COLONIE – Paul J. Vadney, 85, of Colonie, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at Albany Memorial Hospital. Paul was born in Albany on February 28, 1927, the son of the late Edward P. and Catherine H. Pinion Vadney. He lived in the area all his life. He was employed as a firefighter by the Albany Fire Dept., and as a police officer by the Albany Police Dept. He also was employed for many years as a funeral assistant by several area funeral homes, as a security guard at the Albany County Nursing Home, and by the Tobin Group.
Paul is survived by his beloved wife Arlene Navaretta Vadney; his daughter Catherine Sheridan (Harold R., Sr.), his brother Peter Vadney (Joyce) of Guilderland; and by several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Edward Vadney, and his sisters Jean Fallon and Maureen Collins.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 9:00, and from there to St. Pius X Church, Crumite Rd., Loudonville at 10:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Pius X Church, 23 Crumitie Road, Loudonville, New York 12211. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.