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.

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.

Carl J. Hoffa

September 7, 2014

GUILDERLAND – Carl J. Hoffa, 85, of Guilderland, passed away Sunday, September 7, 2014 at the Guilderland Center Nursing Home.  Carl was born in Schenectady, the son of the late Peter and Julia Hoffa, and he lived all his life in Niskayuna and Guilderland.  He was a U.S. Army veteran, and was employed for many years by the Niagara Mohawk Power Corp.  He and his wife enjoyed square dancing and ballroom dancing, and spending time at their cottage on Cape Cod.  He also enjoyed gardening, and in retirement he became fond of cooking.

Carl is survived by his beloved wife of 60 years, Joyce A. Petherbridge Hoffa.  He was predeceased by his sister Dorothy Kleber, and by his brothers Philip and James Hoffa.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 11:00 am.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home prior to the service beginning at 10:00am. Entombment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Angeline DeFlorio

August 29, 2014

ALBANY – Angeline DeFlorio, 91, of Albany, passed away Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center.  Angie was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Nicholas and Domenica Carpineta DiFlorio.  She was employed for a time by B. Lodge & Co., and by the F.W. Woolworth Company before joining the VA Hospital in Albany on its opening day and where she was employed for over thirty years before retiring.  Angie enjoyed travel, reading, drives in the country and antiquing with her sister, and evenings out for dinner and a play with her niece.

Angie is survived by her sisters, Philomena Russo of Albany and Anna DeFlorio of Albany; and by several nieces, nephews, and grand nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her sisters Josephine Graziano and Julia DeFlorio, and by her brothers Dominick and Francis DiFlorio.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday morning at 9:00am in All Saints Catholic Church, Homestead St., Albany.  Relatives and friends are invited.  There will be no calling hours.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Gladys C. Connelly

August 13, 2014

ALBANY -- Gladys Carr Connelly, 94, of Albany passed away on Friday, August 8, 2014 at St. Peter’s Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Connelly was born in Atlanta, and moved to Albany in the 1940s. She returned to Georgia for a time in the 1950s, and then moved back to Albany in 1960. She worked with her husband in their business, Albany Produce Corp. She also was a communicant of the Parish of Mater Christi and the former St. Catherine of Siena churches, where she was a member of the knitting group. Mrs. Connelly also worked as a volunteer in the St. Peter’s Hospital medical records department for more than 20 years. She also enjoyed completing word and math puzzles.

Mrs. Connelly was predeceased by her husband, Joseph W. Connelly. She is survived by her sons, William J. Connelly (Elaine) of Albany, and James H. Connelly (Nancy) of South Weymouth, Mass.; her grandchildren, Krista Sinton (Daniel), Eric Connelly (Kerianne), and Matthew Connelly; her great-grandchildren, Calvin and Sara Sinton; and by several nieces and a nephew. She was predeceased by her brother, Harry Carr, and her sister, Frances Carr Kirby.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in the Parish of Mater Christi, Hurst Avenue and Hopewell Street, Albany. Relatives and friends are invited. There will be no calling hours. A private entombment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Hospital Foundation, 319 S. Manning Blvd., 114, Albany, NY 12208, or to a charity of your choice.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit HansFuneralHome.com.

 

Salvatore R. “Bob” Dinovo

August 7, 2014

WESTMERE – Salvatore R. “Bob” Dinovo, 78, of Westmere, passed away on Wednesday, August 6, 2014.  He was born in Albany, the son of the late August and Rose Sgarlata Dinovo, and he lived in Albany and Guilderland all his life.  Bob served in the U.S. Navy from 1955-1957, serving aboard the USS Sarsfield, DD-837.  He was then employed for many years as a food broker with G.A. Cinney and later Somers & Somers.  He was a member of the Westmere Fire Dept. for over 50 years, and served as Chief of the department from 1978-1981.  He also served as Commissioner of the Westmere Fire District from 1994-2013.  Bob was also a charter member of the Guilderland Elks, a member of the Tin Can Sailors, and enjoyed camping and golfing.

Bob was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Joan Bonitz Dinovo, in May of this year.  He is survived by his children Robert C. Dinovo,  Timothy J. Dinovo (Dawn), Lisa Knightes (Donald), and Holly Marbaker (Nicholas); his brothers and sisters Philip DiNovo (Mary), Antoinette Whitehouse, Camille Micozzi, and August DiNovo (Vicky); his brother in law Charles Bonitz (Kay); his grandchildren Michelle and Morgan Knightes, and Cole and Gwenn Marbaker; and by several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Saturday morning beginning at 9:00am.  Interment with full honors of the Westmere Fire Dept. will be in Memory Gardens, Colonie. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Westmere Fire Department, 1741 Western 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.

Jeanette M. Kelly

August 2, 2014

SURPRISE, AZ – Jeanette M. Kelly, 80, formerly of Guilderland, passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014.  Mrs. Kelly was born in Albany, one of seventeen children of the late Cyrille and Clara Terry DuShane.  She lived in Guilderland most of her life, but in recent years lived in Talladega, AL, and more recently with her daughter Kathleen and family in Surprise, AZ.  She and her husband operated a ceramics workshop at their home in Guilderland for a time.  She also helped her husband in his role as Chairman of the Albany County Conservative Club.  She was a communicant for many years of Christ the King Church in Guilderland, and later of St. Agnes Church in Cohoes.

Mrs. Kelly was predeceased by her husband Joseph John Kelly in 1991.  She is survived by her children Karen Teetsel (Mel), of New York, Donna Marsh of New York, Keith Kelly of Alabama, Jeanette Saddlemire (Alan) of Arizona, Kevin Kelly of Alabama, Patricia Banks of Florida, and Kathleen Bagley (David) of Arizona; her brothers and sisters Leona Hamelin, Retired Army Ranger Cyrille DuShane, Winifred Livingston, Alfred DuShane, Pearl Sauer, Betty Karz, Sharon Pratt; and by 14 Grandchildren, 12 Great Grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held privately at the convenience of the family.  Entombment was in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany.  Donations in her memory accepted by Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix AZ 85014 ( http://www.hov.org/donate ).

To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

 

Elizabeth L. “Betty” Bartkowski

July 26, 2014

ALBANY – Elizabeth L. “Betty” Bartkowski, 91, a resident of Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, entered into eternal rest on July 25, 2014, with her family at her side.  Born on December 8, 1922 to parents Edward Dewey Brooks and Florence Elizabeth Williams in Bennington, Vermont, Betty resided there until she was 20, at which time she moved to Albany and worked at the Childs Hospital.  She was predeceased by her husband John C. Bartkowski.  Betty devoted her life to her children and grandchildren.  She was a member of Home Bureau and enjoyed her crocheting, knitting, plastic crafts and reading.

She is survived by her daughter Nancy (Joseph) Huba and son John W. (Mary) Bartkowski; her grandchildren, David (Michele) Bartkowski, Kevin Huba, Daniel (Michelle) Huba and Andrew Huba; her great grandchildren who gave her so much enjoyment Cameron, Julianna and Ryan Huba.

The family wishes to express their thanks to the Red Unit of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center for the care and compassion shown to Betty and her family.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 11:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday beginning at 10:00am.  Interment will be in Memory Gardens in Colonie.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Wildwood Programs, 2995 Curry Road Ext., Schenectady, NY 12303.  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 Betty’s resting place in Memory Gardens, Colonie, NY (Zip Code Albany, NY 12205).

 

Richard D. Ruprecht

July 9, 2014

ALBANY – Richard D. Ruprecht, 92, of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Richard was born in Albany, the son of the late Berthold and Sophia Moog Ruprecht.  He lived here all his life.  He was a 1940 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the South Pacific.  He was employed by the State of New York and also by the Schaefer Brewery for a time, and then was employed by State Equipment Co., retiring in 1986 after 35 years.  Richard was an avid reader and a Yankees fan, and was a communicant of the former Holy Cross Church, as well as a member of the Holy Cross Men’s Association.

Richard was predeceased by his wife Margaret Fay Ruprecht, by his daughter Mary C. Ruprecht, and his son John R. Ruprecht.  He is survived by his son Robert P. Ruprecht of Albany; his daughter in law Janet Ruprecht of Colonie; his granddaughter Carol Cybart (John); and by several nieces and nephews.  He was also predeceased by his brother Fred C. Ruprecht, and his sister Bertha McKenna.

The family would like to thank the staff of the Good Samaritan Nursing Home, and of St. Peter’s Hospice for the wonderful care they provided to Richard.

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- 7 pm.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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