East Greenbush- Rosemary Barbara Nunziato Tatko passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Born in Albany, NY on April 27, 1942 to the late Carmen and Genevieve (Kutryb) Nunziato, she attended St. Joseph’s Academy and the Albany City School District. She was the beloved wife to Thomas J. Tatko of 57 years. The mother of Thomas K. Tatko (Christine) and Teresa M. Swartz (James). Grandmother of Brittany, Haley, Jesse, and Trevor. Sister of Joyce (Michael) Rhatigan, Jane Grugan, Michael (Jean) Nunziato, Donald (Dolly) Nunziato, Christine (Keith) Lochner, Patricia (Michael) Colletti and the late Robert Nunziato, Richard Nunziato, Janice Nunziato SanFilippo. Survived by her sisters-in-law Judy Nunziato, Kathy Nunziato, and Cecilia Tatko Janowski. Predeceased by her brothers in law, Stephen Tatko, Vincent Tatko, William Grugan, Harry Janowski, and sister in law Janet Tatko. She is also survived by several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. A wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt, Rosemary was a loving soul who would give the shirt off her back for her family, friends, and anyone she came across. Gracious, devoted, generous, kind-hearted, and beautiful are just a few words to describe the lady so many loved. She was devoted to her family and was always there for any event or celebration. Always the constant party organizer, event planner, and “the boss”, she was so loved. Her devotion to her husband Thomas of 57 years was always so dear to her heart. She was an at-home mother and grandmother who helped to raise her entire family. She enjoyed spending her summers at Hampton Beach, New Hampshire with her family and getting the twin lobster special on Tuesdays at Wally’s. Rosie always loved to spend her Sunday’s dancing around in her kitchen to polish music. Rosemary had a beautiful soul and her caring heart and personality always made everyone smile. She will be dearly missed and loved by everyone.
Funeral mass will be offered Saturday, March 10 at the Church of the Holy Spirit Columbia Tpk. at 10 AM. All are welcome to attend. Relatives and friends are invited and may call to the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue, Rensselaer Friday from 4-7 pm. Interment will take place in the spring in New Rural Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Rosemary can be made to the American Heart Association of the Capital Region or to CoNSERNS-U of Rensselaer, NY.