ALBANY – John B. Bolognino, 68, of Albany, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, March 3, 2019. John was born in Albany, the son of Mary Caricari Bolognino, and the late Carl Bolognino. He was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School, and was employed by the New York State Senate for over twenty five years. John loved to fish, and was a member of the Helderberg Bassmasters Fishing Club. He also loved being surrounded by his family, and he enjoyed classic TV shows, and classic country music.
John is survived by his mother Mary Bolognino of Albany; his son John C. Bolognino of Westminster, MD; his daughter Michelle Bolognino (Paul Johnson) of Albany; his former wife Donna DiNova Colby; his former daughter in law Lisa Bolognino of Westminster, MD; his granddaughter Maya Bolognino; his siblings Joanne Rizzo (the late Joseph) of Albany, Joseph Bolognino (Eileen) of Albany, and Nancy Spafford (Tom) of Livermore, CA; and by many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday 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 Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view John’s resting place in the Caricari Lot, St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY (Zip Code Albany, NY 12204).
Michelle, Johnny and family,
Im so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a good guy and he will be sorely missed. Fly high John. Free from pain forever. Rest easy.
So sorry for your loss praying for you and your family.John was a great person always enjoyed talking with him when we were together
Our condolences to you all. Uncle John was such a funny and unique man and he will certainly be missed.
Lisa and Tom Hart
To the Bolognino Family….We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We have always loved going to your family gatherings and enjoyed talking to John. He was such a kind man who always had a great smile. He will be missed.
Lisa and Tom
Drucinda (Cindy Slocum) Woodman
So sorry to hear about your brother John’s recent death. My prayers go out to you and all the family.
Dru S Woodman
Aunt Donna, Michelle and Johnny- I am so very sorry for the loss of Big John. I recall fond memories of him with lots of laughs and never remembering my name but always recognizing me as Ernie Williams daughter, ( although my name is Michelle). Shelley words can not express how your caring heart gave so much in your selfless acts of kindnesses in caring for your Father. I love you and may you find peace and comfort as we pray for the repose of the soul of your Father. Forever Big John.
Betty Meyer Fuller
I never knew John’s last name – he was always “Big John” I worked in the Senate back in the 80’s and remember him as a kind & thoughtful gentleman. Know that he was thought of well. My sympathies to his family.