ALBANY – Helen Ann Mooney, 87, of Albany, passed away on Saturday, January 28, 2023, at home surrounded by family. Helen was born and raised in the Bronx and Manhattan, the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Mary A. Cahill Neeson. Helen was a graduate of Fordham University. With her beloved husband, Harry Mooney, she lived in Saugerties and, Glens Falls before settling in Albany over 50 years ago. She first worked as a teacher and was later employed by Chase Manhattan Bank, Dime Savings Bank, and the New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance.
Helen’s legacy was her family and her faith. She was a source of strength for her husband, Harry. She worked tirelessly to raise her seven children and always found a way to make it seem easy. Helen was very active in Holy Cross School and served as president of the Holy Cross Women’s Auxiliary. She was a troop leader for the Girl Scouts, a softball coach at Westland Hills and a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Helen was ever present at her grandchildren’s school and sports events. She cherished holiday gatherings with her family. She lived her faith and had a strong devotion to the Rosary. Her infectious spirit touched the lives of her many neighbors and friends. She enjoyed crossword games and became an avid reader later in life. She was a lifelong Yankees and Cowboys fan. Helen was an adventurous soul and a lover of the outdoors, enjoying vacations with her family in the Adirondacks, Maine and Ireland.
Helen was predeceased by her husband of 49 years Harry A. Mooney, and by her daughter Marie E. Conde. She is survived by her children Mary P. Costantino of Albany, Michael K. Mooney (Rebecca Spence) of New Providence, NJ, Kathleen Mooney of Rutland, VT, Martin A. Mooney (Jennifer) of Niskayuna, Maureen F. Whalen (David) of Albany, and Thomas J. Mooney (Lisa Bingham) of Wynantskill; her son-in-law James Conde of Voorheesville; her grandchildren Jason Conde, Eric Conde (Alexis Bruno), Clara and Erin Mooney, Ryan Mooney (Jennifer), Colin Mooney (Clarisse), Sarah Mooney, David Whalen, and Andrea and Meredith Bingham; her great grandchildren Stella and Kieran Mooney; her brother Frank Neeson (Maureen) of Pearl River, NY; her sister Ceil Emmanuel of Leesburg, VA; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Josephine and Marie Neeson, and by her brothers Thomas, Vincent, Joseph, Matthew, and Peter Neeson.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Ave, Albany at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions to Catholic Charities USA. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
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