ALBANY – Rosalie V. (Collandra) Buker, 88, of Albany, passed away on Monday, December 11, 2017, at St. Peter’s Hospital. Rosalie was born in Albany, the daughter of the late Robert Collandra and Mary Ann D’Amelia Collandra. She was a graduate of the Cathedral Academy, and a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church. Rosalie loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also loved music, dancing and singing. She and her sister Gloria attended concerts and plays quite frequently, and especially enjoyed outdoor summer community concerts. She also worked for a time in her late husband’s business.
Rosalie was predeceased by her husband Harry Buker. She is survived by her daughter Deborah Demarest of Philmont; her grandchildren Megan Ethier, Ross Hendric, Jr., and Jacklyn Demarest; her sister Gloria Rocco of Albany; her brothers Robert Collandra (Ellie) of Sarasota, FL, and Joseph Collandra of East Greenbush; and by several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
The family would like to thank Rosalie’s nephew and Godson, Michael D. Collandra, for all his loving support and care.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany (behind CVS) Thursday morning at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany on Wednesday from 4-7 p.m. Interment will be in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery. To leave a message of condolence for the family or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Click here to view Rosalie’s resting place in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery, Colonie, NY (Zip Code Albany, NY 12205).
Debbie Laiacona Essenter
I am so sorry for the loss of a wonderful ,loving person . May she Rest In Peace .My condolences to her Family .
rose and bill looney
so sorry for the loss of your sister and aunt GLoria and Rose and family she was very active. God bless her Ill remember her at maxies doing her kareoe with Gloria she had a ball. RIP Roselie Amem
Patti & Durrell Scott and Family
It was so wonderful to meet you and be able to spend time with you. You were a true blessing to many. You will be missed.
The Scott Family
In loving memory of Rosalie as Sister and Aunt. Great memories of her smile and love of music, dancing , and singing. With love from the Florida Collandra Family
Barbara Severino- Larochelle
Dear Gloria , and the Family of Rosalie, Gloria I am so sorry to see that you lost your sister i always saw you both together , your both so Beautiful please know my deepest sympathy and heart felt thoughts are with all of you at this time , Love Barbara Jean
Bob & Ellie Collandra
Rosalie is the first of her siblings to pass on. Her brothers and sister will grieve for a very long time, as Rosalie was a very vibrant lady who loved to sing , dance, , live and love. We will miss her even though we lived far away, as long as she was still living, we felt her presence. We will love you forever, and see you again soon! Love,, your brother Bob and sister in law Ellie.
Rosalie was a very friendly lady. My husband and I enjoyed visiting with her at the outdoor concerts.