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Obituary for Maureen F. Pahl (McGann)

MECHANICVILLE - Maureen F. Pahl, 83, passed away on January 6, 2024 in the comfort of her home, with her loving family at her side. Born in Schenectady on July 11, 1940, daughter of the late Joseph and Eleanor Farley McGann, Maureen grew up in the Schenectady area.
She owned and operated Pahl’s Market Research Co for many years, and later on worked for the NYS offices in Albany for over 10 years, until her retirement.
Affectionately known as Gram or Grammy by so many, she and her family dealt with the effects of her Alzheimer’s for the past 9 years. Although it created frustration for her, her family was able to fight through some scary moments, to also have some of their fondest memories come from these times, keeping her home with the help of many wonderful people. Her daughter and family, caregivers, and her faithful companion “Benji”, gave her the peace she needed to get through her days. Often described as “a little devil”, her feistiness, awkwardly inappropriate comments, and fierce nature kept all those around her on their toes and at all times.
In her earlier years, Maureen loved time at the Racino and enjoyed traveling. She also loved the company of her children and grandchildren.
Maureen was predeceased by her husband, Paul W. Pahl.
Survivors include her faithful daughter and son in law Marcy(Michael) Raucci and their children Dylan, Isabella, and Ethan, sons David(Susan) Pahl of Palatka, FL and their children Lynn and Rebecca; Robert(Linda) Pahl of Cleveland, GA and their daughter Meghan(Brian). Also a great granddaughter Rhyleigh Pahl, siblings Linda(The late Ted) Domery, Kathy(Richard) Berhaupt, Michael(Kathleen) McGann, and Patricia(Dave) Luke, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Maureen’s family would like to offer their deepest and most heartfelt thanks to all those who helped keep Gram home during this tough time of her life, especially Sue Hickey, Sara Ford, Tara Raucci, Tayler Lescault, Beth Arthurs, Mary Ellen Mullady, Athena Rozowicz, Patti Higgins, Lorraine Cuilla, Lea Hickey, A’Zlyn Rauenzahn, Lorraine Muth, Deb Greco, and the Hillcrest Fire Department.

An Inurnment Service with will be held at 2:30PM on Friday, January 12th at the Saratoga National Cemetery, 200 Duell Road, Schuylerville, NY 12871. There will be no calling hours. Those wishing to attend the services at the cemetery are asked to be there at 2:15PM and wait at the visitor’s center.
Those wishing to remember Maureen in a special way are asked that in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 1003 New Loudon Rd, Cohoes, NY 12047 in memory of Maureen F. Pahl.