MacGregor, Christine CLIFTON PARK Christine MacGregor, 60, passed away after a long illness at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. Christine was born in Troy to the late Teddy and Rita Ryszki-ewicz. She lived in Cohoes for 42 years before moving to Clifton Park in 1995. Chris-tine was employed by the State of New York. She was a supervisor in the computer library of the State Department of Social Services/Department of Health. She worked for New York state from 1968 until her retirement in 2002. She was a communicant of St. Ambrose Church in Latham where she had served as a lector. Christine absolutely loved Christmas. She was the epitome of the person who believes it is "better to give than to receive." She truly was a giver in every sense. Her best friend, Frederick "Freddie" MacGregor, who died in 1997, predeceased Christine. "They were the best of friends through the worst of times." Christine was mother the of Shawn F. MacGregor of Cohoes and Maria A. MacGregor-Fiffe (Thomas) of Ballston Lake. She is survived by her sister, Patricia "Pat" Langworthy (Al) of Cohoes. Christine was loving "Mema" to Cody Ashline, Tommy Fiffe Jr. and Becca Corgan, all of Ballston Lake. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews, greatnephews and best friends, Donna and Mike Hutchens of Cohoes. Funeral, Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10 a.m., from the Riverview Funeral Home, Inc., 218 Second Ave., (corner of 104th Street), Troy, and at 11 a.m., from St. Ambrose Church, 347 New Loudon Road, Latham, where the liturgy of Christian burial will be celebrated. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the Riverview Funeral Home on Sunday from 4 to 8 p.m. Interment in St. Agnes Cemetery, Cohoes. The family wishes to thank Dr. Ali Alin and the staff of Ellis Hospital, floor A-6 for the phenomenal care and compassion shown to Christine and her family during this most recent illness. For those who wish to remember Christine in a special way, a contribution may be made in her name to Ellis Hospital, 1101 Nott St., Schenectady, NY 12308 or Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308. For online condolences, visit theriverviewfuneralhome.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on December 8, 2012