Walsh, Mary T. (Stackrow) COLONIE Mary T. Stackrow Walsh, 69, of Gay Lyn Dr. in Colonie, died Sunday, November 18, 2012 at her residence embraced by her loving family. Born in Cohoes, she was the daughter of Lucy Chas zczewski Stackrow of Cohoes and the late John W. Stackrow and beloved wife of Stephen R. Walsh of Colonie. Mary was a life long area resident. She attended the Cohoes Schools and graduated from SUNY Albany with a degree in teaching. Mary was a teacher for the Cohoes Schools. She was very talented in crafts and was a self employed business woman selling her dried flower products throughout many states. Mary owned and operated Butterfly Landing in Latham. She was an advocate for animal rights and rescued many animals. Mary supported and was active with many charities to include, Samantha's Purse, Operation Christmas Child and Rosie's Love. She cherished her times spent with her family. In addition to her husband, Stephen, she is survived by her loving son, Matthew J. Kupic and his wife Erica; adored grandchildren, Matthew S., Jack A., Brooke E., and Allie K.; brother, John Stackrow of Cohoes; uncle, Michael; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral from the Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Ltd., 105 Vliet Blvd., Cohoes, Wednesday morning at 8:30. Mass of Christian Burial from St. Michael's Church at 9 a.m. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Mary's family wishes to thank the staff at St. Peter's Hospital, The Eddy Visiting Nurses Association, especially, Gale, and The Community Hospice of Albany for all their love and support.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Nov. 19, 2012