Joseph E. O’Malley

October 15, 2014

WYNANTSKILL – Joseph Edward O’Malley, 74, of Wynantskill, passed into the arms of our Lord on Wednesday, October 15, 2014.  Joe was born in Albany, and raised in Cambridge.  He lived in Wynantskill for the past five years, and previously lived in Duanesburg for thirty years.  He was a graduate of Hudson Valley Community College, and was employed by Mary McClellan Hospital, then by the IBEW Local 236, and he retired from work in electrical sales in 1989.

Joe is survived by his wife Patricia Tompkins O’Malley; his children Dawn Marie Johnson and partner, Richard Engelmann, Joseph O’Malley and fiancé Kellaine Connolly, Donald and Sandy O’Malley, Susan and Paul Deeley, and Cynthia and Joseph Kaiser; his grandchildren Erika and Kyle Ragan, Amanda O’Malley, Kelly O’Malley and fiancé Peter Wade, Erin Johnson, Megan O’Malley, Ashley O’Malley, Donald O’Malley, Jack Kaiser, PJ Deeley, Matthew Deeley, Jonas Butz and Charlotte Butz; his great grandchild Camden Ragan; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents Martin and Mary Nash O’Malley, and his sister Maryann Frascatore.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday at 12:00 noon.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Saturday morning beginning at 11:00 am.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Rose M. Grossi

October 14, 2014

ALBANY – Rose M. Grossi (Ferlazzo) a long time resident of Albany, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, October 12, 2014.  Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1925 to the late Tindaro Ferlazzo and Mary (Marrello), she has lived in Albany since 1930.  Rose was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School and held various office support positions in the finance sector before retiring from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance with over 20 years of state service.  Rose cared highly for others and was a source of strength and guidance to her immediate family.  During her son Richard’s formative years, she temporarily withdrew from the workforce to raise him and instill high moral values.  Together with her husband, they forewent many vacation opportunities and maintained a middle class lifestyle to subsidize their son’s undergraduate and graduate degrees.  In addition to a strong pride of home ownership, Rose was a horticulturalist and enjoyed cultivating the flourish of indoor/outdoor flowers.  An avid Mets fan, she enjoyed many games with her family while undauntedly pursuing the team’s next World Series championship.

Rose was happily married for 64 years to the late Anthony Grossi, who predeceased her in 2010.  She is survived by her son, Richard Grossi of Colonie, her brother George Ferlazzo, and several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.   She was predeceased by her siblings Anthony, Felicia Giddens, and Samuel.

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Albany Medical Center, Community Hospice, Interim HealthCare, St. Peter’s Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital for assisting during the latter part of her life.

Funeral services will be held at the Hans Funeral Home 1088 Western Avenue, Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi 40 Hopewell Street, Albany at 9:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 pm. Interment will be in the Memory Gardens.  In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to the Sunnyview Hospital Foundation, 1270 Belmont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Brian J. O’Donnell, Esq.

October 7, 2014

DELMAR – Brian J. O’Donnell, Esq., 67, of Delmar, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 6, 2014, with his family by his side.  Brian was born in Albany, the son of the late Harold Daniel O’Donnell and Margaret Veronica Crowley O’Donnell.  He was raised in Schenectady, and he lived for a time in the Bronx, but lived most of his life in Albany and Delmar.  Brian was a graduate of Fordham University, and served in the U.S. Army with the 1st Battalion 64th Armor Division in Germany, completing his service and reserve service as a Captain.  He was also a graduate of Albany Law School, and was a partner in several area law firms, most recently Hite, O’Donnell, and Beaumont, PC.  He also was employed for the past eight years by the Litigation Bureau of the New York State Attorney General’s Office.  Brian was a communicant of the Parish of Mater Christi in Albany, and Blessed Sacrament Church in Bolton Landing.  He enjoyed sailing J24’s, and was a member of the Lake George Club and the Corinthian Club.  He also enjoyed playing squash, ice skating, and was a talented ice dancer.  Brian liked to say that the blessings brought to him by his family and friends provided him with an embarrassment of riches.

Brian is survived by his beloved wife Patricia M. Barlette O’Donnell; his daughter Moira Caitlin O’Donnell; his sister Catherine O’Connor (Gary) of Scotia; his brother David E. O’Donnell (Bea) of Cookeville, TN; his nieces and nephews Brendan O’Connor (Jennifer), Meghan Figueroa (William), Kieran O’Connor (Zyra), Mairin O’Connor, Veronica Lansing (James), and Sean O’Donnell (Shannon); and by the Lone Tree family on Lake George.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:30, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi at 9:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 p.m.  Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Schenectady.

The family suggests memorial contributions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Upstate New York/Vermont, 5 Computer Drive West Suite 100, Albany, NY 12205; or to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 S Manning Blvd #114, Albany, NY 12208.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

William S. Gallup, Jr.

October 6, 2014

ALBANY – William S. Gallup, Jr., 78, of Albany, passed away Monday, October 6, 2014 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Bill was born in Worcester, NY, but lived most of his life in Albany.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1955-1958, and was employed for many years by Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.  He was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church, the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church, and the former St. James Church.  He was a member of the St. James Church Holy Name Society.  He also served for many years as a boy scout troop leader.

Bill was predeceased by his wife Clarissa Hart Gallup.  He is survived by his children William C. Gallup (Ann) of Niskayuna, Patricia M. Lindman (Dr. Harry) of Lake George, Stephen J. Gallup of Albany, and Lori A. Gallup, PhD (Will Marshall) of Bel Air, MD; his sister Donna Briscoli (Carlo) of Albany; his sisters in law Lita Snyder of Albany, Mary Swain of Westerlo, and Alicia Lawson (Edwin) of Westerlo; his grandchildren Andrew and Benjamin Gallup, Harrison and Victoria Lindman, and Grace Clarissa Gallup-Marshall; and by many nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his brother Robert Gallup.

The Gallup family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Home Care and the Hospice Inn for the wonderful care they provided to Bill and the family.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 10:45, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany at 11:30.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-8 p.m.  Interment will be at 1:30pm Thursday in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery in Schuylerville.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Louis R. Foro

September 29, 2014

GLENMONT – Louis Foro, 84, of Glenmont, passed away peacefully Monday, September 29, 2014, at the Teresian House in Albany. He was the son of the late Luigi and Felecia Foro of Coeymans where he spent most of his younger days.  On April 29, 1950 he married Paula Agnes Tateo until her passing in 1991. Lou proudly served in the US Army National Guard from 1951 through 1964 attaining the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.  He lived most of his adult life in Albany, Menands, and Glenmont. Lou was employed as a truck driver for almost 30 years by the former Tobin Packing Co.. He then worked for the Albany County Probation Dept. where he served as the Court Liaison Officer in Albany Police Court touching the lives of many families in the Albany area.   He was a communicant of St. Thomas the Apostle Church in Delmar.  Lou enjoyed spending time with his family, trips to Cape Cod, fishing, music (especially Italian), food (especially Italian), playing poker with his many friends and family and playing bridge with his good friend Priscilla Dorvee.  In addition, and often to his regret, he was a devoted Mets fan.

Louis was predeceased by his wife Paula and infant daughter Mary Beth; his brothers Pasquale, Ralph, Salvatore, George and Nicholas Foro and his sisters Caroline DiNatale, Nancy Foro, Mary Crocker, and Theresa Giacomeni. He is survived by his children Daniel Foro (Colleen) of Guilderland, David Foro (Madge) of Colonie, Laureen Foro of Latham, and Louis Foro (Kim) of Latham; his sister Louise Swarthout of Ravena; his grandchildren William Foro (Johna), Megan and Kara Foro, David Foro (Melissa), Alicia and Gregory Foro, Rob Sager (Leah), Maribeth and Diane Sager, Kailey Foro, and Brandon Rutland; his great grandchildren Zackary, Xavier, and Vin Foro, Anthony Giglia, Sophia and Haley Foro; Cameron Messick and by many nieces and nephews.

His family extends their heartfelt thanks to the wonderful sisters, staff, volunteers and visitors on the 4th Floor of Teresian House for the kindness, compassion, and love shown to Lou while he was a resident there.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 9:00am, and from there to St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 35 Adams Place, Delmar, at 10:00am.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday 4-7 pm.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN  381205 www.stjude.org/.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Margaret Rose Garcia

September 27, 2014

ALBANY – Margaret Rose Glavin Garcia passed away Thursday, September 25, 2014 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, with her family by her side, after suffering a stroke.  She was born in Albany on October 18, 1937 to Dr. James and Cecelia Glavin.  She was a graduate of Port Henry High School and attended the College of St. Rose in Albany.  She married and spent her life in Albany.

Margaret is survived by her son Joseph Garcia, Jr. of Port Henry; her her daughter Jana (Ria) Perrino of Delmar; her grandchildren Tiffany Shaffer (Stefen) and Angelina Perrino; three great grandchildren; her brothers and sisters Judith Lemza [ Antonio] of Port Henry, James Glavin of Kansas, Edward Glavin [Lois] of North Carolina, Joseph Glavin of Texas, Kathleen Henry of South Carolina, Thomas Glavin [Marie] of California and David Glavin [Sheri] of Arizona.  Many nieces and nephews also survive. She was predeceased by her son James [Bo] Garcia; her parents and Dr. James and Cecelia Glavin; and her sisters Anne McClendon, Patricia O’Brien, and Sarah Glavin; and her brother Michael Glavin.

By Margaret’s request, there will be no calling hours.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, October 18th, at 11am in St Patrick’s Church, Port Henry, with burial to follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery.  To leave a message of condolence for the family please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Tyler J. Heiserman

September 23, 2014

GUILDERLAND – Tyler J. “Tip” Heiserman, 30, of Guilderland, passed away Monday, September 22, 2014 at his home.  Tyler was born in Albany, and lived all his life in Guilderland.  He was a graduate of Guilderland High School and Hudson Valley Community College with a degree in Human Services, and he was employed by the University at Albany Grounds Dept. and also by New Visions.  Tyler loved his family, and he enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and golf.  He also was known for his powerful writing and for the amazing artwork he created.  He was a tireless advocate for the homeless and the mentally ill.  Tyler loved to start every day with a ride in his big white Lincoln with his beloved dog Sally to get a Frappuccino from Starbucks.

Tyler is survived by his parents James J. and Denise Blanchette Heiserman of Guilderland; his sisters Gretchen Lee Graydon (Mark) of Albany, and Brittany Lynn Heiserman of Guilderland; his grandparents Susan Heiserman of Albany, and Al and Jeanette Blanchette of Albany; his twin nephews Charlie & Leo Graydon; his aunts and uncles Nancy Bombard (Bob), Judy Trichilo, Regina Burby (Mark), Timothy Blanchette (Kathy), Billy Heiserman (Sandy), Michael Hieserman (Taffela), and Robbie Heiserman (Jeanne); and by many cousins and friends.  Tyler was predeceased by his grandfather William T. Heiserman, and his uncle Alan P. Blanchette.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany at 9:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-8 pm.  In lieu of flower, memorial contributions may be made to the Homeless Action Committee, 393 North Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

George H. Frisbee

September 18, 2014

COLONIE – George H. Frisbee, 67, of Colonie, passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital with his family by his side.  George was born in Albany, and lived in Albany and Colonie all his life.  He served in the U.S. Navy Seabee Division during the Vietnam War, and served in Vietnam for nearly two years.  He was employed for many years by Sonitrol.  George devoted much of his life to service with the Fuller Road Fire Department.  George joined the department in 1974, and served as President in 1980.  He was named firefighter of the year in 1985, served as Chief in 1993 and 1994, and became a life member in 1999.  George was a devoted fan of the New York Yankees, and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles.  George will be remembered first and foremost as a devoted family man in addition to being known for his love for and devotion to his fire department.

George is survived by his beloved wife Maureen A. O’Hanlon Frisbee; his children Scott Frisbee (Korrine), and Kimberly Wright (Michael) of Colonie; his brother Walter Frisbee (Rose) and sister Terry Litke (Dan) of Florida; his grandchildren Desiree Frisbee and Elizabeth Wright; his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Regina and Ed Nettleton, Kathleen Parker, Kevin O’Hanlon, Karen and Tony Groat, and Theresa and Robert Nichols; and by many extended family members and friends.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 8:00, and from there to the Church of St. Claire, 1947 Central Ave, Colonie at 9:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-8 p.m.  Interment with full departmental honors will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The FASNY Firemen’s Home, 125 Harry Howard Ave, Hudson, NY 12534; or the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202; or Food Pantries for the Capital District, 32 Essex St, Albany, NY 12206.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Click here to view George’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, NY (zip code Albany, NY 12205).

Theresa A. Pipe

September 16, 2014

ALBANY – Theresa A. Dobiel Pipe, 83, of Albany, passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014 at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Theresa was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Michael Dobiel and Kathryne Bozek Dobiel.  She lived here all her life, and was a graduate of St. Casimir’s Grade School, and Albany High Shool.  She was employed for many years by the New York Telephone Co., and was a member of the Telephone Pioneers of America.  She was a communicant of the former Holy Cross Church and of All Saints Catholic Church.  She enjoyed golfing and traveling, especially to Poland to pursue her interests in her ancestors. Theresa is survived by her sister in law Barbara Dobiel of East Greenbush; and by many nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brothers Casimir, Paul, Michael and John Dobiel; and by her sisters Mary Kelly, Pauline Herrick, and Dorothy Olthoff. Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.  Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the American Diabetes Association, 2 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

 

Click here to view Theresa’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York (Zip Code Albany, NY 12205).

 

Anna M. O’Connor

September 14, 2014

ALBANY—Anna M. O’Connor, 86, of Albany passed away Friday, September 12, 2014 under the care of The Community Hospice at Albany Memorial Hospital. Anna was born in New York City, but lived most of her life in Albany. Anna was a graduate of St. Ann’s High School and Albany Business College. For the past ten years she lived at Avila, where she participated in many activities and made special friends.

Anna was a devoted wife and loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a long-time volunteer with Ladies of Charity, Catholic Charities, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany Academy, and Avila. Anna was a communicant of the former Holy Cross Church for many years, and served as a Eucharistic Minister there and at Avila.

Anna was predeceased by her husband David W. O’Connor, and her brothers James and Thomas Curto. She is survived by her children Patricia Gillivan (John) of Colonie, William O’Connor (Michele) of Albany, Joseph O’Connor (Lucia) of Westford, MA, Eileen Graziano (Tony) of Denver, CO, and James O’Connor (Michelle) of Pelham Manor; her grandchildren Kara Sokolowski (Jim), Connor Gillivan, Chris O’Connor (Sally), Trisha O’Connor, Garret and Kevin O’Connor, David, Chris, and Stephanie Graziano, and Emily, James, Teddy, and Sarah Jane O’Connor; and great grandchildren Christopher, Jr. and Carly O’Connor.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany Wednesday morning at 9:30, and from there to St. Pius X Church, Crumite Rd., Loudonville at 10:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 pm. Interment will be in St. Augustine Cemetery, Ossining. Those who wish to remember Anna in a special way may make a donation to Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Albany, 40 N. Main Ave., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Click here to view the location of Anna’s resting place in St. Augustine Cemetery, Ossining, New York.

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