Troy-Loretta McLaren, 94, of Troy, Went home to the Lord on July 24, 2018 at Samaritan Hospital.
Born November 20, 1923 in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of the late Ward Finkle and Minnie Boel.
Loretta retired from NYS Department of Motor Vehicle, was a member of 3rd Presbyterian Church, Troy, NY, Where she often volunteered.
She enjoyed music, singing, swimming, she was an avid reader, always enjoyed spending time with family, many fun pool times, family picnics & holidays together, vacationing at the sea shore with family. Loretta had a great sense of humor even in times of her own pain & hardships. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother and human being to all. She was always there for her family, never refusing to help in any way she could in all situations. She will be greatly missed by many.
Loretta is survived by 2 sons Michael W. Gudz & Patricia Barton, Roger K. Gudz & 1 daughter Debra R.Bratton & son in law Lanny I. Bratton. 2 grandaughters, Jessica D. Francis husband Tacuma Francis & Jennifer M. Coley husband Marlon Coley. 3 Great Grandsons - Zakavi D. Francis, Kaseam A. Coley &
Samuel L. Francis. 4 step great grandchildren. 1 stepson Joey McLaren & 1 stepdaughter Janice McLaren.
She is also survived by 2 sisters Florence DiPofi brother in law Peter DiPofi, Joyce Diffenback, & many nieces & nephews
Loretta ispPredeceased by her loving husband Joseph McLaren and 11 sisters.
Calling hours Monday July 30, 2018 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm following calling hours at funeral home. Burial will follow at Albany Rural Cemetery.
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