Colonie – Adolfo “Artie” J. Mastrocinque, 88, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at his residence. He was born in Brooklyn and was the son of the late Nicola and Caterina Mastrocinque. Artie served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a self-employed vendor in Queens, NY operating Artie’s Hot Dogs. A talented craftsman, Artie created artwork from aluminum cans. He made trains, ships and race cars from the cans and he enjoyed sharing his work at local craft fairs. He also enjoyed classic western music. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.
Artie is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Josephine Mastrocinque. He is the devoted father of Diane (Eddie) Reyes and Linda (Kerry) Betkowski. Artie is the brother of Rudy, Joey and Benito Mastrocinque. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.
Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Artie’s family on Sunday from 2:00 to 5:00 pm at Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave., Colonie. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday morning at 9:30 at St. Pius X Church, Crumitie Rd. Loudonville, Interment will follow at Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Northeastern NY, 4 Pine West Plaza Suite 405, Albany, NY 12205. To leave a message of condolence for the family or to order flowers, visit www.CannonFuneral.com
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