Kimberly Ann Troisi-Paton '91
An attorney-at-law, was born on October 11, 1969, in Geneva, NY. The daughter of James L. and Cathleen Sigona Troisi, she grew up in Seneca Falls. There she attended Mynderse Academy, served as president of its Student Council and co-captain of its cross-country team, and was graduated in 1987 as valedictorian of her class. Kim Troisi arrived on College Hill that fall and quickly became involved in campus activities, serving as student host and orientation leader for incoming freshmen. She also joined the Oratorio Society and the varsity cross-country team. Majoring in government and history, she spent the spring semester of her junior year at the University of London and was graduated cum laude from Hamilton in 1991.
Kim Troisi went on to Cornell University Law School and earned her J.D. degree in 1994. She was employed in the private practice of law in Saratoga Springs and Albany before serving as confidential law clerk to Associate Judge Joseph Bellacosa of the New York State Court of Appeals. Thereafter she served as an assistant deputy counsel to the state's Office of Court Administration and its Unified Court System. In addition, she was an adjunct professor of legal studies at Schenectady County Community College and the editor of books on legal subjects, including The Right to Due Process (2005) and Property Rights (2007). A resident of the Albany suburb of Colonie, she was also a trustee of the William K. Sanford Public Library.
Afflicted for more than two years with colon cancer, Kim Troisi-Paton became an ardent and dedicated supporter of the Colon Club, a not-for-profit organization committed to educating the public about the disease, and devoted her energies to aiding those who, like herself, were combating it.
Kimberly A. Troisi-Paton's battle ended on August 10, 2007. Known for her warmth of personality and kind and caring nature, as well as her professional accomplishments, she is survived by her parents and her husband, Scott C. Paton, a fellow Cornell Law School graduate whom she had wed on May 30, 1998. Also surviving are their children, Ashley (6) and Zachary (3).