ALBANY – Anthony J. Mirabile, 88, of Albany, passed away unexpectedly Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Albany Medical Center. Tony, a lifelong resident of Albany, was born in Glens Falls in the summer of 1926, the son of the late Joseph and Santa (DePasquale) Mirabile. He graduated in 1944 from Vincentian Institute and attended Siena College, Albany Business College and Navy Communications School. He served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He was employed by the Veterans Administration until entering the business of Lake Electronic Service in 1954 as co-owner, serving as President from 1973 until his retirement in 1994. Tony was also a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church (the former St. Margaret Mary’s) and a member of the Parish Seniors. He was also an active member and Past President of the Italian American Community Center, a member of the American Italian Heritage Foundation, a board member of the Albany Columbus Day Parade Committee, a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus and Past Grand Knight of the Colonie Council 3394. Tony was an avid fan of both the Yankees and Giants. He enjoyed bocce at the Club, bowling, big band music, dancing, Saturday night dinner with Andy and Joe, lunch with the “Birthday Boys,” a good drink, a good cigar, a good joke, and most of all, getting together with his loving family and friends.
Tony was predeceased by his wife Helen M. (Triolo) Mirabile in 2010. He is survived by his children Andrew Mirabile, Joanne DiFrancesco (Robert), Julie Miller (Louis), and Joseph Mirabile; his grandchildren Jennifer Biski (Joseph), Gregory and Nicholas Miller, and Nicole and Sarah DiFrancesco; his great-grandchildren, Hunter and Isabella Biski; his sisters-in-law Sarina Nagi and Cecilia Rigosu (Vincent); his-brother-in law Joseph Triolo and by many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Dominick S. Mirabile, his brother-in-law Vincent Triolo and his sister-in-law Vera Rappazzo.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), Albany at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 4-8 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tony’s memory to All Saints Catholic Church, 12 Rosemont St, Albany, NY 12203; or to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Camille Luciano Schner
So sorry to hear about Tony’s passing. We have many fond memories of your family as neighbors. He will be missed.
With warmest regards,
Jay and Camille
Dear Andy & Joe,
I am so sorry to hear of your dads passing. I will keep you both in my prayers.
I am sending this message to you because I will be unable to attend any of the religious services celebrating the life of your Dad.
This is to express my sincere condolences to you and your family on Tony’s passing.
I always considered your Dad, as President of Lake Electronics, not just a client in my capacity as independent accountant, but also a friend. I was always treated with courtesy and a friendly work environment.
I was also honored to be invited together with my wife, Alice, to the corporations 40th anniversary celebration.
I am sure that Tony’s presence in the lives of all those who he loved and respected will be greatly missed.
Mark & Jan Garzia (formally of Lexington Vacuum)
Dear Andy & family. Sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was a true gentlemen.
50 years ago when we moved to Cottage Avenue,we met Helen and Anthony.The first year,I took my son John trick or treating, i walked with Tony and he introduced me to many neighbors. I talked with him a few weekd ago at price Chopper and he looked well. My deepest sympathy on the passing of this wonderful man.
Kate Triolo Darnell
Andy, Joe, Julie and Joanne and your families,
I am so saddened to hear of Uncle Tony’s passing. It is like the end of an era with him being gone. As I watched the video tribute to his life, I could not help noticing that he was smiling in almost every photo. That is how I remember him. He was always so sweet and kind. I know how he will be missed by all of you, but he has left a lasting legacy to remember and be proud of. God bless, Kate
Sorry to hear about your Dad. We were out of town and did not know about his passing. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Gisele (Sigond) Frame
Sorry to hear about your Dad. I actually saw the post on the VI Facebook page. It is so hard to lose a parent! Praying for your wonderful family.