Louise M. Palange

Louise M. Palange

SCHENECTADY — Louise Mandigo Palange, 94, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. 

She was born in Berlin, New Hampshire and moved to Corinth at the age of 4. While at Corinth High School she was a member of the band, National Honor Society, and Salutatorian of her senior class. 

After graduation, she was employed by General Electric in Schenectady in the payroll department. When she turned 18, Louise attended the Crouse Irving School of Nursing in Syracuse and earned her degree as a registered nurse. 

While in Syracuse she met her husband, John. They settled in Camillus, New York, where they raised their family. 

In 1990, Louise and John retired to Palm Harbor, Florida. Louise had recently returned to Schenectady where she resided at the Holiday at the Atrium. 

She loved sewing and Swedish weaving and was a wonderful cook who made the best homemade rolls, spaghetti sauce and apple pie. She also enjoyed a good Manhattan with John.

She is survived by her daughters, Jean (Walter) Gilcher and Mary Lou (Charles) Varga; her son, William (Roberta) Palange; her grandchildren, Christopher (Christina) Gilcher, Carey Gilcher, Sarah (Michael) Holland, Alison (Julio) Blanco, William (Leigh Ann) Gilcher, Jason (Melinda) Varga, John Varga and Kathryn (Robert) Tesoriero; 14 great-grandchildren; and many loving relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her loving husband John, who passed away in 2009; her parents, William J. Mandigo and Kathleen Gunn; and brother James P. Mandigo.

A calling hour will be held from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Schenectady.

A funeral service will follow at 3 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Please note that face masks will be required to enter the funeral home.

Online condolences: DeMarcoStoneFuneralHome.com.