Michael J. Kelleher

Kelleher, Michael J. ALBANY Michael J. Kelleher, 75, of Albany, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at the Albany Medical Center Hospital. Michael was born to Cornelius F. Kelleher and Mary Murphy Kelleher in Schenectady, and he lived there until moving more than 30 years ago to Menands, and later Albany. He was a graduate of Linton High School and Siena College, and taught biology at Vincentian Institute in the early 1960s. He then was employed by the New York State Workers Compensation board for more than 30 years. He was a member of the Knights of St. John in Schenectady, and a member of the Watervliet Elks Lodge 1500. Michael also loved to travel, especially to Ireland, as he and his wife visited several times. He also was a devoted fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. Michael is survived by his beloved wife, Mary E. Dollard Kelleher; his stepdaughter, Rhonda Gilliland (Basil) of St. Paul, Minn.; his sisters, Maureen Selle of Las Vegas, Sheila Kelleher of Rotterdam, and Sr. Eileen Kelleher, SNJM, of Albany; his brother, Brian J. Kelleher (Gail) of Wilton; his aunt, Anna E. Murphy of Mesquite, Nev.; and his grandchildren, Justin and Zachary Gilliland; six nieces and nephews and 12 grandnieces and grandnephews, including the lights of his life, Meghan and Kyle Dollard. He was predeceased by his parents and his nephew, Sean Kelleher. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday, April 8, 2013 at 10 a.m., and from there to Christ the King Church, Sumter Avenue, Guilderland at 11 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m. The parish family of Christ the King Church will gather in the funeral home at 3:30 p.m. Sunday for a service of prayer and remembrance. All are welcome. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Fisher House Foundation, Inc., 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, MD 20850-5168 with donations directed to the Fisher House at Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit HansFuneralHome.com.

Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2013