Mario J. Spadafora 78, passed away Tuesday January 1st at the Schenectady Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Rogliano, Italy, Mario was the son of the late Dominick and Rosina (Ubriaco) Spadafora and a graduate of Linton High School and Albany Business College.
A former member of the Army National Guard, Mario was in Insurance Sales for John Hancock in Rotterdam for many years prior to his retirement. A member of St Gabriel Roman Catholic Church in Rotterdam, Mario was a member of the Son’s of Italy, and its bocce league, the Rotterdam Elks and was an avid sports fan and enjoyed the casino’s.
Mario is survived by his beloved wife of 54 years Anne Marie (Pacelli) Spadafora who he married on May 17, 1964, his children; John M. Spadafora (Teresa) of Guilderland, Donna L. Decker (Michael) of Rotterdam and David A Spadafora of Rotterdam, his brother; Joseph Spadafora of Schenectady, his 5 grandchildren; Justin Decker, Kaitlynn Decker, Dominic Spadafora, Dan Cranston and Katie Cranston-Spadafora as well as many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday morning January 5th at 10:45 am at Bond Funeral Home, Broadway & Guilderland Ave, Schenectady, NY followed at 11:30 am at St. Gabriel Church, 3040 Hamburg Street , Rotterdam, NY where a mass of Christian Burial will be held. Relatives and friends are invited to attend and may also call at the funeral home on Friday evening January 4th from 4:30 to 6:30 pm.
Interment will be in St Anthony’s Cemetery in Glenville, NY
Contributions may be made in Mario’s memory to the City Mission, 425 Hamilton Street, Schenectady, NY 12305 or to the Tyler DeMarco Foundation, P.O. Box 4807 Schenectady, NY 12304 (www.tylerdemarcofoundation.org)