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Patricia J. “Patty Jo” Cohen

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On May 19, 2019 @ 9:57 am In Obituary | 15 Comments


ALBANY – Patricia J. “Patty Jo” Cohen, 83,  was called home to her Lord, after a long illness on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center surrounded by family and lifelong friend Sandra Zebe.  Patty Jo was a graduate of Cathedral Academy.  She worked for the New York State Assembly and retired from the New York State Lawyer’s Fund.

Patty Jo is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, William; her loving son Keith (Catherine) and 3 adoring Grandsons, Andrew, Declan and Sean and loving brother, Charles E. MacGowan III (Barbara).  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and lifelong friends. She was pre-deceased by her parents Charles E. MacGowan , Sr., and Mary Ellen Gilroy MacGowan.  In addition to her parents, she was also pre-deceased by her brothers, infant Charles E. MacGowan, Jr., Francis W. MacGowan (Patricia) and sisters Maureen Dumas and Elizabeth Ann Zappone.

The family would like to thank the staff Our Lady of Mercy Life Center for the loving care that they gave Patty Jo during her stay there, and suggest donations to the Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in lieu of flowers.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 8:00 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 Tuesday from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Click here to view Patty Jo’s resting place in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY 12204.

Condolences for the family of “Patricia J. “Patty Jo” Cohen”

Condolence from Jean Pelton on May 19th, 2019 10:44 am

To my wonderful uncle Bill and cousin Keith and family. I wish I could be there for you in your time of need. I loved aunt PattyJo with all my heart as well as the both of you. Please realize that if I could be with you, I would. My prayers and thoughts are with you always.

Condolence from MIKE & KATHY QUIRK on May 19th, 2019 12:26 pm


Condolence from Anarita Barranca on May 19th, 2019 12:35 pm

Bill and Family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Patty Jo.


Condolence from EileenGilroyCurrid on May 19th, 2019 12:56 pm

Patty Joe will be sadly missed by her wider family here in Ireland who enjoyed her frequent trips, splendid personality, storytelling, and musical skills. We didn’t see or hear enough of her take on life, and that’s our loss. Rest in peace dear cousin, and tell Aunt Ellen, all the gang, I send my love.

Condolence from Mary Skelly on May 19th, 2019 2:25 pm

The door to the Cohen home was always open. I can remember many happy visits around Patty Jo and Bill’s dinning room table on Kent Street.The coffee was usually on and Pat was there to listen and relate to what was happening in our lives. I will treasure the memory of Pat’s beautiful voice that I first experienced in 1964 during the production of “The Boy Friend”, her compassion and empathy for everyone who brought their woes to her and her love for her family and friends. Most of all, I am so grateful for the 50+ years of our friendship that started in community theater and ended at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center. Pat gave all of us some great laughs through the years and that is what I’ll remember. My condolences to Bill, Keith, Charlie and the all of the MacGowan/ Cohen family.

Condolence from Bernie Dom Gerard Laura & Shane on May 21st, 2019 4:52 am

Bill and family
Sincere condolances
Rest in peace
Patti Jo

Condolence from Marie Farrell on May 21st, 2019 5:15 pm

Dear Bill and Family,
I am deeply saddened by Patty Jo’s passing. Having known her from kindergarten, I have many fond and pleasant memories of our friendship. My sincere sympathy to you and your family and I will keep you in my prayers.
Marie Farrell

Condolence from Sabry family on May 22nd, 2019 2:39 am

Our family offer our heartfelt condolences to the Cohen family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these difficult times. May she rest in peace .

Condolence from Nan Doherty & Family on May 22nd, 2019 4:44 am

Heartfelt condolences to Bill Keith Catherine & the Boys and all the family. Patti Jo will be dearly missed
Have some great memories of her here in ireland
May she rest in peace
Love Nan Noel & all the Doherty family

Condolence from Amy on May 22nd, 2019 10:10 am

To Bill and Keith, very sorry to hear about patty Joe’s death we will be thinking of you all – from Betty Fitzpatrick

Condolence from Pauline, Jason, Shannon & Christopher on May 22nd, 2019 11:58 am

Our sincerest sympathy to the Cohen Family. May it comfort you to know that we were so very sorry to hear of your loss you’re in your thoughts, now and in the days to come

Condolence from Browne Family on May 23rd, 2019 2:08 am

Condolences to the Cohen Family
Patti Jo will be sadly missed
May she rest in peace

Condolence from Sweeney family kilglass enniscrone co sligo on May 24th, 2019 2:56 pm

Condolences to the Cohen family to Keith Catherine. My she rest in peace..

Condolence from Mary Sweeney on May 24th, 2019 3:00 pm

May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Caroline, A.J. and the Finnerty Family on May 27th, 2019 2:03 pm

To Bill, Keith, Catherine and Boys,

We are heartbroken at the passing of Patty Jo. Such great memories we have of our times times together both in Ireland and America. She was a wonderful person and a great friend to us all. May her gentle soul rest in peace.

All of you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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