ALBANY – Mary Rose Elia, 95, of Albany, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 at the Eddy Village Green in Cohoes. Mrs. Elia was born in Albany and lived here all her life. She was employed for a time by J. DeBeer & Sons in Albany, and for many years by the John G. Myers and Flah’s department stores. She was a communicant of the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church in Albany.
Mrs. Elia was predeceased by her husband Nicholas J. Elia, Sr. in 1995. She is survived by her sons Nicholas J. Elia, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Johnstown, and Ross Elia and his wife Cindy of Albany; her daughter Patricia E. Conley of Rensselaer; her brother Benny Ravida; her sister in law Kay Ravida; her grandchildren Ross, Adam, Tisha, Alana, Nicholas, Jennifer, Stephen, Brian and Kellie; nine great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers and sisters Anthony, Tindora and Joseph Ravida, Angeline Siino, and Nancy Mannolini.
The Elia family would like to express their deep appreciation to the staff of Eddy Village Green Building 12, and Community Hospice of Rensselaer for the wonderful care they provided to Mrs. Elia.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Monday morning at 9:45, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church (formerly St. Margaret Mary’s Church), Homestead St., Albany at 10:30. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3-7 p.m. Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Rolly & Connie MacPhee
To my cousins and their families,
Aunt Mary leaves us with beautiful memories of our incredible childhood and wonderful years growing up on Elm St. Who can ever forget those delicious Christmas cookies, along with that beautiful smile, hugs, and kisses that followed.
Love to all,Rolly & Connie
jean claude simille
Accept the condolences of our family on the passing
of your Mother.
No matter what a long life a parent had it is always a very painful
You and your family are in our thoughts in this difficult time.
Jean claude and Anne Marie
Ross, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. We have never met but i am often asked if we are related. I’m 57, live in Cliftpn Pk, and manager a med group (Alb ENT & Allergy Services). My parents are Ann (80) and Sam (deceased 1991) Elia how was often asked if he was related to Nick Elia. My Brother Tony ELia (53, West Sand Lake) owns Northeast Refrig & Heating (Cathy) has 2 sons Joseph (21) and Nickolas (23). My grandparents (Carmelo and ANgeine) were from Sicily and lived on Madison Ave (near Lombardo’s) until they died. ANgeline died 9 years ago at 96. We have no Elia relatives here —all in Italy.
Just wanted to fill you in and MOSTLY to THANK your family for keeping the ELIA name alive!
Roseanne and Steve
Ross, glad to have met you through your cousin, Jim, at the IBS pizza nights. So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. We send you our thoughts,prayers and deepest sympathy at this difficult time.