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Francesca Cannistraci

October 27, 1925 ~ January 16, 2024 (age 98) 98 Years Old

Francesca Cannistraci Obituary

ALBANY – Francesca Cannistraci, 98, of Albany, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at St. Peter’s Hospital.

She was born in Messina, Sicily Italy and was the daughter of the late Salvatore and Angela (Benenati) Cuzzupe'. Francesca came to Albany with her family in 1963. She was a talented seamstress and worked at Sherry’s and M. Solomon for many years specializing in alterations. Francesca was a remarkable cook and was very proud of her family. She loved all children and taught respect to generations of family members.

Francesca was predeceased by her beloved husband Alberto Cannistraci in 2008. She is the loving mother of Concetta (Mike) Gitto, Joe (Angela) Cannistraci, Sal (Maryann) Cannistraci, Angelo (Patricia) Cannistraci and Jimmy (Lora) Cannistraci. Francesca is the sister of Santina (Domenico) Munafo and sister-in-law of Frances Cannistraci. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

The family offers their sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. Carmen Giuliano and the wonderful caregivers at St. Peter’s Hospital.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday morning at 11:00 at All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead Street, Albany. Visitation will be Saturday morning from 10 to 11 am at the Church. Entombment will be in Memory Gardens.

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January 20, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church
16 Homestead St.
Albany, NY 12203

Mass of Christian Burial
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
All Saints Catholic Church
16 Homestead St.
Albany, NY 12203


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