Obituary of Laura L. Colatosti
RENSSELAER- Laura L. Colatosti, 61, of Rensselaer passed away Monday, November 16, 2020, at Albany Medical Center. Laurie was born September 21, 1959, in Albany, New York, the daughter of departed Armand and Patricia (O’Neil) Colatosti.
Laurie worked for the NYS Dept of Tax and Finance, USPS Encoding Center, and was the bookkeeper for their family’s businesses.
Laurie was a huge believer in community and team sports. She supported the East Greenbush Girls Softball League for over a decade. She was on the board of directors, coached teams, volunteered in the concession stand, as well as helped raise funds to build a new structure for the league that still operates today.
Laurie enjoyed playing bingo, music, and games of all kinds. She adored all children and went out of her way to make everyone feel cherished. She loved traveling to see loved ones play sports, music concerts, and theatrical performances. She was an avid fan of college softball and the Oklahoma Sooners.
Survivors include adopted daughter Shelley (Errol) Hutchinson, sister Linda Colatosti-Anagnostopulos, sister Teresa Caringi, sister in law Suzie (Skinner) Colatosti, cousins Sandy Colatosti, Mary Colatosti, Christopher (Annie) Vroman and lifetime friends Dolores and Joseph DeThomasis.
She was the beloved aunt of Armand (Nicole), Tony (Colleen), Catrina (Alex), Teresa (Kyle), Angelina Caringi, Tatiana and Alexis Anagnostopulos. Great aunt of Schyler, Juliana, Armand Jr, and Kylie.
She was predeceased by her parents and sister Susan Colatosti.
Relatives and friends are invited to her funeral Mass Saturday at 10:30am with calling hours immediately prior 9-10:30am at the St Mary’s Church, East Greenbush. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Laurie’s name to donor’s charity of choice.