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Obituraries Archives — The Altamont Enterprise, February 1, 2007


Ann Marie Alger

Ann Marie DeCrosta Alger, of Colonie, a claims adjuster, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007. She was 63.

Her family said she died peacefully at St. Peter’s Hospice Inn after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Hudson, N.Y., on June 25, 1943, the daughter of the late Edward and Anna DeCrosta.

She was raised and educated in Hudson and employed by AFLAC Insurance Co. in Albany, where she worked as a claims adjuster.

Survivors include her loving husband, Randall Alger of Albany; her children, Michael McDonald of Bristol, Conn., Sharon McDonald of Albany, Elizabeth Gianfrancesco of Ocala, Fla.; her siblings, Mary Nicholson, Edward DeCrosta, and Christine Herzog; her grandchildren, Anthony Hidalgo, Briena and Katrina Gianfrancesco and Alexzandra McCrae; four step-children; nine step-grandchildren; and three step-great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by many nieces, nephews and loving friends.

Her brother, Louis DeCrosta, and her sisters, Jeanette DeRose and Virginia Gardner, died before her.

A funeral service was held on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at the Fredendall Funeral Home in Altamont.


Thomas J. Murphy

ALTAMONT — Thomas J. Murphy, a family man who was owner and president of Murphy Overhead Doors in Colonie, died on Friday, Jan. 26, 2007, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. He was 61.

"Tom worked his entire life in his family’s business," his family wrote in a tribute. "He loved his work, and also enjoyed being home with family, his pets and the time he was able to spend with his grandchildren."

Born in Albany, he was the son of the late Mary Horn and Thomas Murphy. He was a graduate of Siena College in Loudonville and a veteran of the United States Navy. He had lived in Altamont since 1971 and resided at Indian Creek Lane at the time of his death.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Harden Murphy; his daughters Cindy Moore and her husband, Mason, of Altamont and Cheryl Saccocio and her husband, Michael, of Colonie; his grandchildren Michael and Mikayla Saccocio, Amber and Derek Moore; and his sisters Patricia Napierski of Guilderland, Carol Mendel of Cohoes, and Mary Ellen Majkut of Guilderland; and many nieces and nephews.

His brothers, John and Joseph Murphy, died before him.

A funeral mass was celebrated Monday morning at St. Matthew’s Church in Voorheesville. Burial was in Memory’s Garden in Colonie. Arrangements were by Reilly & Son Funeral Home in Voorheesville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


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