Toniatti, Alfred Martin POESTENKILL Alfred Martin Toniatti, 91, was called home to God on Friday, April 11, 2014 at the Hospice Care Unit at the Stratton V.A. Medical Center in Albany. Born and raised in N. Adams, Mass., Alfred was the son of the late Martin and Eva Gilbert Toniatti. In 1942, he enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed aboard his beautiful battleship (as he called it), the USS Washington, during World War II. He was honorably discharged in December of 1945. In 1947, he moved to Troy with his young family. He worked as a foreman in the needling department for the Albany Felt Company in Menands. In 1974, he was transferred to the Globe Albany Corporation in Tempe, Ariz. In 1984, he retired and returned home with his wife to Poestenkill. Alfred was a lover of beautiful music all of his life. He loved everything from the Big Band era to Broadway musicals and operettas. He would listen for hours to music written by Chopin, and Puccini, beloved Italian music sung by such artists as Luciano Pavarotti, Andrea Bocelli and many, many others. He was a former member of the Poestenkill Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of the Sullivan- Jones VFW Post. Alfred leaves behind his loving and caring wife of 67 years, Leona Paquette Toniatti; his children, Pamela (Ted) Craver of Clifton Park, Donald (Lila) Toniatti of Poestenkill and Carol Gibbs of Wynantskill. He was predeceased by his beautiful granddaughter, Amanda Gibbs, and is survived by eight wonderful grandchildren, Michael, William, Richard and Daniel Craver, Ronald and Brian Toniatti, Tricia Gibbs, and Jamie Ormsby. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. The family wishes to thank the staff of 7B Wing and the Hospice staff of 9B of the Veterans Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Phillips and Dr. Uppal. You are truly the unsung heroes providing care and compassion to our veterans and consolation for their families. God Bless you all! Funeral, Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Jude the Apostle Church, Brookside Ave., Wynantskill where a Mass of Christan Burial will be offered. Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Perry-Komdat Funeral Chapel, 2691 NY 43 at Glass Lake, Averill Park on Monday, from 4 to 7 p.m. If desired, the family requests donations in memory of Alfred M. Toniatti be made to the Hospice Unit of the Stratton V.A. Medical Center, 113 Holland Ave., Albany, NY 12208. Interment with military honors, Eagle Mills Cemetery. Visit perrykomdat.com for directions and private guest book.
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Published in Albany Times Union from Apr. 13 to Apr. 14, 2014