Anthony E. ‘Nino’ Crisafulli

Anthony E. ‘Nino’ Crisafulli

ALBANY — Anthony E. “Nino” Crisafulli of Albany, a Korean War veteran who co-founded Crisafulli Brothers Imports, died on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, with his family by his side. He was 86.

He was born in Albany and lived here all his life. A graduate of Philip Schuyler High School, he served in the United States Navy during the Korean War. He later graduated from Siena College, and co-founded and worked at Crisafulli Brothers Imports in Albany. He also owned and managed numerous rental properties in the area, and was a founder of The Brew Crew (Oliver’s and Westmere Beverage Centers).

He is survived by his beloved wife, Margaret Santa Maria Crisafulli; his children, Joseph Crisafulli of Albany, Mark Crisafulli and his wife, Kathleen, of Slingerlands, Tina Daley and her husband, Bill, of Massachusetts, and Frank Crisafulli and his wife, Michele, of Voorheesville; his sister-in-law, Dale Crisafulli of Slingerlands; his grandchildren, Damian, Anthony, Joseph, Mary, Anne, Talia, Mia, and Claire Crisafulli; and by many nieces and nephews.

His brother, Vincent “Jimmy” Crisafulli, and his sisters, Anna DiNapoli and Mary Spore, died before him.

The family thanks his caregivers, Corey, Shelly, Lloyd, and Gwen; hospice representatives Jennifer, Craig, Cylon, and Nick; and Dr. Mary Rapazzo, Dr. Adam Lammly, Dr. Joseph Dudek, Dr. Todd Doyle, and Dr. Michael DeVito for the wonderful care they all provided.

Funeral services will be held in the Hans Funeral Home at 1088 Western Ave. in Albany on Saturday morning at 10:15 a.m., and from there to All Saints Catholic Church, 16 Homestead St., (behind CVS) in Albany at 11 a.m.

Relatives and friends are invited, and may call at the funeral home Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will be held privately at a later date. Mourners may leave condolences online at

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