Rose Mary Pagano

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  • "Rose was a cousin of my father Anthony Pagano of Watervliet..."
    - Maria Upton
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COEYMANS Rose Mary Pagano, a lifelong resident of Coeymans, passed away at Good Samaritan Nursing Home Monday, March 20, 2006 following a short illness, surrounded by her family. Born on April 12, 1917, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Giovanina Giustina Pagano. She attended St. Patrick's Catholic School and was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Ravena where she devoted a great deal of her energies, taking great pride in maintaining altar linens in the church. She could often be seen briskly walking to vigil Mass every Saturday afternoon. She was a member of the Rosary Altar Society and Catholic Daughters. Rose also devoted many years as chairperson for the bake sale for the annual spaghetti supper. At one time Rose was also a member of the Coeymans Unit #77 American Legion Auxiliary. Before her retirement, she worked for Killip's Dry Cleaners in Albany and the Thruway Authority. Besides her work with the church, she was devoted to her family which included many siblings and nieces and nephews. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Bonafide of Ravena and Mrs. Florence Tiberia of Glenmont and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Thomas, Dominick, Bert, Pasquale J. (killed in action, U.S. Army, 1944), and James Pagano and sisters, Elizabeth Petramale and Mary Varcasia. Calling hours will be 4-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 23 at the Babcock Funeral Home, Pulver Avenue, Ravena with a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, March 24 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Main Street, Ravena. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Patrick's Cemetery, Coeymans. Rose's family would like to thank the staff of the G unit at Good Samaritan for the many kindnesses extended to them and Rose during her illness. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory, to St. Patrick's Church, 21 Main Street, Ravena, NY 12143 or the Justin J. Bonafide Memorial Scholarship, c/o RCS School District Office, Thatcher Street, Selkirk, NY 12158 would be appreciated.

Published in Albany Times Union from Mar. 22 to Mar. 23, 2006
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