Ignazio, John J. ALBANY, N.Y. John J. Ignazio, age 90 years, formerly of Purling, passed away July 15, 2009, at the Teresian House, in Albany. He was born July 4, 1919, in NYC, N.Y. and was the son of the late Carmelo and Rose (Bianni) Ignazio. John served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed as a maintenance supervisor for NYC Transit Authority, retiring in 1969 and later was employed at Stiefel Labs in Oak Hill until his retirement. John had been an area resident since 1969, moving to Purling. He was past president of the Italian American Club, an active member of the Knights of Columbus Council #6439 Our Lady of Knock, the Greenville American Legion Post # 0291, a communicant of Sacred Heart Church, Cairo and Our Lady of Knock Shrine. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Emily (Podesta) Ignazio of East Greenbush (formerly of Purling); daughters, Theresa (Terry) and husband Benjamin Buel of Freehold, Janet and husband Tom DePeyster of Valatie, and Andrea Ignazio and fiance Gerard Aumand of East Greenbush; granddaughters, Nicole Field and husband Curt and Barbara Klob and husband Corey; great-grand-children, Jarrett and Austin Field; nieces Rosemarie Feldmeth, Dolores Villanueva, Ginny Gorvino and nephew, Joseph Ignazio. Besides his parents, he is pre-deceased by three brothers, Frank, Joseph and Ernest Ignazio and sister, Lena Valenti. The family would like to thank the Teresian House, especially the staff on the fourth floor and the staff in the Memory Care Unit at Hawthorne Ridge for the wonderful care they gave to John during his stay there. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, with Rev. Fr. James Borstelmann officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, on Monday, July 20, 2009 from 4-7 p.m. Interment will follow in the family plot of the Round Top Cemetery, with full military honors. Contributions in his memory may be made to
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Published in Albany Times Union on July 17, 2009