ALBANY – Colleen A. “Connie” Severino, 92, of Albany, passed away on Saturday, July 10, 2021. Connie was born in Castleton, but was raised in Albany and lived here all her life. She was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Emma Zackey Whalen. She was employed for 35 years as a bookkeeper for the Grand Union Supermarket in Albany, and then for 19 years by the New York State Dept. of Taxation & Finance. Connie devoted herself to her family, and to being a fan of the New York Yankees. She also enjoyed playing slot machines at various casinos, and loved all her pets, especially her dogs Jake and Max.
Connie was predeceased by her beloved husband James A. Severino, Sr. in 1993. She is survived by her son James A. Severino, Jr.; her grandson James A. Severino (Lori); her great grandchildren Taylor, Teagan, and Jake; her devoted niece Debra Hackstadt; and by many more nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her sisters Elizabeth Beach, Frieda Lombardi, and Esther Wells.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday at 12:00 noon. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday prior to the service from 10a.m. to Noon. Entombment will follow in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
AuntConnie was a lovely lady . She always was smiling and joking with everyone.
I will always be grateful to her for giving me a bridal shower in her lovely home.
She love to hosts family reunion in her backyard
I am also appreciate of her friendship with my mom
I am proud to be one of her neices
Marilyn Santa Maria Ryan
Jim I’m so sorry for your loss Your mom was a lovely lady
Diane and Joe Welter
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. Debbie spoke of your mom all the time with such admiration. She’s in Heaven now dancing with your father. You were such a wonderful son to her and she will be surely missed. Rest In Peace sweet Connie.
Jimmy I’m sorry for your loss.She was a nice lady. Love Mari and Miguel
Jimmy, my deepest condolences to you and your family. Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time.
I’m so sorry for your loss, I worked with Connie in Tax Sort, what a wonderful lady she was. Always smiling!!! I will never forget her, Please know that thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Linda And Bob Sudano
Dearest Jimmy and Family, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Connie at your house when we were just kids. Try to remember that although it’s very hard to lose the ones we love, our memories are forever. May God bless her and keep her always.
Cousin Jimmy, My most heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your Mom , My aunt Connie who was always ,happy and smiling, when ever she saw you. She was a mother to her Son, that we all wished for. Jimmy was the apple of her eye.
Chuck and Kim Zeoli
Jimmy, and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We want to send our sincere condolences to you and your family. Great memories of her and all of the family together at the summer pool parties as kids growing up . Visiting with Grandma Ruth and listing to them talk and hearing them laugh is a great memory of mine. May she rest peacefully and with her love, Uncle Jim together again in heaven! Much love and prayers to you all. ❤️
So sorry about your loss. May she rest in peace.
Philip J. DiNovo