Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home

Our commitment to the community we serve is to be True to a Sacred Trust.

Caring for and servicing the needs of each individual family, with a personal touch in a beautiful setting to celebrate a life.

We understand the importance of developing a relationship of trust with the families we serve and the community. We are proud of our heritage, service and integrity. The Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home believes in educating families so that informed decisions can be made.

Our experienced staff prides itself on helping families find traditional as well as unique ways to memorialize their loved ones, discovering meaning and comfort in the process.


Our Obituaries

Rosalie L. Puglis

October 7, 1928 - May 11, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Rosalie L. Puglis entered into eternal peace on Friday, May 11, 2018 at the Glendale Home. Rosalie was born in Gloversville a daughter of the late Esther and Thomas Puglis. She was a graduate of Gloversville High School class of 1947. Rosalie resided in Pennsylvania and was employed by General Electric for many years. She later enjoyed a career as a clerk at Today's Man...
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Carmen M. Nater

May 24, 1939 - May 11, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Carmen M. Nater, 78, went home to the Lord on Friday, May 11, 2018, after a brief illness. Carmen was born in San Juan, PR a daughter of the late Felipe and Angelina (Lopez) Nater. Carmen was a kind, loving and devoted homemaker to her family. She was predeceased by her sister, Alicia Quinonez. Carmen is survived by her loving children Abigail, Eduardo, Luis, Carmen,...
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Carlita C. Miano

September 28, 1933 - April 23, 2018

SCHENECTADY - "Near, far, wherever you are…our hearts will go on " On this day, April 23rd, 2018, Carlita C. Miano, 84 years old, went home to the Blessed Lord and to be at eternal peace after a courageous battle with lung cancer. Carlita was surrounded by her forever love, Angelo, along with their loving children. Carlita was born September 28, 1933 in Staten Island, New York to Mose and...
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Maria Del Vecchio

August 13, 1933 - April 22, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Maria Del Vecchio, 84, entered peacefully into eternal life on Sunday, April 22, 2018, with her loving family at her side. Maria was born in Caiazzo, Province of Caserta, Italy, a daughter of the late Antonio and Angelina Cinicola Mastroianni. Maria immigrated to America on May 10, 1973, with her beloved husband Albino and their children. She remained home caring for her family...
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Catherine Lynn Harris

February 11, 1974 - April 18, 2018

Schenectady - Catherine Lynn Harris, entered into eternal life on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at the Health Alliance Hospital in Kingston, after a long illness. Catherine was born in Radford, VA on February 11, 1974 a daughter of Roy and Marie (Viers) Harris. She is survived by her loving daughters, Breanna Monroe and Kayla Edwards. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the...
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Doris J. Wujciak

September 24, 1932 - April 16, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Doris Duma Wujciak, 85, of Lenox Road, entered into eternal rest on Monday, April 16, 2018 at Ellis Residential and Rehabilitation Center, surrounded by her loving family, after a brief illness. Doris was born in Schenectady, a daughter of the late Paul and Josephine Filutowski Duma. She attended St. Mary's School and graduated from Nott Terrace High School. Doris worked as a...
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Roger J. LaPointe

September 1, 1959 - April 12, 2018

GLENVILLE – Roger J. LaPointe, 58, entered peacefully into eternal life on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at Albany Medical Center, after complications of Muscular Dystrophy. Roger was born in Niskayuna on September 1, 1959, a son of Nancy Czub LaPointe and the late John C. LaPointe, Sr. He graduated from Niskayuna High School and served in the US Air Force. Roger worked as a computer service tech...
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Raymond J. Zyskowski, Sr.

April 9, 2018

ROTTERDAM – Raymond J. Zyskowski, Sr., 90, went home to the Lord on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Ellis Hospital after a short illness. Ray was born in Rotterdam, a son of the late Peter and Katherine Grezegorzewski Zyskowski, Sr. He honorably served in the Army Air Force from 1946-1949. Upon discharge from the service, Ray attended Veterans Vocational School, which later became HVCC,...
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Cynthia "Cindi" Finnegan

July 20, 1955 - April 2, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Cynthia A. Finnegan, 62, passed away on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Ellis Hospital after a lengthy illness. Cindi was born in Utica on July 20, 1955 a daughter of Jean Brown Brennan and the late Thomas Brennan. She worked in the dental field for over 34 years. Cindi was a sweet, kindhearted woman who loved animals. Cindi is survived by her mother Jean Brennan; daughter, Kelsey...
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Eleanor M. Caruso

May 21, 1923 - April 2, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Eleanor M. Caruso, 94, entered into eternal peace on Monday, April 2, 2018 at Ellis Hospital, after a brief illness. Eleanor was born in Schenectady, one of 15 children to the late Louis and Angela Rose (Morrell) Pirro. She was a Nott Terrace High School graduate and worked during the WWII war effort at the General Electric Co. She was a homemaker to her beloved husband Thomas...
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DariAnn Teresa Pijanowski

May 7, 1955 - March 27, 2018

SCHENECTADY – DariAnn Teresa Pijanowski, 62, entered peacefully into eternal peace on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. DariAnn was born in Baltimore, MD on May 7, 1955, a daughter of the late Dr. Walter Joseph and Mary Concetta (Salibeni) Pijanowski. She graduated from Haverling High School; received her Bachelor of Science degree from Mary...
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Robert A. "Bob" Papa

May 26, 1935 - March 16, 2018

GLENVILLE – Robert Papa, passed peacefully into the arms of the Lord surrounded by his loving wife of 52 joyful years Jocelyne and their loving son Marc André Papa. Robert known to many as Bob, graduated from Burnt Hills- Ballston Lake High School and Hartwick College with a bachelor's degree in business. He was a partner with his brother Dominick Papa at Perreca's Bakery on No. Jay Street...
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Mary Lou "LaPorta" Tower

March 15, 2018

ROTTERDAM -Mary Lou (LaPorta) Tower entered into eternal rest on Thursday morning, March 15, at Ellis Hospital after a brief hospitalization, surrounded by her family and friends. Mary Lou was born in Schenectady of the late Pasquale "Patsy" and Filomena (Masucci) LaPorta. She graduated from Linton High School and Spencer Business School and worked at various places including the Kirby...
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Mildred C. "Millie" Caracciolo

February 22, 1927 - March 13, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Mildred C. "Millie" Caracciolo, 91, entered peacefully into eternal life on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. Millie was born on February 22, 1927, a daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Fusco) Patriarco. She attended St. Joseph's School. At an early age, with her unwavering wisdom and compassion, Mille helped in the care of her nieces and nephews. Millie volunteered her time during...
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R. Anthony Nocera

January 10, 1963 - March 12, 2018

CLIFTON PARK – R. Anthony Nocera, 55, passed away on Monday, March 12, 2018 at Albany Medical Center after a brief illness. Anthony was born on January 10, 1963 a son of Ralph A. and Barbara (Pucci) Nocera. He was a 1981 graduate of ND-BG; attended Wagner College, on Staten Island and earned his BA from Russell Sage College. He worked in the health care field for many years. Anthony was a...
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Josephine Vitelli Riccio

April 27, 1924 - February 15, 2018

SCHENECTADY - Josephine R. Vitelli Riccio, 93, of Seneca Street, entered into eternal life on Thursday, February 15, 2018 after a brief illness. Jo was born on April 27, 1924 in Schenectady the daughter of the late Rocco and Jennie (LaPorta) Vitelli. Jo was a January graduate of Nott Terrace High School, class of 1942, and began her long tenure with the General Electric Company in the payroll...
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Soynette S. Somerville

June 19, 1968 - February 12, 2018

Soynette Sharlese Somerville (Utley) of Schenectady, New York entered into eternal rest on Monday February 12, 2018 at the age of 49. Soynette was born in Schenectady, New York on June 19, 1968. She was the first born to Charles and Cassandra Utley (Griffin). She graduated from Linton High School in 1986. Soynette was blessed to have met the love of her life in 1985 whom she married following...
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John Vincent Frese

February 22, 1923 - February 10, 2018

CLIFTON PARK – John V. Frese, 94, entered into eternal life on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. John was born in Castel Campagnano, province of Benevento, Italy on February 22, 1923 a son of the late Angelo and Mary (Mazzaro) Frese. He was a 1941 graduate of Mont Pleasant High School and honorably served in the US Army during WWII. John worked in the...
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Patricia Ann Dunn

January 26, 1961 - February 9, 2018

GALWAY – Patricia Ann Dunn, 57, passed away peacefully on Friday, February 9, 2018, at home surrounded by her loving family after a short illness. Patty was born in New Brunswick, NJ, a daughter of the late Edgar and Martha (Mahon) Dunn. She loved music, her family, friends and all God's creatures great and small. Patty was predeceased by her parents; a sister, Barbara Ann Dunn and a...
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Evan M. Hoy

December 8, 1997 - February 6, 2018

COLONIE – Evan M. Hoy, 20, passed away unexpectedly at home on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. Evan was born in Schenectady on December 8, 1997, a son of Matthew R. Hoy and Suzanne M. (Kowalczyk) Hoy. He was raised and educated in Scotia. His passion for cooking led him to becoming a Chief de Partie at local restaurants and most recently at 677 Prime. He was an avid reader and a master of his...
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Antoinette A. Carboni

September 4, 1921 - February 4, 2018

NISKAYUNA - Antoinette A. Carboni, 96, entered into eternal life on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Antoinette was born in Schenectady a daughter of the late Angelo and Rose Gabriel Carboni. She was educated in Schenectady schools and a 1939 graduate of Schenectady Vocational High School. As a pioneer for women in her family and the workforce, Antoinette held various executive secretarial and...
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Brian S. Aunchman

May 5, 1970 - February 2, 2018

ROTTERDAM – Brian S. Aunchman, 47, a man of great humility, respect and integrity, entered into eternal life at his residence on Friday, February 2, 2018, a day after being diagnosed with the Influenza B Virus. Brian was born on May 5, 1970, in Schenectady a son of the late Marvin and Dorothy (Roy) Aunchman. After a fun and loving childhood, between New York and California, Brian attended...
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Florence Kathrine Lippiello

April 29, 1916 - January 29, 2018

NISKAYUNA – Florence Kathrine Lippiello, 101, entered into eternal peace on Monday, January 29, 2019 at Kingsway Arms. Florence was born on April 29, 1916, a daughter of the late Walter and Mary Ann Sherman Youngs. She was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and worked locally for the Federal Bakery, Bigelow Carpet Mills and Mohawk Carpet Mills. In 1942 she began her career as a Customer...
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Carmella A. Coppola

October 8, 1923 - January 20, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Carmella Coppola, 94, a lifelong servant of God, entered into eternal peace at home on Saturday, January 20, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Carm was born on October 8, 1923, a daughter of the late Pasquale and Appolonia LaVecchia Coppola. She was a 1943 graduate of Nott Terrace High School and supported the efforts of the family business Coppola Brothers Refuse. She was...
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Cesare A Bucci

September 28, 1924 - January 16, 2018

SCOTIA- Cesare A. Bucci, 93, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 after a long battle with Alzheimer Disease. Cesare was born in1924 in Schenectady, son of the late Joseph and Antoinette Castelli Bucci. He was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and he graduated from Union College in 1951 with a degree in Electrical Engineering. Cesare enlisted in the US Army...
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Robert D. Barron

December 4, 1925 - January 15, 2018

SCHENECTADY - Robert D. Barron, our beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Jan. 15 in Schenectady, NY, at age 92. Robert (Bob) was born in Friedens, Somerset County, PA, December 4, 1925. After high school he joined the Navy and served as an Aerographer's Mate in the Pacific Theater during WWII. He subsequently graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Metallurgy. ...
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Dominick A. DeSimone

March 8, 1933 - January 12, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Dominick A. DeSimone, lifelong educator, 84, passed away peacefully on January 12, 2018 after a short illness. Dominick was born on March 8, 1933, in Schenectady, a son of the late Domenick and Helen (Lena) Venditti DeSimone. He graduated from Nott Terrace High School, class of 1951. He honorably served his country in the US Army from 1956-1958. Dom earned his Bachelor of...
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Barbara Barry Vergine

December 4, 1954 - January 11, 2018

SCHENECTADY –Barbara Barry Vergine, 63, entered peacefully into eternal rest after a long illness on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at Ellis Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on December 4, 1954 a daughter of Gertrude (Kornacki) Barry and the late Robert Barry. She was a 1972 graduate of Linton High School and worked for the NYS Department of Corrections. She was a...
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Bruce A. Carrara

February 4, 1959 - January 10, 2018

NISKAYUNA – Bruce A. Carrara, 58, passed away at Albany Medical Center on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 after a valiant struggle with his health for many months. Bruce was born in Utica, a son of Dolores (Serapilio) Carrara and the late Marcel Carrara. Bruce was a 1977 graduate of Niskayuna High School and received his Associates degree from HVCC. He worked as an instructor at BOCES, teaching...
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Doris (Latorra) Lucarelli

October 14, 1928 - January 9, 2018

INDIAN HARBOUR BEACH, FL - Doris (Latorra) Lucarelli died peacefully on January 9th with her son Joseph and daughter in law, Anne by her side at Holmes Regional Center in Melbourne, FL. Doris was the daughter of Gaetano and Philomena Bacchi. She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and was employed by the General Electric Company for many years. She was a communicant of St. Anthony's...
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Barbara L. David

August 1, 1940 - January 4, 2018

SCHENECTADY – Barbara L. David, 77, of Broadway, died Thursday evening after being stricken. Barbara was the daughter of late Anthony and Rose Russo Tucciarone. She was born August 1, 1940 in Schenectady and educated here. She worked at the Glendale Home before retiring. Barbara's family is very grateful for the care she received from Hometown Health, the Doctors and nurses at Ellis...
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Christopher Leet

June 14, 1953 - January 2, 2018

Augusta, GA - Christopher Alan Leet, Sr., 64, passed away suddenly on January 2nd, 2018. He was born on June 14th, 1953, in Albany, NY to Claud A. Leet, Jr. and his wife, Eleanor A. Leet. He shared his childhood with his sister Claudia, and brothers Steven and Matthew. He spent much of his childhood in the greater Chicago area, where began his love for the Chicago Bears and the White Sox,...
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Anna P. Lepri

August 4, 1927 - December 20, 2017

ROTTERDAM - Anna Lepri, 90, died on December 20, 2017 after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on August 4, 1927 to the late Angeline and Paul Lepri. Anna was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School. She lived most of her life on Hattie Street in Schenectady and spent many winters at her former home in Port Orange, Florida. In 2014, she moved to live with family in...
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Kathryn "Kate" Van Buren

September 13, 1950 - December 19, 2017

SCOTIA – Kathryn M. "Kate" Van Buren, 67, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family, including Baron. Kate was born in Schenectady, a daughter of the late Willard Bradford Bond and Ina May Wainwright Bond. She retired from Dutch Manor Nursing Home, after many years of service. Kate was kind, strong, loyal and independent with a gracious...
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Carol "Lolly" Consalvo

January 16, 1933 - December 18, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Carol "Lolly" Consalvo, 84, entered the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, December 18, 2017, after a brief illness. Carol was born in Schenectady on January 16, 1933. She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and worked for Crest Lito Printing, retiring after 20 years of service. Lolly was a kind, generous, strong and independent woman whose lifelong journey of faith, was...
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Mary Angela Attanaseo

May 14, 1919 - December 15, 2017

SCOTIA – Mary Angela Attanaseo passed away on December 15, 2017 at Baptist Health in Scotia, NY at the age of 98. She was born in Schenectady, NY to Nellie (Ferro) and Dominic Scavia. Mary's loving and devoted husband of 65 years, Joseph Attanaseo, passed away in 2004. She was predeceased by her brother Bert Scavia and sister Rita Manti. She is survived by her youngest brother Dominic ...
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Louise J. Pacelli DiDonna

July 20, 1934 - December 12, 2017

SCHENECTADY - Louise Joan DiDonna (Pacelli) born July 20, 1934 to the late Arthur and Tulia Pacelli (Ruscitto) went home peacefully and graciously, into the kingdom of heaven, where she joined her beloved husband and love of her life, on Tuesday December 12 2017, while surrounded by her loving family. Louise was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School and Albany Business School. She worked as...
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Marjorie E. Ditoro

June 11, 1929 - December 2, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Marjorie E. Ditoro, 88, a longtime resident of 1660 Carrie Street, Schenectady, lovingly and gently entered into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Marge was born on June 11, 1929, on her parent's farm in the West Glenville hills, the youngest child of the late Alvin and Estelle (Cutbush) Van Natten. She grew up loving school, in a one room schoolhouse,...
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Marguerite Victoria Salamone Morrell

September 7, 1923 - November 22, 2017

SCHENECTADY - Marguerite Victoria Salamone Morrell, 94, a lifelong resident of Van Vranken Avenue entered into the Kingdom of Heaven on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at the Baptist Health & Retirement Center. Marguerite was born in Schenectady on September 7, 1923 a daughter of the late Michael and Rose (Martarano) Salamone. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School and worked for the...
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Nancy Ann Endres-Eramo

December 13, 1945 - November 21, 2017

Nancy Ann Endres-Eramo Sun City Center, FL - Nancy Ann Endres-Eramo, 71 years, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at Tampa General Hospital with her family by her side. She was born on Thursday December 13, 1945 in Plattsburgh, the daughter of the late Peter and Marion Raymond Stratton. She attended Albany schools and graduated from Philip Schuyler High School with the class of 1965....
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Bernard Lupi, Sr.

December 10, 1947 - November 20, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Bernard Lupi, Sr., 69, died on Monday, November 20, 2017 at Ellis Hospital after a long illness. Bernie was born in Schenectady on December 10, 1947 a son of the late Armand and Doris (King) Lupi. He honorably served his country in the US Marines. Bernie worked briefly for the General Electric Company and then as a maintenance custodian for SCCC, retiring in 2000 after 30...
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Antonietta Rainone Galvano

January 25, 1923 - November 18, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Antonietta Rainone Galvano, 94, entered into eternal peace on Saturday, November 18, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Antonietta was born and educated in Frasso, Telesino, Province of Benevento, Italy a daughter of the late Frederico and Elisabetta Calvano Rainone. She immigrated to Schenectady in 1958 where she met her husband Michael Galvano. They were united in marriage...
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Vincent A. "Vinny" Aceto

May 1, 1951 - November 15, 2017

SCHENECTADY - Vincent A. Aceto, "Vinnie" 66, of Union St.died Wednesday morning at his residence. Vinnie was born in Schenectady and for 35 years worked for Price Chopper. Vin retired in 2013 after 35 years of service, he was a happy go lucky guy with a dry sense of humor who loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Vin's favorite thing was getting everyone together...
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Frances D Maioriello

December 6, 1918 - November 12, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Frances D. Sorrentino Maioriello, 98, passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017. Frances was born in Naples, Italy on December 6, 1918 a daughter of the late Ralph and Giovannina (Russo) Sorrentino. She was a 1939 graduate of the former Nott Terrace High School and worked for the General Electric Company and the Carl Company, retiring in 1989. A devoted wife, mother,...
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Mary Bacchi Visco

August 6, 1926 - November 11, 2017

SCHENECTADY- Mary Bacchi Visco, 91, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Saturday, November 11, 2017, after a brief illness, surrounded by the love of her family. Mary was born in Schenectady on August 6, 1926, a daughter of the late Gaetano and Philomena (Caschera) Bacchi. She graduated Nott Terrace High School and began her 43year working career with the General Electric, retiring as a...
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Elizabeth A DiLorenzo

September 24, 1921 - October 31, 2017

SCHENECTADY - Elizabeth A. DiLorenzo, 96, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at Ellis Hospital. Elizabeth was born on September 24, 1921, in Delaware City, DE, a daughter of the late Richard and Rose (Jameson) Meli. She worked at ALCO for 28 years until it's closing and then obtained a job at Schenectady County Community College, as secretary to the Dean of...
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Janet M. Craig Johnson

November 8, 1941 - October 22, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Janet M. Craig Johnson, 75, passed into eternal rest on Sunday, October 22, 2017 at Focus Rehabilitation in Utica, with her loving sister Suzi at her side. Janet was born in Albany on November 8, 1941 a daughter of the late Thomas Craig and Helen (Stevens) Ippoliti. Janet attended Hudson Valley Community College and was the first woman to graduate with a degree in Construction...
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Garry F. Cognetti

May 2, 1950 - October 18, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Garry F. Cognetti, 67, passed away at Ellis Hospital on October 18, 2017 as the result of a pedestrian/automobile accident. Garry was born in Niskayuna on May 2, 1950 a son of the late Fred and Elizabeth (Rocissano) Cognetti. He was a kind and generous man. Garry was an avid fan of muscle cars. He was predeceased by his parents and his son Shane Cognetti. Garry is...
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Cecelia K Bianchi

August 15, 1924 - October 12, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Cecelia K. Bianchi, 93, entered into eternal peace on Thursday, October 12, 2017. Cecelia was born in Elizabeth, PA on August 15, 1924 a daughter of the late Vincent and Wladyslawa Kwiatkowski. Cecelia graduated from Draper High School in 1942. She began working during WWII at Mica Co and later as a secretary for Lou Golub, before retiring from the Army & Air Force Exchange...
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Dierdre McGrath

October 7, 2017

Chattanooga, TN - Dierdre McGrath, a loving and devoted wife, mother, daughter, and sister passed away Saturday, October 7, 2017. Dierdre proceeds her late father Robert Smith, parents Valerie and Charles Campbell, her husband of 30 years, John C. McGrath, her son, John M. McGrath, and daughter, Megan B. McGrath, her siblings Deanna S. Smith, Bonnie Williams, Kelly Hayes, Cassandera Guevara and...
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Patricia A. Duquette

December 21, 1946 - October 2, 2017

CLIFTON PARK – Patricia A. Duquette, 70, entered into eternal peace on Monday, October 2, 2017 at her residence. Pat was born and raised in Schenectady a daughter of Vivian Messier Eagan and the late James Eagan. She attended Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, CT and worked as a flight attendant for American Airlines. Pat later worked in Clifton Park at the dental offices of Dr. Morrison...
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Elaine "E" Iovinelli

July 18, 1944 - September 13, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Elaine T. "E" Iovinelli, 73, entered peacefully into eternal rest after a sudden illness on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Ellis Hospital. "E", as so passionately know to all, was born in Garfield, NJ on July 18, 1944 a daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Kwarta) Chyla. She was a 1962 graduate of Linton High School. E began her career working for the State of New York; and...
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Nathan D. Reo

January 15, 1977 - September 5, 2017

MALTA- Nathan D. Reo, 40, peacefully entered into eternal life on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at Saratoga Hospital. Nate was born in Troy on January 15, 1977, a son of Daniel and Elizabeth "Betty Ann" (Scarchilli) Reo. He attended Lansingburgh High School before starting his own landscaping business. Nate was hardworking and independent. He had great mechanical aptitude and was a self taught...
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Peter P. Boland

March 18, 1956 - September 5, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Peter P. Boland, passed away from cancer on September 5, 2017 at home with his loving girlfriend Jean Franz for 20 years at his side. Pete was born March 18, 1956 and raised in Guilderland a son of Joseph Boland and Virginia Horan. He worked over 40 years for NYS, retiring August 26, 2016. Pete is survived by brothers, Joseph Boland and Steve Horan; friends whom he loved....
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Bennie Izzo

March 8, 1966 - September 4, 2017

SCHENECTADY- Bennie Izzo, 51, entered into eternal rest on Monday, September 4, 2017 at Ellis Hospital after being stricken, surrounded by his loving family. Bennie was born in Schenectady and attended Mt Pleasant High School. He was a self employed roofer and the owner of Izzo's Roofing. He was a communicant of St. Luke's. He is survived by his loving daughter, Amber Izzo and her...
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Vivian F. Consalvo

October 27, 1915 - August 2, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Vivian F. Consalvo, 101, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Vivian was born in Schenectady on October 27, 1915, a daughter of the late Angelo and Maria (Dente) Consalvo. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School, Class of 1933; she graduated from the College of St Rose in Albany with a bachelor of...
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Pasquale A. Caschera

September 22, 1942 - August 2, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Pat Caschera, 74, of Gerling Street, died early Wednesday morning after being stricken. Pat was born in Schenectady on September 22, 1942 a son of the late Pasquale and Julia Zampella Caschera. He was a member of the first graduating class of Linton High School. He joined the Military service, being stationed in Germany and later serving in the Army reserves. He started his...
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Lois J. Lloyd

May 27, 1946 - July 29, 2017

SCHOHARIE – Lois J. Lloyd, 71, passed away on Saturday, July 29, 2017 at Ellis Hospital, after a brief illness, surrounded by her children. Lois was born in Argusville, NY, on May 27, 1946 a daughter of Evelyn (Eckerson) Hatalsky and the late Michael Hatalsky. She graduated from Sharon Springs High School and worked as a waitress at Borealis Restaurant in Howe Cave. Lois began working for...
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Dawn C. Gallagher

October 27, 1967 - July 26, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Dawn C. Gallagher, 49, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Ellis Hospital with her loving family at her side. Dawn was born in Somerville, MA, a daughter of Lorraine G. (Yore) Wilson and the late John Dussault. She was a 1985 graduate of Ayer High School and pursued a career in health care. Dawn was a lively spirited woman, proud of her; Irish...
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Margaret L. Paniccia

July 10, 1923 - July 20, 2017

ROTTERDAM – Margaret L. Paniccia, 94, formerly of Elliott Avenue, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at St. Peter's Hospital. Margaret was born in Schenectady on July 10, 1923 a daughter of the late Carmen and Jenny (Audi) DiVirgilio. She was a 1941 graduate of Mt Pleasant High School. Margaret volunteered as a Red Cross nurse during WWII. She was employed by General Electric...
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Robert J. LaPointe

July 6, 1961 - July 19, 2017

GLENVILLE – Robert J. LaPointe, 56, passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning embraced with the love and prayers of his family. Bob was born in Schenectady a son of Nancy Czub LaPointe and the late John C. LaPointe, Sr. He was raised in Glenville and graduated from Niskayuna High School, class of 1979. He was a sports enthusiast; NY Yankee's, NY Jet fan and he had a passion for movies. He...
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Angelina F. Brunetti

March 22, 1935 - July 17, 2017

SEVERNA PARK, MD – Angelina F. Brunetti, 82, entered into eternal rest on Monday, July 17, 2017 at her residence. Angelina was born in Schenectady on March 22, 1935, daughter of the late James and Antoinette Costello. She worked many years as a fine jewelry assistant manager at Macy's in Colonie Center. Angelina was an excellent seamstress, often helping to beautify the homes of family and...
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Manuel A. Rodriguez

September 9, 1949 - July 12, 2017

Schenectady – Manuel Rodriguez, 67, passed away on Monday, July 12, 2017 after fighting a long and hard illness. Manny worked in all praises of construction and was a master locksmith. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother and devoted friend. Services will be held at 2 pm on Sunday at the Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home, 501 Union St. Interment will be held in Santo Domingo, Dominican...
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Thomas H. Tierney III

July 31, 1928 - July 3, 2017

ROTTERDAM – Thomas H. Tierney, III., 88, passed away on Monday, July 3, 2017 after a brief illness. Tom was born in Schenectady on July 31, 1928 a son of the late Thomas and Ascunsion Mecada Tierney, Jr. He was a 1946 graduate of Mt. Pleasant and began work at ALCO. Tom honorably served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict; upon discharge he began his 30 year career as a letter carrier...
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Americo Ruzza

April 6, 1960 - June 23, 2017

ROTTERDAM - Americo Ruzza, 57, entered peacefully into eternal rest at home on Friday, surrounded by his loving mother and family. Americo was born on April 6, 1960 a son of Maria DiPalma Ruzza and the late Antonio Ruzza. He as a graduate of Draper and Bryant and Stratton College. He worked as a long haul truck driver and later as a bus driver for Greyhound and Trailways. He was a devoted son...
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Junita "Nicki" Cornick

October 2, 1924 - June 7, 2017

BAYTOWN, TX – Junita F. Cornick, 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday. Nicki was born in Idalia, CO, on October 2, 1924, a daughter of the late Andrew and Hazel Lightle. She honorably served her country during WWII as a surgical tech with the US Army WAC's. Nicki worked as a nurse for many years at St. Clare's Hospital, and the Glendale Home. She was a member of the Baptist faith. She...
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Eugene "Gene" Zotta

November 6, 1934 - May 29, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Eugene "Gene" Zotta, 82, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Memorial Day, Monday May 29, 2017. Gene was born in Schenectady, the son of the late Gaetano and Filomena Vertone Zotta. He was a graduate of Mont Pleasant High School, class of 1953, and served in the Korean Conflict with the Army's 1st Calvary Division, 16th Reconnaissance Company. After his honorable service,...
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David Joshua Kowalski

January 17, 1985 - May 16, 2017

MALTA - David Joshua Kowalski, age 32, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Dave was born at Bellvue Hospital. He was the beloved the son of David and Annie (DeBlasio) Kowalski. He was raised in the loving community of Rotterdam, and was a graduate of Schalmont High School class of 2003. He was an extremely loyal and passionate boyfriend, friend, uncle, brother, and son. David's...
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Angelina Paone Caschera

May 8, 2017

GLENVILLE – Angelina Paone Caschera, 91, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Monday, May 8, 2017 at St. Luke's Hospital in Utica after a brief illness. She was the daughter of the late Vincenzo and Antonia Nardo Paone of Calabria, Italy and Schenectady. Angelina was a graduate of Mt. Pleasant High School and soon entered the work force for the war effort at General Electric. Her family...
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Americo Paniccia

September 21, 1927 - May 2, 2017

SCHENECTADY - Americo Paniccia, 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 2, 2017, after a short illness at Ellis Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Americo was born in Giglio, province of Frosinone, Italy on September 21, 1927, a son of the late Armando and Loreta (Cestra) Paniccia. Americo proudly served in the Italian Army during WWII, after which he located to Venezuela residing...
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Flora Rossi Scavia

April 3, 1927 - April 30, 2017

ROTTERDAM – Flora Rossi Scavia, 90, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at home, surrounded by her loving family. Flora was born on April 3, 1927 a daughter of the late Dominick and Anna Maria (Cieri) Rossi. She was a 1945 graduate of Nott Terrace High School and worked for New York Telephone for a brief period. Flora was a devoted homemaker, she raised her...
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Henry "Hank" Rotundo

December 21, 1927 - April 29, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Henry D. "Hank" Rotundo, 84, passed away on Saturday, April 29, 2017, after an extended illness, surrounded by his loving family. Hank was born on December 21, 1932 a son of the late Constantine and Santina (Cashera) Rotundo. He was a 1951 graduate of Nott Terrace High School and was a pin setter at VV lanes. Hank was a self taught Master Drywall Taper, working in the...
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Armand U. Garofalo

August 16, 1931 - April 25, 2017

Our beloved Armand U. Garofalo of Clifton Park NY and Dennis, MA passed away early Tuesday morning April 25, 2017. He was loved by his family as a husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He was also loved by so many as a friend. Our dad was the center of our family. He loved to be surrounded by family and friends and used every opportunity to always have a yard full of guests at...
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Charles W. Lester, Jr.

October 11, 1930 - April 19, 2017

Niskayuna – Charles W. Lester, Jr., 86, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, after a lengthy illness. Charles was born on October 11, 1930 a son of the late Charles and Mabelle (Downs) Lester, Sr. He was a 1948 graduate of Mt Pleasant High School and attended Union College, The University of Buffalo and later Schenectady County Community College, earning a degree in fire...
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Ricky S. Collins

February 1, 1954 - March 17, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Ricky S. Collins, 63, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 17, 2017. Ricky was born in Plattsburg on February 1, 1954 a son of the late Gladys Collins and Gerald Wells. He was a 1961 graduate of Linton High School and began working in the funeral industry with Guardian Vault Company; then with Ft. Miller Service Corp., retiring in 2013 after 23 years of service. Rick...
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Dominick Arduini

November 7, 1929 - March 14, 2017

SCOTIA – Dominick Arduini, 87, passed away peacefully at Ellis Hospital on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 with his loving family at his side. Dominick was born and educated in Fumone, Province of Frosinone, Italy on November 7, 1929, a son of the late Felice and Enrica Potenziani Arduini. He immigrated to the United States in 1949, and became a US citizen. He served in the US Army during the Korean...
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Domenico Fazzone

June 12, 1933 - March 10, 2017

Domenico Fazzone died from complications from Parkinson's disease on March 10, 2017, in Austin, Texas at age 83. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Maria, and his three children, Peter (wife Mary), Joseph (wife Tracy), and Maryann (husband Paul), his 8 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild and his brother, Louis (wife Antonietta) and sister, Genoveffa, of Schenectady, NY, and sister,...
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Richard A. 'Rit' Sanders, Jr.

June 7, 1970 - March 10, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS - Richard A. Sanders, Jr., 46, passed away after a brief illness on Friday at Saratoga Hospital. Rit was born in Schenectady, the son of Richard 'Ritt' Sanders, and the late Belinda Schults Masterpole. He attended Saratoga High School and Electrician Trade School. He worked as a licensed electrician in the local area. Rit was kind, generous and fun loving; he loved his music...
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Elizabeth Liz "Cuchi" Gonzalez

April 25, 1968 - March 5, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Elizabeth 'Liz' Gonzalez, 48, also known as "Cuchi ", a woman with a heart overflowing with love, and a mother to everyone, died on Sunday, March 5, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Liz was born and educated in the South Bronx a daughter of Ramon Gonzalez and Teresa Garcia. Locating to Schenectady several years ago, Liz has lived in Schenectady most of her life. She...
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Olga Wojewoda Mulyca

September 19, 1920 - February 21, 2017

SCOTIA – Olga H. Mulyca, 96, passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Ellis Hospital after a brief illness. Olga was born in Manhattan on September 19, 1920, the daughter of the late Frank and Ahafia Suszczyk Wojewoda. Locating to Berne with her family, Olga graduated from Knox High School, class of 1938. Olga like many women aided the war effort, working for the General Electric Company...
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RoseMary Cuomo DeSantis

February 18, 1924 - February 18, 2017

ROTTERDAM – RoseMary Cuomo DeSantis, passed away Saturday, February 18, 2017 on her 93rd birthday. RoseMary was born and educated in Schenectady, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Mary Pisano Cuomo. She worked many years as a wrapper/packager for Selected Meat Packers in Rotterdam. RoseMary was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved to cook, especially her Italian specialties....
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Russell A. Catalano

February 19, 1948 - February 18, 2017

Russell A. Catalano (COL, Ret), of West Galway, NY, retired US Property and Fiscal Officer for NY Army National Guard passed away on February 18, 2017 after a brief illness. Born on February 19, 1948 in Schenectady, NY, he was a long time resident of the Capital District area. He was the son of the late Sebastian and Minnie (Potts) Catalano. He is survived by his three loving children, who he...
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Clare J. Caplinger

November 22, 1925 - February 10, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Clare J. Caplinger, 91, entered into eternal peace on Friday, February10, 2017 at Ellis Hospital, after a brief illness, with her loving family at her side. Clare was born in Schenectady, a daughter of the late John and Sadie Jakubowski Nalaskowski. She graduated from Mt. Pleasant High School in January 1944. Clare began work in 1945 at Sealtest Foods in Schenectady and later...
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Orlando J. Caruso

May 14, 1919 - February 5, 2017

SCOTIA - Orlando J. Caruso, 97, passed away at Baptist Nursing Home on Sunday February 5, 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Born on May 14, 1919 in Schenectady New York, he was the son of John and Florence Reo Caruso. He was predeceased by his wife of 67years, Antoinette and his brother, Armando. Orlando worked for General Electric for 40 years as a crane follower/operator, retiring in...
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Doris Gregorini Bach

June 24, 1926 - February 5, 2017

Rotterdam – Mrs. Doris Gregorini Bach, age 90, formerly of Dover Drive died on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Ellis Hospital. Doris was born in Schenectady on June 24, 1926. The daughter of Ennio and Pierina (Carbonardi) Gregorini her stepfather Mario Calvani died in 1934. She was raised on Van Vranken Avenue. Her mother ran a small store on Front Street. An attendant of Nott Terrace High...
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Ida Aho Van Natten

October 16, 1916 - February 2, 2017

GLENVILLE – Ida Aho Van Natten, 100, passed away Thursday, February 2, 2017, at Ellis Hospital due to a fall outside her home. Ida was born Irja Aho in Philadelphia, PA on October 16, 1916, to Finnish parents Kalle 'Carl' and Hulda Ranantan Aho. The family located to Scotia during Ida's young years, starting a new life. She was employed for many years at the E-Z Wash as a dry cleaning...
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Peter Albino Coppola

November 19, 1942 - January 31, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Peter Albino Coppola, 74, a lifelong resident of Goosehill, passed away at home Tuesday after a brief illness. Peter was born in Schenectady on November 19, 1942 a son of the late Alexander and Helen Ruscitti Coppola. He was a 1962 graduate of Bishop Gibbons High School and received an Associate's degree from Spencer Institute as a court stenographer. Peter worked ten years at...
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Mary Jane Daversa Marinucci

February 26, 1917 - January 29, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Mary Jane Daversa Marinucci, 99, graciously answered the call from her Lord on Sunday, January 29, 2017, entering into the Kingdom of Heaven. Mary was born February 26, 1917, a daughter of the late John and Olympia Nardacci Daversa. She graduated from Nott Terrace High School. Mary worked as an assembler for the General Electric Company for 28 years before retiring to care...
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Steven M. Faraone

November 29, 1965 - January 26, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Steven M. Faraone, 51, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 26, 2017. Steven was born in Schenectady on November 29, 1965, a loving son of Catherine 'Kay' (Motto) Faraone and the late Dominick 'Dick' Faraone. He graduated from Linton High School and began working at detailing cars. Steven was kind, compassionate and lived his life with great precision. He had a...
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Ann M. Gross Birch

August 11, 1943 - January 22, 2017

BURNT HILLS – Ann Birch, passed away on Sunday, January 22, 2017 surrounded by her loving family at Mountain Valley Hospice in Gloversville. Ann was born on August 11, 1943 to the late Walter and Mary Gross in Schenectady, she was one of 11 children. Ann courageously battled Scleroderma for 31 years and lung cancer for 3 years. Ann was a great role model. She was always giving and caring....
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John A. Ezzo

September 18, 1946 - January 22, 2017

NISKAYUNA – John A. Ezzo, 70, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Ellis Hospital. John was born in Schenectady, a son of the late Mario and Elizabeth (Coppola) Ezzo. He was a 1964 graduate of Linton High School and worked at ALCO for a short time. John began his 30 year tenure with the General Electric Company, retiring as an inspector in the Turbine Division, where he...
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Pasquale Mastroianni

September 4, 1930 - January 16, 2017

SCHENECTADY – Pasquale Mastroianni, 86, passed away Monday, January 16, 2017, with his loving family at his side. Pasquale was born in Caiazzo, Province of Caserta, Italy on September 4, 1930 a son of the late Giovanni and Anna Maria (DeMatteo) Mastroianni. He immigrated to Schenectady in 1966 and worked as a laborer for Fazzone Construction. Pasquale was a man of great strength, faith and...
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Gina Benacquista Gizzi

November 23, 1945 - December 30, 2016

SCHENECTADY – Gina Benacquista Gizzi, 71, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 30, 2016. Gina was born in Fontechiari, Frosinone, Italy on November 23, 1945 a daughter of the late Attilio and Rosa Gizzi Benacquista. She married her husband Natalino on August 12, 1967 and together they immigrated to America in September 1973. Gina worked for Ursula of Switzerland, where...
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Edward A. Mastro

November 9, 1956 - December 15, 2016

STATEN ISLAND – Edward A. Mastro, 60, passed away on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Staten Island University Hospital after a brief illness, surrounded by his dear friends. Ed was born in Niskayuna a son of the late Rudolph and Gloria (Aragosa) Mastro. He graduated from Linton High School and has worked for MURPHCO Air Conditioning in NYC for many years. Ed was a kind, loving and generous...
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Teresa DeFrancesco Murphy

February 9, 1921 - December 15, 2016

SCHENECTADY – Teresa C. Murphy, 95, of Holland Road, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Thursday morning. Teresa was born in Schenectady on February 9, 1921 a daughter of the late Carmello and Venera (Conte) DeFrancesco. She was a 1939 graduate of Nott Terrace High School. Teresa waitressed for many years at The Niskayuna Club in Niskayuna. Teresa kept her family and friends close to her...
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Sandy Montone Donovan

September 28, 1947 - December 4, 2016

ROTTERDAM – Sandy Montone Donovan, 69, entered into eternal rest after a long illness on Sunday at Ellis Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Sandy was born in Schenectady on September 28, 1947 a daughter of the late Frank and Vera Montone. She graduated from Linton High School, class of 1965, beginning work as a medical transcriptionist at Ellis Hospital. For many years, Sandy...
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Arthur E. Nolin

April 28, 1937 - November 27, 2016

SCHENECTADY – Arthur E. Nolin, 79, of Gerling Street, entered peacefully into eternal rest on Sunday, at home surrounded by his loving daughters. Art was born in Cohoes a son of the late Arthur A. and Georgianna Couture Nolin. He was a 1955 graduate of Catholic Central High School and began his 37 year career with NYS Department of Motor Vehicles, where he met the love of his life, Kathaleen...
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Jacklyn M. DeThorne

January 25, 1937 - November 19, 2016

ROTTERDAM – Jacklyn M. DeThorne, 79, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family. Jackie was born and educated in Northampton, MA and resided in Florida and Michigan before moving to Albany in 1953. She worked at Grant's Department Store in Albany and for Universal Medical in Malta for 20 years and most importantly a homemaker. She was...
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Kenneth Lee Conrad

October 21, 1927 - November 8, 2016

Kenneth (Kenny) Conrad passed peacefully, Tuesday, November 8th after a short illness following a broken hip. Kenny is survived by his daughter, Karen Conrad (Suzie), and his son's Mark (Velvet)and Kevin. Granddaughters Amanda (Chris), Danielle (John), Morgan, grandsons Mark (Brittany), Aaron and Jonathan. Great granddaughters Carmella and Chloe, great grandson Eric. Kenny was an alumnus of...
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Colin J. Robinson

October 7, 1955 - November 3, 2016

ROTTERDAM – Colin J. Robinson, 61, passed away on Thursday at Ellis Hospital. Colin now lives his life in eternal sunshine. Colin was born and educated in Sidney, New South Wales, Australia on October 7, 1955, a son of Walter and Margaret Robinson. He served in the Australian Army as a Corporal from 1977 until 1983. The Aussie as he was so honorably called located to the United States,...
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