ALBANY – Therese M. Conti, 90, passed away on Thursday, October 20, 2016 with her family by her side at St. Peter’s Hospital. Therese was born in Japan, and came to the United State in 1952. She was a homemaker for a number of years, then went to work at the Albany Public Library – Harmanus Bleecker Branch, from which she retired after 28 years. Therese was a communicant of All Saints Catholic Church and the former St. Margaret Mary’s Church. She was a member of the Japanese Cultural Association, and the Mohawk Hudson Bonsai Society. She also was a member of the United States Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association (USABDA), and traveled throughout the United States and Canada for dance competitions, at which she earned many awards.
Therese was predeceased by her beloved husband Alfred Conti in 1981. She is survived by her daughters Dr. Ann Marie Conti-Kelly-Greco (Thomas), Linda Podrazik (Darin), and Theresa Conti-Van Gelder (Christopher); her grandchildren Casey Kelly (Aundrea), Caitlin Kelly, Beth Van Gelder, Marie Van Gelder, Tracy Greco Capizzutto (James), Carrie Greco Guarino (Michael), Thomas Greco, Jr. (Heather), and was predeceased by her granddaughter Linnea Galvin; her great grandchildren Morgan, Harper, and Grant Kelly, James, Thomas, Daniel, and Michael Capizzutto, Isabela, Luc, and Will Guarino, and Sloane Greco.
Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home, 1088 Western Ave., Albany, Tuesday morning at 8:15, and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany, (behind CVS) at 9:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Monday from 4-8 p.m. Interment 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.