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Stella D. (Matteo) Williams

ALBANY – Stella D. Matteo Williams, 80, passed away Saturday, October 10, 2015 in the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.  Stella was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret {Serafino} Matteo.  She lived here all her life.  She was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School, and was employed for many years by the New York State Dept. of Corrections as Executive Secretary to the Commissioner.  Stella loved to travel, and after retiring she began a second career as a travel agent.  She was employed by Central Travel and Woodside Dorp Travel.

Stella was predeceased by her husband William Elfred Williams.  She is survived by her daughter Debra Williams (Edward Sickles) of East Greenbush; her son William J. Williams of Saugerties; her brothers Lou Matteo (Marisol) of Albany, and Vince Matteo (Laura Stellato) of Albany; her sisters Virginia Kapsaroff (George) of Albany, Gloria Zimmer (Hank) of Colonie, and Irene Costello (Earl) of Las Vegas, NV, formerly of Albany; her sister in law Gail Matteo (Art Benoit) of Albany; her grandsons Edward W. Sickles, and William F. Williams; and by several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her brother Joe Matteo.

A very special thanks to her helping hands: Rose and Bill Dolan, Donna Dow, Leanne Hogan, Sabrina Arrlington, Amy Lantry-Jue, Eddie Sickles(grandson) and Jen Matteo(niece).

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St, Albany (behind CVS) Wednesday morning at 9:00.  Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday from 4-7 pm.  Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands.  The family suggests memorial contributions to either the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern New York, Pine West Plaza, Bldg 4, Ste 405, Washington Ave Ext, Albany, NY 12205-5515; or to the American Diabetes Association, Pine West Plaza, Bldg 2, Ste 204, Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12205.  To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit

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

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