×

David T. Ferguson Funeral Home

20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY

OBITUARY

Cecilia R. Mosca

May 11, 1938November 22, 2019
Play Tribute Movie

Mosca, Cecilia Rose Cecilia Rose Mosca, age 81, died at her home on the morning of Friday November 22, 2019 surrounded by her three dear daughters, who were her constant companions, advocates, and caregivers during the final weeks of her life. Born in Brooklyn May 11, 1938, she was the only child of Rafael (Ralph) Estrada and Francesca (Frances) Cannistraci. She always had fond memories of her maternal grandmother, Rosaria (Oliveri) Cannistraci, who helped raise her. Cecilia was a good mother and a kind, generous, and loving person always ready to help family and friends in any way she could. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 41 years, Robert M. Mosca. Survivors include her daughters Denise Mosca; Dawn (Paul) Heisig, Averill Park NY; Dina (Joseph) Hoffman, Greenwood Lake NY; and son Joseph Mosca, Bronx NY . She is also survived by her grandchildren that she adored: Steven, Peter (Emily), Scott, Adam, David, Joseph (Jazmine), Philip, Anita, and Robert as well as ten great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and several cousins and numerous nieces and nephews. Lastly, she is survived by Peter Izzo, her dear brother-in-law. She worked for the Little Sisters of the Poor Nursing Home in the Bronx from 1965-1998 as a nursing assistant, where she took pride in caring for the residents, and as a therapy aide in the rehab department (her favorite position) where she assisted the physical and occupational therapists. She also worked as a chiropractor assistant for Dr. Rick Martino from 1987-1998, and after the passing of her husband, as a teacher’s assistant at English Rose Day School from 2005 to 2016 where she forged some lasting friendships. Cecilia could also be seen working at the polls on election days. She most enjoyed hosting holiday meals, sitting around the table playing cards or games, joking with her family or enjoying a “nice” cup of coffee. Most nights she could be found relaxing in front of the TV with her dachshund Beverly snuggled up next to her. She enjoyed going to theater performances of her grandson David, time at the senior center, bus trips as far away as Myrtle Beach, and doing word-search puzzles. She also enjoyed listening to music from the 1950s as well as country music. She was a parishioner of St. Mary’s Church in Washingtonvillle. The Family would like to extend many thanks to the family and friends who provided their loving support throughout Cecilia’s illness. Special thanks to the staff of Hospice, especially her nurse Elizabeth as well as aides Angela and Vanessa. Visitation will be on Friday, December 6th from 2-4 & 7-9 pm at David T Ferguson Funeral Home, 20 North Street, Washingtonville, NY. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am on Saturday, December 7th at St. Mary’s Church, 42 Goshen Avenue, Washingtonville, NY. Burial to follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery, 2 Fr. Tierney Circle, Washingtonville. To leave an online condolence please visit www.davidtfergusonfh.com

Services

  • Visitation Friday, December 6, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Burial Following Funeral Mass Saturday, December 7, 2019

Memories

Cecilia R. Mosca

have a memory or condolence to add?

ADD A MEMORY
Virginia Voegele

December 6, 2019

Aunt Cecilia! Words can’t describe how you will be missed! You are now with aunt ginger and uncle Bobby!
My deepest sympathy to my cousins! Our family is always here for you to talk, lend a shoulder or just to vent! Love you all! Very sorry for your loss!

Virginia Voegele

December 6, 2019

Aunt Cecilia! Words can’t describe how you will be missed! You are now with aunt ginger and uncle Bobby!
My deepest sympathy to my cousins! Our family is always here for you to talk, lend a shoulder or just to vent! Love you all! Very sorry for your loss!

Patricia Nicoletti

December 1, 2019

Dear aunt Cecilia
I am so sorry to hear everything that you went thru you were always loved and I know that you are at peace with uncle Bobby and the rest of the beloved family members in Heaven . May you Rest In Peace ❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

To my cousins
I am so sorry for your loss and I know how hard it is . I pray that the Lord gives you the strength to get thru this very difficult time mom and you had such a wonderful bond that will always be with you .Hold on to all the great memories you made together for she will always be in your heart .

Anntoinette Ferrugia

December 1, 2019

For My Dear Cousin Cecilia,

I will miss you dearly. You were more than just a cousin to me, but you were my best friend. During good times and bad along with the happy and sad, you were there for me. I enjoyed our times when we used to joke around and laugh. I enjoyed all the moments we spent together. You will always hold a special place in my heart. I love you. Love, Ann

For Denise, Dawn, and Dina, I am sorry for your loss. All three of you were a special part of her life. She loved you all so much. She was so proud of all of you and the women you became. She always spoke of you all with such pride and joy in her heart for you.
~ Anntoinette Ferrugia,Forked River, New Jersey

Helice Koplin

December 1, 2019

Condolences to the family. It was an honor to be a friend of hers. May she rest in peace.

Donna Handy

November 26, 2019

Dina and family, My deepest condolences . Your mom was one of the warmest person I have had the pleasure of knowing. Her smile would light up the room. She will be forever in my prayers.

Sharon Martin

November 23, 2019

My favorite memory of mom is her delicious homemade meatballs and spaghetti sauce she made every time I stayed for dinner. I always enjoyed her smile and laughter when her and Dad would start joking around talking with their hands in the air. I think that’s where I got it from. I will miss mom very much, but I know she is happy being in heaven with Dad and not in anymore pain.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY