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Doris H. (DeFreest) Paglia

December 21, 1930 ~ February 20, 2020 (age 89)


Pleasantdale-Doris H. Paglia, 89 passed away on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Samaritan Hospital surrounded by her loving family.

Doris was born in Troy, she was the daughter to the late Walter DeFreest and Bertha (Wagar) DeFreest, and the loving wife to the late Christy (Duke) Paglia, Jr.

She attended Lansingburgh Schools. Doris worked for Bradley’s Department Store in Latham as a cashier for many years, she retired in 1995. She enjoyed going to the Racino in Saratoga and playing bingo, most of all she loved her family.

Doris is survived by her children Patricia (Mack Berkley) Paglia-Berkley, John (LeeAnn Sherman) Paglia and Karen (Guy Stoliker) Paglia, her grandchildren Dana Parker, Christopher (Dana) Paglia and Ronald St. Jock, Jr., her great grandchildren Gavin Crobok, Breanne Crobok, Mason Paglia, Randi Paglia, Ronald St. Jock III, and Alex St. Jock, her siblings Ruth Shaw, Elizabeth Ratigan and Dorothy Smith, also survived by several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband Christy, Doris was predeceased by her daughter Doris St. Jock Mayville, her infant son Christopher Paglia, her longtime partner Donald Gratton, her siblings George DeFreest, Irene Sousis, Shirley Minnafield, Clayton DeFreest, Caroline Simpson, Grace Radliff and Waletr DeFreest. The family would like to thank her neighbor and dear friend Lynn Rigney for all that she has done for their mother and the Samaritan Hospital Hospice nurses and doctors for all the compassion and care given to Doris.  

Funeral Services will be held 11:00 am on Tuesday February 25, 2020 at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Family and friends are invited from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Monday February 24, 2020 at the funeral home.  

Memorial donations in memorial of Doris may be made to Mohawk Hudson Humane Society 3 Oakland Avenue, Menands, NY 12204. www.mohawkhumane.org/donate. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com.


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February 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
8 109th St
Troy, NY 12182

Funeral Service
February 25, 2020

11:00 AM
McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
8 109th St
Troy, NY 12182

February 25, 2020

12:15 PM
St. Mary's Cemetery
79 Brunswick Road
Troy, NY 12180


Mohawk Hudson Humane Society
3 Oakland Avenue, Menands NY 12204
Tel: 1-518-434-8128
Web: http://www.mohawkhumane.org

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