John Michael McNally, 62, passed away on Monday April 29th at home with his wife Susan just as he would have wanted. He battled brain cancer with fierce determination.
John was born on December 18, 1956, the youngest child of the late Terrance F and Dorothy Doran McNally. He attended Sacred Heart School, Cardinal McCloskey High School and received his Associates in Criminal Justice and his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration.
He retired after 26 years of service from the New York State Department of Corrections and served for 4 years as a military and security advisor in Al Assad, Syria and the US Embassy in Iraq. He was employed at Regeneron for the past five years, retiring last week.
John loved his wife, his family, wood crafting, sailing and his dog Teddy.
His parents Terrance and Dorothy Doran McNally, his Son John J., his father–in-law Carl, his brother Terrance G. McNally and David Daum predeceased John.
John is survived by his wife Susan McNally; sons Brendan (Katie) and Cody, his grandson Devlin McNally. His siblings Nancy (Gordon) Wilber, Jane, George (Connie) and Ann McNally. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Joan, brothers-in-law Carl, Jr., David (Kathy), sister-in-law Joan (David); and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be held at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave, Colonie on Thursday, May 2nd from 6 to 7:30pm followed by a prayer service at 7:30pm. Committal prayers followed by Entombment will be held at 2:00pm Friday, May 3 at St. Agnes Cemetery in Menands.
John’s family would like to thank Dr. Wrzesinski and Dr. Denniston and the team at St Peter’s Oncology & Radiology Center for their compassion and care during this past year.