Michael Clifford

Michael G. Clifford

Tuesday, August 4th, 1959 - Sunday, March 28th, 2021
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EAST GREENBUSH Michael G. Clifford, 61, passed away Sunday March 28, 2021 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Troy he was the son of the late Gerard V. and Jeanne Noble Clifford. He was a 1977 graduate of Catholic Central High School and a 1981 graduate of Union College.

Michael has been employed for the past 30 years at Agilent Technologies of Palo Alto CA as a scientific equipment sales representative. Prior to that he was employed at the New York State Police Crime Lab in Albany. Michael was a talented pianist; he enjoyed golf and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid supporter of Villanova University.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Joan Schrader Clifford and his devoted son Gregory J. Clifford of East Greenbush. He is the brother of David V. Clifford (Nicole) of New Canaan, CT, and Timothy S. Clifford (Lisa) of Guilderland. He is the brother in law of Michele and Robert Bouchey of Waterford and Donna Mullahey of Clifton Park and uncle of Patrick Mullahey, Rachael Healey, Robby Bouchey, Harry, Casey, Christian and John Clifford. Also surviving is his canine companion, Lillian.

Funeral services will be Tuesday April 6, 2021 at 9:15 am from the Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad St. (Rte.32), Waterford and at 10 am at St. Augustine’s Church in Lansingburgh. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.

Relatives and friends may visit at the funeral home on Monday April 5, 2021 from 4-7 pm.

As per pandemic regulations, masks are required and social distancing and occupancy limitations observed.
Those who wish may make memorial contributions to: St. Joan of Arc Church Restoration Fund, 76 Menands Rd. Menands, NY 12204.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, April 5th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, April 5th, 2021 4:00pm - 7:00pm
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, April 6th, 2021 10:00am
    St. Augustine's Church
    4th Ave. & 115th St.
    TROY, NY 12182
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    Rev. Kofi Ntsiful-Amissah
  • Interment

    St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands
    48 Cemetery Ave.
    Menands, NY 12204
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  • Villanova University


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Steve Taylor

Posted at 10:12am
Joan and Greg - we are sending our love and prayers! Michael fought so hard and always keep his spirit. You both should be so proud of him and of yourselves! He loved you both so much! Love you both - Steve Taylor

Cynthia B Doran

Posted at 07:37pm
Joanie and Gregory - May Michael's spirit live on in the tree planted in his memory. Love, Cindy
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Posted at 06:57pm
The Clifford Family,

As a newly hired FSE at Agilent, Mike took me under this wings and guided my transition to Agilent which I will always be grateful for. I am saddened to hear of Mike's passing and the Clifford family is in my thoughts and prayers.

God bless, Damon

Brent Linton

Posted at 01:11pm
So sorry for your loss. He will live on in our memories. A great friend, husband and father.

Robin, Shawn and Shawn Childrose

Posted at 11:56am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have the warmest memories to keep in our hearts forever.
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