Obituaries

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

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
1700 Washington Avenue
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Phone: 518-286-3400
Fax: 518-283-7897

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

The Remembrance Process

Capture the importance of the human need to be remembered. Learn more here.

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.
Grief
GRIEF

GRIEF: "Is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone."

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event.  People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most off-limits topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers are left totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death.  It hurts.  Sadness, denial, guilt, physical discomfort, and sleeplessness are some of the symptoms of grief.  It is like an open wound which must become healed.  At times, it seems as if this healing will never happen.  While some of life's spontaneity begins to return, it never seems to get back to the way it was.  It is still incomplete.  We know, however, that these feelings of being incomplete can disappear.

Healing is a process of allowing ourselves to feel, experience, and accept the pain.  In other words, we give ourselves permission to heal.  Allowing ourselves to accept these feelings is the beginning of that process.

The healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe.  There are two missing parts.  One is a safe, loving, professionally guided atmosphere in which to express our feelings; the other is knowing how and what to communicate.

1700 Washington Avenue | Rensselaer, NY 12144 | Phone: 518-286-3400 | Fax: 518-283-7897 | Email: lyonsfuneralhome@aol.com