Cora Alphonso-Butler

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Alphonso-Butler, Cora ALBANY Cora Alphonso-Butler, 73, died on August 23, 2018 after a protracted illness. She was born in Georgetown, Guyana. She is survived by her children, Andrea Alphonso-Gibbs, Rhonda Alphonso, Olutunde Alphonso, Christina Lewis and nine grandchildren. Cora's husband, Adron Butler, preceded her in death. Cora attended St. Bernard's School of Theology and Ministry, where she was working on her master's in pastoral care; and graduated from The College of Saint Rose in 2011 with her bachelor's in sociology. She sang in the choir at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. A consummate mother and a devoted Christian, Cora always made God and her children her priority. The family will receive visitors at Cora's home on Thursday, September 20, at 6:30 p.m. for a candlelit celebration of her life. Bring your memories, sentiments, poetry and song. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, September 21, in the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, 125 Eagle St., Albany; service at 10 a.m.; interment at 12:30 p.m. in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville. The family will receive friends at Cora's home on Friday evening after 4 p.m.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Sept. 13, 2018