Anna K. (Spock) Scalzo, 94, peacefully passed away at her home
surrounded by her loving family, March 24, 2018. She was born in
Massena, N.Y. and was predeceased by her parents, Stephan and Rosa (Niedwicz)
Spock. Mrs. Scalzo was a N.Y.S. licensed registered nurse,
graduating from St. Peter's School of Nursing in 1945 and attended
Russell Sage College where she received her school nurse teacher
certification. Mrs. Scalzo was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church
in Ravena; a member of the St. Peter's Hospital School of Nursing
Alumnae Association, Albany Council of Catholic Nurses, Mother
McAuley Council Columbiettes, Unitas VFW Post 9594 Ladies Auxiliary,
and a member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry. She spent the majority of
her nursing profession working at St. Peter's Hospital in Albany and
retired from the Albany County Department of Health in 1984.
predeceased by her husband, Frank W. Scalzo; they lived and raised
their family in Ravena for 71 years. They enjoyed most happiness
with their family and took great pleasure in train-tripping
throughout the country. Anna was a devoted mother, grandmother, and
great-grandmother who kept family traditions and customs alive
through the generations. She was predeceased by her siblings Rose
Bradley, Mary Payment, Andrew Spock and Michael Spock.
She is survived
by her devoted children, daughter Francine and sons, Michael (Karen)
and Frank (Darri); and beloved grandchildren, Alessandra, Ayndrea,
Sarah, Rachel, Dylan, Katherine, and Natalie; and dearly loved
great-granddaughter Piper. She is also survived by her loving
sister, Adelaide Spock; devoted sister-in law, Mary Ann Clouse
McCarville; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Thank you to
Reverend Father Scott VanDerveer, Pastor of St. Patrick's Church and
members of St. Patrick's ministry who faithfully visited, especially
Jackie Lynch who was a good friend and constant support to Anna and
her family. Further thanks to Dr. Theresa Sirico and her staff,
Community Hospice, Eddy VNA Palliative Care and AIM nurses. A
special thank you to her devoted caregivers Fatima, Erica, Dawn,
Denise, Sheila, Jada, Jannie, Jessalyn, Veronica, and Rebecca.
There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be
celebrated at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Ravena, Tuesday,
March 27. Entombment will follow in St. Patrick's Mausoleum,
Coeymans. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Anna may be
The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Northeast New York, 3 Washington
Square, Albany, NY, 12205.