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Walter J. Nieto

March 4, 1931 — March 30, 2022

Walter J. Nieto


Cohoes-Walter J. Nieto of Cohoes NY passed away on March 30, 2022. He was born on March 4, 1931, in New York City and was one of seven children born to Manuel and Agnes (McCabe) Nieto.

He is predeceased by his first wife Margaret (Sullivan) Nieto and daughter in law Patricia (Kerner) Nieto. He is survived by his wife Kathleen (McMahon) Nieto and his children, Richard (Deb), Barry (Karen), Steven (Jan), Kenneth (Bess), Cynthia Butler, former daughter in law Maxine Krengel, his stepchildren Jill (George) Ryan and Grant Smith (Tracy). He is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and their families. Walter is also survived by his sister-in-law Dorothy Sullivan, his cousins Helen Curry and William McCabe.

Walter was very active in his church community, first at St James in Chatham, NY and then in St Augustine’s in Troy, NY.

He was a Eucharistic minister, sang in the choir and was a lector.

Walter left high school to join the Navy and earned a GED after his discharge.  He was an elevator mechanic by trade and a member of the International Union of Elevator Contractors, serving as the Local 35 president and other offices for many years.  After his retirement in 1991 he and Kathy enjoyed many years of traveling, both domestic and international, visiting all of the United States but Louisiana.

Family and friends are invited and may call on Sunday, April 3, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 4, in St. Augustine's Church, 25 115th Street, Troy. Burial in St. James Cemetery, Ghent.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Walter’s name to St Augustine’s Church 25 115th Street Troy NY 12182.  Please visit

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Past Services


Sunday, April 3, 2022

3:00 - 6:00pm (Eastern time)

McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home

8 109th St, Troy, NY 12182

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Funeral Service

Monday, April 4, 2022

10:00 - 11:00am (Eastern time)

St. Augustine's Church

25 115th St, Troy, NY 12182

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