McGuire, Elfriede COLONIE Elfriede McGuire, 92, of Colonie, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. She was born in October, 1919 in Stuttgart Germany, lived and was educated in the pre-Nazi period. Elfriede followed her father to America in 1934. Living and working for various firms in New York City until the late '40s, she moved with family to Nassau. She soon met and married Philip D. McGuire had two children and enjoyed a loving marriage with him in Hoosick Falls, until his death in 1978. Throughout her life she enjoyed various and successful career paths including her favorite as wife and mother to her two children. She also worked as a copywriter on Madison Avenue, various management positions at ARA Vending in Latham, Macy's in Colonie and the Boston Store in Latham. She also worked as food service manager and is retired from Rensselaer County Senior Services in Hoosick Falls. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling abroad and in the Caribbean with close friends and acquaintances. She is survived by her son Philip of Colonie, her daughter Patricia of Pownal, Vt., five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. A small and private viewing for family was held at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home in Colonie. Interment was in St. Mary's Cemetery, Hoosick Falls. To leave a special message for the family online, visit NewcomerAlbany.com
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Published in Albany Times Union on Apr. 22, 2012