MECHANICVILLE - Cathleen M, Daley, 68, of Dewey Ave, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 29th at St. Peter's Hospice Inn, in the loving company of her devoted family. Born in Hoosick Falls on April 4, 1951, she was the daughter of Dominick Carelli of Mechanicville and the late Mary Carelli.
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Cathleen graduated from Catholic Central High School and later attended Maria College where she received her nursing degree, graduating magma cum laude, then her Bachelor's at Regents College and her Master's at the University of Phoenix.
Cathy was an RN for St. Peter's Hospital, Albany for over 40 years. There, she specialized in heart failure nursing was a leader in the creation of the hospital's congestive heart failure education program. She was invited to speak at many hospitals near and far and also wrote or co wrote several heart health articles in her career. Many of Cathy's colleagues credit her for their passion and ambition to become the best nurse they could.
At home, she loved home renovation projects, gardening, time spent with her lovable dogs Daisy Mae and Ginny Lee and she also enjoyed horses and riding when she was younger. A genuinely kind, loving and wonderful person, Cathy was loved by all who knew her.
Survivors in addition to her father include her husband Gerald "Jerry" Daley, with whom she just celebrated 50 years of marriage this past October 4th, sons Michael(Amy) Daley of Mechanicville and Timothy(Ana) Daley of Raleigh, NC, grandchildren Emma, Michael, Madison, Colin, Caitlyn and Carson Daley, sister Donna Carelli, brother Dominic(Jill) Carelli and several nieces and nephews. Also nephew Greg and Marie Miller, who were a great support team for her and Jerry over the last several months.
A Burial Service will be conducted on Thursday at 1:00PM at Saratoga National Cemetery. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive at Cemetery entrance by 12:45PM. There will be no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made to the American Heart Assoc., Heart Failure Research, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6Waltham, MA 02451, in loving memory of Cathleen M. Daley.