ALBANY — Maureen “Reenie” C. Stow, a long-time postal worker who loved her family, died unexpectedly at her home on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013. She was 55.
She was born in Louisville, Ky., the daughter of the late Alan T. and Mildred A. Spaulding Schwartz. She has lived in the Albany area most of her life, and was employed by the United States Postal Service for 30 years.
“Maureen was a kind, generous soul, often putting others before herself. She would make sure to have a card or present for anyone’s special occasion,” her family wrote in a tribute. “Garage sales, flea markets, and estate sales were some of Maureen’s favorite hobbies. She also enjoyed watching old-time movies and spending time at the beach. Maureen loved spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Camarria, and her great nephew, Luke. They were one of her greatest joys.”
Maureen C. Stow is survived by her husband, William K. Stow II, of Albany; by her stepson, William K. Stow III of Raleigh, N.C.; by her granddaughter, Camarria Thomas, of Raleigh, N.C.; and by her sisters, Colleen Monfiletto and her husband, Joseph, of Yorkville and Ginger Schwartz of Troy.
She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, and a great-nephew; by her mother- and stepfather-in-law, Florence and Odle Bradon of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; by her father- and stepmother-in-law, William and Ann K. Stow of Zephyr Hills, Fla.; by her brother-in-law, Stephen Stow, and his wife, Nadine, of Guilderland; and by her close, dear friend, Linda Bogan, of Charlotte, N.C.
Her parents died before her as did her brother, Gregory A. Schwartz.
A calling hour will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home at 343 New Karner Rd. in Colonie with a memorial service to immediately follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Mourners may leave messages for the family online at www.NewcomerAlbany.com.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association.