Mary Llewella Fasoldt , VRHS Class of 1966

Mary Llewella Fasoldt passed away on Wednesday, July 6, 2022, after a short and very courageous journey with pancreatic cancer. She was born on June 11, 1948, the middle child of the late Ernest Charles and Frances L. Fasoldt and was a lifelong resident of Rensselaer and environs.

She leaves behind her brother, Paul Fasoldt (Candy) of Rensselaer and their children, David (Elissa) Josse and Danielle (Jack) Witaszek; and her sister, Nancy Restifo (Salvatore) of Valatie, and their children, beloved niece, Sarah Restifo Hansen (Chris) of Kingston and cherished nephew, Alexander Restifo (Patty) of Brooksville, Fla. She was the adored great-auntie to Brynn and Kurt Hansen. She is also survived by Dolores Fasoldt; her half-brothers, Ernest C. Fasoldt (Derya) and his daughter, Asya of South Korea, and William J. Fasoldt (Lisa) and his children, Samantha, Andrew and Benjamin of Massachusetts; stepbrother, Richard Kemner (Katherine Cholakis); stepsister, Janet Rhodes (Doug) of Cuba, N.Y.; and many dear friends and neighbors.

Mary's career spanned 35 years in service to New York State, most notably as a legislative secretary to Governor Mario M. Cuomo and as legislative liaison to the N.Y.S. Department of Motor Vehicles. After retirement, Mary pursued her love of travel, especially to her best-loved city, San Francisco. Anyone who loved Mary would know that her favorite things were classical music, R.P.I. hockey, the color yellow, and ducks! Mary was the epitome of elegance and fine manners and, at the same time, ruthlessly funny. Her grace and good humor will be sorely missed.

Mary's celebration of life, love, and kindness was held on Monday, July 18, in the Hope Lutheran Church, Defreestville (Troy. While Mary requested that friends and relatives not eulogize her at the memorial, if you would like to send a written remembrance to be included in an album for the family, please email it to Marilyn Dyer at . Mary asked that any donations in her memory be made in honor of her nephew, retired Sgt. 1st Class Alexander Restifo, who was wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom, via the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, 2361 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY, 10306 or at

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