ALBANY – Concetta Commisso, 91, of Albany, NY, while surrounded by her loving sons, passed away on Monday, July 13, 2020 at the Teresian House. Concetta was born on February 26,1929 in Locri (Reggio Calabria), Italy to the late Giuseppina and Carlo Galluzzo. She left Italy at the age of 21 to come to America. Her life was devoted to her beloved sons and family. She was a strong woman who overcame many obstacles coming to a country where she had to adapt to a new life and culture. She will always be remembered for her kindness, etiquette, and ability to always find the good in people.
Concetta was predeceased by her husband Vincenzo B. Commisso who passed away in 2013. She was the mother of Raffaele (Josephine), Charles (Rosa), and Frank (Castilia) Commisso of Albany; sister of Vincent (Anna) Galluzzo of Albany; sister-in-law of Domenico (Theresa) Commisso, and Rosetta Commisso, Siderno, Italy. Beloved Nonna to Tina (Gabriel) Barbato, Vincent P. (Rhiannon), Vincent C. (Ashley), Salvatore (Tina), Michael (Juliana), Vincent J. (Cristina) Commisso and Marisa (Makenzie) Weston. She is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren; and by many nieces, nephews and cousins in Albany, Italy and Cleveland, Ohio. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Francesco Commisso; and her sisters-in-law Lina Commisso Costanzo and Ida Commisso Pellegrino.
The family would like to thank the staff at Teresian House for their compassionate care during Concetta’s stay.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 900 Madison Ave., Albany. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the church prior to mass beginning at 9:00 a.m. To register to attend the visitation or mass, please visit stvincentalbany.org , click on Prayer and Spirituality, and complete the form under Mass and Communion Service Sign-up. Otherwise please arrive early to register. Due to current COVID precautions the family understands if you are unable to attend. Please keep them and Concetta in your thoughts and prayers. Note that the funeral liturgy can be viewed on the church website by visiting stvincentalbany.org , clicking on Prayer & Spirituality, then clicking on Sunday Liturgy. Entombment services will be held privately. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Teresian House Activities Fund, 200 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit HansFuneralHome.com .
My dear Bella Mia thank you for let me love you I will miss you we have a lot a fun together thank for your morning smiles those make my days for the dark to sunny days . I love you so much. Now I have another Angel watch for me.
We are so very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. She was such an exquisite , loving , and caring woman. May you find peace in knowing that she is watching over all of your loving family.
The Amore Family
Castilia sorry to read about your mother-in-law’s passing. Please give our condolences to Frank and his family. John and Margaret Schachne
Frank Coluccio and family.
Our deepest sorrow for your loss, you all are blessed to have had a woman with such grace in your lives.
My sincere condolences to the entire
family. I was fortunate enough to visit
Aunt Concetta in January of this year.
She was still as lovely as I remembered
her. She was a beautiful spirit and heaven now has a beautiful angel. We will miss you Aunt Concetta.
I saw the news this morning. What a wonderful picture of Concetta. Unfortunately Nancy and i are going out of town tomorrow for vacation and i will be unable to attend the funeral Thursday. My sincerest condolences go out to all of you and will be thinking of you on Thursday. I will always remember Vince for his Christmas gift each year and Concetta who would always have a kind word when i would call on the telephone. Rest in peace, Concetta.
May God Bless you during this time of sorrow.
Dear Ralph, Charlie and Frank,
I am so sad to hear that your mom died. She was such a beautiful lady. I remember her as always being so kind and always having a smile on her face. It is a great loss. I am very sorry for the whole family.She will be missed, but always remembered with a great deal of love. Again, I am so sorry.
Dick and Joanne Papa
Our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts.
Ralph, Charlie. Frankie & Families..
Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mother.. Mothers are the matriarch of the family.. They are the one that holds the family together and are always there to listen and give advice.. One must accept the passing of a loved one, knowing they are now in the hands of the lord for eternity.. The years of her life will be with you forever.. It is those memories that will help you get through these grieving times.. Speak of her often and recall all of the times that you shared with her.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Chuck & Liz Peters..
To the entire family , “My thoughts are with you during this time. I am so sorry for your loss of Nonna.” She will be in your hearts and memories forever.” “Wishing you strength and peace during this hard time. Nonna was the sweetest person who will now be your angel watching over all of you.
We are very sorry for your loss, no one can replace Mom, may she rest in peace in the arms of Christ.
Mario Marcella family
So sorry for you loss Raffaele Josephine.
Edward J Bradley, Sr., Albany, N.Y.
Frank and the Commisso family :
My condolences on the loss of your most beloved Mother.
God bless you all.
Norm James & Eileen Tavenner
Dear Charlie, Rosa, and family,
You are all in our thoughts at this sad time. May Concetta’s memory bring you comfort and peace.
Norm James and Eileen Tavenner
A donation in memory of Concetta will be made to Teresian House.
Ralph, Josephine & Family,
My sincere condolences on the passing of your mother. I will keep you in my prayers & thoughts.
Charles Rosa Commisso and Family My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time,your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. Your friend always Mario
mr mrs, gino albanese
our deepest condolences to your family , i fondly remember the many times i enjoyed visiting the commisso family when growing up.
our sincere condolences on the passing of your mother.
We will always remember her kindness, So sorry for your loss. Our prayers and condolences are with the family.
Comare Marietta, Salvatore and Dominick Commisso
I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. You talked about her all the time while we waited for court to start. Please know I am thinking of you and your family.