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Mary Reinke Girgenti, 87, of Albany and Plattsburgh, passed away Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh.
Born and raised in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Catherine Frederick Reinke.
Prior to retirement, Mary was employed as a clerk for the NYS Dept. of Audit & Control. She was a woman of faith who loved her family dearly. She maintained her silly spirit and dedication to the art of painting even after the challenges of suffering a stroke.
In addition to her parents, Mary is predeceased by her husband of 51 years, Nicholas J. Girgenti, who passed away in 2001. Survivors include her children, Gloria (James) McIntosh of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., and Chestertown, N.Y., Rosemary (the late Frank) Palmeri of Loudonville, N.Y., Lorraine (Nelson) Girgenti-Rock of Cadyville, N.Y., Nicholas Girgenti Jr., of Albany, N.Y.; her brother-in-law, Joseph Girgenti of Colonie; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several step grandchildren and nieces and nephews.
A very special thank you to those who provided such compassionate care, the Rock family, the Caregivers Resource Center, North Country Home Services, Clinton County Nursing Home, and the medical staff at CVPH.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Frederick Funeral Home, 633 Central Ave., Albany. Funeral services will begin on Wednesday with prayers at the funeral home beginning at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 10:30 a.m. to be celebrated at Blessed Sacrament Roman Catholic Church, 607 Central Ave., Albany. Interment will take place at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. To express online condolences, visit www.sbfuneralhome.com.
Published on May 13, 2017
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