Mabel M. Nunziato

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RAVENA Mabel M. Hotaling Nunziato, 81, entered eternal life Monday, June 19, 2006 with her loving family by her side. Mabel was born on May 10, 1925 in Athens, daughter of the late George and Katie Hotaling. She was the best Mom and best friend to her girls and our lives will never be the same without her. She grew up on the river and worked as a supervisor at the former Kaden Pocketbook Factory in Hudson. In 1946, she and her girlfriends met some young men from Ravena and, after a one-year courtship, she and Dad married on June 22, 1947. In 1956, they took over managing the Halfway House Tavern in Ravena. Mabel worked long and hard until her retirement in 1985. Mom was not Italian but, thanks to Ma Bruno, she learned to cook like one and cook she did. She was known for her delicious dishes. She was also known for her outspoken personality. She told it like it was and, if you didn't like it, too bad. Mabel was a strong woman despite years of failing health. She bounced back time after time but this time she was tired. Survivors include her husband Frank A. Nunziato; her daughters, Kathy Nunziato, Teresa (Bill) Misuraca and Joanne Nunziato; grandsons, Billy (Jena) and Dominic Misuraca; her most precious great-grandsons, Hunter John, Luke Joseph and Cole Pullman Misuraca who will miss The Nunziato; brother, Joseph Hotaling of Ghent; sister, Sylvia Lackie of Athens; John and Linda Orsino, whom she loved as her own; and many nieces and nephews. Lastly, she will be missed by Palma, Mr. Bones, Buddy and Chloe, her loving granddogs, and Beebee, the cat she didn't want but grew to love. We will all miss her and love her forever. A special thanks to the Ravena Rescue Squad who transported her so many times to the hospital; officer Rob Griffith, who saved her life, giving us a little more time; and niece Terry Hyslop, for always being there for both Mom and Dad; also a special thanks to Debbie Carras for giving us strength in the last week of our mother's life. Funeral services will be held 9:30 a.m. Friday, June 23 at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home on Thursday from 4 to 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mabel may be made to Community Hospice of Albany or to the Ravena Rescue Squad.

Published in Albany Times Union from June 21 to June 22, 2006
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