Troy- Raquel Maria Laboy Garcia, 49, affectionately known as “Kelly” passed away peacefully on, Sunday, December 2, 2018. She was the daughter of Bernadette (Bernie) Garcia and Juan Laboy Garcia. Kelly is survived by her beloved daughter, Malaysia Natalia Coleman. She was the loving grandmother to Myari and Malia Youngs. Kelly is also survived by her longtime partner, George Davis.
Kelly was a life long resident of the city of Troy and was educated in the Troy school district. She was a dedicated employee of the Van Rensselaer Manor nursing home for 23 years. Most recently, Kelly worked for the ARC of Rensselaer County where she continued her passion for helping others. Kelly’s greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends especially her daughter and granddaughters. Her kindness, generosity and compassion will forever live on.
In addition to her parents and daughter she is survived by her siblings, Christopher Cruz, Renee Garcia, Rhonda Laboy-Rivera (Luis), Regina Garcia-Venson (David), Michael Laboy (Sheila) and Brandy Laboy-Marcus (Brooks). She is also survived her aunt, Jeanne Dellio (the late Michael) and her “cous-sis” Yannett Laboy, and her uncles: Epifanio Laboy Garcia, Tomas Laboy Sr., Domingo Laboy, Miguel Laboy and Vicente Laboy. Kelly was the proud aunt to Natasha, Andria, Jasmine, D’Asia, Anthony, Antonio, Mikey, Kristina, Juan, Brooks Jr., Lamesha, Jaida Monique, Rasai, Damera and Rahavie and a host of great nieces, nephews and cousins.
Calling hours will be held on Friday, December 7, 2018 from 3:00pm-6:00pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, 181 Troy Schenectady Road, Watervliet, New York 12189. A funeral service will begin at 6:00pm at the funeral home.