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Teresa Nielsen

Teresa R. Nielsen, 89 passed away peacefully at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center in Troy on September 2, 2015 after a long illness.

Teresa was born in Cohoes, NY on August 21, 1926 to Joseph P. and Florence Clairmont Rafferty. She was raised in Troy and was a graduate of Catholic Central High and Troy Business College. She was a communicant of St. Augustine's Parish. She worked for the Rensselaer County Co-operative Extension for thirty - eight years before retiring in 1983.

Teresa married John E. "Jack" Nielsen on May 16, 1948. They traveled, played golf and skied together for almost 55 yrs. before Jack passed away on April 27, 2003.

Besides her husband, Teresa was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Kenneth E. and Bebe Rafferty, her brothers-in-law J. W. "Wally" McLaughlin and Lee Ehrlich, sister-in-law Joan M. Rafferty and nephew Mark Ehrlich.

Teresa is survived by her loving sisters Doris Ehrlich of Watervliet, Agnes "Aggie" McLaughlin of Cedar Park, TX and loving brother Francis "Frank" Rafferty of Valley Falls.

She was the beloved Aunt of Ron Rafferty, Robyn Petticrew, Dorleen Ehrlich Johnson, Cynthia Ehrlich Clairmont, Colleen Allsop, Michael Rafferty, Donna Moore, Kevin Rafferty, Brian Rafferty, Lynn Wilson, Terri Gorman, Kenneth McLaughlin and Michael McLaughlin.

Teresa is also survived by 21 great - nieces and nephews as well as 1 great, great- niece and 4 great, great - nephews.

Always a giving person, Teresa made an anatomical gift to the Albany Medical College.

The family would like to thank all the staff at the Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center, but especially The Courtyard staff for their loving care of Teresa.

There will be no calling hours. Donations may be made to the Elizabeth Malone Fund c/o Eddy Memorial Geriatric Center, 2256 Burdett Ave., Troy, NY 12180 or Alzheimer's Association http://act.alz.org/site/TR?pxfid=303262&fr_id=1060&pg=fund&et=p42HidJVUPDB3ImZE59U0A&s_tafId=3930 in her memory.

Please visit Teresa's everlasting book of memories at www.mcloughlinmason.com

Interment Details

Oakwood Cemetery

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