Watervliet – Frances G. (DeCrescenzo) Mazzariello Tracey, 89, passed away peacefully on Thursday April 15, 2021 at The Van Rensselaer Manor. Born in Watervliet, she is the daughter of the late Frank and Enrichetta (Migliore) DeCrescenzo. Frances was the wife of the late John Mazzariello and the late Joseph Tracey.
Frances was a lifelong Watervliet resident and attended the Watervliet Schools. She worked for J. Debeers in Albany as a baseball stitcher for more than 29 years until her retirement in 1986. She would then go on to work as a daycare assistant at the Seton Center for several years. Frances was a member of the Parent-Teacher Association at St. Anthony’s School in Troy where her sons attended and she was also a parishioner of the former Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Watervliet. Family was the most important thing in this world to Frances, nothing made her happier than being surrounded by her family and serving her famous spaghetti and meatball dinners.
Frances is survived by her sons, John (Kathy) Mazzariello and Thomas (The late Denise) Mazzariello; her beloved grandchildren, John (Kelli) Mazzariello, Matthew (Jennifer) Mazzariello, Katie (Kevin) Kilgallon, Thomas Mazzariello, Danielle (Robert) Wattsman, Nicole (Nicholas) Casale and Jessica (Joseph) Lennon. She is also survived by 18 cherished great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Frances was the last surviving sibling of twelve and was predeceased by her brothers; Dan DeCrescenzo, Sam DeCrescenzo, Pat DeCrescenzo, Lou DeCrescenzo, Tony DeCrescenzo and Dominick DeCrescenzo; her sisters, Ann Saccocio, Virginia Berlino, Rose Gregnano, Pauline Lippitt and Mary Keough.
The family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the entire staff of the A1 and B1 units at Van Rensselaer Manor for the wonderful care and compassion shown to their mother throughout her stay.
Those wishing to remember Frances in a special way can make memorial contributions in her name to The Galactosemia Foundation. Click here to donate.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for Frances on Thursday April 22nd at 9:30 am at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 28 State St, in Troy. Burial will follow at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Watervliet. Friends and relatives are invited and may call on Wednesday April 21st from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Parker Bros. Memorial Funeral Home, 2013 Broadway in Watervliet.