Albion: Anthony R. "Tony" Albanese, 61, passed away at his home March 23, 2019. Tony was born February 17, 1958 in Albion, NY a son of the late Anthony and Eleanor (Jablonski) Albanese. Tony lived in this area all of his life and was a 1977 graduate of Albion Central School. He was a member of Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church, St. Mary’s Athletic Club, St. Mary’s Archer’s Club and a social member of the V.F.W. Tony was employed by the Village of Albion as a caretaker at Mt. Albion Cemetery for 32 years. Tony was an easy going, fun loving friend to all, who always had a smile and enjoyed life. He enjoyed many friends, good food and scratch-offs.
He is survived by his brothers, Robert (Jan) Albanese, Michael (Danielle) Albanese; sister, Maria (Vernon) Spicer; nieces and nephews, Chrissie (Scott) Ladd, Andi Albanese, Eric (Michelle) Albanese, Brian Albanese, Nicholas Spicer and several cousins; special cousin Dorothy Albanese and dear friend, Barb Bukiewicz.
The family will receive friends at the Christopher Mitchell Funeral Homes, Inc. 21 W. Avenue, Albion on Thursday March 28, from 4:00-7:00. Tony’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Parish/St. Joseph’s Church on Friday March 29, at 10:00am. Interment will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Orleans, P.O. Box 489, Albion, NY 14411.