RAVENA Gaetano John
“Guy” Anatriello of Ravena passed away on April 21 following a long
illness dealing with heart and lung disease with his loving family
at his side. He was 83.
Born on June 18, 1932 in Mechanicville to the late John and
Pellegrina “Lena” Anatriello, Guy attended Mechanicville schools and
then left to join the US Navy during the Korean War serving on USS
Oriskany. Following his discharge from the Navy, he returned home
and then worked for the NY Central Railroad. He then obtained his
insurance license and worked for Traveler’s Insurance Company in
Albany, New York. In 1958, he met his life-long love, Rose Marie
Mormile of Coeymans and following a whirlwind romance, married her
six months later on November 9, 1958, settling in Mechanicville
before building a home and moving to Ravena in 1961. Also in 1961,
Guy opened his own insurance agency in his home where he operated
the business, later with his daughter, Johna for more than 50 years.
Guy was an assistant judge for the Village of Ravena for many years.
He continued his magistrate certification and some of his proudest
moments were officiating at his grandchildren’s weddings and his
children’s vow renewal ceremonies.
Guy was not only devoted to his home and family, but also the local
community. He was a member and held leadership positions in a number
of organizations including Kiwanis, Rotary, Jaycees, Knights of
Columbus, Boy Scouts of America and the Lions Club which honored him
with a lifetime achievement award in February 2016. In 1997, he was
also honored as a Knight of the Blind through the Lions Eye
Institute. He also was a coach and board member for many years for
Hudson Valley Little League and other baseball leagues for both his
son and his grandsons. In addition, he was a coach for Miss Softball
America and most recently assistant scouting coach and first base
coach for Albany Twilight League, Albany Thunder.
Later in his life his real devotion to the community was through the
Ravena VFW Post 9594 where he served as Post Commander from
2011-2014. One of his proudest moments was being able to participate
in the 2014 Honor Flight visiting Washington, D.C. monuments.
He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena and served in
various volunteer roles at the church during his life including
being a member of the Parish Council. He was also once a chair of
the RCS Association of Churches.
Guy was a devoted Yankee Fan and enjoyed viewing Yankee Games on TV
and at Yankee Stadium. His other pastime was enjoying the Saratoga
Racino, Turning Stone or Atlantic City.
In addition to his wife
of 57 years, Rose, Guy is survived by his daughters, Anna Marie
(John) Bonafide, Johna (Fred) Palmer and Rose Marie (Robert) Nolan,
all of Ravena and son, John (Nicole) Anatriello of New Baltimore;
his ten grandchildren, Jason (Megan Ferry) Bonafide, Mandi (Nick)
Hall, Brendon (Desirae) Palmer, Brittany (Kevin Wong) Palmer, Robert
(Brittany Upchurch) Nolan, Mathew (Shelby Pulver) Nolan, Emily
Anatriello, Lucy Bonafide, Kaitlin Anatriello and Nicholas
Anatriello; his “fourth daughter”, Maryann Maiorana of California;
his sister, Carmella Taglione of Mechanicville, sister in-law, Viola
Funaro, also of Mechanicville; and sister in-law and brother
in-laws, Clara and Frank Altimari of Glenmont and Henry and Janice
Mormile of Ravena, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and dear
family friends. In addition to his parents, he was pre-deceased by
his loving grandson, Justin John Bonafide and his siblings,
Antoinette Santa Barbara, Mary Fuschino, Katherine Enzogna,
Josephine Funaro, Matteo Anatriello, Frances LeClaire and infant
siblings, Mary and Ralph Mona.
The family wishes to thank Landmark Nusing- Lee and Kelly and the
Community Hospice of Albany County especially Sheila.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, April 25 at 9
a.m, at St. Patrick's Church, Ravena. Entombment will follow at St. Patrick’s Mausoleum, Coeymans.
Family and friends may call at Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena from 3-7
p.m. on Sunday, April 24.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Capital Campaign
Fund at St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main Street, Ravena, NY 12143,
Ravena VFW Post 9594, 13 Whitbeck Street, Ravena, NY 12143 or
Community Hospice of Albany County, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY