Doreen "Doats" Gabriele

Doreen 'Doats' Gabriele GuilderlandDoreen Doats Gabriele, age 57, of Guilderland, NY, passed away at home on September 10, 2013 after a valiant battle with breast cancer. She was surrounded by her loving family. She was born to the late Alfred and Rose Giardenelli on May 25th, 1956. Doreen attended Mohonasen High School before graduating from Hudson Valley Community College as a dental assistant. Later, she went on to earn a bachelor's degree in human development from Empire State College. After many years as a dental assistant she went on to work at Schenectady High School where she was instrumental in developing the peer mediation program. She was a great support and an example of courage to many who were also battling cancer. She was a member of Saint Madeleine Sophie Church for many years. Her family was her greatest joy. Many summers were spent boating on Lake George and Sundays were reserved for family pasta night. Music and singing brought enormous pleasure to Doreen throughout her life. She sang for many special events for family and friends and loved playing her baby grand piano. Doreen is survived by her husband, Rudy; daughter, Danielle (Gabriele) Heigel; son-in-law, Timothy Heigel; and grandson, Timothy Jr.; son, Michael Gabriele; daughter-in-law, Kelsey Gabriele (DiDonato); brothers, Fred Giardenelli (Karen), David Giardenelli (Carol); mother-in-law, Ellen Gabriele; brother-in-law, Jeff Gabriele (Joanne); as well as many nieces and nephews. She also leaves behind many caring friends. Doreen is predeceased by her father-in-law, Rudy Gabriele Sr. A memorial Mass to honor Doreen's life will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m. at Saint Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carmen Road, Guilderland, NY 12303. The family would like to thank The Community Hospice of Albany for the care they gave Doreen and their support through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Community Hospice, 445 New Karner Rd., Albany, NY 12205. To leave online condolences visit

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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2013