Marie Rose Van Gelder-Lyon

RENSSELAER - Marie Rose (Pardo) Van Gelder-Lyon, 91, of Rensselaer, passed away Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Albany Medical Center.

Marie was born March 25, 1929, in New Burgh, NY, the daughter of Manuel and Rosina (Tudico) Pardo.

She was a graduate of Rensselaer High School and became a secretary at Sterling Winthrop.  Later in life she took on Jobs as a Waitress, Home health aid and was the team mother to countless kids.

She was Predeceased by a son Mark David Van Gelder, a brother Joseph and sister-in-law Irene Pardo, and a grandson Robert Coleman
Survivors include her children Deborah (Ronald) Shackett, Arthur (Carolyn Duerr), Stephen (Cheryl), Christopher (Theresa Conti-Van Gelder), and Mike (Kristine) Van Gelder, sister and Best friend of Josephine (the late William) Farrell.  Marie was als the proud grandma of 12 grandchildren 9 Great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her calling hours 9-11 Thursday at the Rockefeller funeral home 165 Columbia Tpk Rensselaer with a memorial Mass following at 11 o'clock at the Church of St Mary of Clinton heights.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Eddy Heritage house for their dedicated service especially Debbie and Cory.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Maries name to the Church of St mary at Clinton Heights 163 Columbia Tpk Rensselaer, NY 12144.