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GUILDERLAND — Michelle Alexandra Lentini died peacefully at Albany Medical Center with her parents and brother at her side, and her friends in spirit, on Friday, March 20, 2020. She was 27.

GUILDERLAND — Mary Jane Safford, a lifelong resident of Guilderland Center and a gifted seamstress, died on Thursday, March 26, 2020, at our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. She was 89. 

Jacqueline A. (née O’Brien) Robinson “was united with God on Thursday, March 19, 2020,” her family wrote in a tribute. She died at home with her husband of 46 years, Michael, by her side. She was 66.

DELMAR — Isabella Vincent was a loving mother who always enjoyed helping people, her son, Jeff Vincent said. 

Mrs. Vincent died on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. She was 99.

Isabella Mary Vincent was born in Huntersland in Schoharie County — just beyond Rensselaerville — on Feb. 10, 1921. 

Elsie J. Fisher of Gloversville, a Berne-Knox homecoming queen, died at home on Monday, March 16, 2020. She was 87.

Virginia E. Mann

EAST BERNE — Virginia E. Mann, the school nurse for Berne-Knox-Westerlo, “loved this job and mothered many who came through her door,” her family wrote in a tribute.

 She “passed over into the loving arms of our Lord on Thursday, March 19, 2020, with her family by her side,” her family wrote. She was 90.

ALTAMONT – Pamala D. Spawn — whose most important job was being a mother, her family said — died peacefully on Monday, March 16, 2020, surrounded by her loving family and devoted friends. She was 54.

ALTAMONT — Gretchen Marie Kunkel Feussner, a neuro-pharmacologist, died Saturday, March 7, 2020 after a long illness, at her sister’s home in Altamont, with her family by her side.

WESTERLO — Egeziaca Rufa, known also as Jessica, was a tough mother who brought four children to the United States from Italy and raised them alone after her husband’s death a year later.

ALBANY — Doris L. Sanderson-Carpenter, whose family described her as “an extremely independent, kind woman,” died peacefully on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at Albany Medical Center. She was 77.

EAST BERNE — Mark F. Resnick, an emergency-room nurse and a life member of the East Berne Volunteer Fire Company and Helderberg Ambulance Squad, died on Thursday, March 5, 2020. He was 58.

He was born in Utica, New York on March 12, 1961 to the late Alan and Barbara Resnick.

REIDSVILLE — Ann M. Ryan was a kind-hearted, generous woman who made everyone who came to her home feel welcome, said her daughter, Victoria Bastian. “She welcomed them with open arms,” Ms. Bastian said.

Mrs. Ryan died on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. She was 93.