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Thomas E. Albanese

August 13, 1953 ~ March 1, 2024 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Thomas Albanese Obituary

Thomas E. Albanese, 70, New Brighton

Tom Albanese, a lifelong New Brighton Lion, passed away peacefully on March 1, 2024 at Allegheny General Hospital surrounded by his family.  As a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, friend and pap, he has left his mark on everyone he has met.

Born on August 13, 1953, in New Brighton, he is the son of Tom and Joan (Cornelius) Albanese.  Tom dedicated 35 years as a devoted public servant, committed to the betterment of New Brighton Borough.  He served on New Brighton Borough Council for 27 years after his appointment in September 1989, with many years as Council President, and most recently for 8 years as the Mayor of New Brighton.  As Mayor, he was the proud recipient of the Governor’s Awards for Local Government Excellence for Intergovernmental Cooperation in April 2019. Tom worked for A.K. Nahas Furniture and Appliance and was a member of the New Brighton Eagles Aerie 1432, the New Brighton American Legion Post 19, and the New Brighton Croatian Club.  An avid football and basketball fan, Tom was always cheering for the Pittsburgh Panthers, Penn State Nittany Lions, or watching the Pittsburgh Steelers with his friends at Wooley Bullys or the Eagles.

In addition to his parents, Tom is survived by his loving wife of 47 years Anita (Malagise) Albanese, son Tommy (Stacey) Albanese, brother John Albanese, sister-in-law Kathy Benson, brother-in-law and sister–in-law Greg and Phyllis Fazio, nephews Bryan (Amy) Fazio and Michael Albanese, nieces Shelley Fazio and Sundi Fazio, numerous cousins, long time friend Frank Purrachio, and his best bud, his grandson, Nico Albanese.

He is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Earl & Marguerite Cornelius, his paternal grandparents, Lorenzo & Theresa Albanese, his mother and father-in-law, John and Josephine Malagise, and his brother-in-law Ron Benson.

The family would like to thank Dr. Hassan Shakeel and the MICU staff at Allegheny General Hospital for their care and compassion.

Friends and family will be received on Wednesday from 12:00 Noon to 3:00 PM and 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the J&J Spratt Funeral Home, 1612 3rd Ave, New Brighton, and Thursday from 10:00 am until time of service at 11:00 AM at Life Family Church, 1810 Valley Avenue, with Pastor Sam DeMarco officiating.

As Tom would say “Turn the page.  This is the beginning of the next chapter”

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
March 6, 2024

12:00 PM to 3:00 PM
J&J Spratt Funeral Home
1612 Third Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066

Visitation
Wednesday
March 6, 2024

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
J&J Spratt Funeral Home
1612 Third Ave.
New Brighton, PA 15066

Funeral Service
Thursday
March 7, 2024

11:00 AM
Life Family Church
Valley Ave
New Brighton, PA 15066

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