GUILDERLAND CENTER — Jean Bryson McCracken sewed not just to clothe her family but to engender in her daughters a creative spirit.

She died on Monday, June 22, 2015, twenty years after the death of her beloved husband. She was 86.

DUANESBURG — Sean Michael Cieszynski, a beloved father of six who enjoyed hunting and being a handyman, died on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. He was 42.

Mr. Cieszynski was born to Gary J. and Ena M. Cieszynski. He graduated from Schalmont High School, in Schenectady, and worked at Advanced Auto, in Cobleskill (Schoharie Co.).

GUILDERLAND — Raymond Alfred Rafferty, a World War II veteran, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 5, 2015. He was 94.

Mr. Rafferty was the son of the late Francis Rafferty and Anna Hammond Rafferty of Albany.

He was a 1938 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy.

ALTAMONT — Anthony Joseph Donato, a lover of nature, music, and cars, unexpectedly died on Monday, May 25, 2015. He was 57.

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