Gayle Neary

Gayle A. Neary (Fitzgerald)

Friday, November 10th, 1939 - Wednesday, September 9th, 2020
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WATERVLIET Gayle A. Neary, 80, of Watervliet Shaker Rd. and formerly of Waterford and Clifton Park passed away Wednesday September 9, 2020 at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Troy she was the daughter of the late Francis and Alice Hogan Fitzgerald.

In her earlier years Gayle was employed as a travel agent for the American Automobile Association. She married her husband Donald Neary on May 2, 1959. She raised her family and then returned to the work force being employed by Meals On Wheels, NYS Department of ENCON and NYS Department of Taxation and Finance.

She was a communicant of St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Waterford and St. Mary’s Church, Crescent and was a former member and Past President of St. Mary of the Assumption Church Altar Society. More recently she and her husband served as volunteers at Shaker Ridge Nursing Home in Clifton Park.

Survivors include her devoted husband of 61 years Donald A. Neary and her loving children Judith Delong Broda (Douglas), Donna Neary-Hart (Anthony Hart Jr), Christine Carta (George) and Brian Neary (Nicole). She is the sister of Diane Colvin of Poestenkill and is the proud grandmother of Lauren, Amanda, Matthew and Scott DeLong; Nicklaus D. and Valerie Weaver; Alison and Anna Pluckrose; and Blaine, Zoe and Demarest Neary and great grandmother of Nicklaus E. Weaver. Also surviving are her nieces Jennifer Colvin, Tracy Smith and Kathleen Harper as well as several great nieces and nephews and many friends. She is predeceased by her sister in law Joyce Neary and her brother in law Frank Colvin.

Funeral services will be Monday at 9 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 9:30 at St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 119 Broad St., Waterford. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Cohoes.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Sunday from 3-6 pm.

Due to pandemic regulations, masks are required and social distancing will be practiced.

Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd,, Rensselaer, NY 12040.

Special thanks are extended to Capital District Renal Physicians as well as to Layla Case RN of Community Hospice.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, September 13th, 2020 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Monday, September 14th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Monday, September 14th, 2020 9:30am
    Saint Mary of the Assumption Church
    119 Broad Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Reverend Michael Stanley, OSA
  • Interment

    St. Agnes Cemetery
    St. Agnes Highway
    COHOES, NY 12047
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Henrietta J. O’Gradh

Posted at 04:17pm
Dear Don and Family,
We will miss seeing Gayle with you attending St. Mary’s Church in Crescent. Gayle was a kind and thoughtful person. Our sincerest sympathy and prayers go out to you.
Henrietta and Harold O’Grady

James and John Neary

Posted at 02:12am
The angels in heaven just got another angel to look over us
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Love, Lisa, Jamie and David

Posted at 02:25pm
We are thinking of you during this difficult time.
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Tracy Swartz

Posted at 11:19am
Our deepest condolences to Don & family on the passing of his lovely kind wife Gayle. From your Wilden Way across the street neighbors, Tracy, Paul, Josh & Kirstin Swartz

Jane Godfrey

Posted at 09:21pm
Gayle was a wonderful lady. From the day she meant me she always made me feel welcome into the family. I will always remember the many good times and laughs that we shared. She will be missed by anyone that knew her. My prayers go out to the entire Neary family

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