Schaf, Madeline M. ALBANY Madeline M. Schaf, 94, died on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at Albany Memorial Hospital of pneumonia complications. Madeline was born in Albany to the late Christopher Ricciardi and Josephine Cioffi. Madeline is survived by her two daughters, Donna (Brian) Mahar and Mary Ellen (Stephen) Fullum, and a brother, Christopher Ricciardi (Mary Ellen). She was predeceased by her husband, George; her two sisters, Grace D'Alessandro and Beatrice Carr; and two brothers, Anthony Riccardi and Dominic Ricciardi. She is also survived by two grandchildren, Colleen Mahar (Terelmes) and Thomas (Mel) Fullum and several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral on Monday, January 13 at 9:30 a.m. from the Church of St. Mary, 163 Columbia Tpke., Rensselaer, where a Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be celebrated. Interment will be in New Rural Cemetery, Rensselaer. Those who wish may make contributions to their local food pantry or local humane society. We would like to extend our special thanks to the Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home of Troy, and to all of the staff and volunteers for the outstanding care given to our mother, Madeline.
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Published in Albany Times Union on Jan. 11, 2014