Family of woman who died in I-90 accident asks for donations to Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection

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ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – One of the victims from the fatal I-90 accident that happened last week wants donations to be made out to Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection. According to her obituary on, it says:

Kelsey M. Shagalzki – left the world suddenly on May 20th, 2016. She is survived by her parents, Linda and John, her sister Jessica, her brother Michael, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a countless number of close friends. She is also survived by her grandfather Elias J. Amash and predeceased grandmothers, Olga Amash and Shirley Shagalski. Kelseys unique quality – being unapologetically herself – was admired by all.

She danced her way through life wearing many hats as a music enthusiast, animal lover, friend, sister, and daughter.

Please come celebrate her life with us on Tuesday May 24th at Newcomer Funeral Home on New Karner road from 3-8 pm followed by a funeral Wednesday at 10am in the same location. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Steve Caporizzo’s Pet Connection. A check may be made out in Kelsey’s name to Pet Connection and sent to 341 Northern Blvd. Albany, NY 12204.

Here is the other victim’s obituary:

Robert L. “Bobby” Frechette, 25, passed away on Friday, May 20, 2016.

Bobby was born on September 16, 1990 in Albany, NY to Robert and Christine Frechette. Bobby will be remembered for his love of fishing and hunting with his father, going to concerts and festivals with his friends, and his spontaneity. He will be sorely missed.

Bobby is predeceased by his loving father, Robert J. Frechette.

He is survived by his mother, Christine Frechette, his three sisters; Nicole (Nick Higgins) Frechette, Rachel Frechette, and Katie Frechette, his nephew, Lucas, his grandmother, Frances Frechette, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, family, and friends.

Calling hours will be held at New Comer Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 from 5:00pm-7:00pm. A mass of Christian burial will be held at Blessed Sacrament Church, 607 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206 on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 10:30am. Burial will be held at Cavalry Cemetery, in Glenmont, NY.

NEWS10 ABC is sending prayers to both of their families during this difficult time.

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