Scicchitano, Concetta COLONIE Concetta "Connie" Scicchitano, 88, at rest, Saturday, July 5, 2014. Connie was born in Elizabeth, N.J., the daughter of the late Carmelo R. and Mary Louise Alisandrelli Longo. A local resident most of her life, Connie enjoyed various jobs over her work career including; teaching ceramics, housekeeping and child care for various families, whose children she became especially attached to. Connie was also employed with Erie Binders as a binder and screen printer. Connie always said she enjoyed labor and every job she ever had. She also enjoyed dancing, cooking and baking for friends and family. Connie was the beloved mother of Vicki (the late Alan Cook) of Fredericksburg, Va., Mary (Gerry Fuschino) Scicchitano of Schenectady, Teresa (Brandon) Scicchitano-deWaal of Petersburg; loving grandmother of Jeremy and Lindsey Cook and Jason Fuschino; loving great-grandmother of Gavin Fuschino; beloved sister of Carmelo (the late Norma) Longo Jr. of Onchiota, N.Y. and the late Rita (the late Joseph) Spataford; beloved aunt of Jeanna, JoAnn and Guy Spataford, Christopher and Mark Longo, Robin Princiotto and the late Terri Biel. Connie is predeceased by her long time companion Lester Prewitt (2010). She is also survived by special friends and caretakers, Josephine "Pina" DeMarco and Anna and Emerson Kelly and all Community Hospice staff. Calling hours will be held on Wednesday, July 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the DeMarco-Stone Funeral Home, 1605 Helderberg Ave., Rotterdam. A funeral service will be held Thursday, at 11:30 a.m., at the funeral home, followed by burial in Memory Gardens, Colonie. Connie's family wishes to thank the staff of Ellis Hospital, Albany Medical Center, Atria Guilderland Senior Independent Living, Capital Living, Nursing and Rehabilitation Centre, Mohawk and Colonie Ambulance Services; Doctors: Ford, Mirza, Pawlinga, Elizabeth Valentine, Armenia, Kenning, Chandra, Fusella, Gerardus Jameson and Dr. Radovich. Contributions in Connie's name may be made to Community Hospice of Albany, or Colonie EMS, checks payable to CEMSBA, or the Center for Disability Services, or the Northeastern Association of the Blind.
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Schenectady, NY 12306
Published in Albany Times Union from July 7 to July 8, 2014