Maryann A. Thouin


Maryann A. Thouin, 82, passed away on Saturday, August 7, 2021. She was born in Niskayuna, NY on April 8, 1939 to Joseph Francis and Anita Thouin. She was a 1961 graduate of the College of St. Rose.

Maryann, “The Marm” as she was affectionately called by her family, taught third grade at Blessed Sacrament School in Albany for 43 years, retiring in 2004. Over her many years of teaching she taught generations of families. Every year her class would put on a school play and she spent countless hours making props and helping her students prepare. She was known for the gerbils she would have in her classroom. Her third graders would learn about caring for pets and she would give them to pet stores or students at the end of the year.

She was predeceased by her parents and her sister Janice Brown. Maryann is survived by her brother Gene Thouin, sisters Jackie Zeglen (Larry) and Donna Pisani (Vic); and many nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on 10am Friday, August 13 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, 400 Saratoga Road, Glenville. Burial will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Schenectady. Memorial contributions in memory of Maryann may be made to the Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Guest Book

René Giminiani

Miss Thouin gave me the courage to tap into my creative side and encourage not only me, but my fellow third grade classmates to live out loud, dance, sing and play. She was a truly gifted educator who had the innate ability to view the world with us and help us understand what it sincerely meant to live in the light of Christ. I cherish my year spent with Miss Thouin and learned to fall in love with school. She was and will always be my favorite teacher. She entrusted me as the MC of our Bicentennial 1776-1976 play with over 200 lines. Her encouragement and patience brought out the best in all of us. I still have my end of the year awards from her that were carefully created and thought-out and placed in our final report card envelope. My love of writing, playwriting and acting come from the nurturing, creative incubator that she alone created and curated. Thank you for all that you did. I'm sure you're square dancing in heaven!

Rob Zeglen

Visiting Aunt Marm was such a terrific childhood memory. She was always doing schoolwork, correcting papers or telling us about her upcoming play or planned activities for her class. She was a dedicated educator. We loved seeing the gerbils and always tried to visit when there was a new litter of them. Aunt Marm never missed sending each of us a birthday card. After each Christmas she was always so proud of the deals she got on wrapping paper, ribbon and such for next Christmas. As she got older she was quite funny at holiday gatherings. We love and miss you Aunt Marm.

Theresa Dyer LaJoy

Miss Thouin was one of the best teachers. I will never forget being Mary Poppins. She made it so enjoyable. God bless her family! Rest in peace.

Kim (Delehanty) Gibson

Miss Thouin was an amazing teacher and a great human. 40+ years later, I still remember her kindness, patience and her enthusiasm for teaching. May your family find peace in your memories of such an incredible woman.

Beth Matthews

She was a great teacher and one of my favorites. She also taught my niece and nephew several years later.

Michele Vermette O’Connor

Miss Thouin was an incredible teacher. She made teaching exciting even almost 50 + years ago. No doubt she was one of my favorite teachers of all time. She had a very calming way to her teaching. I still hold onto many things that she taught me in 3rd grade. My sympathy to the family of this wonderful human being. Know that her legacy will live on for many many years.

Melissa L. Morehouse, née Megas

Ms. Thouin, I will never forget you, your willingness to help your students. Always remembered, fondly missed.

Terri N.

I was saddened to learn of Ms. Thouin’s passing. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. She was one of my favorite teachers and I am certain many of her other students feel the same. May she Rest In Peace.

Nora Matos

Miss Thouin was truly the best teacher at Blessed Sacrament. Her caring and thoughtful teaching was just wonderful. Her kindness has always stayed with me. Loved the gerbils and plays. My condolences to her whole family. Miss Thouin touched so many of our lives and made them better for it.

Fr. Kevin H.V. Dyer BSS '88

Miss Thouin is a legend, a woman of faith and a tremendous teacher who always showed the promise of a well trained imagination for the good of our community, May she rest in the eternal Peace of Christ until we meet there together

Mary Sheridan

Miss Thouin, was my favorite teacher in all 18 years of formal education. She cared for all her students in such a way that she made each one of us feel important and special. As my 3rd grade teacher in 1964, she helped me learn to try my best, and her encouragement to keep trying to memorize those spelling words paid off. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so dedicated and caring. So much gratitude for helping form the many young minds throughout your career. Always my favorite!

Debbie Weinman- Cronin

Mrs.Thouin was a wonderful person, a kind and patient teacher. I have fond memories of our play, Mary Poppins, from third grade in the 80’s. She made sure everyone played a role and participated equally. She was creative, fun and fair. Thinking of your family and sending peace to you.

Cynthia Giminiani

I was sorry to learn of the passing of Miss Thouin. She was everyone's favorite teacher! Great memories from Blessed Sacrament. She not only taught me but my three older brothers and older sister as well. She was so kind and patient. May the memories you have, help you through the difficult days ahead.

Michael P Mansion, Esq.

Miss Thouin was my teacher back in 1970. She is one of those rare teachers who still stand out in my mind. Her obit couldn't have been more accurate, recalling the gerbils in the BSS classroom and the 3rd grade play. Miss Thouin's kindness has left a lasting impression with me.
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Maria Kotary

Ms. Thouin was my favorite teacher at Blessed Sacrament. So many great memories. My condolences to the family.

Barbara Thouin

My sincere sympathy for all the family. Maryann was one of the best people I had the blessings to know. She is with the Lord I know. May her family have peace in knowing she is with Him and no longer in any suffering. May God give you all peace and His blessings.