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Patrick E. Renaghan

COLONIE – Patrick E. Renaghan, 79, of Colonie, passed away on Wednesday, July 22, 2015 at the Hospice Inn in St. Peter’s Hospital.  Pat was born in Bayside, Queens, the son of the late Patrick F. Renaghan, and Helen R. McNamara Renaghan.  He was raised in the Bronx and lived there until relocating his family to Roanoke, VA.  The family then moved to Clifton Park where he resided for over 30 years.  He and his wife recently moved to Colonie.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957 and was employed by Metropolitan Life Insurance for his entire career.  Pat was a member of the Knights of Columbus, was an avid sports fan, and enjoyed participating in sports such as baseball, bowling and basketball.  Pat was a devoted Yankees fan, and as a youth he worked for and was later recruited and attended tryouts with the Yankees.  Throughout challenging times Pat maintained his positive attitude and dry sense of humor.

Pat is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years, Rita J. DiDomenico Renaghan; his children Robert P. Renaghan (Cheryl D.) of Charlottesville, VA, Patricia A. Page (Thomas J.) of Wilton, Mike E. Renaghan of Latham, Kevin G. Renaghan of Albany, and Kathleen T. Westlake (Michael A.) of Auburn; his brother Robert B. Renaghan (Patricia A.) of Milford, MA; his sister in law Dolores M. Renz of Bayshore; his grandchildren Meghan R., Holly A., and Michael J. Page; and by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 8:30 am, and from there to the Historic Church of St. Mary on Capitol Hill, Pine & Lodge Streets, Albany, at 9:30 am.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 3-7 pm.  Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery Tuesday at 12:00 pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to The Community Hospice for Hospice Inn, 295 Valley View Blvd, Rensselaer, NY 12144; or to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

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