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John J. Avellino

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On October 11, 2011 @ 9:11 am In Obituary | 6 Comments

In Memorial

ALBANY – John J. Avellino, 81, of Albany, passed away peacefully in his sleep at his home during the early hours of Monday, October 10, 2011.  Mr. Avellino was born in Albany, and served as a corporal in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  He was employed as a truck driver for many years, retiring from Peerless-Mohawk Liquor Distributors.  He was a communicant for many years at the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church, and was a charter member of the Guilderland Elks Lodge 2480.  Mr. Avellino spent many hours at his camp on Hadlock Lake.  He loved to fish, and read books and journals, but his happiest times were spent with his wife, children and grandchildren at family gatherings.

Mr. Avellino is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Helen F. Parady Avellino; his children Karen Norris (Michael) and Susan Pezze (Frank) of Guilderland, John A. Avellino (Colleen) of Clifton Park, and Joseph A. Avellino (Sarah) of Guilderland; his brother Philip Avellino of Guilderland; his grandchildren Cheryl Morosko (Kevin), Michael John Norris, Jr., Jennifer, Meghan, Ashley and Francesca Pezze, John Francis Avellino, and Lauren and Julia Avellino; and by several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his sisters Rose Wilson, Mary Hirsh, and Angie Deitz, and by his brothers Vincent and Joseph Avellino.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church (formerly St. Margaret Mary’s Church), Homestead St. Albany at 9:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery.  The family suggests memorial contributions to Shriners Hospitals for Children, Office of Development, 2900 Rocky Point Drive, Tampa, FL 33607.

To leave a message of condolence for the family, send a sympathy card, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

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Condolences for the family of “John J. Avellino”

Condolence from Carol (James) and Bob Benson on October 11th, 2011 12:38 pm

We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Carol and Bob

Condolence from Daniel & Carol Pezze on October 11th, 2011 1:52 pm

Sue & Frank, and the whole Avellino Family

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. It was always a pleasure seeing him and catching up with him at the family parties. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

Condolence from Kathleen Jackson and Family on October 11th, 2011 3:27 pm

Frank, Sue and kids- We are sorry to hear about the loss of your Dad and Grandpa, he was a great man. I am so glad I knew him all these years. May God Bless you all and comfort you during this time..

Condolence from Maria & John Chakmakas on October 11th, 2011 8:37 pm

Sue, Frank and Family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the many wonderful memories of your Dad bring you comfort and peace.

Condolence from Bonni Klein Romanofski on October 12th, 2011 10:33 am

Karen, Sue and family, please accept my condolences in the loss of you father.

Condolence from Mike and Eileen Stewart on October 12th, 2011 7:13 pm

Sue and Frank,

We are very sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. Sue, our deepest sympathy’s to you and your family during this time.

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