Erin Regina (Vertucci) McGowan

Mrs. McGowan

Erin Regina (Vertucci) McGowan of Amsterdam, New York passed away tragically with her husband and good friends on Saturday, October 6, 2018, at the age of 34.

Erin was born to Lynne M. (Vertucci) Semprivivo on December 20, 1983 in Niskayuna, NY. She attended Amsterdam schools and later graduated from Fonda-Fultonville Central School in 2003. She received her associate’s degree from FMCC and later studied at Utica College and the College of St. Rose in Albany. She spent time working at the New York State Thruway and First Niagara Bank and she most recently worked at St. Mary’s Pediatrics in Amsterdam and the Family Counseling Center in Gloversville.

She married the love of her life, Shane McGowan, on June 8, 2018. Together they enjoyed being with friends and family and traveling, especially to the ocean. She spent many summers on Cape Cod, Cape May, and Pine Lake with her family. She was a proud dog mom to her Boston Terrier, Remmy. Erin lit up any room with her big beautiful smile. She was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, cousin and friend.

Erin is survived by her loving mother, Lynne M. Semprivivo of Johnstown, NY, grandmother, Lestra Vertucci of Ft. Johnson, NY. Sisters, Alessi Semprivivo, Angelina Semprivivo, Colleen (Kurt Fetter) Cushing and Rebecca (Darren) Peconie. Her cousins Alyssa (Anton) Toro and Valerie Abeling. Aunt, Valerie Abeling and Uncle, Anthony (Rebecca) Vertucci. Her father John Cushing and her stepfather Rocco Semprivivo. Great uncles, cousins and friends, as well as her beloved dog Remmy. She was predeceased by her grandfather, Anthony Vertucci Sr. and her uncle, Fred Abeling.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated for Erin and her husband Shane on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 11:15 a.m. at Historic St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 156 E. Main St. Amsterdam, NY with Father Jeffrey M. L’Arche, M.S. as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Casimir’s Cemetery, Amsterdam. The family will receive relatives and friends of both Erin and Shane on Sunday, October 14, 2018 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the body of the Church of Historic St. Mary’s, 156 East Main St., Amsterdam, NY.

In lieu of flowers, the family would prefer donations be made to the First Responders of Scho-Wright Rescue Squad, 388 Main St., Schoharie New Yok 12157 or to the Montgomery County SPCA, P.O. Box 484, Amsterdam, NY 12010 in loving memory of Erin and Shane.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Betz, Rossi and Bellinger Family Funeral Home, 171 Guy Park Ave., Amsterdam, NY 12010. Please leave condolences online at