Cropseyville- Melvin J. Darrah, Jr. 50, of Cropseyville, NY went to the Lord peacefully on Monday, December 12, 2022, at Albany Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Mel was born on August 12, 1972, in Tupper Lake, NY. He was a devoted father and husband and is survived by his loving wife Sarah Garrand of 22 years and his children Joseph Michael and Abigail Kelly Darrah. He was the son of the late Melvin (Joe) Darrah Sr. and Karen (Liburdi) Darrah, of Newcomb, NY. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Jeanne Garrand, his sister-in-law, Michelle (Andre) Bureau, Donna Couts, Cheryl (John) Savaria. Kevin (Kathleen) Liburdi, his kidney donor, Trish (Simon) Gardner, and many cousins and close friends.
Mel was an avid outdoorsman and brought his love for the outdoors to his family and spent as much time as possible at their camp in the Adirondacks. He spent every moment of his life dedicated to his wife, daughter who he called Abby, and his son Joe, whom he loved more than words could ever describe. He graduated from Newcomb Central School and worked for National Grid of Albany prior to becoming ill.
His family would like to recognize the Renal & Pancreatic Transplant Doctors and Nurses at Albany Medical Center, as well as all the Doctors and Nurses who supported and provide loving care for him on his long journey.
Visitation will be held Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 10:30- 11:00 AM. Immediately following the Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude the Apostle Church, 42 Dana Ave, Wynantskill, NY.
Interment is to take place in St. Therese Cemetery, Newcomb, NY and will be announced later.
In lieu of flowers and donations, the family asks that you sponsor a child or family in need this Holiday Season through an organization of your choice.
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