Amelia A. Adesso(1927 - 2011)

Amelia A. Adesso

Watkins Glen: Amelia A. "Mel" Adesso, age 84, of Watkins Glen, NY passed away on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY.

Friends and family may call from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10am at St. Mary's of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mel was born on October 22, 1927 in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of the late Amedeo and Anna (Carboni) Fraboni. Mel was the director of food service for the Watkins Glen Central School District, she was also a waitress at the former Town House, and had catered. She was very active communicant at St. Mary's of the Lake Church. She was a member of the St. Mary's Guild and was a eucharistic minister serving commune at the hospital, nursing homes, and to the home bond.

Mel is survived by her daughter, Diana (Jim) Hickling of Norwich, NY; her son, Michael (Lisa) Adesso of Clarance Center, NY; grandchildren, Briana and Kaylee Adesso and Nikki and Jessica Lynn; her brother, Amedeo (Kay) Fraboni Jr.; companion, Jeanette Dillenbeck; and several nieces, nephews, and special friends in the community. In addition to her parents, Amedeo and Anna, Mel was predeceased by her husband, Mose Adesso and her sister, Josephine Colunio.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary's of the Lake Church, Po Box 292, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, the Watkins Glen Fire Dept., 201 N. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Friends and family may sign the guestbook at

Funeral Home

Haughey-Wood Funeral Home
119 Fifth Street Watkins Glen, NY 14891
(607) 535-2551

Published in Star-Gazette on Dec. 14, 2011