Constance Alston

Obituary of Constance Theresa Alston

CONSTANCE THERESA ALSTON Loudonville-Constance Theresa Alston, 83 of Loudonville, our beloved mother and grandmother passed away peacefully at home with family members by her side after a long battle with cancer. Connie was born on September 14, 1937 at Leonard Hospital in Troy, NY to John and Aniela Magda Bania, both Polish immigrants. Connie grew up in Watervliet, NY as the youngest of the 5 Bania children, known for their White Eagle and later Bania Butter Bakery. Connie graduated from Catholic Central High School in Troy with the class of 1955 and went on to attend Albany Business College before joining the workforce. She met her husband Gerald Anthony Alston, also of Watervliet and CCHS class of 1955 and they were married on January 24, 1965 and spent 33 years married.. Connie stayed home to start a family and she and Jerry settled in Loudonville where they raised their 2 sons, Jerry and John. Connie returned to work at Legislative Bill Drafting, surviving many late night legislative sessions, working there until her retirement. Connie stayed busy in her retirement playing bridge and bocce, volunteering with the Ladies of Charity, attending concerts, movies, opera and local theater with her friends. She was a member of St Pius X congregation and a supporter of the Pruyn House. She loved to travel and explore new places, cultures and foods, especially with her beloved brother Andrew. Connie, or Babci as she was known to her grandchildren, was a doting grandmother. She eagerly anticipated birthdays, dance recitals, musical performances, soccer games and graduations. Connie was close to her siblings and sister in law Lois Ennis and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her many nieces and nephews. Connie was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Jerry, her sisters Mary Hanczor, brother Thaddeus Bania and her brother Dr Andrew Bania. She is survived by her sister Antoinette Halayko, her children Jerry (Erica) Alston of Eureka, CA and their children Connor, Emily and Jacob; John (Leah White) Alston of Brooklyn NY, and their children, Milo and Esme. A memorial mass will be held on Thursday June 10, 2021 at 12:00 noon in St. Pius X church 23 Crumite Rd. Loudonville, NY. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at St. Pius X church on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Cancer Research Institute at https://www.cancerresearch.org/en-us/join-the-cause/donate/one-time-donation For directions, information or to light a memory candle for the family please visit www.dufresneandcavanaugh.com.
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Thursday
10
June

Visitation at Main Service

10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Thursday, June 10, 2021
St. Pius X Church
23 Crumitie Road
Loudonville, New York, United States
Thursday
10
June

Mass

12:00 pm
Thursday, June 10, 2021
St. Pius X Church
23 Crumitie Road
Loudonville, New York, United States
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