Bianchi, Elvira "Tina" NISKYAUNA Elvira "Tina" Micieli Bianchi, 64, of Angelina Drive, died, surrounded by her loving family, at home on Sunday, March 17, 2013 after a brief illness. Tina was born in Goshen on November 19, 1948. She was the beloved daughter of Dolores "Dolly" Micieli and the late Victor J. Micieli of Walden. She is survived by her loving husband whom she married in 1972, Vincent Bianchi of Niskayuna, and their cherished daughter, Lisa Bianchi (Jason) of New York City. She is also survived by her beloved brother, Peter "Mickey" Micieli, and sister-in-law, Beth; nephews, Peter Micieli (Khalan), and Christopher Micieli (Jennifer). She was also the beloved daughter-in-law of Martin "Armondo" Bianchi and the late Rose Bianchi. Other survivors include her stepnieces and nephews, Joseph and Brett Amorosi (Ashley) and Audra Carpenito (Lenny), and her much adored grandniece and grandnephew, Chloe and Vinny Micieli. Tina was a graduate of Valley Central High School in Montgomery. She also graduated from Russell Sage College with a bachelor of arts in French and from SUNY Albany with a master's in teaching. She went on to teach for more than 30 years in the Shenendehowa Central School District where she served as a mentor to many colleagues and was beloved and admired by her co-workers and students. A dedicated educator, she continued in her retirement to tutor students in Spanish and French. An avid golfer, Tina enjoyed her retirement years as a member of the Edison Club where she recorded a hole-in-one on the fifth hole on October 8, 2011. She loved to travel with her husband and friends. She also loved to vacation with her family, especially in Ogunquit, Maine, and visit her daughter in New York City. Above all, she will be remembered for her ever-present, beautiful smile, kind spirit and friendly personality. Tina was adored by everyone who came to know her. Tina's family wishes to thank Dr. Michael Perrotti, Dr. Carl Atkins, Dr. Peter Stier, and Dr. Robert J. Donohue as well as the amazing staff at St. Peter's Hospital and the nurses of the Community Hospice of Schenectady. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church on Seward Place in Schenectady. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the church on Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by interment at St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Arrangements by Rossi & Ditoro Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Tina's memory to the Marginal Way Preservation Fund, PO Box 1455, Ogunquit, Maine, 03907; the Community Hospice of Schenectady, 1411 Union St., Schenectady, NY 12308 or a
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Published in Albany Times Union on Mar. 19, 2013