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Dennis Morrissey

May 15, 1951 - Nov 10, 2023

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Watervliet, NY

Dennis Andrew Morrissey of Albany passed away in the comfort of his own home on November 10th, 2023. He was 72. Son of the late Thomas Joseph and Marie Therese Gilbert Morrissey formerly of West Rutland Vermont and Albany New York.Dennis was a graduate of Colonie Central High School in Albany where he earned his diploma in 1970. He was an active member of the Line in Cue Drama and theater program in his high school years. Going on to further his educational career Dennis enrolled in Schenectady...Read More

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John L. Cheney

Aug 28, 1936 - Feb 28, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

WATERVLIET John L. Cheney, 87, of Craig St. passed away Wednesday February 28, 2024 at Daughters of Sarah Community for Seniors. Born in Waterford he was the son of the late John G. and Elsie J. Sanders Cheney. He was a 1955 graduate of Waterford High School. Jack was an insurance executive for over 30 years, having been employed by the Equitable Life Insurance Co. as a manager in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. He had served for 6 years in the US Navy Reserves. He was a member of the Colonie Lodge of Elks and a former President of the Dart League there. Jack enjoyed boating, fishing time spent at Saratoga Race Track and Las Vegas. Survivors include his loving wife of 67 years Alice Valiquette Cheney and his devoted children, Kimberly Schechter (Lee) of Manchester, NJ, Craig J. Cheney (Debbie) of Waterford, J. Kevin Cheney of Portland, ME, Mark Cheney (Lisa) of Loudonville and the late Janice Marie Cheney. He is the proud grandfather of Joseph Cheney, David Cheney (Betty Ann Napoli), Steven Cheney, Megan Cheney, Nicolas Schechter (Tracy), Max Schechter and Lucien Cheney and great grandfather of Leona, Amelia and Lyra. Funeral services will be Monday at 9:30 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 10 am at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford. Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 2-5 pm. Those who wish may make memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704 Hagerstown, MD 21741 or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Susan Marie Pracher

Jun 02, 1953 - Jan 10, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

Susan Marie Pracher, a compassionate and loving woman, passed away on January 10, 2024, at the age of 70. She was born on June 2, 1953, to Betty and Eric Marschner. Susan's passing is a profound loss to her family, friends, and all who were touched by her generous spirit. Susan was a devoted mother, whose love and selflessness knew no bounds. Her children, Julie and Jimmy, were the center of her world, and she dedicated her life to nurturing and supporting them. Her unwavering love and guidance helped shape them into the remarkable people they are today. Her warm smile and caring nature brightened the lives of those around her, and she never hesitated to offer a helping hand to anyone in need. In addition to her role as a loving mother, Susan was cherished by many people and leaves behind a legacy of love and kindness that will be remembered by all who were touched by her presence. Susan Marie Pracher's memory will live on in the hearts of her children, Julie and Jimmy, and all who were touched by her kindness. She will be deeply missed, and her legacy of love and compassion will continue to resonate within the lives of those she touched. May she rest in peace, and may her legacy of love and selflessness continue to inspire us all. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC., Watervliet

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Basil J. Miller

Apr 25, 1958 - Feb 15, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

Basil J. Miller of Watervliet passed away peacefully in Samaritan Hospital on February 15th 2024. Family and friends are invited to visit with Basil's family on Friday February 23rd from 10am -12pm in the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home LLC 1855 12th Avenue, Watervliet. A prayer service will immediately follow the visitation in the funeral home. Interment in Oakwood Cemetery Troy.

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Mary B. Eagan

Jul 16, 1940 - Feb 13, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

WATERVLIET – Mary B. (Delduce) Eagan, 83, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. She was born in Troy on July 16, 1940, the daughter of the late Angelo and Carrie (Silando) Delduce, Sr. Mary was raised in Watervliet and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s School and Catholic Central High School in Troy. Mary was employed with the phone company, retired from the Watervliet Arsenal, then worked for St. Brigid’s Church as the secretary. She also had numerous part time jobs cleaning houses up until four months ago. Her Catholic faith was very important to her and she was a communicant of the former St. Brigid’s Church and now the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Mary loved to read, paint and garden around her home. She cherished her neighborhood community and kept her own home immaculate. She was so proud of her three grandchildren. She is the beloved mother of Thomas W. (Katherine) Eagan, Jr. of Watervliet and Terry Eagan of Cohoes; adored grandmother of Marissa A. Eagan, Patrick T. Eagan and Karrington F. Eagan; dear sister of Elizabeth “Betty” (Robert) Fleming of Bossier City, LA and the late Antoinette “Toni” Delduce and Angelo “Butch” (late Karen) Delduce, Jr., aunt of Carrie Fleming of Enid, OK; great aunt of Nathan and Kaitlin Polk and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may call at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2416 7th Avenue, Watervliet on Friday February 16th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am by Rev. Joseph G. Busch. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watervliet. The family requests that everyone perform a random act of kindness in memory of Mary. Arrangements are by the Parker Bros. Memorial in Watervliet. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

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Mary B. Eagan

Jul 16, 1940 - Feb 13, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

WATERVLIET – Mary B. (Delduce) Eagan, 83, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, February 13, 2024. She was born in Troy on July 16, 1940, the daughter of the late Angelo and Carrie (Silando) Delduce, Sr. Mary was raised in Watervliet and was a graduate of St. Patrick’s School and Catholic Central High School in Troy. Mary was employed with the phone company, retired from the Watervliet Arsenal, then worked for St. Brigid’s Church as the secretary. She also had numerous part time jobs cleaning houses up until four months ago. Her Catholic faith was very important to her and she was a communicant of the former St. Brigid’s Church and now the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church. Mary loved to read, paint and garden around her home. She cherished her neighborhood community and kept her own home immaculate. She was so proud of her three grandchildren. She is the beloved mother of Thomas W. (Katherine) Eagan, Jr. of Watervliet and Terry Eagan of Cohoes; adored grandmother of Marissa A. Eagan, Patrick T. Eagan and Karrington F. Eagan; dear sister of Elizabeth “Betty” (Robert) Fleming of Bossier City, LA and the late Antoinette “Toni” Delduce and Angelo “Butch” (late Karen) Delduce, Jr., aunt of Carrie Fleming of Enid, OK; great aunt of Nathan and Kaitlin Polk and several other nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends may call at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 2416 7th Avenue, Watervliet on Friday February 16th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Her funeral mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am by Rev. Joseph G. Busch. Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watervliet. The family requests that everyone perform a random act of kindness in memory of Mary. Arrangements are by the Parker Bros. Memorial in Watervliet. Condolence book at ParkerBrosMemorial.com.

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Mary Alice Sorell

Mar 28, 1938 - Feb 03, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

WATERVLIET – Mary Alice Sorell passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the age of 85. Mary Alice was born to Herman and Nellie (Collier) Haack on March 28, 1938 in Geneseo, Illinois. She grew up in Geneseo and was a graduate of Geneseo High School. Like many young ladies her age growing up in the 1950’s, Mary Alice had an appreciation for the music of the era. She was a fan of a band known as the Valentino’s and followed them from Illinois to New York. She eventually settled in Watervliet where she raised her family of five children. Mary Alice worked as a hairdresser in those early years to help with expenses and later worked for the Golub Corporation from where she retired as a manager following a career of thirty years. In her later years Mary Alice enjoyed traveling. She visited every U.S. State and traveled to numerous foreign countries. She enjoyed her membership in the Empire State Capital Volkesporters, a walking club, where she served as secretary; the Red Hat Society; the Capital Area Ski Touring Association known as CASTA and the Menands Senior Citizens. Mary Alice was a communicant of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Watervliet where she devoted many years to overseeing the Religious Education Program. She was presently a parishioner of the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Troy. She was a fan of the Miami Dolphins professional football team. Mary Alice was most proud of her family and received endless pleasure by being with them. She unconditionally loved each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Known as “Gram” and “Gigi” she could always be counted on for her support and attendance at their sporting events and other activities. She is survived by her loving children, Paul J. Torrisi, Margaret “Midge” Siler, Linda Abriel (late Theodore), Tony Torrisi (Ruth) and Aaron Sorell (Rachel); her cherished grandchildren, Paul Torrisi (Danielle), Mary Ellen Torrisi (Steve Disick), Michael Siler (Danielle), Christopher Abriel (Brittni), Matt Abriel (Jessica), Teddy Abriel (Marissa), Erin Abriel, Jacqueline and Sydney Torrisi, Alexis Albright and Morgan Senecal; dear friend of Lillian Julian. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to visit with Mary Alice’s family on Friday from 4 until 7 pm at the Parker Bros. Memorial in Watervliet. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home. Mary Alice's interment will take place at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo, Illinois. To those who prefer to remember Mary Alice in a special way, her family gratefully suggests donations be made to the Watervliet Civic Center, P.O. Box 164, Watervliet, NY 12189.

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Mary Alice Sorell

Mar 28, 1938 - Feb 03, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

WATERVLIET – Mary Alice Sorell passed peacefully from this life on Saturday, February 3, 2024 at the age of 85. Mary Alice was born to Herman and Nellie (Collier) Haack on March 28, 1938 in Geneseo, Illinois. She grew up in Geneseo and was a graduate of Geneseo High School. Like many young ladies her age growing up in the 1950’s, Mary Alice had an appreciation for the music of the era. She was a fan of a band known as the Valentino’s and followed them from Illinois to New York. She eventually settled in Watervliet where she raised her family of five children. Mary Alice worked as a hairdresser in those early years to help with expenses and later worked for the Golub Corporation from where she retired as a manager following a career of thirty years. In her later years Mary Alice enjoyed traveling. She visited every U.S. State and traveled to numerous foreign countries. She enjoyed her membership in the Empire State Capital Volkesporters, a walking club, where she served as secretary; the Red Hat Society; the Capital Area Ski Touring Association known as CASTA and the Menands Senior Citizens. Mary Alice was a communicant of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Watervliet where she devoted many years to overseeing the Religious Education Program. She was presently a parishioner of the Shrine Church of St. Anthony of Padua in Troy. She was a fan of the Miami Dolphins professional football team. Mary Alice was most proud of her family and received endless pleasure by being with them. She unconditionally loved each of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Known as “Gram” and “Gigi” she could always be counted on for her support and attendance at their sporting events and other activities. She is survived by her loving children, Paul J. Torrisi, Margaret “Midge” Siler, Linda Abriel (late Theodore), Tony Torrisi (Ruth) and Aaron Sorell (Rachel); her cherished grandchildren, Paul Torrisi (Danielle), Mary Ellen Torrisi (Steve Disick), Michael Siler (Danielle), Christopher Abriel (Brittni), Matt Abriel (Jessica), Teddy Abriel (Marissa), Erin Abriel, Jacqueline and Sydney Torrisi, Alexis Albright and Morgan Senecal; dear friend of Lillian Julian. She is also survived by nine great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to visit with Mary Alice’s family on Friday from 4 until 7 pm at the Parker Bros. Memorial in Watervliet. A funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 am in the funeral home. Mary Alice's interment will take place at a later date in Oakwood Cemetery in Geneseo, Illinois. To those who prefer to remember Mary Alice in a special way, her family gratefully suggests donations be made to the Watervliet Civic Center, P.O. Box 164, Watervliet, NY 12189.

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Evelyn Joan Lewis-Watervliet

Aug 30, 1934 - Jan 25, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

Evelyn "Joan" Lewis- Watervliet Arrangements are still being finalized, a full obituary will appear here shortly. Arrangements are in the care of the Konicek & Collett Funeral Home, LLC, 1855 12th Avenue, Watervliet.

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Elizabeth N. Bird

Aug 31, 1954 - Jan 17, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

Watervliet - Elizabeth “Beth” N. Bird, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Watervliet, NY, on January 17, 2024. Beth was born in Albany, NY on August 31, 1954 to the late John and Helen Noonan and was an older sister to Diane Donnelly. While a lifelong resident of Watervliet, Beth enjoyed spending time with relatives in Chatham, NY, in her childhood. For education, she attended St. Brigid’s School, Watervliet High School, and the College of St. Rose where she graduated with a BS in Social Work. Beth used her degree to provide care for the elderly at several institutions throughout her career. She was actively involved in religious organizations and senior centers, continuing to provide elder care in her free time. Until his death, she was married to Dennis Bird for 25 years and had two children, Katelyn Schwenker (husband David) and Jonathan Bird (wife Lindsey). She enjoyed being in her yard, watching the birds on her porch, and caring for her cats, but her greatest pleasure in life was sharing time with her five grandchildren. Beth’s remains will be laid to rest at Niverville Cemetery with her family and husband. A memorial service will be held at Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 6 PM, with visitation before the service from 4 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to “Lifepath at the Watervliet Senior Center” or “Pyramid Life Center” - two places where Beth found great comfort in life.

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Elizabeth N. Bird

Aug 31, 1954 - Jan 17, 2024

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Watervliet, NY

Watervliet - Elizabeth “Beth” N. Bird, 69, passed away peacefully at her home in Watervliet, NY, on January 17, 2024. Beth was born in Albany, NY on August 31, 1954 to the late John and Helen Noonan and was an older sister to Diane Donnelly. While a lifelong resident of Watervliet, Beth enjoyed spending time with relatives in Chatham, NY, in her childhood. For education, she attended St. Brigid’s School, Watervliet High School, and the College of St. Rose where she graduated with a BS in Social Work. Beth used her degree to provide care for the elderly at several institutions throughout her career. She was actively involved in religious organizations and senior centers, continuing to provide elder care in her free time. Until his death, she was married to Dennis Bird for 25 years and had two children, Katelyn Schwenker (husband David) and Jonathan Bird (wife Lindsey). She enjoyed being in her yard, watching the birds on her porch, and caring for her cats, but her greatest pleasure in life was sharing time with her five grandchildren. Beth’s remains will be laid to rest at Niverville Cemetery with her family and husband. A memorial service will be held at Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet on Friday, January 26, 2024 at 6 PM, with visitation before the service from 4 to 6 PM. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to “Lifepath at the Watervliet Senior Center” or “Pyramid Life Center” - two places where Beth found great comfort in life.

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