Esther Foran Nunziato - April 5, 2012

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 RAVENA – Esther Foran Nunziato, 75, passed away Thursday, April 5, 2012 at St. Peter’s Hospital surrounded by her family following a short illness. Mrs. Nunziato was born in Fort Ann, NY daughter of the late Joseph and Fannie Foran. Esther was a stay at home Mom and took care of children and especially enjoyed watching her grandchildren. She enjoyed bowling, gambling, playing cards with the “Whacky 7”, traveling and cooking for family and friends. Esther was an avid Yankee fan.
Survivors include her husband of 54 years, Dominick Nunziato of Ravena; children, Jeff (Bonnie) Nunziato of Selkirk, Tammy Hardy and Tina (Jeff) Carson both of Ravena; two sisters, Mary Taylor and Margaret Clark both of Fort Ann; brother, Richard Foran of Fort Ann; grandchildren, Geoffrey (Elisa), Jason (Jo Jo) and Erika Nunziato, Bryan and Brandon Hardy, Heather and Cory Carson; 4 great-grandchildren; and two dear friends, Gerri Priester Laiacona and Marie Kinley. Esther was predeceased by her brother Joseph (Sonny) Foran.
Funeral services will be held 9 AM Wednesday, April 11th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Burial will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. Contributions in memory of Esther may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 7 Washington Square, Albany, NY 12205.