ALBANY – Josie Chirieleison, 87, of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Our Lady of Mercy Life Center in Guilderland. Josie was born in New York City, but lived most of her life on Long Island. She worked as a dressmaker prior to her marriage and in later years, and for a time together with her husband owned and operated the Red Mill Food Shop, a sandwich shop in Patchogue, NY. She also enjoyed gambling and loved to travel to Florida to play the numbers and horses. Josie also enjoyed gardening, painting and traveling, and will be remembered for her pride in her family, her sense of humor, and how she enjoyed talking and joking with others.
Mrs. Chirieleison was predeceased by her husband Rocco in 1999. She is survived by her sons Rocco Chirieleison of Albany, and Joseph Chirieleison of Long Island; and by her granddaughters Wendy and Lisa Chirieleison.
Funeral services will be held in Our Lady of Mercy Life Center at a time to be announced. Relatives and friends are invited Interment will be in Florida National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany. To leave a message of condolence for the family or send a sympathy card, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.