ALBANY – Rosa Ortolano Ilardo, 95, of Albany, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October 21, 2018, with her family at her side. Rosa was born in Lascari, Palermo, Sicily, and emigrated to the United States with her family in 1966. She was employed as a seamstress for many years at Cotrell & Leonard, and by Sherry’s Department Store. Rosa loved to cook and make sure everyone was well fed. Rosa will be remembered for her charismatic, caring, and witty personality, and most of all for the love she shared.
Rosa is survived by her beloved husband of 71 years, Salvatore Ilardo; her children Andrew Ilardo (the late Barbara K. ) of Albany, Rosa A. Commisso (Charles) of Albany, and Sandy A. Commisso (Rocco) of Guilderland; her grandchildren Joanne Bellefeuille (James), Salvatore Ilardo (Bobbie-Jo), Vincenzo C. Commisso, Salvatore J. Commisso (Tina), Michael A. Commisso (Juliana), Maria E. Zabinski (Frank), Rosa G. Commisso, Salvatore A. Commisso, and Christina A. Commisso; her great-grandchildren Brandon and Julia Bellefeuille, Andrew, Sophia, Mia, Elena, and Lilliana Ilardo, and Vito, Luca, and Leo Commisso; and by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her sisters Concetta Cesare and Francesca Schittino.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St. (behind CVS), Albany. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Entombment 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 .
Alan and Jacqueline Mundy
Andrew ,Rose, and Sandy and Family we are so sorry . May she RIP
Our deepest condolences for the loss of your loved one….May she rest in peace
Umberto e Concetta Tripoli ( California)
Girolamo e Nuccia Ilardo ( Lascari )
My deepest condolences to you and your family for the great loss of a lovely woman. May your days ahead be as blessed as the days were when she was here.
Rosa i am so sorry for your loss
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Vince & Angela Futia
Our thoughts and prayers to the entire family during this difficult time – the memories you have of her will be forever in your hearts.
Micky Hdez Jimenez
My heartfelt sympathy to the entire family! I was honored to have met such a beautiful soul and happy that my beloved Mom Maria was able to spend time with Rosa at family special occasions ! Now they both will be looking down on us all ! Rest In Peace ! ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Joanne Jamie and family.
So sorry for your loss. We hope you memories of your grandmother give you some form of comfort during this time of loss.
Love The Ommert Family.
Anne Mrie Marie DelNegro
May she rest in peace. I remember her coming to the Bronx. Her husband Salvatore was my father Girolamo Ilardo cousin.