William Magee

Obituary of William J Magee

Cohoes – William J. Magee, Jr., 69, of Cohoes passed away peacefully at his residence with his family by his side on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.  Born in Amityville, NY, educated in St. John’s Academy in Amityville, he graduated from Shaker High School and graduated from Ricker College in Maine with an Associates Degree in Business.  Son of the late William and Catherine Angeleri Magee, Sr.  He was a Bus Driver for CDTA for 20 years before retiring in April 2018.  He later worked at Home Depot in Latham.  His passion was flying and building model RC airplanes with his club in Halfmoon.  He also loved working on refinishing furniture and going to antiques stores.  He owned a furniture refinishing business at Harmony Mills in Cohoes.  He owned and operated an antique store in Niskayuna for several years. He loved bringing his dog Buddy for his daily walk.  He will be greatly missed by anyone who knew him, he always had a smile and a great laugh.  Most of all he loved spending quality time with his family.  He is survived by his wife Lori Ouimet Vanderzee Magee of Cohoes, his children Hillary (Anthony) Raimo of Altamont, Caitlin Magee of Schenectady and William J. (Meghan) Magee, III of West Sand Lake and step-father of David L. Vanderzee of Somerville, MA.  Grandfather of Anthony P., Anthony R., Troy James and Michael R.  Brother of Barbara Ruggerio, Patricia Faber, Richard Magee and Cathy Torlina also survived by extended family.  Funeral Monday, 10:00am at St. Ambrose Church, Latham where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated.  Interment will follow in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Waterford.  Relatives and friends may call at the DUFRESNE FUNERAL HOME, Inc., 216 Columbia Street, Cohoes on Sunday from 2 to 5pm.  Friends who wish to remember Bill in a special way may donate to Hospice of Rensselaer County in his memory. 

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