Rotterdam- Mary L. Schissler, 91, of Rotterdam, was called to eternal life by the hands of Jesus, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at Albany Medical Center Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born in Albany in 1930 to the late Anthony and Rose (Bellenvina) Pirri; Mary worked tirelessly her entire life. For 25 years she was a valued employee of Walgreen’s and later, with many “second” jobs in between, retired from the Albany Police Department where she was a beloved crossing guard for over 25 years. Mary married her late husband Charles P. Schissler III, in 1956 and was a longtime resident of Albany until his death in 2003, when she then moved to her current home, in Rotterdam, to live with her beloved daughter, Marie and son-in-law Richard. Mary was a loving wife, mother “Ma”, mother-in-law, grandmother “Gram”, and great-grandmother “Grammy”, who devoted her entire life to her “still growing” family. Mary loved her family with all her heart and was a devoted servant to the Lord our God. She woke up every day giving thanks to him and asking to keep them all safe and guide them on their journeys through life. She loved to read, crochet, do puzzles, shop, cook and bake.
Mary is survived by her five children, Charles P. Schissler IV (Darlene), Deborah Oliveri (Frank), Marie Castiglia (Richard), Daniel Schissler (Carolyn), and David Schissler (Cindy), 11 grandchildren, Charles P Schissler V (Jennifer), Richard Castiglia, Jr. (Sara), Anna Greene (Casey), Courtney Usher (Stephen), Shane Schissler (Melinda), Nicholas Castiglia (Ashley), Gena DeFlorio (Nicholas), Daniel Schissler Jr., Krissty Schissler, Ashley Forsythe (David), and Amanda Rorabaugh McIntire, and 8 great-grandchildren, Elijah, Payton, Finnigan, Jacob, Luca, Lillian, Gianna, and Charlie. Mary was predeceased by her brother Frank Pirri. She leaves behind her brothers, Peter Pirri, Salvatore Pirri, Dominick Pirri, Her Sisters, Josephine Roemer, Carmella Passafiume, Tina Brunell, and Phyllis Muscanell (John), and sister-in-law Joan Sichler, as well as many beloved nieces and nephews. Mary is also remembered by her loving friend of over 70 years, Marie Kavanaugh.
Family will receive friends on Tuesday, June 22, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals, Latham Chapel, 181 Troy Schenectady Rd, Watervliet, NY 12189.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at 10:00 am also at Blessed Sacrament Church 607 Central Ave, Albany, NY 12206.
She will be laid to rest at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery.
Messages of condolence may be left at www.NewcomerAlbany.com.