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Elizabeth J. Ristau

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Ristau, Elizabeth J. AVERILL PARK Elizabeth J. Ristau "Jeanne", age 83 years, died peacefully December 18, 2012 at her home surrounded by her family. Jeanne was born January 21, 1929 and was raised in the south end of Albany, N.Y. where she also attended school. She settled in Rensselaer County and made her home of 61 years with beloved husband, Willis F. Ristau "Bud". Elizabeth and Bud raised 10 children, 26 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren. Jeanne was predeceased by six loving family members, survived by her sister, Virginia Brunswick; and brother, Alan Legg. Jeanne is also survived by her 10 loving children, Linda Carney (Pat), Donna Gouveia (Bob predeceased), Michael Ristau (Mur), Mark Ristau (Cheri), Nancy Campbell (Jim), Willis Ristau III (Gail), David Ristau (Theresa), Janet Litchko (Stephen), Kevin Ristau (Wendy) and Elizabeth Campbell (Joel). A private Catholic service will be held at the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home with longtime family friend, Father Gregory Weider officiating. Donations on behalf of Elizabeth Ristau can be made to Catholic Charities. Condolence page at wjlyonsfuneralhome.com.
Published in Albany Times Union on Dec. 19, 2012
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