Mary Colbello Sorento

Mary (Maria) Colbello Sorento, age 104, passed away February 16, 2013, peacefully with her family at her side following a short illness. She was born August 18, 1908, in Amsterdam, N.Y., the daughter of the late Pelergino and Pasqualina Perlogiano Colbello.

Mary attended schools in Amsterdam and lived in the area most of her life. She worked as a glove maker for Perrella Glove Co. and was last employed with the Grandoe Glove Corp. of Gloversville.

Mary was of the Catholic faith and a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit of Gloversville.

Her loving family includes her dearest daughter-in-law, Frances Sorento of Gloversville; grandchildren, Karen Williams of New Haven, Conn., Kim Paul of Caroga Lake, Kathy Chamberlain (Paul) of Gloversville, eleven great-grandchildren; and nineteen great-great-grandchildren. She also is survived by two nephews, Richard Semprevio (Lynn) and William Mosconi (Fran); several cousins, nieces and nephews, and all her dear friends throughout her life. Her eyes would light up and her spirit would brighten to see her grandchildren, especially Amanda, whom she loved and adored dearly.

She enjoyed cooking for her family, gardening, and doing her word search puzzles. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Peter C. Sorento, in November 1976; they were married July 2, 1927. She was predeceased by one son, Charles Sorento; two sisters, Josie Mosconi and Nicky Semprevio; one granddaughter, Natashia Chaimourtov; and two great-grandchildren, Triston and Kaycee Anderson.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 19, at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Donald Czelusniak officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Church of the Holy Spirit. Spring internment will take place in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown, N.Y. Condolences may be made to the family online at