Charles Buongiorno


Sadly, Nancy Clemente's father recently passed away after many months of battling a host of medical issues. A devoted father to Nancy, one of his greatest joys was realized when his youngest daughter beat the cancer that had inflicted itself upon her years ago. He was passionate about supporting her commitment to continue the fight for others, and so in lieu of cards and flowers, the family is encouraging donations to the Nancy B. Clemente Beat Cancer Fund in his memory.  Nancy, her mother Maragret, and her sisters Judy and Sandy thank everyone who generously donated to the Fund in his name.


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ALBANY - Carlo D. “Charles” Buongiorno, 86, died Monday, January 23, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Brooklyn, NY he was the son of the late James and Alexandrina (Lanza) Buongiorno. Mr. Buongiorno was a Navy Veteran of WWII, proudly serving aboard the USS Winooski. He came to the Albany area in 1946. He was the owner of M & B Plumbing and Heating Company until retiring in 1994. He was a communicant of St. James Church, a former member of the Albany Licensed Plumbers Association and founding member of the Italian American Community Center. He was an avid NY Giants fan. In later years, he enjoyed golfing and walking the mall with friends.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Margaret (Dougherty) Buongiorno; their daughters, Judy (Robert) Ellison of Providence, RI, Sandra (Stephen) Anderson of Albany, Nancy (Thomas) Clemente of Brunswick; six grandchildren; Dorie, Brian, Kyle, Nicholas, David and Daniel; two great-grandchildren, Ciaran and Neive; his brother, Frank (Thelma) Buongiorno of Sarasota, FL; and his sister Angela (late Frank) Riccardelli of Dumont, NJ; also survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Peter and Vincent Buongiorno.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 9:30 am in St. Francis of Assisi Parish (formerly St. James Church). Relatives and friends are invited and may also call at the Daniel Keenan Funeral Home, Inc., 490 Delaware Ave. Friday, January 27, 2012 from 4-8 pm. In lieu of flowers those who wish may send donations to the Nancy B. Clemente Beat Cancer Fund, c/o Northeast Health Foundation, 2224 Burdett Ave. Troy, NY 12180, or Capital City Rescue Mission, 259 South Pearl St., Albany, NY 12202, or a favorite charity. Interment will follow the Mass in Calvary Cemetery.

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