Joseph B. Boland, 76, of Troy entered into eternal life on Sunday November 6, 2022, after an extended battle with cancer. The son of the late Leo F. and Patricia O’Brien Boland he was predeceased by his brother Leo Boland Jr. and sister Grace Boland.
He was a proud graduate and lifelong supporter of LaSalle Institute, Class of 1964, Hudson Valley Community College and Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, MD.
Retired from the New York State Department of Social Services, he worked for thirty years in the investigation of Medicaid fraud and abuse and quality control.
Joe is survived by his sisters Patricia and Mary Boland and brother Henry Boland. Also surviving are his much loved nephew and nieces Henry Boland Jr., Betsy Boland McDonagh (Eoin), Kathleen Basiel (Donnie), Moira Nowc (Don) and Meghann Zerrahn (Eric); his great-nephews Dylan Clairmont, Kyle Boland, Teagan Joseph Nowc, and great-nieces Raya Grace Boland, Aoife McDonough, Kalista Mayo, Ashelyn and Kendall Basiel and Kennedy and Karoline Zerrahn; his 14 godchildren; numerous cousins in the Boland, O’Brien, Schuyler, Hogan, Cordone and Hannan families; and by his lifelong friends and brothers of the heart, members of the Kappa Sigma Kappa fraternity.
A very kind and generous person and a night owl, he will be remembered as everyone’s “Uncle Joe” who checked on the teenagers to make sure they got home safely after a night out, who served as everyone’s designated driver and supporter who could be counted on for a loan whenever it was needed. He was generous also to his many charities, particularly those supporting the Right to Life.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity.
The Wake will be held on Friday, November 11, between 3:00 and 7:00 P.M. at Joe’s home, 216 Third Street in Troy. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 12, at 9:30 A.M. at St. Joseph’s Church, 416 Third Street in Troy. Interment will follow in St. Peter's Cemetery, Troy.
Arrangements are being made by William Leahy and Bocketti Funeral Home.