GUILDERLAND – Marie L. Gianatasio, 78, of Guilderland, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Marie was born in the Bronx, the daughter of the late John and Louise Musella. She was a graduate of Hunter College, and was employed by the New York State Departments of Labor and Civil Service. She and her family moved from the Bronx to Voorheesville in 1972, and in 2001 to Guilderland. While living in Voorheesville, Marie was a very active member of St. Matthew’s Church. Her greatest joy was caring for her children and grandchildren. Marie’s family meant the world to her, and she enjoyed celebrating every holiday and many family vacations together.
Marie is survived by her beloved husband Jim Gianatasio; her 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; her grandchildren James Gianatasio, III, Meghan, Juliana, and Katelyn Hebert, and Sarina and Thomas Gianatasio; her brother John Musella (Rosemarie) of Toms River, NJ; her sister in law Phyllis Musella of Shrewsbury, MA; her brother in law Edward Curry of Lansdale, PA; and by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Musella, and her sister in law Joanne Curry.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday morning at 9:00 a.m., and from there to St. Matthew’s Church, 25 Mountainview St., Voorheesville, at 10:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202. 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 Marie’s resting place in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna, NY 12309.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family through this heartbreaking time. There’s nothing I can say that will ease your pain but I just wanted you to know I am thinking of you. Aunt Marie, my god mother was a wonderful woman and will be missed My deepest condolences.
Chuck and Family, I was sad to read of your mother’s passing. May she Rest In Peace.
My condolences. Working with Marie was always a pleasure because she was such a good person. I enjoyed our chats over the years, both at DOL and DCS.
Jeanne E Mathewson
Very sorry to hear of Marie’s passing. Sweet lady.
Chuck and family,
I am saddened to learn of your mom’s passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
Ellen and Bob Elie
Dear Jim and Family: We are very sorry to learn of Marie’s passing. We know she was a wonderful wife and mother and always had a friendly smile! You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely, Ellen and Bob Elie, Venice, Fl.
Marie had a wonderful sense of humor. It was a pleasure working with her at Civil Service.
Many people will miss her.
My thougths & prayers are with you, so sorry for your loss. Marie was a wonderful friend & neighbor. So many happy memories of early Salem Hills & St. Matthew’s gatherings with Marie. Great memories!
I am so sorry for your loss. The family is in my prayers.
The Gianatasio family, I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept my condolences and prayers.
We were so sorry to hear. Out deepest condolences to the family.
I was so sorry to hear about your loss.
My daughter-in-law, Wendy Breen, conveyed the sad news since I now live in Florida.
Please know that I am with you in spirit. I hope that you will take comfort in each other and keep her memory alive by sharing stories about Marie.
So sorry for your loss. Keeping the whole family in our thoughts and prayers.
Gretta and Mike Gillis
I was happy to meet Marie and the family one Christmas through Chuck and Jill. Such a nice lady and a great Mom and Grandmother. Our condolences from Florida from our family to yours. I know she will be so missed.
Chuck and family- my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sincerely, Elyse
Jim and Chris Allard
Ann, Jim and I were so sorry to hear about your mom. We did not know she had passed away until this morning in church when we prayed for her passing, Ann if there is anything you need please reach out to us. Also tell your dad and brothers we send our condolences as well. Your mom was such a sweet lady, always had a smile!
Jim and Chris Allard