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The Telegram
  • Olga B. Brandano

  • Olga B. Brandano, age 91, of 59 W. Main St., Mohawk, and Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Cumming, Ga.

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  • Olga B. Brandano, age 91, of 59 W. Main St., Mohawk, and Deerfield Beach, Fla., passed away on Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Cumming, Ga.
    She was the daughter of Louis and Gertrude (Staley) Binder, and graduated from Ilion High School and Albany School of Nursing. On Dec, 7, 1945, she was married to Benny Brandano, of Herkimer. Olga graduated from Utica School of Cosmetology and owned and operated Olga's Beauty Salon for several years. At one time, she organized charity drives for Multiple Sclerosis in Mohawk. She was a member of the Blessed Sacrament Church and the Rosary Society. Mrs. Brandano was active in the Mohawk PTA and the Mohawk American Legion Auxiliary. Olga was known for her cooking and loved to entertain her family and friends, especially at her summer home on Canadarago Lake.
    Survivors include her husband, Benny; her children, John Brandano and his wife, Peggy, of Parkland, Fla., Susan Donnell and her husband, Michael, of Hilton Head Island, S.C., Edward Brandano, of Herkimer, Patrick Brandano and his wife, Mary, of Deerfield Beach, Fla., and Mary Anne, ‘Mimi,’ Kaszycki and her husband, Peter, of Alpharetta, Ga.; fifteen grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    She was predeceased by her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Brandano (Edward); her sister, Martha Morris; and her stepsister, Mary Benedetto.
    Friends and relatives are invited to attend Olga's funeral service on Friday, July 19, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Church of the Annunciation, West Street, Ilion, where Father Paul Catena, assisted by Deacon James Bower, will celebrate a Memorial Mass. Interment will be in Mohawk Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of your choice.
    Anyone wishing to share a memory of Olga, or add to her online memorial, may go to www.applegateandday.com on the Internet.
    The Brandano family entrusted all Olga's arrangements and supervision to Funeral Director Don Applegate of Applegate-Day & Enea Family Funeral Home.
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