ALBANY – Rose M. Grossi (Ferlazzo) a long time resident of Albany, peacefully passed away at home on Sunday, October 12, 2014. Born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1925 to the late Tindaro Ferlazzo and Mary (Marrello), she has lived in Albany since 1930. Rose was a graduate of Philip Schuyler High School and held various office support positions in the finance sector before retiring from the NYS Department of Taxation and Finance with over 20 years of state service. Rose cared highly for others and was a source of strength and guidance to her immediate family. During her son Richard’s formative years, she temporarily withdrew from the workforce to raise him and instill high moral values. Together with her husband, they forewent many vacation opportunities and maintained a middle class lifestyle to subsidize their son’s undergraduate and graduate degrees. In addition to a strong pride of home ownership, Rose was a horticulturalist and enjoyed cultivating the flourish of indoor/outdoor flowers. An avid Mets fan, she enjoyed many games with her family while undauntedly pursuing the team’s next World Series championship.
Rose was happily married for 64 years to the late Anthony Grossi, who predeceased her in 2010. She is survived by her son, Richard Grossi of Colonie, her brother George Ferlazzo, and several nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her siblings Anthony, Felicia Giddens, and Samuel.
The family would like to thank the caring staff at Albany Medical Center, Community Hospice, Interim HealthCare, St. Peter’s Hospital and Sunnyview Rehabilitation Hospital for assisting during the latter part of her life.
Funeral services will be held at the Hans Funeral Home 1088 Western Avenue, Albany, Friday morning at 8:15, and from there to the Parish of Mater Christi 40 Hopewell Street, Albany at 9:00. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Thursday from 4-7 pm. Interment will be in the Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Rose’s memory may be made to the Sunnyview Hospital Foundation, 1270 Belmont Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308. To leave a message of condolence for the family, or obtain directions to the funeral home, please visit www.HansFuneralHome.com.
Wally Roper and the Endicott OSU/TCC Team
Rick, so very sorry for your loss. We know that the last few weeks have been very difficult for you, we hope you find peace in the fact that your Mom is pain free and with those she loves again.
The Glendale TCC Team
Rick, I am so sorry for your loss. I am currently going thru the same thing with my Mom and I pray everyday for her to be able to go home with my Dad who passed away in 2001. Mom’s quality of life is so poor and she deserves better. Your Mom is now whole again and on a wonderful journey with your Dad! Although I never met your Mom I believe she must have been one terrific woman because she sure raised one awesome son.
We are sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God’s peace and comfort strengthen you during this time.
Rusty & Anita Ferlazzo
Ric, there is nothing that I can say at a time like this The loss of the last parent is so devastating Time will dull but not remove your pain. Reflect on the best times and move forward as best you can Mac
We are so sorry for your loss. You have many wonderful family memories that you will always treasure, likewise, as I do with my dad passing in 2002. I know it is a difficult time but you will find strength to get through it.
You are in our thoughts and prayers,
Adriana, Josephine, Sandro & Kristi DiSanto