O’brien, Lori Ann

Albany Times Union - - OBITUARIES -

COLONIE — Lori Ann O’brien of Colonie, 61, passed away peace­fully with fam­ily by her side on Satur­day, Jan­uary 12, 2019, af­ter a lengthy bat­tle with can­cer. She was the daugh­ter of the late Eugene and Mary (Kirk) O’brien.

She was a grad­u­ate of South Colonie Cen­tral High School and Mil­dred El­ley. She worked for sev­eral lo­cal health in­sur­ance com­pa­nies, most re­cently CDPHP for the last 17 years.

She is sur­vived by her si­b­lings, Lynn O’brien, Michael O’brien (Howard Walse­man), Chris­tine Han­son (David); and neph­ews, Brien Kune­mund and Pa­trick Kune­mund. She also leaves be­hind sev­eral aunts, un­cles, and cousins, as well as many friends.

The fam­ily would like to thank her neigh­bors, Karen and John, her cousin, Don, and all of her friends who pro­vided sup­port through­out her ill­ness.

Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited to cel­e­brate Lori’s life at New Comer Cre­ma­tions & Fu­ner­als, 343 New Karner Road, Colonie, on Tues­day, Jan­uary 15, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., where a ser­vice will be held at 6:30 p.m. in the fu­neral home. A pri­vate burial will be held at Mem­ory Gar­dens, Colonie.

To leave a spe­cial mes­sage for the fam­ily, please visit: New­com­er­al­bany.com

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She is sur­vived by her de­voted daugh­ter, Mar­i­lyn Ke­bea of Co­hoes; sis­ter, Al­ice Adams from Clifton Park; grand­chil­dren, Ti­mothy (Jamie) Shaugh­nessy, Colleen (Car­men) Tri­marchi, Mau­reen Shaugh­nessy, Karen (Ed­ward) Gre­gory and Kevin Shaugh­nessy; great­grand­chil­dren, Amy and Car­men Tri­marchi, Aileen and Kerry Shaugh­nessy; great-great-grand­son, Luca Tri­marchi; sev­eral nieces and neph­ews and ex­tended fam­ily mem­bers. She was pre­de­ceased by her si­b­lings, Leo, Arthur, Clarence, Mar­cil, Ed­ward, Thomas, Fran­cis and Earl Che­va­lier, Al­ida Ay­otte, Eve­lyn Prouty, Rita Moss, Eleanor Lape and Jeanette Bel­leard.

A very spe­cial thank you to the staff of Hos­pice, Eileen, Corey, Colleen and John for all their won­der­ful care and sup­port given to Loretta and her fam­ily.

A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated in the Church of The Holy Trin­ity, 122 Vliet Blvd., Co­hoes on Wed­nes­day, Jan­uary 16, at 11 a.m. with her nephew, Rev­erend Thomas Che­va­lier of­fi­ci­at­ing. In­ter­ment will be in St. Agnes Ceme­tery, Co­hoes. Rel­a­tives and friends are in­vited and may call at The Church of The Holy Trin­ity from 10-11 a.m. prior to Mass.

Those wish­ing to re­mem­ber Loretta in a spe­cial way may make con­tri­bu­tions in her mem­ory to Com­mu­nity Hos­pice Foun­da­tion, 310 S. Man­ning Blvd., Al­bany, NY, 12208.

fitzger­ald­fu­ner­al­homeltd. com g y, p y by his Un­cle Brian Rose; sis­ters, Donna (Larry) Wilkin­son, El­iz­abeth Roddy, Deb­o­rah Wa­ger, Tam­mie (Ge­orge) Mat­tey, Melanie Wa­ger; and his brother, Frank (Lisa) Wa­ger. Pa­trick will be truly missed by his many cousins, nieces, neph­ews, grand­nieces and grand­nephews, as well as his beloved friends.

Pa­trick was a dec­o­rated vet­eran who served four years with the United State Ma­rine Corps, a brief stint as a Navy Se­abee, and then went on to serve with the New York Na­tional Guard for over 25 years where his love for tanks be­gan. He was de­ployed to the World Trade Cen­ter on Septem­ber 11, 2001 for 11 months. Fol­low­ing this, he served with the Ken­tucky Na­tional Guard. Fur­ther de­ploy­ments for his coun­try in­cluded Bos­nia, Iraq, and Afghanistan; all be­tween 2004-2010 with both the 34th In­fantry Divi­sion “Red Bull’s” and the 38th In­fantry Divi­sion “Cy­clones”. Cap­tain John Pa­trick Rose, U.S. Army, re­tired in Jan­uary 2011, when he be­gan his ca­reer with lo­cal gov­ern­ment pub­lic safety.

Pa­trick had a love of read­ing and learn­ing, hav­ing earned a bach­e­lor of His­tory from Ex­cel­sior Col­lege, where he worked for sev­eral years. An­i­mals were his “happy place”, and his faith­ful furry com­pan­ion Otto waited for him through mul­ti­ple de­ploy­ments and com­bat tours.

As a ded­i­cated pub­lic ser­vant, who loved his coun­try, fam­ily and friends, Pa­trick was larger than life.

To honor his mem­ory, In­di­ana based ser­vices are be­ing held Mon­day, Jan­uary 14, 2019, at 3 p.m., and de­tails may be found on the Ri­p­ley County EMA page http:// www.rip­l­ey­county.com/ema/ Friends, fam­ily and broth­ers in arms will gather Satur­day, Jan­uary 19, at Allen Street Pub, South Allen Street, Al­bany, to cel­e­brate his life. Fi­nal ar­range­ments are tak­ing place to lay him to rest with hon­ors at Florida Na­tional Ceme­tery in Bush­nell, Florida. For de­tails, please email gio­van­net­[email protected] gmail.com.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions may be made to Street Soldiers (https://www. face­book.com/fa­hey2017/) through Pay Pal Street­sol­die [email protected]­hoo.com, or Re­nee Fa­hey, 12 Hoff­man St., Selkirk, NY 12158, note Street Soldiers, Cpt. J P Rose.

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