Mulderry, Thomas Peter Sr. DUANESBURG Thomas Peter Mulderry, Sr. entered Eternal Life on Tuesday October 12, 2021. Born April 20, 1938 in Albany, he was the son of the late Gertrude Tierney Mulderry and the late John J. Mulderry, Sr. He graduated from the Christian Brothers Academy in 1957, then served in the US Navy until 1962, on the USS Kenneth D. Bailey (DDR-713). He loved to be on the water and always owned a boat. Tom built a camp at Bolton Landing where his family spent their summers swimming and boating on Lake George. He later bought a house on the Mohawk River where he could walk out the front door and go boating. He worked for Niagara Mohawk for 43 years at various garages in the Capital District, retiring as Superintendent of Transportation. In his early years, Tom was a mechanic and loved to share his knowledge with his sons and their friends. He was a scout leader for 19 years, with his sons in troop 47 in Colony, and later in troop 29 in the town of Schenectady. He made a difference in the lives of his neighbors, friends and family. After retiring, Tom worked for Senior Services, driving for “the elderly”. He enjoyed attending sporting events and school concerts for his children and later his grandchildren. Tom enjoyed telling stories, driving classic cars, watching western movies, listening to country music, dancing with the ladies and helping others. Tom will be remembered as a quick-witted character with a keen sense of humor and a sly smile. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, John J. Mulderry, Jr. He is survived by his children, Thomas (Stacy) Mulderry Jr., Kelly (Darren) Cooper, Louis (Christy) Mulderry and Shannon (Paul) Bacon; her grandchildren, Danielle (KB Bottrich) and Billy Gagnon, Rebecca, Kason and Thomas Mulderry III, Katherine and Dalton Cooper, Bradley Dence, Samantha (James) Gooshaw-McDarby; her “adopted” children, Donna Goossens, Wendy McGuffey and Keith Zimmerman; her “Halcyon Street Girls” Kimi, Crystal, Kim, Lauren and Robin. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as his sister, Agnes and her husband Charles Schiano, Sr .; his sister-in-law, Mary Mulderry; and best friend, Charles Wilsey, Jr. Special thanks to Cindy, Fran and Rebecca for your loving friendship which has given Tom the opportunity to stay at home. He was a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Princetown, where a service celebrating his life will be held on Tuesday, November 16 at 5 p.m. followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please honor his legacy of helping others by making a contribution in memory of Tom at Princetown Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 3662 Giffords Church Road, Duanesburg, NY 12056 or Veterans Miracle Center, 10 Interstate Ave, Albany, NY 12205, or the charity of your choice.
Posted by Albany Times Union on October 24, 2021.