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Terry Coloney

Terry L. Coloney

Friday, April 4th, 1952 - Saturday, December 14th, 2019
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WATERFORD On Saturday, December 14, 2019, the Angels brought Terry L. Coloney home, after a courageous battle, which tested the strength of his generous heart. Terry was born April 4, 1952 in Troy, NY. The son of Lionel Burton Coloney and Josephine (Koch) Meisner and beloved stepson of Ralph Meisner. A graduate from Waterford Halfmoon High School in 1970. Terry resided in Waterford most of his life, dedicating many years of service to the community he proudly called his home. His dedication included serving as a past member of Waterford Rescue Squad, a 49-year member of Knickerbocker Steamer Company #1 where he served as Captain and President. Terry was also a Village of Waterford Trustee, serving on the Zoning Board. After 25 years, Terry retired from Noble Gas in 2014, which allowed him more time to be the "helping hands" at his wife’s second home, The Broad Street Café in Waterford. Terry also served as the sexton of Grace Episcopal Church for 28 years.

Terry’s happiest moments were when he was surrounded by his loving family. Terry is survived by his wife and best friend, of 45 years, Colleen F. (Purcell) Coloney, his loving children Carolynn "Moonshine" Coloney, Terry L. Coloney II (LeeAnn) and Poppops to his little sweetie, Aimee Coloney all of Waterford. His siblings include, Judith Norris of Florida, Patricia Vautrin of Latham, Burton (Kay) of Florida, Gerald (Katie) of Missouri, and predeceased by his siblings Jacqueline Jerome and Leonard Coloney. Terry is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Terry was a passionate fan of Penn State Football and The New England Patriots, an avid fisherman and loved collecting coins. He looked forward to his annual trips to Hampton Beach with Colleen and their great friends. The family would like to thank Dr. Robert Benton the physician who cared for Terry for over two decades. Thank you to our extended family at Westchester Medical Center for their special care in the CCU and TICCS over the last 11 months and a very special thanks to the generous family who donated the gift of life, a new heart and kidney, that gave us extra cherished time, and allowed Terry to be with us another year.

A service for the celebration of Terry’s life will take place Saturday, December 21st at 10:00 am at Grace Episcopal Church, 34 Third Street, Waterford, NY.

Relatives and friends may pay their respects on Friday, December 20th at Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home, 133 Broad Street, Waterford, NY from 4-8 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Terry’s memory to Donate Life NYS, 185 Jordan Road, Troy, NY 12180 or Harboring Hearts, 510 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10036.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 20th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 20th, 2019 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Philip J. Brendese Funeral Home
    Address
    133 Broad Street (Rte. 32)
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, December 21st, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Grace Church
    Address
    34 Third Street
    WATERFORD, NY 12188
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    Officiant
    Rev. Kathy Alonge-Coons

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  • Episcopal
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  • Pennsylvania State University

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Tim McDonough

Posted at 12:40pm
On behalf of your friends at the Waterford Public Library, please accept our heartfelt condolences. A community's loss is heaven's gain, RIP Terry.
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Lorri

Posted at 09:50am
Our condolences to the Coloney Family. We know Terry was loved dearly. From the Uptown Optometry Staff.
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Lea Archer

Posted at 08:08pm
Terry and Colleen have been a part of my family for over 30 years. Rest In Peace, Terry. We love you and will miss you.
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JACKIE, SHANE, ANDREW and families

Posted at 03:52pm
Praying for the family in this difficult time.
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