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Irene E. Riley

ALBANY – Irene E. Mack Riley, 83, of Albany, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at the Teresian House.  Irene was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Raymond Mack and Catherine Taggart Mack.  She lived here all her life, and was a graduate of Cathedral Academy, and attended Siena College.  She was employed by AT&T as an office supervisor for a time, and together with her late husband Jim operated the Riley Insurance Agency for 44 years.  She was a member of the Albany Elks Club 49’ers, the Columbiette’s, and the Holy Cross Seniors.  She also loved the Boston Red Sox, and loved to play golf.  She played in golf leagues at the Western Turnpike and Hiawatha Trails golf courses.  Irene also loved her German Shepherds Nellie, Heidie, Mollie, Trixie, and Rosie, and leaves behind her Sadie.

Irene was predeceased by her beloved husband James J. Riley; her brother Raymond Mack and her sister-in-law Helen T. Powers Mack.   She is survived by her nephews Kevin Mack (Melissa) of Saratoga Springs, and D. Gregory Mack of Colonie; her great nieces Isabella and Abigail Mack; and her dear friends Shelley Kisselback of Colonie, and Shelley’s children Jennifer, Rebecca, Brendan and Erin Kisselback.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), Albany.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in St Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

Click here to view Irene’s resting place in Section 35 Shrine, Lot 236-A, Grave 1, St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY 12204.

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