POUGHKEEPSIE - Madeline A. Belloni, 93, passed away on September 19, 2012 at her home in the city of Poughkeepsie, NY. Madeline was born on November 15,1918 in Oneonta, NY, to Angelo and Maria Amatuccio. She is predeceased by them and nine of her ten siblings; Frank, Michael, Tony and Angelo Amatuccio, Jr., Rose Espisito, Mary Thorne, Mildred Vanacore, Betty Spencer and Theresa Spencer. Her sister, Margaret Rammie of Indian Trail, NC, survives Madeline. Madeline is predeceased by her husband of twenty-five years, Mario Belloni, who died on August 26, 2011. Madeline is survived by her two children, son, Gregory Lauria of Pleasant Valley, NY and daughter, Sandra J. Lauria of Poughkeepsie, N Y; granddaughter, Lisa Lauria-Markle and husband Donald Markle of Lake Katrine, NY; two great-grandsons, Gregory Thompson and Cody Ploss; and numerous nieces and nephews. Madeline was an active businesswoman, owning and operating the Hollywood Tavern/Restaurant on Washington St., and Pizza Land on Main St. with her husband, Frank Lauria. In 1966 she moved her family and business to Jacksonville, FL where she later acquired and ran three self-service laundromats. Madeline returned to Poughkeepsie in late 1970 where she was then employed by Vassar College as a dining room supervisor until she retired in 1982. Madeline was an avid bowler and NY State Women's Bowling League champion. She was a thirty year member of the Italian Center, a member of the Leisure Time Dancers, and a long-time member of the Town of Poughkeepsie Seniors Club 62. She had a life-long love of dancing and after retirement enjoyed international and domestic travel. Her only regret was never seeing China. She especially cherished playing cards with her friends and taking casino trips with her sister-in-law and buddy, Frida. Madeline was blessed to remain socially active until very near the end of her life.
Visitation will be Sunday September 23, 2012 2-5 PM at the Wm. G. Miller & Son F.H., Inc., 371 Hooker Avenue, Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12603. Services will be at 5 PM in the funeral home. Entombment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Dutchess Hospice, whose assistance allowed Madeline's to remain at home, and to Feed the Children, an organization that Madeline has supported for many years. If you wish to send an online condolence please visit our website at www.wmgmillerfuneralhome.com