Helen C. VanAmburgh

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Van Amburgh, Helen C. GLENMONT Helen C. "Nan" (McNally) VanAmburgh, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at home on Sunday, September 9, 2018, at the age of 80. Born in Albany, she was the daughter of the late Thomas and Helen (Coons) McNally. Nan was affectionately known as "Princess" and "Sassy Old Lady." She was the backbone and pillar of the family who enjoyed spending time with them, her friends and beloved dogs Tigger and Burke. She also enjoyed summers at Alpine Lake sitting on her swing and vacations at the ocean. Nan was an amazing, caring woman who unselfishly put others before herself. Helen worked for the Albany Dioceses where she was the primary caretaker of Reverend Anthony Sidoti. Nan was also a crossing guard with the City of Albany. Her primary focus was her children and grandchildren. Helen was predeceased by her husband William J. Van Amburgh Jr.; and her brothers Burke and Joseph McNally. She is survived by her first raised son Dennis (Anna) McNally; children, Christine (Richard) Mirando, Cindy Van Amburgh and William (Pam) Van Amburgh; grandchildren, Cait, Jake, Jourdan, Billy and Eva Rose; her sister Tead Paley; cousin Carol Van Amburgh; best friend Peppy Schafer as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to visit with her family on Thursday, September 13, from 4-7 p.m. in the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, Inc., 490 Delaware Ave., Albany.Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 14, at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home, thence to St. Francis of Assisi Church, 391 Delaware Ave., Albany where her funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will follow the Mass in Our Lady Help of Christians Cemetery, Glenmont. Online condolences may be offered at danielkeenanfuneralhome.com.

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Published in Albany Times Union from Sept. 12 to Sept. 13, 2018
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