Constance (Connie) A Zwack
March 24 1932 - May 02 2017 - Age 85

Constance A. Zwack of Slingerlands, NY died peacefully on May 2, 2017 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

Connie was born on March 24, 1932 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and was the daughter of Frank Donald Steinway and Emma Steinway Poland.

Connie grew up in Troy, NY and graduated from Catholic Central High School. She worked as a fashion model for many local businesses and after raising her family she was employed as a receptionist for the NYS Assembly.

Connie met the love of her life and future husband, Raymond J. Zwack, Jr., while on her daily trip to the mailbox across the street from Zwack & Sons Funeral Home. Everyday Ray anxiously waited for Connie to arrive at the mailbox and one day he finally got the courage to dash across the Avenue to ask her out on a date. He took her skiing on that first date and she broke her leg the first run down the mountain. The rest is history.

Connie’s greatest joy was her family. She was a devoted, caring mother who adored her family. Connie cherished the time she spent with her grandchildren and was often referred to as “Nanny” by many who knew her. Connie’s dog, Buddy was her constant companion and never left her side.

Connie enjoyed cooking and entertaining for her family and friends. She was artistic, a talented seamstress, loved fashion and had a keen sense of style.

Connie took great pride in her homes and would often be seen outside tending to her gardens and lawn. Her home in Slingerlands was known by many as the “yellow house with the daffodils in the front yard.”

Connie was a member of the Berlin Mt. Fish & Game Club in Taborton, NY. She spent summers on “the mountain” where everyone was always welcome.

Connie had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to have fun. Halloween just won’t be the same without her strolling into McCarroll’s Delmar Market Place in her cow costume. She will be greatly missed by all who have known her.

Connie is survived by her brothers, Donald Steinway (Lynda) of Houston, Texas, Richard Poland of Schenectady, NY and Bruce Poland (Marybeth) of Latham, NY; her children, Susan Felter (Robert) of Auburn, NY, Christine McCarroll (James) of Slingerlands, NY, Barbara Ardman of Voorheesville ,NY and Raymond J. Zwack, III (Elana) of Woodbridge, VA ; her grandchildren, Gregory, Katelyn, Christopher, and Emily Felter, Lauren Corrigan, Jimmy McCarroll, Jacob Ardman, Raymond Zwack, IV, Natasha and Lauren Nevel,; her great grandchildren , Taylor and Peyton Corrigan, and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held 4:00 PM Saturday, May 6, 2017 at Zwack & Sons, 633 Central Ave. Albany. The Family will receive visitors at the funeral home Saturday 3 to 4 before the service. Interment in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery will be held Monday May 8th at 9:00 AM.

The family would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Teresa Pietro for being Connie’s devoted and loving caregiver for the past 8 years and to the staffs at the Teresian House and St. Peter’s Hospital for the kindness and compassion shown to Connie during her time there.


Slingerlands, NY (current)
Milwaukee, WI (birthplace)

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