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.