ALBANY – Mary Bolognino, 91, of Albany, passed away on Sunday, July 25, 2021 at the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center. Mary was born in Siderno, Reggio Calabria, Italy, the daughter of the late Joseph and Maria Figliomeni Caricari. She emigrated to the United States in 1948, settling in Albany. Mary was devoted to her church, and was active in Holy Cross Church and All Saints Catholic Church. She was a member of the Angels to Each Other group and the Holy Cross Church Altar Rosary Society. She also cared for children in her own family and others, and enjoyed bowling, baking, cooking and crocheting.
Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband Carl J. Bolognino, and by her son John B. Bolognino, and her son-in-law Joseph Rizzo. She is surived by her children Joanne Rizzo, Joseph Bolognino (Eileen), and Nancy Spafford (Tom); her grandchildren John Bolognino, Michelle Bolognino, Dominick Rizzo (Jennifer), Anthony Harrington (Joel), and Katie, Amanda and Emily Bolognino; her great grandchildren Joseph, Alexander, and Lucas Rizzo, and Maya Bolognino; her half brother Roberto Caricari; and her nephew Antonio Caricari.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Saturday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4-7 p.m. Entombment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to either All Saints Catholic Church 12 Rosemont St., Albany, NY 12203, or to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association, 4 Pine West Plaza #405, Albany, NY 12205, or to the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, 180 Washington Ave. Ext., Albany, NY 12203. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.