Doris E. Marsh

GUILDERLAND — Doris E. Marsh, a long-time resident of Guilderland, died peacefully on Monday, May 4, 2020. She was 96.

A graduate of Albany High School, Mrs. Marsh became a registered nurse as a graduate of Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1945. Upon graduation, she worked for the Visiting Nurses Association and at Memorial Hospital in Albany.

During the 1960s, she led the cancer-detection clinic at the hospital. She then became an Occupational Health Nurse for the State of New York until her retirement in 1989. Post retirement she worked a number of years for the Marsh Bus Co.

Among her numerous pursuits, she was a very active, lifelong member of the First Lutheran Church in Albany where she served in various capacities and on many committees. She also remained active with the Memorial Hospital School of Nursing until recently.


Doris E. Marsh is survived by her children, William D. Marsh III, Nancy Marsh-Haggerty, and Paul J. Marsh, and their respective spouses Joyce Skowyra, Robert Haggerty, and Catherine Marsh. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Alexa Reyes, Justin Marsh, Kristen “Kate” Kornak, Peter Marsh, David Marsh, Karen Marsh, Christopher Marsh, and Zachary Haggerty. “Doris had 10 great-grandchildren of whom she was very proud,” her family wrote.

Her husband, William D. Marsh Jr., died before her, as did her parents, Fay and Edna Leonard; her siblings, Ruth Robbiano, Shirley Palmer, and James Leonard; and her grandson, Michael Warrington.

“The family is particularly grateful to the front line staff on 6B at Teresian House. Their care, kindness and thoughtfulness exceeds our ability to adequately express our appreciation,” her family wrote.

There will be a celebration of life ceremony for her at a later date.

Memorial messages may be left at

Memorial contribution may be made to First Lutheran Church, 646 State St., Albany, N.Y. 12203.


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