Obituaries

John DeFrancesco
B: 1934-06-22
D: 2015-01-25
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DeFrancesco, John
Edna Wyman
B: 1930-01-24
D: 2015-01-20
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Wyman, Edna
James Poland, Jr.
B: 1929-12-29
D: 2015-01-19
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Poland, Jr., James
Helen Marie Thayer
B: 1927-04-03
D: 2015-01-19
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Thayer, Helen Marie
Helen Sweat
B: 1918-01-21
D: 2015-01-18
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Sweat, Helen
Wayne Ubrich
B: 1938-04-23
D: 2015-01-18
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Ubrich, Wayne
Catherine (Kate) Dickson
D: 2015-01-12
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Dickson, Catherine (Kate)
Loretta Forte
B: 1938-09-18
D: 2015-01-12
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Forte, Loretta
Paul Gross, Sr.
B: 1924-09-18
D: 2015-01-11
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Gross, Sr., Paul
Patricia Fernald
B: 1953-11-11
D: 2015-01-11
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Fernald, Patricia
Rita Maskell
B: 1932-02-15
D: 2015-01-10
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Maskell, Rita
Walter Judd. Jr.
B: 1934-08-17
D: 2015-01-05
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Judd. Jr., Walter
Herbert James
B: 1923-05-14
D: 2015-01-02
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James, Herbert
Josephine Rita Luce
B: 1921-11-12
D: 2015-01-01
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Luce, Josephine Rita
Patricia Hodder
B: 1928-03-01
D: 2014-12-31
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Hodder, Patricia
Rosemary Brannock
B: 1926-01-28
D: 2014-12-25
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Brannock, Rosemary
Joanne Hennessy
B: 1951-03-26
D: 2014-12-22
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Hennessy, Joanne
John Linacre
B: 1926-10-29
D: 2014-12-22
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Linacre, John
Edward Jubrey, Sr.
B: 1930-07-20
D: 2014-12-20
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Jubrey, Sr., Edward
Toivo Maunu
B: 1919-06-04
D: 2014-12-19
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Maunu, Toivo
Robert Fort
D: 2014-12-16
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Fort, Robert

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Associates


Victor Cippolari, Associate

Vic has been involved with funeral service for over 32 years, 25 of which have been with Bill Jr. and Bill III at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home making sure things are well conducted. He is a graduate of Van Rensselaer High School and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. Vic after 35 years of service retired as a supervisor with the United States Postal Service and lives in Rensselaer with his wife Pat. He is the father of four daughters Terry, Vicky, Tina and Monica.

James J. Donnelly Jr., Associate

Jim was an associated with the funeral home for over 10 years in many helpful capacities. Jim was a graduate of St. John's Academy in Rensselaer and attended St. Michaels College in VT. and Siena College and was a graduate of Cornell University Labor Studies Program. Jim was a retiree of Niagra Mohawk Power Co., he resided in East Greenbush with his wife Charlotte. Jim is the father of Jackie and Jay. Jim passed away on Christmas Eve 2009.  He was a faithful friend and will be missed. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace.

Marjorie R. (Brown) Carpinello, Associate

Marge is a licensed funeral director and has been involved in funeral service for over 20 years. She has been affiliated with us for 8 years.Marge was born and raised in Rensselaer and is a graduate of Van Rensselaer High School. She is a 1983 graduate of Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Marge resides in East Schodack with her husband Dan. She is the mother of four daughters M. Joyce, Michelle, Tracey and Toni.

Sandy Raus, Associate

Sandy joined the funeral home following her retirement with the NYS Office of General Services, a job she held for more than 30 years. Most recognized professionally for her time as the costume-wearing elevator operator at the State Capitol, Sandy could be counted on for a smile, laugh, or even a scare during grueling legislative days. At home in Rensselaer, where she has lived since immigrating from Italy in the 1960's, Sandy can boast of her beautiful floral displays -- found at her home and many other locations in the community. Sandy is an active member of the parish, serving as a Eucharist minister and a regular visitor of the sick. You can find Sandy at the funeral home doing what she does best -- offering others a helping hand or a smile during their time of need and keeping the place looking its best.