Anne Maguire MacIntosh

Anne Maguire MacIntosh

Anne Maguire MacIntosh

ALTAMONT — Anne Maguire MacIntosh —  a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who also nurtured children as a nursery school teacher — died peacefully on Sunday, April 30, 2023. She was 91.

She was the first of five children born to the late James Maguire and Mary Lavine Maguire of Albany.

“As a child, Anne enjoyed summers visiting relatives on Lake Champlain where she learned to swim, fish, catch frogs, and experience the outdoors,” her family wrote in a tribute. “She also had fun at Washington and Lincoln Parks where there were large swings, swimming pools, and ice skating in winter.

“As a teenager, she participated in many Catholic Youth Organization activities, attended basketball games with her father at the Washington Avenue Armory, and listened to broadcasts of Notre Dame football games with him on the radio. She remained a Notre Dame fan throughout her life.

“After graduation from Albany High School, Anne went to work for the New York Telephone Company and married the love of her life, Earl A. MacIntosh. Together they raised a family and operated a successful choose-and-cut Christmas tree farm for many years.

“She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Anne enjoyed flower gardening and was a former member of the Guilderland Garden Club.

“She helped nurture many children as an assistant teacher at Small Steps Nursery School. She was also an active member of Christ Lutheran Church where she enjoyed the fellowship of friends and the services they provided together.”

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Anne Maguire MacIntosh is survived by her loving children, Karen Frering and her husband, Mark, Earl Jr. and his wife, Mary, Allyn, and Lori Burleigh and her husband, Jeff; her grandchildren, Gregory, Victoria, Jeffery, and Amanda; three siblings; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her husband of 63 years, Earl A. MacIntosh, died before her, as did her grandson, Earl III

A Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, May 9, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Matthew and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 1500 Western Ave. in Albany. Burial will follow in the Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Audubon Society of the Capital Region at www.capitalregionaudubon.org in honor of her love of birds.

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