Mary Lou Serafino

Obituary of Mary Lou R. Serafino

Rensselaer Mary Lou R. Curione Serafino, Age 83 passed away on November 3, 2020 at Albany Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born in Albany, NY at Albany Medical Center Hospital on July 7, 1937. She was the wife of the late Angelo E. Serafino who passed away on March 25, 2020, they were married for 54 years. She was the daughter of the late Vito and Lucia Pallidino Curione. Daughter-in-law of the late Edward Serafino and Carmella DeFrancesco. Raised in Albany, she lived on Leedale St., prior to moving to Rensselaer. She attended grammar school at School 18, Albany, she graduated from Vincentian Institute class of 1955. Mary Lou worked for the New York Telephone Company in the accounting department in Menands for 29 years and retired in 1991. Mary Lou and her late husband Angelo enjoyed traveling. A few of their most cherished trips together were a cross country motor trip to California, a river cruise in Europe, several cruises to the Caribbean and many bus trips with BBC and Yankee Trails. There were also many fun filled family trips to Wildwood, Myrtle Beach and Florida. She enjoyed working in her garden, doing many crafts especially crocheting, making baby burp cloths and kitchen towels. She loved to make many different kinds of cookies and distribute them to her neighbors during the Christmas holiday season. She was avid TV watcher, she enjoyed the Hallmark channel and game show network and especially relished watching and cheering on the UConn girls basketball team. She was a big fan of watching her grandchildren play lacrosse and soccer. She enjoyed hosting and attending gatherings with her family and friends. She loved sitting outside in front of her house where she would say “Hi” and wave with every neighbor who walked by. She leaves behind her children, Vincent (Renee) Serafino of Salem, NH, Denise (William) Trudeau of Latham, NY, and Teresa (Roberto) Volino of East Brunswick NJ. Her loving grandchildren Brianna Serafino, Matthew and Christopher Trudeau, Roberto, Carmela, Rosario and Sofia and the late Angela Volino. Her brother Joseph H. Curione and the late Patricia Salerno Curione. Her cousins John Prividera and Dr. George Ramanzo. She leaves many cherished nieces and nephews, their spouses and children. Especially Victoria and Lori Curione, Jill Blanchard, Tracy and Daniel Curione. Also survived by her two brother-in-laws Edward Serafino and Joseph (Patricia DelDebbio) DeFrancesco. She was predeceased by her brother-in-law Pat Serafino and sister in laws Marcia Serafino and Barbara Serafino. Mary Lou belonged to the West Albany Italian Benevolent Society. We want to acknowledge the medical staff of the Dialysis Clinic Inc (DCI) of East Greenbush who took such good care of her during her many weekly dialysis treatments. Also the staff at Albany Medical Center who cared for her during the last days of her life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Circles of Mercy, 11 Washington St., Rensselaer, NY 12144, or Dialysis Clinic Inc. 583 Columbia Turnpike East Greenbush, NY 12061 (Attn Doreen Rupinski) A Funeral Mass for Mary Lou will be held on Saturday, November 7th at 9am in St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church, Herrick St., Rensselaer. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the W. J. Lyons Jr., Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Ave., Rensselaer on Friday, from 4 to 7pm. Interment will follow the Mass in St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands. Mask are required and social distancing and occupancy requirement will be observed.
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Friday
6
November

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Friday, November 6, 2020
W. J. Lyons, Jr. Funeral Home
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Saturday
7
November

Funeral Mass

9:00 am
Saturday, November 7, 2020
St John The Evangelist And St. Joseph Church
Herrick Street
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Saturday
7
November

Burial

10:30 am
Saturday, November 7, 2020
St. Agnes Cemetery
48 Cemetery Avenue
Menands, New York, United States
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