PHOENIX, AZ – Therese J. “Terry” Stewart Frank, 84, of Albany, died Friday, April 6, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ, while visiting her daughter. Mrs. Frank was born in Troy and was a graduate of Troy High. She lived most of her life in Albany where she was employed by New York State for a time, and after raising her family was employed for many years by, and retired from the Treasurer’s Office of the City of Albany. She was a communicant of the Parish of Mater Christi, and of the former St. Teresa of Avila Church, where she was a member of the Rosary Society. She was active in voter registration in all elections, and worked the polls for many years. She participated in league bowling, was a fan of all sports, and was an avid fan of the New York Yankees and Giants. She especially enjoyed the company of her family and friends, and loved to attend dog shows with her sister and best friend Barbara Heck.
The Family would especially like to thank The Albany Regional Dialysis Center for all of their care and concern over the past year.
Mrs. Frank was predeceased by her husband Edward L. Frank and her son Thomas S. Frank. She is survived by her son Edward L. “Larry” Frank (Elayne) of Albany; her daughters Susan B. Smith (Richard) of Buckeye, AZ, and Janette Coluccio (Bernard) of The Villages, FL; her sisters Veronica Rafter of Cohoes, and Barbara Heck of Averill Park; her brother Stanley Stewart (Mildred) of Ballston Spa; and by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday morning, April 20, 2012, in the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Ave., Albany, at 9:30am. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday April 19, 2012 from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to Senior Services of Albany, 32 Essex St., Albany, NY 12206 Attn. Jane Schramm. 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.
Click here to view Mrs. Frank’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York.
God made us sisters, our love for each other made us best friends. You are & always will be right here in my heart. Heaven has welcomed a very special Angel. I love you Terry!
Dick and Pat (Frank) Cichosz
We were so sad to hear of Aunt Terry’s passing. It was absolutely wonderful to visit with her and Sue last March in Arizona at our son Jeff’s house. She was such a character and so full of spirit and life at that time. She was blessed to have such a loving, caring family to be there for her all these years. I know that meant the world to her. The joyous part of her passing is that she is now with Larry and Tom in Heaven. Take care.
Herb and Jessica Henry Family
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister, Terry. We know how hard it is to lose someone so dear to you, as we did Leah, a few years ago. Our prayers are with you and your family. Let us know if
there is anything we can do to help.
Tony and Carole
Sue, Dick and Family,
What can I say, you know how very sorry we are. You and I have been blessed to have been able to spend the last hours with our Moms. We will always have wonderful memories that no one can ever take away. Know I am always here for you, just like you have always been there for me. We love you guys. Please give our love to Janice, Larry and families.
Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven, where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are with us.
Not a day goes by that I haven’t thought of our last conversation.
Love you Nana…
Marsha and Kevin
I have absolutely no doubt your angel wings are covered with diamond dust–and beautiful–just like you. I’ll always carry in my heart the delightful memory of the Sedona trip Susan and I took with our beloved moms. We were both blessed with the best.
Rest in His Peace beautiful lady.
Marsha and Kevin
Kristin Frank Rodenwald
Dear Larry, Sue, and Janette and families
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. I have special memories of my Aunt Terry–she calmed me down when I was five years old and afraid of the rain. She told me it wouldn’t hurt me! Such wonderful common sense, I stopped crying! She also gave me a little gold compact, I kept for years. I remember her as a wonderful, cheerful Aunt in my life. Blessings now for all of you during this hard time. Kris
I never met anyone quite like Aunt Terry. One of the most exuberant and supportive fans I ever spectated with. Quite the renisance woman with such love and pizazz for life.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Beth Ann & Grant