Thursday, April 30, 2020, Audrey Mae Diacetis, died peacefully at
the age of 96.
oldest of four children, Audrey or Maude, as she was known by
her family and friends, was born December 12, 1923 to Anna and
Walter Fieseher. She married her high school sweetheart, Christopher
Diacetis in 1949 at St. Patrick’s Church in Ravena. Together they
raised two children, Diane and Christopher John.
was proudest of the family she raised and of her time served in the
Navy during World War II. Stationed in Baltimore, Md for two years,
she loved to reminisce about her time in the service. Growing up as
a child in the Great Depression, she never forgot or took for
granted how her parents loved and provided for their family during
that time. Audrey and her sisters Shirley and Edith who were
affectionately known as the “Golden Girls”, and “Brud”, George, were
an inseparable team that looked out for each other for all of their
came to live at the Teresian House in 2016 after suffering a stroke.
She maintained her strong faith and continued to be a smiling and
happy person, always appreciative of the care she received there.
She reminded us often that she considered herself a very lucky woman
for the many friends she had and for the family that loved her. A
special thank you to the staff at the Teresian House who took great
care of Audrey. They are a dedicated group of caregivers and we are
forever thankful to all of them.
was predeceased by her husband and her son, her sister Shirley
Arceneaux, and her brother George Fieseher. She is survived by her
daughter Diane Sgroi, her youngest sister, Edie Cox from
Slingerlands, three grandchildren, Matthew, Carleen and Christopher
(Maria), and great-grandchildren, twins, Lilia and Charlie Sgroi.
In honor of Audrey, please extend a kindness for a friend or
neighbor, sing at the top of your lungs or have a handful of jelly
beans, knowing it would have made her happy. Donations in her memory
can be made to the
Teresian House or the
Albany City Mission.
A private graveside funeral service was held for the immediate