OBITUARY

Amelia A. Adesso

October 22, 1927December 12, 2011

Amelia A. “Mel” Adesso, age 84, of Watkins Glen, NY passed away on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY.

Friends and family may call from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Interment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Mel was born on October 22, 1927 in Watkins Glen, NY, the daughter of the late Amedeo and Anna (Carboni) Fraboni. Mel was the director of food service for the Watkins Glen Central School District, she was also a waitress at the former Town House, and had catered. She was a very active communicant at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church. She was a member of the St. Mary’s Guild and was a eucharistic minister serving communion at the hospital, nursing homes, and to the home bound.

Mel is survived by her daughter, Diana (Jim) Hickling of Norwich, NY; her son, Michael (Lisa) Adesso of Clarance Center, NY; grandchildren, Briana and Kaylee Adesso and Nikki and Jessica Lynn; her brother, Amedeo (Kay) Fraboni Jr.; companion, Jeanette Dillenbeck; and several nieces, nephews, and special friends in the community. In addition to her parents, Amedeo and Anna, Mel was predeceased by her husband, Mose Adesso and her sister, Josephine Colunio.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in her name to St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Po Box 289, Watkins Glen, NY 14891, the Watkins Glen Fire Dept., 201 N. Perry St., Watkins Glen, NY 14891 or to Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891

Arrangements under the direction of Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, Watkins Glen, NY.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, December 15, 2011
  • Mass of Christian Burial Friday, December 16, 2011
REMEMBERING

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ALAN FAUSEL

January 8, 2012

MEL WE LOVE YOU AND WILL MISS YOU.

Compy

December 25, 2011

Love you Mel. I will always remember the times we had and the laughs. We will miss you and love you always.

ALAN&DEB FAUSEL

December 20, 2011

MEL WILL BE MISSED GREATLY

December 18, 2011

My deepest sympathy to all of Mellie's family. I know how difficult having her pass during the holiday season must be for all of you. While I don't know any of you, I got to know Mellie (and Mose too) when I was in college and served during the summer as a waitress with her at The Town House. She was so kind, so helpful and so much fun to work with. She always guided me with great patience. What a wonderful person she was! My prayers go out to you all.

Pat Tague Seem

Louie Perazzini Jr.

December 16, 2011

Mike,Diane,and Medio my heartfelt sympathy goes out to you. The loss of a loved one is never easy especially at the holidays.I will always be honored to be known as their godson and although lifes change and we move on we don't keep in touch with those that always remember us. I will never forget the times growing up and being together with mom and dad. I believe mose is waiting to greet her along with family and friends. Thats what comforts me knowing someone will be waiting.God Bless

Mary Rose

December 16, 2011

The special memory I have is Aunt Mellie having a family reunion at the house - a long time ago. It was a bright and sunny summer day and we all had a great time. That's Aunt Mellie - a warm, bright sunny day. I will always remember her in the rainbows as I saw one driving to Watkins yesterday and thought immediately of her. I hope she is enjoying a dance with Uncle Mose. She will be missed. I hope the peace of this season comforts us all!

Annie

December 16, 2011

Diana, Michael and families,
I will miss your Mom, my Aunt Mel who always greeted me and my dad's unannounced "drop-in" visits with her quick and ever present smile. She always had coffee and a little "dolce" for us as we sat around the dinning room table having a good time. She truly made her kitchen the heart of her home. Even in later years when mom and I visited, her smile and hospitality were always there. Love to all.

Heather Fredericks

December 16, 2011

May all her loved ones hold on to their special memories and smile up to the heavens. Aunt Mel will be smiling down back at you. Very sorry for your loss. May God bless you all during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anna Jaynes/Snyder

December 16, 2011

My deepest sympathy to Mel's family.
I had the great pleasure of getting to know Mel and what a lovely gal - she was.
She always had a kind word and that lovely smile. We can't forget that wonderful "giggle".
I will miss her.
God bless to all of you and "Mel, until we meet again".

BOB LEE

December 15, 2011

MIKE,DIANA, AMEDEO AND FAMILY MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY IN THE PASSING OF YOUR MOM AND SISTER. WE GO ALONG WAY BACK TO THE ST.MARY'S BASKETBALL TEAMS, YOUR MOM AND MOSE WERE ALWAYS THERE TO CHEER THE TEAM ON AND THEN IN HIGH SCHOOL. YOUR MOM WAS ONE OF THE MOST CARING PEOPLE I HAVE MET IN MY LIFE AND ALWAYS THAT GREAT SMILE. LOVED TO GIVE ME THE RIB OVER SOMETHING AND THEN LAUGH. MIKE PLEASE REMEMBER SOMETHING MY MOM TOLD ME MANY TIMES WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR MOTHER YOU HAVE LOST YOUR BEST FRIEND AND BOY THAT IS SO TRUE, BUT SHE WILL ALWAYS BE THERE I STILL TALK TO MY MOM OFTEN EVEN THOUGH SHE'S BEEN GONE FOR MANY YEARS. GOD BLESS BOB