Fantasia, Eve M. "Penny" ALTAMONT Eve M. Fantasia "Penny", of Altamont, passed away on November 28, 2012 surrounded by her family. Born in New York City on June 20, 1925, Eve was the only child of Andrew and Edith Berger, Hungarian immig-rants. Eve graduated from George Washington High School in 1942 and worked in the fashion industry after graduation. In 1947 she married Ernest J. Fantasia, and they lived in the Inwood section of Manhattan. They moved to Brandle Road in Altamont in 1964. She worked for the University at Albany Education Department for many years and retired from the United University Professions in 1988. Eve was an avid reader of the New York Times and New Yorker magazine, and could fly through a New York Times crossword puzzle in record time. She was a lover of the arts, and enjoyed attending musical events, modern dance, the ballet and visiting art museums whenever she could. Eve especially loved to travel, and spoke often of her trips to visit family in Budapest, England, Paris, Geneva and Vancouver, Canada. She is survived by her children, Rick Fantasia of North Hampton, Mass. Chrisse A. Rasmussen (Donald) of Brunswick, Lisa J. Bataille (Brian) of Guilderland, Nicholas A. Fantasia (Susan) of Albany and Terese M. (Taffy) Fantasia (Scott) of Kingston. Grandchildren, Bryan Rasmussen (Laurie) of Charlton, Matthew Rasmussen of Brunswick, Caitlin Bataille Welch (Anthony) of Jacksonville, N.C., Casey Bataille of Guilderland, Christopher Bataille (Kristie) of Hinesburg. Vt., Camille and Adele Fantasia of North Hampton, Mass., Ainsley and Parker Dutton of Kingston, and great-grandchildren, Fallon Bataille and Aria Welch. An infant child, Peter Fantasia predeceased her. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of her life, on Tuesday, from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at New Comer-Canon Funeral Home, 343 New Karner Road, Albany, 12205. The family would like to thank the staff at the Springs Nursing Home, Marvin Avenue, Troy, N.Y. for all their support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Community Caregivers, Inc., 2021 Western Ave., Suite 104 Albany, NY 12203, or to The Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. To leave a special message for the family online, visit www.newcomeralbany.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Dec. 2 to Dec. 3, 2012