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John B. Bolognino

ALBANY – John B. Bolognino, 68, of Albany, passed away with his family by his side on Sunday, March 3, 2019.  John was born in Albany, the son of Mary Caricari Bolognino, and the late Carl Bolognino.  He was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School, and was employed by the New York State Senate for over twenty five years.  John loved to fish, and was a member of the Helderberg Bassmasters Fishing Club.  He also loved being surrounded by his family, and he enjoyed classic TV shows, and classic country music.

John is survived by his mother Mary Bolognino of Albany; his son John C. Bolognino of Westminster, MD; his daughter Michelle Bolognino (Paul Johnson) of Albany; his former wife Donna DiNova Colby; his former daughter in law Lisa Bolognino of Westminster, MD; his granddaughter Maya Bolognino; his siblings Joanne Rizzo (the late Joseph) of Albany, Joseph Bolognino (Eileen) of Albany, and Nancy Spafford (Tom) of Livermore, CA; and by many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Thursday morning at 8:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), Albany at 9:00 a.m.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-7 p.m.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 S Pearl St, Albany, NY 12202; or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

Click here to view John’s resting place in the Caricari Lot, St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY (Zip Code Albany, NY 12204).

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