Irene Gail Dayton
Dayton, Irene Gail TROY Irene Gail "Fitz" Dayton passed away surrounded by her loving family on November 16, 2020. Irene was the daughter of the late Gerald and Geraldine Fitzgerald; and loving wife of the late Paul "Brad" Dayton. She graduated from Catholic Central High School and retired from the Samaritan Hospital where she worked as a lab secretary. Irene enjoyed cooking, shopping and especially enjoyed spending time with her cherished children and grandchildren. The family would like to thank Dr. Rachel Brilliant and Community Hospice of Rensselaer County for their wonderful care. Irene was the devoted mother of Donna (Larry) Miller, Debbie (Peter) Morocco and David Dayton; grandmother of Matthew Miller, Katie (James Ahrent) AuClaire, Daniel AuClaire, Phillip Doin and David Morocco; and great-grandmother of Jace Ahrent. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Robert Fitzgerald. All services will be private. In lieu of flowers, consider an act of kindness for someone in need. Irene would like that. Online condolences at

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Published by Albany Times Union on Nov. 22, 2020.
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Dear Donna, Debbie, Matthew and the entire Dayton family. We will remember
Mom with great fondness. Working with her at Samaritan Lab was such a pleasure.
We had good times together (both in and out of the work place). She had a contagious smile and always made us laugh, she was a joy to be around.
We loved hearing about her shopping adventures but mostly the stories of her children and grandchildren. Her family was her life treasures.
May the constant love of caring friends & family soften your sadness & cherished memories bring you comfort.

God Bless
Hollis Muller Resnik
Cathy Dandeneau
Hollis Resnik
November 25, 2020
Donna and family,
So very sorry to hear about your mothers passing. I am thinking of you all.

Cherie Jubic
Cherie Jubic
November 22, 2020