Romolo A. Romano, 92, passed away peacefully Monday, July 3rd
Born at home in Watervliet on November 1, 1930 the family later moved to Troy. He graduated from LaSalle Institute in Troy class of '48, and attended Siena College.
He was married to Adelaide (Addie) Romano for over 70 years. Father to Joanne Romano McCarthy and predeceased by his son, Robert Romano. Grandfather to Sean (Amy) Looby, Matthew Looby, Meghan Straight and Emily (Eric) Bergdoll. Great Grandfather to Jack, Quinn, Samantha, Aaron, Conor, Reese and Ryder.
He was the son of Pasquale and Carmel Romano. Brother to Roger (Adriene), Ronald (Rose) and predeceased by his sister Rina (William) Romano Matthews. He is survived by many nieces and nephews who he loved dearly.
He joined the Army Corp of Engineers during the Korean War in 1952. Before being deployed, he married his wife of 70 years, Adelaide Creech, in Missouri with only his fellow soldiers in attendance. After a short honeymoon, he went off to war and Addie returned to Troy.
They settled in Troy where he built the family home and raised his family. He owned a business in Albany, Peter McCabe Inc., selling building supplies for over 20 years and was always proud of having supplied many of the materials used to build the Empire State Plaza in Albany. After closing that business, he went to work for Grimm Building Materials Company in Green Island. He and his wife opened Addie's Hallmark store in 1975 and operated it until their retirement. Addie's Hallmark was the only Hallmark Gold Crown store in Rensselaer County. He enjoyed traveling, having gone to Italy twice and drove across the country more than once with his wife. He visited Hawaii and Australia and brought his family on many vacations. He is remembered fondly for his kindness, generosity and sense of humor.
The family would like to thank the staff of Van Rensselaer Manor for the compassionate care they gave him and their sensitivity to the needs of his family. Family and friends are invited and may call from 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Friday July 7, 2023 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy. Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 am at church. Burial with military honors St. Mary’s Cemetery, Troy. Please visit www.mcloughlinmason.com