Serafina Megna Conestabile

Serafina Megna Conestabile, 87, of Rome, passed away on Friday December 28, 2018 in the Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse, with her loving family by her side. She was born on September 22, 1931 in Italy, the daughter of Giuseppe and Carmella DeFazio Megna. On October 4, 1959 in Italy she married Domenico Conestabile, a blessed union of 59 years. She worked as a seamstress for Joseph & Feiss, a clothing manufacture in Utica. Her passion was sewing, cooking and baking for her family and friends. She was so blessed by her family and friends and especially her daily phone calls to her friend Adriana Rizzo in Florida. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church. Serafina is survived by he

Eda Calicchia Fernandez

Eda Calicchia Fernandez, 95, of Rome, NY, beloved wife, mother, sister, grandmother, passed away December 22, 2018 at the Westminster Point Pleasant Health Center in Bradenton, FL. She had relocated to Florida in 2012 to be near her children. Eda was the daughter of Alio and Francesca Calicchia from Italy. Known in school as Ida, she graduated from Rome Free Academy and had attended what is now SUNY Canton. During WWII, Eda was employed by the War Department in Rome, NY. On September 8, 1945, Eda was united in marriage to William “Bill” Fernandez. Eda and Bill enjoyed a loving marriage of over 67 years, until Bill’s passing on April 8, 2013. Eda was an accomplished homemaker and worked as a

Francis R. Ray

Francis R. Ray, Jr, 68, of Rome, passed away on Tuesday, December 18, 2018 in St. Luke’s Hospital. He was born on March 30, 1950 in Rome the son of Francis R. Sr. and Christine Giardino Ray. He was a 1968 graduate of RFA and Walsh College in 1972. He had worked at Ray’s Drive In, Loblaws Store, Nielsen TV Ratings, Westinghouse Broadcasting, Federal Communication Commission, and Music One of Tampa Fl. and Walsh College Work Study. Francis enjoyed music, the Arts, drag racing, fishing, hunting, camping, swimming in the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, motorcycling, and driving his 1966 Chevy Chevelle SS. He is survived by a son Christopher (Carolina) Ray of Sanford, Fl., a granddaughter

You can shed tears that I am gone
or you can smile because I have lived
You can close your eyes and pray that I’ll come back
Or you can open your eyes and see all that I have left
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see me
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of my yesterday
You can remember me and only that I am gone
or you can cherish my memory and let it live on
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what I would want
smile,
open your eyes,
love
and go on.

 rmb

                                    

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