MaryAnn Romano GlenvilleMaryAnn Romano, 90, of Glenville, NY, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Monday June 16th, 2014. MaryAnn was born in Piana di Monte Verna in the province of Caserta, Italy on May 23, 1924; she was a daughter of the late Antonio and Anna (nee: Verdicchio) DeSiato. MaryAnn arrived in the United States after WWII ended to begin a new life after a devastating war in Italy. She met her husband Diamond, whom she married on February 26, 1950. She was a homemaker, tending to the family. She was also a member of St. Joseph Church. Throughout her life, MaryAnn was devoted to her husband, family, friends, faith and Italian culture. She demonstrated a heart-felt caring for others, preparing large Sunday family meals, giving many a hug or a smile, telling a story or a joke to help others learn about the past or raise their spirits. Her kindness and warmth of spirit were appreciated by all. In the late 60s she sponsored two nieces and a nephew to the US from Italy that extended the immediate family and established her as the matriarch. Both MaryAnn and Diamond were snow birders to Arizona where the climate was similar to Italy and perfect for growing olives, lemons and oranges that the family enjoyed receiving in the winter months. She will be deeply missed by family and friends in Scotia, Sun City West and Italy for her positive perspective, joy of life, and tireless devotion to family and faith. MaryAnn was predeceased by husband, Diamond; her brothers, Domenico, Michele, Salvatore, Franchesco, Giovanni; and sisters, Giuseppina, Rosa; and her granddaughter, Gabriella Ann Romano. MaryAnn is survived her son, Peter (Barbara) Romano; grandchildren, Peter Jr. and Regina Romano; and many nieces and nephews. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church, 231 Second St., Scotia, NY. Interment will be in St. Cyril & Method Cemetery, Rotterdam. The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday from 9 until 10 a.m. prior to the Mass at St Joseph's Church. Memorial contributions may be made to a
in MaryAnn's memory. Arrangements are entrusted to The White Funeral Home, 264 N. Ballston Ave., Scotia. To express condolences visit www.sbfuneralhome.com. -
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Published in The Daily Gazette Co. on June 19, 2014