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Melanie Thompson

Malta- Melanie Thompson, 60, an avid Mets and Buffalo Bills fan, died on April 6, 2020 peacefully with her partner of 33 years, Denise Farnan by her side, after a long courageous battle with cancer.

Melanie was born in Troy and raised in Cohoes where she attended high school and graduated in 1978. The daughter of Angeline Thompson and Barry Bayly, she was an Information Specialist for the NY State Unified Court System and also worked at CDTA.

She was preceded in death by both her parents, her sister Cydne Brearton, her brother-in-law Frank Brearton and her brother Tim Bayly. She is survived by her partner Denise Farnan, her brothers Kris Thompson (Heather), Barry Bayle (Denise), Chris Bayly (Kerrie), David Bayly (Jeanie), Jamie Bayly (Julie), her sister Kaylyn Bayly (Liz), her nieces and nephews Frank Brearton, Kyle MacDowell (Ryan and Kiera MacDowell).

Her love for gardening, all animals, fishing and golf. Her witty sense of humor was apparent to all that crossed paths with her.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic plaguing our world, there will be no services. Family and friends will be invited to attend a memorial service that will be held at a future date and time. Donations can be made to the Saratoga County Animal Shelter in her name. For online condolences please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.

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DeniseI was very saddened to hear of Mels passing. I remember meeting her for the first rind in your sweet little home on Coolidge ave many years ago. It was apparent how deeply you loved each other. God bless you Grace Liney

Grace Liney Apr 15 2020 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy, Denise. Much love,Tom O'Connor (Cuzz)

Tom O'Connor Apr 12 2020 12:00 AM

I was glad that I was able to meet Melanie 2 summers ago when we were celebrating the life of another angel, gone too soon, John H. Emmet. Although Mel was struggling then, she was upbeat and optimistic and enjoyed herself at the gathering. I will be happy to make a donation to the animal shelter. Her love of all animals is something that I share as well. God bless you Mel. XO

Susan Saks Moran Apr 10 2020 12:00 AM