ALBANY – Anthony E. “Nino” Crisafulli, 86, of Albany, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, with his family by his side. Nino was born in Albany and lived here all his life. He was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He later graduated from Siena College, and co-founded and worked at Crisafulli Brothers Imports in Albany. He also owned and managed numerous rental properties in the area, and was a founder of The Brew Crew (Oliver’s and Westmere Beverage Centers).
Nino is survived by his beloved wife Margaret Santa Maria Crisafulli; his children Joseph Crisafulli of Albany, Mark Crisafulli (Kathleen) of Slingerlands, Tina Daley (Bill) of Massachusetts, and Frank Crisafulli (Michele) of Voorheesville; his sister in law Dale Crisafulli of Slingerlands; his grandchildren Damian, Anthony, Joseph, Mary, Anne, Talia, Mia, and Claire Crisafulli; and by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother Vincent “Jimmy” Crisafulli, and his sisters Anna DiNapoli and Mary Spore.
The family would like to thank Nino’s caregivers Corey, Shelly, Lloyd, and Gwen; hospice representatives Jennifer, Craig, Cylon, and Nick; and Dr. Mary Rapazzo, Dr. Adam Lammly, Dr. Joseph Dudek, Dr. Todd Doyle, and Dr. Michael DeVito for the wonderful care they all provided.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., (behind CVS), Albany at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be held privately at a later date. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Our thoughts and prayers to you, Marge and your boys. So hard to see such a hard working soul slip away from us.
Peace and blessings to you all.
Dianne (Wight) and Dick Luci
I worked for Nino many, many years ago at Crisafulli Bros. and he was both easy going and understanding. Nino always had a smile I remember. One of the nicest people I’ve known. Sorry for your loss Marge and family. RIP Nino.
Janice and Larry Dedrick
Marge, Joe, Frank, and to the families,
We are saddened to hear of Ninos passing. He will be missed by all that knew him. Thinking of the laughs we shared many times, and he will be smiling down we are sure.
Condolences to the family,
Larry and Janice Dedrick
Ceil and Bob Testo
Mark,Joe and Family, We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. You all were very fortunate to share so many of your life experiences with him. He lived a long and cherished life. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad and difficult time.
Judy and Jim Curtis
Mr. C. Truly a beautiful and gracious man. You had a personality and ambience that few people are able to acquire. Even Heaven will be a better place when you arrived. Margie and family, our deepest condolences, but he is sitting at Gods table telling his jokes.(Clean ones I hope). Memories fade over time, but Mr. C. and his memories will never fade. Mr. C. “You weren’t so bad yourself.) All our best. Judy and Jim Curtis.
Dear Chrisafull Family,
I am so sorry to learn of Nino’s passing. His sense of humor, work ethic and love for his family are the traits I remember of him. My parents, Budd and Shirley Tetreault, were grateful for his friendship. Sending our heart felt thoughts and prayers to your family.
To Marge and Family, My condolences to you on Nino’s passing. He is now in a better place and watching over all his family. My prayers are with you. Janet Fisch
Condolences to you all from very distant sicilian cousins. May he can RIP.