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Nancy Alvaro Mennito

Posted By Hans Funeral Home On September 17, 2020 @ 1:57 pm In Obituary | 6 Comments


GUILDERLAND – Nancy Alvaro Mennito, 96, passed away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2020 at home.  Nancy was born in the South End of Albany, the daughter of the late Lorenzo and Concetta (Artino) Alvaro.  Her claim to fame was writing to President Roosevelt requesting her brother Joseph be sent home during World War II as their father was very ill.  She received a letter back signed by the President advising her that her brother would be sent home, and that she should destroy the letter for security purposes.  When confronted with the logical “Do you  have any idea what that letter would be worth today?” she huffily responded “Look, I was a kid, when you get a letter from the President telling you to destroy the letter, you do it!”  ending with “I can still see myself standing in front of the wood burning stove in the kitchen feeding in the letter.”

Nancy was the beloved wife of the late Anthony J. Mennito, and is survived by her daughter Nancy Ann (Skip) King, of Webster, NY.  She was Nonna to her favorite granddaughter Nancy Jo (John) Romer, of New York City, and her favorite grandson Devan T. King of Webster, NY; and great grandmother to her granddogs Dexter and Josey.  She is also survived by her sisters Angeline (Gus) Appis of Florida, and Martha (Robert) Livolsi of Troy, NY; her sister-in-law Mary Alvaro of Colonie, NY; her brother-in-law George (Bev) Menneto of Clifton Park; by all her wonderful nieces and nephews; and by Donnie (Carolyn) Nichols “The son I never had.” of Schenectady, NY.

Nancy was predeceased by her siblings and their spouses Mary (Paul) Clow, Josephine (Joe) DeJulio, Anthony (Mary) Alvaro, Joseph Alvaro, Carmella (Pat) Gabriel, and Lorenzo (Betty) Alvaro, Jr.; and by her brothers and sisters-in-law Carmella (Victor) Gush, Joseph (Janette) Menneto, Angie (Joe) Halko, and John (Felicia) Menneto.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, interment was held privately in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.  Those wishing to remember Nancy in a special way may send a contribution in her name to any of the following or your favorite charity: Guilderland Central High School Lunch Program, 8 School Rd., Guilderland, NY 12085; Honor Flight, P.O. Box 13776, Albany, NY 12212; or Honor Flight, P.O. Box 23581, Rochester, NY 14692.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Hans Funeral Home, Albany, NY.  To leave a message of condolence for the family, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.

Click here to view Nancy’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, New York (zip code Albany, NY 12205).



Condolences for the family of “Nancy Alvaro Mennito”

Condolence from Nancy Jo on September 17th, 2020 3:56 pm

Nonna! I love you so much and will miss you until the day I meet you in heaven!!! Please watch over me!!! ❤️❤️❤️
Your favorite granddaughter

Condolence from Beth Rowlett on September 17th, 2020 8:26 pm

My condolences to Nancy Ann , Nancy Jo, Skip, Devan, John, Aunt Angie and Aunt Martha and all who loved Aunt Nancy she will be sadly missed.

Condolence from Carolyn and Don on September 18th, 2020 5:37 am

My love to you all. Donnie will miss his cougar so much. She was so special to us. I loved her like a mom.

Condolence from Erin livolsi on September 19th, 2020 6:50 am

We are saddened to hear of Aunt Nancy’s passing, but happy to have known her in life. God bless her family as you mourn her loss. Love Erin, nephew Brian, Jared and Audra Livolsi

Condolence from Susan Gillespie Suddard on September 19th, 2020 10:02 pm

Dear Nancy Ann and Family,
I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I have so many memories of her and your dad. Your mom and my dad were the last of the neighbors. Dad is in a nursing home now so i guess she was the last. Hope you and your family stay safe during these horrible times.

Condolence from Joanne Clow on September 23rd, 2020 2:31 pm

Rest in peace Aunt Nancy.

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