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Margaret Puls

March 7, 1948 — March 20, 2019

Rensselaer - Margaret “Peggy” A. Puls died unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at her home. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Margaret V. O’Neil Bryant. Peggy worked for SUNY where she was an assistant to the Chancellor for eight years, and later as a long-time teacher and assistant to the Principal for St. Joseph’s-St. John’s Academy in Rensselaer. Peggy was a longtime communicant of the former St. Joseph’s Church in Rensselaer. She was a devout Catholic and very proud of her Irish Heritage. Peggy loved spending time with her family and many friends vacationing on Cape Cod, Hampton Beach, and going on camping trips. She often enjoyed her Summers at the Saratoga Race Track or laying by the pool. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years Denis J. Puls; her children Amy (Ronald) Riemer of Vernon, Ct. and Chris (Carrie) Puls of Latham; her brother Patrick (Lisa) Bryant of West Sand Lake; and her cherished grandchildren Ayla, Avery and Ryan Riemer, and Kiera and Kinley Puls. Peggy is also survived by several beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her brother John W. (Mary) Bryant, Jr. Funeral from the W. J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer Monday at 9:30am followed by 10:30am at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Herrick St. in Rensselaer, where the liturgy of Christian Burial will be offered. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Sunday from 3 to 6pm. Interment will follow the Mass at Gerald BH Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Peggy Puls to the Circles of Mercy, 11 Washington St., Rensselaer, NY 12144.

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Visitation

Sunday, March 24, 2019

3:00 - 6:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Burial

Monday, March 25, 2019

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery

200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871

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Funeral Mass

Monday, March 25, 2019

Starts at 10:30 pm (Eastern time)

St John The Evangelist And St. Joseph Church

Herrick Street, Rensselaer, NY 12144

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