GUILDERLAND – James J. Gianatasio Sr., 79, of Guilderland, passed away on Friday, April 10, 2020. James was born in New York City, the son of the late Carmine and Julia Gianatasio. He was a graduate of Manhattan College, and was employed by the New York State Department of Labor for many years, first in New York City, then in Albany. He and his family moved from the Bronx to Voorheesville in 1972, and in 2001 to Guilderland. He was a communicant of St. Matthew’s Church in Voorheesville, and will be remembered for his devotion to his family.
Jim was predeceased by his beloved wife Marie. He is survived by his children Charles Gianatasio (Jill) of Pittsfield, MA, James J. Gianatasio, Jr. (Colleen) of Guilderland, Annemarie Hebert (Gary) of Voorheesville, and Thomas Gianatasio (Dina) of Rotterdam; his grandchildren James Gianatasio, III, Meghan, Juliana, and Katelyn Hebert, and Sarina and Thomas Gianatasio; his brother-in-law Edward Curry of Lansdale, PA; his sisters in law Phyllis Musella of Shrewsbury, MA and Rosemarie Musella of Toms River, NJ; his nieces Julie Cios and Joanne Finkelston and many other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his sister Joanne Curry, nephew Edward Curry and his brothers-in-law Joseph Musella and John Musella..
Funeral services will be held privately due to the current virus pandemic. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. A memorial mass will be planned for a future date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mohawk Hudson Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com .
To my dear niece, nephews and their families,
I offer you my thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during this sad and difficult
time. I wish I could be with you.
One of the best memories I have of visiting all of you, is your father cooking a huge breakfast for us on a Sunday morning after Mass.
I know he was very proud of all of you and loved you and your mom very much.
He will be watching over you always.
With much love,
Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. We are sorry for your loss.
Cousins. Our deepest condolences go out to you and your families. I am sorry for your loss
My condolences to the family of both Jim and Marie with whom I enjoyed many a bridge game.
Chuck and Family,
Saddened to read of your father’s passing. May he Rest In Peace.
Chuck and Family,
So very sorry to hear of your loss. My condolences to you and your family.
My condolences to the Gianatasio family.