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Karen Green FatoneOctober 14, 2007
Brunswick - Karen Green Fatone, 73,of Lockrow Road, died Sunday, October 14, 2007 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady after a long courageous battle with emphysema.
Born in Troy, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Green and Margaret (Fitzgerald) Green and wife of the late Dr. Thomas Francis Fatone.
She had resided in Troy all her life, many years at 200 First Street and in the early 60's at Brunswick Hills at the former Cluett estate. She spent her early years summering at Lake Cossayuna with her parents and cousins where she enjoyed fishing with her father. Mrs. Fatone was a graduate of Catholic Central High School class of 1952 and attended Russell Sage College.
Mrs. Fatone was a bookkeeper for the former Albert and Kirsch in Troy and was office manager for her families real estate concern until 1998. Many years ago she was a model for WP Herbert Store in Troy.
She was married in April of 1959 at St. Jean the Baptiste Church and was active in community affairs including CCHS class reunions, organized the Phone-A-Thon for many years, an active member of the Country Club of Troy, the Bridge Club and organized many golfing events. She was also a communicant of St. Francis de Sales Church in Troy and was on the Parish Council, in the choir and involved in several fund raisers. She was a personality for a documentary on WMHT on remembering downtowns, talking about growing up in the early 50's in Troy. Karen enjoyed golfing and traveling to Marco Island, Cancun and Puerto Rico.
She is survived by two sons T.F. Fatone II of Brunswick and Dr. Christopher Troy Fatone and wife Michele Mealy Fatone Esq of Niskayuna; two grandchildren, Drew Christopher and Nicole Michele Fatone; a brother-in-law, John G. Fatone of Troy and many cousins, Lynn Paradise Santora of Boca Raton, FL, Arlene Stottlemyre of Rancho la Costa, CA., Kenny and Denny Green of Troy, Maureen Bouchey, Gina Fatone , Lisa McNulty all of Green Island, Terrance and Nancy Cox of Sharon Springs, Connie and Ray Paterson of Port Charlotte, FL and Jack and Pamela Brown of Shope Sound, FL.
Funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at the Bryce Funeral Home Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue Troy and at 11:30 AM at St. Francis de Sales Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Donald Ophals, Pastor.
Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9PM.
Contributions may be made in memory of Karen Fatone to Catholic Central High School Scholarship Fund 625 Seventh Avenue Troy, NY 12182.