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Transfiguration Parish
Sunday March 18th, 2018
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Mary Beth Lanzillo

Valley Falls-Mary Beth Lanzillo, 66 of Tomhannock, died on March 15, 2018 of complications from Multiple Myeloma. Born March 19th 1951 in Troy, she was the daughter of the late John and Marilyn Nugent Wallace and wife of James A. Lanzillo for 42 years.

Mary Beth was a graduate of Catholic Central High School, class of 1969 and Hudson Valley Community College, class of 1973.

Mary Beth retired in March 2014 after 40 plus years at Albany Medical Center Hospital, in the Clinical Chemistry Lab.

She was a communicant of Transfiguration Parish and active in many parish activities. She spent many summers at Babcock Lake and was a member of Babcock Lake Property Owners Association, she was a former Girl Scout leader and she bowled for many years at Alpha and Hilltop Bowling lanes. Mary Beth was also a member of the Hoosick Valley Booster Club, she also coached house league soccer for many years.

Mary Beth was a charter member of Brunswick Elks and was active in CCHS phon-a-thon for many years.

In addition to her husband James, she was a devoted mother to Carl (Julie) Lanzillo of Clayton, NC, Kelly Lanzillo of Schaghticoke and Kathryn “Katie” Lanzillo of Troy, sister to Marilyn (the late Ned) Soccio of Hampton Beach, NH, John (Debbie) Wallace of East Greenbush, Jerrold (the late Cindy) Wallace  of Ballston Lake, Margaret “Peggy” (Rich) Harte of Troy, also survived by several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and grand nieces and nephews.

Funeral mass will be celebrated 10:00 am on Monday March19, 2018 at the Transfiguration Parish 50 Hillview Drive, Troy. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Family and friends may call from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Sunday March 18, 2018 at Transfiguration Parish Church.

Those desiring may make contributions to Transfiguration Parish or charity of your choice. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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Dear Jim and Family,Beth and I were friends in HS, we met in the school play. Years later we ran into each other both working at AMC. I took another position, several years passed then I volunteered at the Thrift shop at AMC and we ran into each other again, that was about a year or so before she retired. We got together for lunch or coffee. She came to my house a few times. The last time I saw Beth, several months ago, we ran into each other at the Price Chopper. It was always so good to see her and catch up on the family and CCHS. It was like no years had been between us. She was sweet, friendly and fun. We always laughed at each others stories. I always enjoyed her. I didn't see her a lot but I thought about her often and then we would run into each other. It was a funny thing. I was just thinking I have to get in touch with Beth and then don't I see this in the paper. I am so sad and heartbroken to hear of her passing. I will think of her always and miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. So sorry. We met once at your house. Mary C. Maloy Loudonvile.

Mary C. Maloy Loudonville Mar 21 2018 12:00 AM

Marybeth was a very special person and as everyone has said " Very Direct". Beth was always wonderful to me and I enjoyed our talks together and a beer. She will be missed by all. Love Dorinda

Dorinda Dolan Mar 21 2018 12:00 AM

My condolences to Jim and his family on the loss of Beth. I am sorry that Marie and I were not able to be there at this time of grief for you and your family. I will always remember her smile whenever we greeted each other. May she Rest In Peace.

Vince Stein Mar 20 2018 12:00 AM

Jim and family - We send our sincere sympathies for the passing of Mary Beth. She has been part of our happy times in Valley Falls for many years. She always came over with her sweet smile to welcome us to the Neighborhood. We will miss her. God Bless you now and in the days to come.

Dick and Joyce Jackson Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

Jim and family,We are deeply saddened to hear that Beth has died. Sadly, we are not able to be there to share memories with you. Smiling and optimistic always, she was a great example to all. Sally and Chuck Bauer

Sally and Charles Bauer Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

Robert and I extend our deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Beth was like a big sister, a mentor, and a friend not only in the Albany Med Special Chemistry lab but in all things. Paint cans and rubber mallets will never be the same (Clinical Chemistry lab joke)! She will be remembered fondly.

Rita and Robert Jordan Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to the family. Beth treated me like her little sister when I worked at AMC in Special Chemistry as a new grad. She was so friendly, patience and sweet. I have many good memories about her. Thank you so much for coming into my life. Good bye Beth! You always will be missed .

Hao Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

Mary Beth...you were always a very genuine, funny and lovely person to be around. We will miss you and will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Traci and Joe Roberto

Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathies to all the family. Marybeth will always be remembered. Love Dick and Bev Wallace

Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

Jim, Carl, Kelly, Katie, Peggy, Jerry, John, Lynn and families: Deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time. Mary Beths great presence will be missed by so many. May she now rest in peace.

Jack Bonesteel Mar 17 2018 12:00 AM

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