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Lois Alpharetta (Snyder) McCartneySeptember 27, 1920 ~ June 24, 2015 (age 94)
Troy - Lois Alpharetta McCartney (nee Snyder), born September 27, 1920, passed away on June 24, 2015, after a long and happy life. A life-long Troy resident, Lois was the daughter of Dana Snyder and Addie Banker Snyder. She was predeceased by her husband Harry, sisters Marjorie Linendoll and Carolyn Snyder and brother John D. Snyder. She was educated in Troy Public Schools and graduated from the Troy Business College. She was employed by several businesses in the area retiring in 1989 from the New York State Office of the State Comptroller, Retirement Division.
A gentle and loving soul, Lois was always able to say a kind word and comfort those close to her. Widow of Harry McCartney for nearly 40 years, Lois managed her own home and took care of her own affairs until she moved to Evergreen Commons in 2015. Lois was a faithful member of the Third Presbyterian Church in Troy for over 80 years and often shared her fond memories of activities there.
Lois was the beloved Mother of Mina J. Brandes and Sally D. Nolan (Daniel) and proud Grandmother of Philip and Victoria Nolan and Roslyn Brandes. Her presence in their daily lives will be greatly missed. She is also survived by her sister -in- law, Shirley Snyder, several nieces and nephews as well as many grand-nieces and grand-nephews, and many close friends and neighbors. The family would like to thank Lois' caregivers at Evergreen Commons for their care and compassion over the last few months.
Relatives and friends may gather at the Third Presbyterian Church 113 Winter Street Troy on Saturday, June 27, 2015 from 10-11 AM to celebrate Lois' life with a funeral service following at 11AM with Rev. John McAuley, Pastor, officiating. Interment at the Norton Cemetery Pittstown will be private.
In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Lois A. McCartney to the Third Presbyterian Church 113 Winter Street Troy, NY 12180.
Third Presbyterian Church
113 Winter Street, Troy NY 12180