Anna Martiniano, 94,of Wakefield, RI and formerly of Schenectady and Clifton Park, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 10, 2021 surrounded by her loving family.
Born on October 29, 1926 in Giovinazzo, Italy, she was the daughter of Francesco and Anna Palmiotto. She immigrated to America at the age of 10. She graduated from Mont Pleasant High School. Her secretarial career included working for the General Electric Company and the Schenectady City School District.
She married Armando P. Martiniano on July 23, 1949 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. He predeceased her on October 1, 2005.
Ann's hobbies included quilting, sewing, crocheting and watercolor painting. She was active in church and community organizations. She was a founder and first President of the LaCasa Senior Housing Tenants Association.
Besides her parents and husband, she is also predeceased by her brother, Joseph Palmiotto. She is survived by her children, Vincent (Diane) Martiniano of Guilderland, NY, Lawrence (Roberta) Martiniano of Winter Haven, FL, Anita (Timothy) Mott of Clifton Park, NY, and Christina (William) Craig of Wakefield, RI. Also her grandchildren, Katie (Anthony) Caccamo, Debra Marie Martiniano, Stacey (Christopher MacEwen) Martiniano, Mark (Heidi) Martiniano, Christopher (Jamie) Mott, Eric (Katy) Mott, Julia (Frederick) Crudale and Peter (Allie Smith) Craig. Her great grandchildren are Lily and Anna Caccamo, Abby and Olivia MacEwen, Jackie and Emily Martiniano, Mollie and Frankie Mott, and Riley Crudale. She was the beloved Aunt Annie to dozens of nieces and nephews.
Her deep faith sustained her throughout life and especially in the final days. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by her beloved nephew, Rev. Thomas Holmes, assisted by Deacon Rit DiCaprio at St. Edward the Confessor Church in Clifton Park on Friday, July 16 at 11:00 am.
Calling hours will be held at the Gordon C. Emerick Funeral Home, 1550 Route 9, Clifton Park, NY on Thursday, July 15 from 5 to 7 pm. Burial will follow the funeral Mass in St. Joseph's Cemetery in Schenectady.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Elderwood of Scallop Shell nursing facility for their compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Catholic Charities, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, Hope Hospice or a charity close to yourheart.
Published by Southern Rhode Island Newspapers from Jul. 9 to Jul. 16, 2021.