RAVENA – Patricia Ann Rafferty, 74, of Ravena, passed away Sunday, October 11, 2015 at St. Peter’s Hospital. Patricia was born in Albany, where she lived until marrying and moving to Ravena. She was a graduate of Vincentian Institute, and was employed by New York Telephone Co. for several years, and then by the Federal Government for many years until retiring. Patricia loved camping at Sacandaga Lake, fall trips to Cape Cod, winters in Florida, cross country skiing, and shopping with her granddaughters.
Patricia is survived by her beloved husband James B. Rafferty; her mother Alice Warnock of Menands; her children Jill Fisher of Schenectady, Jim Rafferty (Kathleen) of Newburgh, and Patrick Rafferty of Knoxville, TN; her sister in law Pam Warnock of San Diego, CA; dear members of her extended family David Gervais and Jessica Rafferty; her grandchildren Sean, Tyler, McKayla Conor and Caitlyn Rafferty; and by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Stanley J. Warnock; her brother Jack Warnock; and her sister Mary Rossi.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 8:00am, and from there to Blessed Sacrament Church, Central Ave., Albany at 9:00am. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 pm. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Lung Association, 418 Broadway, 1st Floor, Albany, NY 12207. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .