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JoAnn M. Collins

May 28, 1944 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 78)




JoAnn M. (Bonanni) Collins, 78, of Hunting Road passed away Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Albany Medical Center Hospital from complications which developed after surgery.


Born and raised in Albany, NY, she was the daughter of Vincent A. and Theresa Sgambelluri Bonanni. She was a graduate of Cardinal McCloskey High School and then attained her hairdresser’s license and practiced for many years.

Changing careers, then she was employed by Goldstein-Costello Bail Bonds which she thoroughly enjoyed. Currently, she was employed full time as a Team Leader at the Glenmont Walmart.


First and foremost, she enjoyed the company of family and her grandchildren.

JoAnn’s interests included regular trips to casinos. She loved Saratoga Race Course and went often with her family and friends. Going to the beach at Wildwood, NJ and bowling were some of her other interests. She will be remembered for her cheesecake, potato salad, and her holiday gatherings. JoAnn was an avid Yankees & 49ers fan.


Survivors include her husband Fredrick Collins; daughter Deana (Scott) Ryan; son Tom (Sandi) Graziano, grandchildren Jason and Brandon Ryan; sister Virginia (Bill) Pezzula; brother Vincent (Maureen) Bonanni; step-son Scott Collins. Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins also survive.


A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am, Thursday June 16 at Christ Our Light Church, 1 Maria Drive, Colonie. A calling hour will be held from 9:00am to 10:00am at the church prior to the Mass. Burial will be at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.


Arrangements are by Cannon Funeral Home, 2020 Central Ave, Colonie.

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June 16, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Christ Our Light Church (Maria Drive, Colonie)

Mass of Christian Burial
June 16, 2022

10:00 AM
Christ Our Light Church (Maria Drive, Colonie)

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