Laurie M. Curthoys

East Greenbush- Laurie Marie Curthoys, 60, of the East Greenbush neighborhood Hampton Manor, passed away on June 8th, 2022, at Albany Medical Center. She died surrounded by friends and family. Laurie was born on September 7th, 1961, in Schenectady. She graduated high school and attended college at Spencer’s Business Institute while working as a dispatcher at Mohawk Ambulance. She then worked at Pizza Hut for nearly twenty years while raising her two sons. Laurie later worked as a clerk at the State Comptroller’s office. However, her favorite job was always being a mother and grandma.


Laurie was known for being an unparalleled free spirit. Her priority was always fun, relaxation, and happiness for herself and everyone around her. She loved travel and was particularly fond of camping with her family at Alpine Lake and Schroon Lake. Some of her family’s fondest memories are trips to Florida, Washington D.C, Bermuda, and so many more. She was the mayor and founder of “LaurieLand,” a delightful place to all who visited. She was also a tireless single mother, never missing a choir concert, theatre production, band/dance recital, or cross-country meet. Her loyalty to her friends was legendary, and she was known for giving the best advice and support to those lucky enough to have her in their corner.


Laurie was an adored daughter, aunt, mother, and grandmother. Her parents are Frank Curthoys (deceased), her mother Virginia (Santillo) Attanasio (Gilbert Lawyer {deceased}), and her stepfather John Attanasio (Judy Attanasio). Her siblings are Johnny Attanasio (Lynne Gilgore) and Dawn Fusco (Dave Fusco). Her sons are Dan Colabelli and Zack Kilmer (Kimo Pabulayan). Her niece and nephew are Danielle Attanasio (Josh Coons) and Justin Attanasio. Her grandchildren are Madison Crotty, Luke Ashley, and Arabella Colabelli.


There will be calling hours from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, followed by a Memorial Service at 1:00 P.M., on Thursday, 6/16/22. This will take place at the Rockefeller Funeral Home located at 165 Columbia Turnpike in Rensselaer. In lieu of flowers, Laurie would ask for donations of money, blood, or bone marrow to be made in her name at the Be the Match Foundation at