February 19, 1942 — March 9, 2019
MECHANICVILLE — Philip A. DiSiena, 77, of Gilbert Street, died peacefully on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Ellis Hospital, following a recent hospitalization.
Born in Mechanicville on Feb. 19, 1942, he was the son of the late Bernard and Mary Ruggiero DiSiena.
Philip was a graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy and also from Albany Business College. After graduation, he followed his father’s occupation in the trades and began as a union bricklayer. He continued in this occupation as a highly skilled self-employed mason. He eventually saw an opportunity for his wife, Nan, and sons to begin a new company specializing in concrete foundations for both residential and commercial construction. This business, named after his wife’s family, Ross Concrete, LLC, continues today as a successful family business.
Philip was a member of the Mechanicville-Stillwater Elks Lodge 1403, Plum Brook Fish and Game Club. In addition, he is currently a longtime member of the Mechanicville Athletic Club. This was an enjoyable opportunity for him to spend time with his lifelong friends from the community.
Philip was happiest spending time with his wife, Nan, children and grandchildren and their extended families, whether it be a gathering for a family dinner or vacations at Lake George and Ogunguit, Maine. Philip and Nan spent their later years traveling and exploring the northeast and didn’t think twice about the destination. It was all about the ride and companionship. He leaves a lifetime of precious memories with those left behind, and they will remain in our hearts forever.
Philip was an avid outdoorsman and had a passion for fly fishing, ice fishing and hunting, sharing this time with his father, brother, sons, grandchildren and close friends. He would return with treasured memories, sharing these experiences throughout his life.
Survivors include his beloved wife of 53 years, Nan Ross DiSiena, whom he married Feb. 12, 1966. He leaves four sons, Dr. Michael (Joan) DiSiena of Lenox, Massachusetts, David (Kristin) DiSiena and Mark DiSiena of Mechanicville and Anthony (Lindsay) DiSiena of Waterford; and one daughter, Dana DiSiena Medina of Wilton. In addition, he leaves his loving grandchildren that referred to him as “Poppy,” Zachary, Brandon, Kaitlyn, Amy, Megan, Matthew, Molly, Ross, Chet and Wade. He leaves a sister, Lucille (Carmen) Bagnoli of Parish, Florida; along with his brothers, John (Diane) DiSiena of Mechanicville and David (Nadine) DiSiena Sr. of Malta; as well as several nieces and nephews and numerous friends.
His parents and youngest brother, Patrick DiSiena, predeceased him.
Calling hours will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at All Saints on the Hudson Church (St. Paul’s), 121 N Main St., Mechanicville.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, at the church.
In lieu of flowers, in keeping with his wishes and love for children, please consider a memorial donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 in memory of Philip A. DiSiena.