Spataro, Vincent J. MENANDS Vincent J. Spataro, 81, of Brookside Avenue died suddenly Sunday, March 6, 2011 at his residence. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he was son of the late Carlo Spataro and Rose Villa Spataro and husband of the late Lois N. Nevin Spataro. He was raised in Albany, resided in Menands for over 50 years, and was a graduate of Albany High School and Cortland State Teachers College, earning his bachelor's degree in 1953. Vince was employed as a teacher for several area school districts including Kinderhook and principal for many years at Mechanicville High School. Later, he worked for New York State in small business licensing. He was a life member of the Watervliet Lodge of Elks, one of the founding members of the Albany Curling Club, he enjoyed acting and was a proud member of Sreen Actora Guild and was a character actor in his later years. He was a member of the Board of Elections in Menands and was an Army veteran of the Korean War. Survivors include a sister, Pauline (Francis) Andriano, E. Greenbush; two brothers, Mario Spataro, Troy and Dr. Carlo (Sharon) Spataro, Muskegon, Mich. He was also survived by several nieces and nephews and grand nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by a brother, Philip Spataro. Relatives and friends may call at the Bryce Funeral Home, Inc. 276 Pawling Avenue, Troy, on Thursday, from 4-7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Friday at 9:00 a.m. at the funeral home and at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Victory Church, Troy, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Randall Patterson, Pastor. Interment will be in Holy Sepluchre Cemetery, Rensselaer. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Vincent J. Spataro to the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society, 3 Oakland Ave., Menands, NY 12204. For a private family guest book and service directions, visit www.brycefh.com
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Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 8 to Mar. 9, 2011
Bryce Funeral Home
276 Pawling Avenue Troy, NY 12180