Mary Elizabeth Anthony WATERVLIET – Mary Elizabeth “Liz” Parker Anthony, 77, died peacefully Monday, July 21, 2014 at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital after a brief illness. Born in Troy on January 24, 1937, she was the loving daughter of the late William F. and Margaret G. Barry Parker, Jr. Liz was a graduate of St. Patrick’s Grammar School in Watervliet, the Academy of Holy Names and the College of St. Rose in Albany where she received her degree as a registered nurse. Liz was a registered nurse at the Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC and when she moved back home with her husband Nick she was employed at St. Mary’s Hospital in Troy and St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. For many years, Liz was the nurse at the NYS Capital for the Legislative Health Services serving under 5 governors before retiring in 2007. Liz was a communicant of the former St. Patrick’s Church in Watervliet and attended daily mass at Historic St. Mary’s Church in downtown Albany. She resided in Watervliet in the same house her parents built and is the last survivor of the Parker family in Watervliet. Liz devoted her life to the raising of her family and cherishing her grandchildren. She also enjoyed her many years at the NYS Legislature, loved her Irish heritage and enjoyed breakfast at the rail and the morning workouts at the Saratoga Racecourse She was the wife of the late Dr. Nicholas Charles Anthony, devoted and loving mother of Nicholas Charles Anthony, Jr. of Troy, Mary Margaret Anthony of Colonie, William Joseph (Sheryl) Anthony of Loudonville and Thomas James Anthony of Albany, adored grandmother of Nicholas Charles Anthony, III, Troy Parker Anthony, Maxwell James Anthony, Ben Thomas Anthony, Luke Morrison Anthony and Nicolo William Anthony. The funeral will be Thursday morning at 8:30 am from the Parker Bros. Memorial, 2013 Broadway, Watervliet and at 9:30 am at the Historic St. Mary’s Church in Albany where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Interment St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Watervliet. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home on Wednesday (today) from 4-7 pm. Contributions may be made to the
, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110. A special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Community Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital for the compassionate care given to our mom. Condolence book or to light a candle, please visit ParkerBrosMemorial.
Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, Inc.
2013 Broadway Watervliet, NY 12189-2225
Published in The Record on July 23, 2014