MECHANICVILLE - Mary VanChance (Vincenzi), 99 of Mechanicville passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 19th at Samaritan Hospital. Mary was just 3 weeks shy of her 100th Birthday. She was born and raised in Mechanicville, the daughter of the late Michael and Incornata Perlotte D’Aloia. Daughter of the late Louis VanChance, deceased in 1991 and mother to deceased John VanChance and Emma M. Williams. Pre-deceased brothers include Joseph, Angelo, Albert, and Anthony D’Aloia.
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Survivors include her son John A. VanChance of Mechanicville, grandsons John A. VanChance Jr, David M. VanChance and Kevin L. VanChance, her beloved great grandchildren Brittney, Madison, Isabella, MaKayla and Kevin VanChance Jr. all of whom she adored. Mary would have been thrilled to meet her unborn great great grandchild who will be born in August. She was also survived by her three sisters, Sr. Barbara D’Aloia S.A. and Sr. Dolores D’Aloia S.A. of Graymoor, Julia Brownell in Stillwater and her two brothers, Michael and Theodore D’Aloia of Saratoga and many nieces and nephews.
Mary worked at Korrell Dress Manufacturers as a dressmaker. She was a member of Assumption - St. Paul Parish where she taught religion, member of the Rosary Alter Society and Sacred Heart. She was a Honorary Lifetime Member of the Mechanicville Area Senior Citizens of Mechanicville and Halfmoon as well as being a former member of Senior Dante Club. Mary enjoyed sewing and especially loved cooking and baking her Italian cookies.
Calling hours will be held on Sunday, June 23rd from 3 – 6PM at All Saints on the Hudson Church (St. Paul’s), 121 North Main Street, Mechanicville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10AM on Monday, June 24th at All Saints on the Hudson Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Graymoor Franciscan Sisters of the Atonement, ATTN: Development Office, 41 Old Highland Turnpike, Garrison, New York 10524 in memory of Mary A. VanChance.