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McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Monday July 30th, 2018
11:00am - 1:00pm

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McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Monday July 30th, 2018

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Albany Rural Cemetery
Monday July 30th, 2018

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Loretta McLaren

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.

Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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Hi Deb and family,I always had such a good time with your Mom. I remember the family picnics at her house where we laughed until our sides ached.I was away last week but I received a phone message from Lisa D. and I am planning on attending tomorrow's service. I know you probably don't remember me, but I am your cousin Jean. I am yourAunt Gert's (oldest of the girls) 3rd daughter. I will forward the news of Aunt Loretta's passing to my brothers and sister.I don't know where the time went as it seems like she just couldn't have been 94. I will always remember Aunt Loretta as "fun". May she rest in peace.

Jean Van Epps Jul 29 2018 12:00 AM

My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Lorettas family.

Susan McLaren Rounds Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to Loretta's family.Janice (McLaren) Connors

Janice (McLaren) Connors Jul 27 2018 12:00 AM

Grandma,You will be missed very much. You had an amazing journey here and lead the way for all of your beautiful family. Many great laughs. I always looked at you as my own grandmother. You took me in on weekends and summer days. Some of my best childhood memories happened at your house. Blessings up there and dont forget to reachout from time to time, im always listening. Love your adopted grand -Candise-

Candise Jackson Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in Peace Aunt Loretta. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time.

Nancy Bosko Cerutti Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

Praying for Deb and your family. May your Mom rest is peace

Amy Maxwell Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

I'm going to miss you and your singing my sweet "Lorettee Lynn"

Kristina Hunt Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM