GUILDERLAND — Joan Patricia (née Vincent) Niecey, a church-going woman who had a 43-year career with the Department of Motor Vehicles, died on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017, at Our Lady of Mercy in Guilderland where she had been a resident since June 2016.

GUILDERLAND — Mary Louisa Shear Brennan — wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and volunteer — died on Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, 2017, after celebrating her 87th birthday and 64th wedding anniversary, and surrounded by her family for several days.

ALTAMONT — As a child, Todd Pulliam went to the one-room Bozenkill school, and at the end of his life he returned to build a home on family land on Bozenkill Road.

CLARKSVILLE — Gaile (née Wood) Van Wie of Clarksville was a nurturing mother who helped run her husband’s dairy farm. A beautiful woman, she was named the Albany County Dairy Queen.

EAST BERNE — Tammy Sue Ferriero is described by her family as “a loving, compassionate person who was so genuine and contagious, it would light up the moon.” Born in 1969, she died on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.

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