Anna Scamardella
FUNERAL HOME
Matthew Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc
2508 Victory Blvd
Staten Island, NY
Co-founder of Matthew Funeral Home, 'opera buff, accomplished singer & the voice of St. Teresa's Church,' great-grandmother, 96 Anna (nee Remicci) Scamardella, age 96, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2021, at home, after a lengthy illness. She was the beloved wife of Matteo (1999) for 52 years. She was the loving mother of son Matthew (wife Kathleen), Robert ( wife Gail), John ( wife Vivian) and Mark ( wife Karen). She was the beloved grandmother of Matthew Scamardella Jr.,Lisa Fitzgibbons, Leslie Kasegrande, Robert Scamardella Jr., John Scamardella Jr., Joanna Mungo, Michael Scamardella, Elizabeth Scamardella and Mark Scamardella Jr. and she was the beloved great grandmother to 14 great grandchildren. Anna was born and raised in the little Italy section of lower Manhattan. She moved to Staten Island in 1947 after her marriage to Matteo. Originally residing in Sunnyside, she and her husband started the Matthew Funeral Home in Willowbrook in 1967. Anna became one of the earliest Staten Island women to become a licensed Funeral Director and she worked for many years in the funeral business which has become one of the leading such establishments on Staten Island. Before retiring in 1990. Anna moved to New Jersey in 1986, but returned to her beloved Staten Island in 2014. Anna was an accomplished singer and for many years was the voice heard at weddings and funerals at St. Teresa's Church in Castleton Corners. She was an ardent lover of the opera. After her retirement, Anna and her husband Matteo enjoyed traveling and were especially fond of their trips back to Anna's hometown in Blufi, Italy. That town had great significance for both Anna and Matteo. Matteo was a medic in General Patton's Third Army and he was involved in the invasion of Sicily in 1943 during Word War II. When Matteo, who could speak Italian, entered Blufi during the invasion, some local town folk implored him to write to their family in N.Y. and advise the family that their Italian relatives were safe and not harmed during the invasion fighting. Matthew did so and those New York relatives were Anna's family. Anna wrote back to the "American soldier" to thank him for his kindness and Anna and Matteo thereafter began to exchange letters and photos. After Matteo's discharge in 1945, he went to visit Anna and they struck up a relationship and married 2 years later. In addition to traveling and enjoying the opera, Anna relished her workout trips to the YMCA, watching the New York Yankees and spending time with her large family. After Matteo's death in 1999, Anna then met and spent many years in the company of widower Hugo Tomaini. Hugo died in 2018. More recently, Anna suffered from Alzheimer's disease and she spent her final years back on Staten Island, at home, surrounded by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation. Funeral from the Matthew Funeral Home, Inc., 2508 Victory Boulevard, on Tuesday, departing at 10:00 am. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Teresa's R.C. Church at 10:45 am. Interment to follow in Moravian Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to visit on Sunday, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, and on Monday, from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Matthew Funeral Home 2508 Victory Blvd. Staten Island NY 10314 (718) 761-5544
Published by Staten Island Advance from Nov. 12 to Nov. 14, 2021.
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Very sincere condolences on the loss of your mom Bob to you and your family, we will remember her in our prayers. Your good friends John & Donna Goffredo Winter Haven Fla.
John& DONNA GOFFREDO
November 24, 2021
My deepest sympathy to the Scamardella family.
Patrick J Martinetti, Jr.
November 22, 2021
so sorry to hear about Anna's passing ...we will miss her at Joseph Ashley Salon ,,,she always had a story for us and always made us laugh . may she rest in peace
MARIE DESIDERATO
November 22, 2021
Resting in peace now. A very long and full life of 96 years.
Viola Gavvuna
November 21, 2021
To Matthew, I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom! Having know your Dad through the VFW, I´m very sure that she and he were incredible parents! May she now Rest In Peace with him forever! Thank you also for your exceptional service that your company has provided to our family during our loss and pain that we suffered! Blessings to your family!
Erling Salvesen
November 18, 2021
Our deepest sympathies for your loss, she was a fantastic lady and trailblazer for all. She will remember in the prayers of the Foote/Evans family.
Cheryl Evans
Friend
November 16, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the Scamardella Family. We shall always remember Anne´s graciousness and welcoming smile. We remember those lovely times at the beach and know how much fun our parents had at the famous Olympics she held. May your memories bring you comfort and know she will always be in our hearts.
Nina & John Bucchere
November 15, 2021
Our sincere condolences to the Scamardella Family.
Frank and Patricia Cecero
Other
November 15, 2021
I remember Ann from my childhood. She always had a smile and I loved to hear her sing and remember her singing in church. I worked for Teleport Communications Group in Travis at the Teleport and she came there a few times when they offered teleconferencing overseas at Christmas. When I saw her we were able to talk of our families and fun times together so very long ago. My condolences to Mattie, Bobby, Johnny and Mark and the rest of your family. I will remember her in my prayers. Love, Marie Cicatello Cacioppo
Marie Cacioppo
Friend
November 14, 2021
Sincere condolences on the death of your loving mother, Anna! Her love story with your dad is so similar to mine. I met Benedetto Ibenny) on a blind date. was in the Air Force on leave & My high schol friend, Rosemary Galante Maniscalco called me and asked if I'd like to go on a date with them and Benny since he was home on leave. I was so impressed by him. He went away and weeks later I received a lteer from him and that was the begining of a beautiful friendship. Four years of writing back and forth we fell in love. After the Service he got a job in Con Edison and worked there for 27 years until he passed away at 49. Of course me and my tw sons were heartbroken. Matthew Funeral Home, Matthew and John helped us out so much with their love and compassion. Thank You again for the memories. I am 79 years old now and live in NJ with my son, Anthony, My son, Joseph, works for Con Edison as long as my husband did, 27 years. Gods Blessings to you and your family. You are Family to me and mine. Respectfully, Providence (Provie), Anthony & Joseph Monasseri. May your loving Mom Rest In Peace In God's Beautiful King In Heaven.
Providence Monasseri & Family
November 14, 2021
I had the pleasure of being in you parents company a few times before your dad passed away. I was in your moms company in Fl. & Staten Island many times, and made your moms movie "Avanti" on VHS. She loved that movie. I know she had a wonderful friendship with my parents, George & Joyce Russel. I was also in her company a few times with Emma Nichol. I know they were friends for over 50 years. I am so sorry, and remember your mom with great fondness.
Janice Russel
Friend
November 13, 2021
Rest in peace dear Ann. Our condolences to the entire Scamardella family. Ann sang at our wedding and she graciously lent me her lovely wedding gown. What wonderful memories we have. Also condolences from the family of Gene and Elizabeth Schiappacasse and the family of Steve and Emily Holowitz.
Marie and Don Rydell
November 13, 2021
Love, Ellen, Troy, Stanley and Austin
Ellen Long Stilwell
November 13, 2021
Matt, John, Mark, and the entire Scamardella family, I'm sorry for your loss, please accept my condolences. I remember your mom like it was yesterday even though it was forty years ago when I worked at the funeral home. Brian Rizzo
Brian Rizzo
November 12, 2021
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