OBITUARY

Celeste Pagliocca

January 7, 1924January 15, 2022
Obituary of Celeste Pagliocca
Celeste Pagliocca (nee Cornacchio), 98, of Mount Vernon, NY, passed away peacefully in her sleep, January 15th, 2022. She is survived by daughters Dolores (Rizzetta) and Marie (Mahoney); grandchildren Matthew Rizzetta and Diona Mahoney; greatgrandchildren Viviana, Valentina and Simona Rizzetta. She is predeceased by her husband Angelo; granddaughter Lauren Nicole Rizzetta; siblings Raffaella (Andreana), Amerigo (Ricky) Cornacchio, Rocco Cornacchio and Luigi (Louie) Cornacchio. She was born January 7th, 1924, in Little Falls, NY, before leaving for Monteleone di Puglia, Italy, where she met her husband, Angelo. The two married in Italy in 1950 and then returned to the United States, eventually settling in Mount Vernon, NY. Celeste was an active member of the Mount Vernon community, where she was a devoted parishioner and participant in La Madonna dell’Arco at Our Lady of Victory Church. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren and was adored by friends and family. Her homecooked Italian meals were a staple during the holidays, particularly her stuffed calamari and Christmas cookies, which brought much joy and happiness to those around her. Celeste will be remembered for her sense of humor, her generosity and her love of life and family. Funeral arrangements will be held at 10:30 AM on Wednesday, January 19th at Bennett Funeral Home, Scarsdale, NY.

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