Official Obituary of

Alicia M. (McLean) Rizzo

February 19, 1969 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Alicia Rizzo Obituary

 Alicia M Rizzo passed away on August 7, 2023 in the comfort of her home surrounded by loving family and friends after a long and hard fought battle with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Alicia was born in Albany on February 19, 1969 to John McLean and Virginia McLean

Alicia retired from the Guilderland Central School District in 2021 after serving as the Principal of Lynnwood Elementary School for 11 years

In addition to her mother and father, she is survived by her children Nolan John (Morgan Maloney) Rizzo, Kennedy Allison (Jeff Taylor) Rizzo and Piper Jameson Rizzo, her sisters Jacquelyn (Greg) Bennett and Jeanette McLean, her grandsons Hayden and Boden Taylor, and many nieces, nephews, and beloved friends.

Alicia was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dennis J Rizzo Jr.

 Alicia was a strong and fearless leader.  Despite having Breast Cancer for over a decade and losing her husband in 2021, she accomplished so much in her career and positively influenced so many - including colleagues, students, friends, and family.  She was unapologetically herself and had a strong love for fashion and accessorizing.  Her co-workers love to share the story of her arriving for her interview for Principal in a full-pink suit. 

Alicia loved her yearly summer vacations to “her happy place”,OBX, with her family and beloved friends The Kaufmans.  She loved cheering on the New York Rangers with her son, Nolan, and weekend shopping and lunch excursions with her daughters, Kennedy and Piper.  She loved singing and dancing with her grandsons, Boden and Hayden.  

 Family and friends are invited and may call on Sunday August 13th, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Wynantskill Funeral Home 294 Whiteview Road, Wynantskill. Funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Monday August 14th,  at Grace Fellowship, 20 Delatour Road, Watervliet. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Colonie.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations in memory of Alicia may be made to METAvivor to support Metastatic Breast Cancer Research, Support and Awareness at www.metavivor.org.  

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August 13, 2023

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Wynantskill Funeral Home
294 Whiteview Road
Wynantskill, NY 12198

Funeral Service
August 14, 2023

10:00 AM
Grace Fellowship
20 Delatour Road
Watervliet, NY 12189


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