Teresa R. (Lonz) Sunkes

June 10, 1928 ~ January 22, 2021 (age 92)


Wynantskill - Teresa P. Lonz Sunkes, 92, of Wynantskill died Friday, January 22, 2021, at Van Rensselaer Manor after a brief  illness.

Born in Troy, she was daughter of the late Patrick Lonz and Mary  Marzinsky Lonz and wife of the late Thomas F.  Sunkes. She was raised in Troy and resided in Wynantskill since 1954 and attended Troy High School. 

Teresa, many years ago, worked for Cluett, Peabody & Company and for many years was a homemaker. Raising her kids was her glory.  She also volunteered as a lunch aide at St. Jude's School. 

She was a 15 year member of the Uncle Sam Sparklers and a communicant of St. Jude the Apostle Church in Wynantskill.   

Survivors include her children, Patrick Thomas (Lisa) Sunkes, Albany,  Thomas D. (Angela) Sunkes, Troy, Daniel R. (Barbara) Sunkes, Grafton, Marlene T. (William) Mokey, Rochester and Dean D. (Tracey) Sunkes, Troy; 13 grandchildren;18 great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Bechand, North Greenbush and several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Kristen Sunkes and a sister, Delores Fairbanks.

Funeral service private at the convenience of the family.

Interment will be in  St. Mary's Cemetery Troy.

The family would like to thank the entire staff of Van Rensselaer Manor for their wonderful care of Teresa during these trying times.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of Teresa P. Sunkes to the Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department 85 Blooming Grove Drive Troy, NY 12180 or Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York 965 Albany-Shaker Road Latham, NY 12110. 

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Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York
965 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham NY 12110

Van Rensselaer Manor Activities Department
85 Bloomingrove Drive, Troy NY 12180

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