Elizabeth Azzato

Passed away on August 1, 2012

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Elizabeth Azzato, 96, of Great Kills, a dedicated homemaker remembered for her joyful spirit, died Wednesday in Golden Gate Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Meiers Corners.

Born Elizabeth DiCanio in Boston, Mass., she moved to Brooklyn in the 1940s, where she was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church. She settled in Great Kills in 1987.

Mrs. Azzato enjoyed spending time with her family. She was constantly around her grandchildren, who were very important to her. She loved to laugh and loved making others laugh too, her family said.

A gifted cook, she made memorable lasagna, homemade manicotti and stuffed veal.

"No one could beat her cooking," said her son, Frank.

Mrs. Azzato was a parishioner of St. Clare's R.C. Church, Great Kills.

Her husband of more than 30 years, Frank, died in 1973.

Surviving, along with her son, Frank, are her sister, Marie Horn; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.

The funeral will be Friday from the Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills, with a mass at 11 a.m. in St. Clare's Church. Burial will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Wyandanch.


  • Funeral Service Friday, August 3, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2012
  • Visitation Friday, August 3, 2012

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Donna Blansett

June 7, 2013

Aunt Liz, The time I spent with you, Uncle Frank, and Frankie boy were the best times of my childhood. You were always like a mother to me and my favorite aunt. I love you and will miss you always!! Love, Donna Elizabeth

Joseph DiCanio

August 15, 2012

Our deepest sympathy. God rest Aunt Elizabeth. Condolences Frank and Family.
Love, Joe DiCanio and Family

August 14, 2012

I have such fond memories of you. We would love when you and Uncle Frank would visit us for the weekend, we laughed all the time. You were such a joy to be around. I still have the roasting pan you gave me and we still lovingly refer to the pan as "Aunt Elizabeth". May you rest in peace. My sincere thoughts to you Frankie, I am so very sorry for your loss. I loved your family very much.

Karen DiCanio MacAller

edwina ciardullo

August 14, 2012

May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.