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Sano, Benjamin J. ALBANY Benjamin J. Sano, 83, passed away on July 24, 2014. He was the son of the late Angelo and Anne Sano; husband of Margaret (Spagnolo) Sano. Ben was a 1948 graduate of Christian Brothers Academy; and attended Siena College before joining his father at A.B. Sano and Son, Inc., building and remodeling contractors. He stayed active in the business until 2006, but continued with carpentry and woodworking after his retirement. Being a carpenter was his great joy in life next to his family. Ben was a past president and active member of the Italian American Community Center where he made many lifelong friends including the "Birthday Boys," with whom he shared his passion for his Italian heritage. He was also a former member of the Army National Guard. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Margaret; children, Rosanne (John) McFarland; Robert (Ruth) Sano; Jeannine (Peter) Scavullo; William (Deborah) Sano; Paul (Christine) Sano; and Stephen (Victoria) Sano; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and his sisters, Eleanor Clark, Gloria Lambert and Rita Bennett. Calling hours will be Monday, July 28, 2014, from 4 to 7 p.m., at New Comer Cannon Funeral Home in Colonie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Benjamin on Tuesday, July 29, at 9 a.m., at All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., Albany. Interment at St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to the National MS Society, 421 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.
Published in Albany Times Union from July 27 to July 28, 2014
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