Robert Francis Daigneault, 77, of Green Island, died Saturday, May 17, 2014 in Albany after a long illness.
Born in Troy, he was the devoted son of Lawrence and Mary Daigneault. He lovingly tended to Mary's care on a daily basis during the final years of her life in a nursing home.
Robert, a graduate of Troy High School, was a proud member of the United States Air Force, having served from 1955 through 1958.
Robert enjoyed the majority of his life with Kay Zalucki, his special life partner and love of his life for 42 years, her daughter, Rita Zalucki and his grandson, Matt Zalucki. He is also survived by one daughter, Celina Hammontree, three other grandchildren, Thomas Goode II, Nicholas Rhodes and Douglas Rhodes Jr. as well as three great-grandchilden, Ethan Goode, Eric Goode and Conner Goode. Robert was predeceased by his other daughter, Cecilia Rhodes. In his final years, Robert was lovingly cared for by his only surviving sister, Lee Poppel. His other siblings, Edward Daigneault, William Daigneault and Mildred Stopera predeceased Robert.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting that donations be made to the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America.
A memorial service will be held from 11 AM to 1:30 PM Tuesday May 20, 2014 at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home in Troy.
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, 11:00am - 1:30pm
Tuesday, May 20th, 2014, 12:15pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home