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George P. Connair
ALBANY George P. Connair, 62, died Friday, February 28, 2003 at his home. Born and educated in Troy, he was the son of the late Thomas and Pauline Flaherty Connair. George worked for many years with the NYS Court of Appeals, retiring in September of 2002. He was a member of the Delaware Area Neighborhood Assoc. (DANA). George fulfilled his life long dream of co-owning two thoroughbred race horses. He was the dear husband of Mary O'Brien Connair; brother of Helen Connair Robideau and her husband Joseph of Watervliet, William Connair and his wife JoAnn of Simi Valley, Calif., nephew of Francis LaBelle of Watervliet and the late Paul and Loretta Flaherty and Edward LaBelle; brother-in-law of Richard O'Brien of Blackstone, Mass., Timothy O'Brien of Selkirk, Margaret O'Brien of Albany, Edward O'Brien of Slingerlands and Maureen McMullen and her husband Timothy of Albany; uncle of Erin O'Brien, Kathleen (Francis) Faragon, Susan (Paul) Deeley, Richard O'Brien, Cynthia (Joseph) Kaiser, Colleen (David) Quell, Darleen Robideau, Jaclyn O'Brien, Brendan O'Brien and Michael McMullen; great-uncle of Deondra, David, Alexandra, Joseph and Paul. He is also survived by several cousins and many dear friends. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. from the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, 490 Delaware Ave. thence to St. James Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will follow the Mass in Calvary Cemetery, Glenmont. In honor of George's interest in and love for horses and his neighborhood, contributions can be made in his memory to DANA, c/o 24 Jeanette St. Albany, N.Y. 12209 which has established a special fund in his name for the Normanskill Farm, home of the Albany Mounted Police Unit.

Published in the Albany Times Union on 3/2/2003.