Doreen Verdi Pitcheralle, 63, a longtime resident of Mechanicville, passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 20, 2019, at her home surrounded by her loving family following a brief and determined battle with cancer.
Born and raised in Auburn, she is the daughter of late Burton S. Verdi and Constance Lombardo Verdi. Doreen was a graduate of the Auburn High School class of 1974. She worked many years in the NYS Office of General Services as an executive administrator. Doreen enjoyed traveling with friends and family and would frequent Maine for long weekends during the summer. She enjoyed antiquing along her route of travel wherever she was going. Her children were the focal point of her life. Doreen was passionate about watching her son’s sporting activities. Whether it was baseball, football or basketball she was always proud of her three boys during the many games she attended over the years.
She is survived by her three sons, Ryan M. (Toni Ann), Gary J. (Kelly), and Jonathan D. Pitcheralle; her four grandchildren, Jack, Chase, Carter, and Dylan Pitcheralle; her brothers, Burt (Kathy) Verdi, and David (Peggy) Verdi; her sisters, Kathy Weldon, and Anne (Steve) Reynolds; sister-in-law, Cindy Verdi Kowatch; as well as several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Doreen was blessed in life, and is survived by her caring and longtime partner, outstanding companion and friend, Arthur Medina.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, John A. Pitcheralle, and her brother, Joseph P. Verdi.
Friends are invited to join the family for a Mass of Christian burial to be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2019, in St. Francis Church. Private entombment in St. Joseph’s Cemetery Mausoleum, will be held at the convenience of the family
Contributions may be made in Doreen’s honor to the American Cancer Society, 1 Penny Lane, Latham, NY 12110.
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