Mary (Christian) Daigle, 89 of Schenectady ,NY passed away peacefully in her sleep on September 25, 2021 at the Grand at Barnwell in Valatie, NY.
She was born in Schenectady on November 7, 1931 and resided in Rotterdam, NY. After graduating from Mont Pleasant High School in 1949, she was employed as a production line worker at the Maqua Company. She was married in June 1956 to Frederick Daigle of Bangor, ME. After the loss of her husband in June of 1978, she worked for St. Gabriels Rectory, Pappa Johns warehouse making dough, NYS Fish and Wildlife processing deer management permits and retired from Uncle Sam’s Candies on Albany Street as a candy maker.
She enjoyed being with her family and spending time outdoors. She especially loved sitting around a camp fire. Her love of refinishing and restoring furniture was exquisite. She was a true artisan, always making something from scraps and natural items she could find. She also loved crafts and her top craft was working with egg shells making ornaments, lights and jewelry boxes from them.
In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by her brother Ronald Christian and foster brother William Gizondi. She is survived by her children: Donna Kalled (Kevin) of Rotterdam, NY and Kenneth Daigle of Palm Springs, CA. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren: Sarah Patillo of Schenectady NY and Patrick Dyer (Crystal) of Esperance, NY. She also leaves behind five great grandchildren: Zoey, Gavin, Caleb, Bentley and Dawson, and several nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Mary’s family on Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Daly Funeral Home, 242 McClellan Street, Schenectady, NY 12304.
A Funeral Mass Service will be celebrated at Friday at 10:00 am at Christ our Light Church, 1 Maria Drive, Albany NY 12211.
The Rite of Committal will be held at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
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