William F. Grande, 84, of Victory Way passed away peacefully on Friday Oct. 18, 2019 at the Schdy Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing. He was born in Albany, NY on Oct. 5, 1935 and was the son of the late Francis and Angelina Pascarelli Grande. He was a graduate of Vincentian High School in a Albany and had attended Siena College. Bill had been a sales executive for the former Graves and Rogers Liquor Dist.in Albany for many years. Following this, he had worked in the Auto industry working for various dealerships in the Capital District. He was blessed with the great friendships of Marvin Myers, Betty Kunkle and Stacey Yattaw, as well as Joe Fuda and the late Tony Donovan and Michael Verdile, whom he spent much time with at the former Donovan’s Restaurant in Clifton Park. It was his joy to work with his friends at Victory Way. He was active in Harness racing with Twin G Stables in New England. He summered on Nantasket Beach in Hull, MA. He had such fond memories and the time spent with the Babe Ruth Baseball League in Colonie.
He was the devoted father of four, which he shared with the late Grace K. Towey McMahon. Robert G. Grande of MA, Christine M. (John) Shea of Corinth, NY, Laurie A. (Donald) Foglia and Linda J. Grande both of Clifton Park, NY; cherished grandfather of Justin Lansley, John “JT” (Carrie) Shea, Matthew Shea, Michael Gioeni, Taylor Gioeni and Christopher Grande; also survived by 3 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins, and his much loved canine companion, “Griffin”.
Funeral will be held on Friday Oct. 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm in the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Rt. 9 Clifton Park, NY 12065.
Calling hours will be from 1-3 pm Friday.
A private burial service will be held St. Agnes Cemetery, Menands, NY.