Mary Cunningham

Obituary of Mary Noreen Cunningham

RENSSELAER - M. Noreen Cunningham, 73, of East Greenbush, passed away suddenly Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Albany Medical Center.  Noreen was born June 25, 1948, in Troy, New York, the daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Purcell) Wood.  She was a Computer Programmer for NYS for 35 Years before retiring.

Survivors include her daughters Kathleen (Jetta) Intelisano, and Lauren Barra, sister Kathleen (Tony) Crudo, brother Philip (Debra) Wood, sister Patricia (Peter) Furdyna

She was the beloved Amah to Matthew Cunningham, Ian Dublea, Lily Barra, Liam Barra and Izaiah Intelisano.  In addition to her parents she is she is predeceased by her brother Charles Wood.

Noreen loved her devoted nieces and nephews of whom she was very proud; Tony Crudo Jr., Stephanie Bouchey, Mike Furdyna, Philip Wood, Matt Furdyna, Tim Furdyna and Sarah Wood. 

Nor dearly loved her life long friends from Troy who she held close over many decades. Noreen was very close with her supportive AA family. She was very proud of her sobriety and grateful for the many friends she met at AA.

The family would like to thank the staff of the W.F. Bruen Rescue Squad and the Albany Medical Center ER for their extraordinary efforts to help Noreen and console the family. Noreen loved family and friends deeply.  She also loved her dog Sparky, diet soda, shopping, Werther’s candy, sharing her famous homemade fudge and Mississippi Mud Pie and nostalgic TV. 

While life often placed challenges in Noreen’s path, she always maintained a ready smile and positive attitude. She will be missed and remain forever in our hearts.

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Calling hours Monday, November 22, 4-7 pm at the Rockefeller Funeral Home 165 Columbia Tpk. Funeral Services will be Tuesday morning 10:30 am at Sacred Heart Church in Troy.  Burial will be in St Mary's Cemetery in Troy.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Noreen's name to Sacred Heart Church, 310 Spring Avenue, Troy, NY 12180.To send condolences and for further information visit


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Calling Hours

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Monday, November 22, 2021
Wm. J. Rockefeller Funeral Home Inc
165 Columbia Tpk.
Rensselaer, New York, United States

Mass of Christian death and burial

10:30 am
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Sacred Heart Church
308 Spring Ave,
Troy, New York, United States
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