Maureen Rielly Commisa

Obituary of Maureen Elizabeth Rielly Commisa

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Maureen Elizabeth Rielly Commisa (76) passed peacefully on April 24, 2024, after a courageous 11-year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by those she loved at her home in Valatie, NY. Maureen was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Born in Troy, she grew up in Scarsdale, and raised her children in Valatie. She worked with her family at Rielly Company many years before she fearlessly moved west and built a whole new life. 'Reen expanded her career, met new friends who became family to her and fell in love with the southwest. She traveled as often as possible before retiring to the Valatie area she loved most. A woman of many talents, 'Reen was a voracious reader with a passion for history both as a historian & one of our family's archivists. A music lover to the core, she shared her enthusiasm with everyone. A true artist whose ability included multiple forms of expression; Maureen's talent was inherited by her grandchildren. Nature was her happy place and her muse; she never missed the opportunity to appreciate its beauty. She was always up for a drive to take pictures or chase sunsets. In spring she planned her garden while summer was full of horse racing as she enjoyed all aspects of the sport. Fall brought hopes of the post season for her beloved NY Yankees & apple picking, and winter was full of family time, ice skating and joy of the holidays. 'Reen was also an amazing cook. She loved to discuss cooking and recipes with her friends and family. She experimented with flavors, loved to use fresh herbs from her garden, and her pesto was always in high demand. She leaves decades of fond and colorfully fun memories to her family Jenna Commisa, Dana (Greg) Gideon, Aimee (Chris) Chaves, her grandchildren Keegan Williamson, Hannah Gideon, Gregory Gideon Jr, and Riley Chaves, siblings, nieces & nephews, and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Gerard & Barbara Rielly, and brother "Jack" Rielly. A celebration of life for family and friends will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to New Vocations Race Horse Adoption Program: New Vocations Memorial Gift
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