Colleen M. Cornell, 54, of Broadalbin, passed away with her loving family at her side at Albany Medical Center Hospital, following a courageous battle with cancer. She went to be with her Lord on November 8, 2012. She was born June 1, 1958 in Amsterdam, daughter of Donald D. Mittler and the late Mildred Cleveland Mittler.
Colleen graduated Broadalbin High School in 1976 and earned an Associate Degree from FMCC, where she also played basketball. She was employed at Ruby & Quiri for the past 12 years as a customer service manager. A former Sunday school teacher at the Broadalbin United Methodist Church, Colleen was also a member of the Broadalbin Fire Department Auxiliary and well known for her volunteering, especially Walk for Life. She was an active member of the Crossroads Community Church in Amsterdam.
Colleen enjoyed traveling, especially her Florida vacations. She was passionate about her music, animals and would look forward to horse racing season at Saratoga. A trusted friend, Colleen always seemed to be the one to turn to for advice, guidance and understanding. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her, especially her loving, devoted family.
Survivors include her children: Steven Cornell (Melissa) of Clifton Park, Timothy Cornell (Becky) of Broadalbin and Heather Cornell of Amsterdam. She is also survived by her father Donald D. Mittler of Johnstown, brothers Donald Mittler (Andrea) and David Mittler (Bella) both of Broadalbin and a sister Cathy Croston (David) of Williamsburg, Virginia. Colleen leaves four grandchildren: Vincent Saj, Jenna Levine, Gavin Ward and Leland Ward, as well as nieces, nephews and her longtime companion Robert Robinson of Gloversville.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, November 12, 2012, at the Crossroads Community Church, 24 Division St. Amsterdam, with Pastor Scott Baldwin officiating. Cremation will follow at Parkview Crematory, Schenectady.
The family will receive friends on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Jeffords & Stewart Funeral Home, 85 W. Main St. Broadalbin.
Expressions of sympathy in her memory may be made to the Crossroads Community Church Mission, PO Box 881, Amsterdam, NY 12010, or to the James Brennan Humane Society, 437 Nine Mile Tree Rd., Gloversville, NY 12078.
Please visit the family online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.