Devoted Wife, Loving Mother, Adoring Mimi
Mrs. Stella Crisara, 93, of Woodbury, passed away on Friday, January 15, 2021, in the loving presence of her children.
Stella was born in Allison, Pa on October 29, 1927, daughter of the late Ralph and Catherine Capaldo. She married Robert P. Crisara on June 10, 1950 and they enjoyed 65 loving years together until his death in 2016.
Stella treasured time spent with her family and friends. Her three children were blessed with an amazing mother and her grandchildren were lucky to spend an incredible amount of time with their Mimi as they were growing up.
She worked for almost 30 years at the Irvington High School, Irvington, New York where she resided for 48 years. Her love of children and the ability to mentor teachers and staff were the gifts she gave those she worked with and befriended during those years.
Stella always had many friends in her life. She thought of others first, was a wonderful confidante and loved to have a good time. Her smile was radiant and invited people to closeness with her. She cherished and valued the people in her life.
Stella will be missed everyday but her memory lives on in her children, her grandchildren and those who loved her.
Surviving Stella are her three children, Stephanie and her husband John Katerenchuk of Lititz, Pa, Peter and his wife Deborah (FioRito) of Irvington, NY and Nina and her husband Joseph Walsh of Middlebury, Conn. She also leaves six grandchildren- Kristen Crisara Peri (Jon), Andrew and Peter Crisara, and Eric, Jack and Steven Walsh along with two step grandchildren, Troy and Matthew Katerenchuk.
A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Teresa of Avila Church in Woodbury on Tuesday, January 19 at 11:00 am for immediate family only. Burial will be private at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38015 or to RVNA Health Hospice, 27 Governor Street, Ridgefield, CT.
Published by River Journal from Jan. 19 to Jan. 20, 2021.