funeral services will be held at Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave, Albany, Monday at 10:00am, and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumpter Ave, Guilderland, at 11:00am.  Relatives and friends are invited to Hans Funeral Home Sunday from 4-8 pm.  The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 4:30 pm Sunday for a service of prayer and remembrance, all are welcome. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Memorial contributions may be to the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York, 965 Albany Shaker Rd, Latham, NY 12110.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions please visit

Click here to view Betty’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY (zip code Albany, NY 12204).


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