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“Gina I was so happy to see you after so many years. I love you. I googled your name just now. I'm crying. You are in a place of peace. I so hated the...Read More »
1 of 14 | Posted by: Cecilia Audi - Myrtle Beach, SC

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in this time of grief. ”
2 of 14 | Posted by: Marjorie Byrnes - Schenectady, NY

“Marco & Dina,I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. God Bless,Nicole, Mark & Sydney ”
3 of 14 | Posted by: Nicole McClaine

“Nate, Irene & Family,We are so sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our hearts and prayers. May your memories bring you peace and comfort. ”
4 of 14 | Posted by: Jim & Lorie Capobianco - NY

“Dear Irene and family,My thoughts and prayers to all on the loss of your mother.Tammy Jewell ”
5 of 14 | Posted by: Tammy Jewell - Rotterdam, NY

“Irene and family so sorry to hear about your mom passing, you are in my thoughts and prayers..... ”
6 of 14 | Posted by: Maria Di Meo - Rotterdam, NY

“Marco &a Dina, Donna & I would like to extend our condolences for the loss of your mother, please pass the same to your father and family. ”
7 of 14 | Posted by: Renato Cellupica - Bonita springs, FL

“Irene e FamigliaAppresa la triste notizia della scomparsa della tua cara mamma, invio le mie piu' sentite condoglianze a te e famiglia.Tommaso Viva ”
8 of 14 | Posted by: Tommaso Viva - Schenectady, NY

“Marco & Dina,We are sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. May your memories bring you peace and comfort, durning this very difficult time.With...Read More »
9 of 14 | Posted by: Gretchen Smith - Altamont, NY

“Irene,Bob,and FammilyOur hearts go out to you and all your family. So sorry to hear of Gina's passing. She was a cute little lady who had a beautiful...Read More »
10 of 14 | Posted by: June Kmonk - Amstrdam, NY

“In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always. ”
11 of 14 | Posted by: Virginia & Tom Clampett - NY

“We remember Gina for her smile, warm personality and hard work especially at the pizza fritta booth at the St.Anthony Festa. We are sure she will be...Read More »
12 of 14 | Posted by: Anne and Enzo Pantano - NY

“Natalino,Irene, Marco and family,We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Gina was such a wonderful person. We will always remember her smile and...Read More »
13 of 14 | Posted by: Mary Ann & Joe Gizzi - FL

“Marco & Dina,Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your lossour thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.Peace,...Read More »
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SCHENECTADY – Gina Benacquista Gizzi, 71, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, December 30, 2016.
Gina was born in Fontechiari, Frosinone, Italy on November 23, 1945 a daughter of the late Attilio and Rosa Gizzi Benacquista. She married her husband Natalino on August 12, 1967 and together they immigrated to America in September 1973. Gina worked for Ursula of Switzerland, where she learned the trade of a master seamstress. She was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother. She cherished her family very much especially her two grandchildren Michael and Joseph, who were the apple of her eyes. Gina was kind, loving, generous and humble a woman of faith who always put others first. She was a devoted communicant of St. Anthony's Church; part of Sr. Maria Rosa's Kitchen Crew and an annual Feasta worker.
The Gizzi Family would like to thank mom's favorite physicians, Dr. Cindy Chan and Dr. Heidi Vanbellingham. We also, want to thank the entire staff of Capital Living for their wonderful care during her rehabilitation for her ankle injury.
Gina is survived by her beloved husband of 49 years, Natalino Gizzi; devoted and loving children, Irene (Bob) McQueen, and Marco (Dina) Gizzi; adoring grandsons, Michael McQueen and Joseph McQueen, all of Schenectady; loving sisters and brothers, Pierina Gizzi and Lina Longo, of France; Americo Benacquista and Antonio Benacquista of Italy; many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 6, 2017 at 10am at St. Anthony's Church, Seward Place. Entombment will follow in Most Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Niskayuna.
In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a memorial contribution to either St. Anthony's Church; American Heart Assoc. 4 Atrium Dr. Albany, NY 12205 or the American Diabetes Assoc, Pine West Plaza, Bldg 2, Washington Ave Ext., Albany, NY 12205.