Antoinette “Toni” (Spadafora) Quattrociocchi, 93, passed away peacefully on a golden autumn day, Friday October 11, 2019.
She was born on June 25, 1926 in Rome, the eldest child of Albert and Angeline (Uvanni) Spadafora. She graduated from RFA in1946 and became a Registered Nurse and Navy Cadet Nurse at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in 1947. Antoinette planned to serve in the US Navy, but when WWII ended, she returned to Rome and worked in a doctor’s office before becoming the Director of Nurses at the Rose Hospital, which she did for many years. Upon semi-retirement, she stayed on at Rose Hospital as Director of Personnel.
She was married on April 22, 1950 in St. John the Baptist Church to Louis J. Quattrociocchi who passed away on August 12, 2000. Family was everything to Antoinette. She loved to cook and hosted countless Sunday and holiday dinners. Babysitting her beloved grandchildren was top on the list, however.
Antoinette is survived by her beloved family, a daughter Judi (Paul) Mullin of Rome; a son Michael (Bethany) Quattrociocchi of Skaneateles; cherished grandchildren, Nicholas Quattrociocchi of Clifton Park, Perri Quattrociocchi of Australia, Matthew (Mary) Mullin of Rome, Jeffrey (Kelly) Mullin of Canastota, and Kristopher Mullin and his fiancée Sofia of Colorado Springs, CO. Toni is now watching over her precious great-grandchildren; Paul Gabriel Mullin and Olivia Grace Mullin; also Jake Simiele; a sister Florence Gotti of Dayton, OH. and several brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law as well as many nieces nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, parents, a sister Charlotte Spadafora and a brother Nathaniel Spadafora.
The family would like to thank her caregivers at The Terrace at Woodland and the loving staff of Bethany Gardens.
Funeral services will be celebrated Saturday, October 19th at 11 a.m. St. Joseph’s Church, Lee Center for a Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Robert Kelly and Rev. Paul Mathis as celebrants. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery at a later date.
Relatives and friends may call at the Church from 10-11 a.m. Saturday prior to the Mass.
Toni was an avid reader. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Jervis Library. Envelopes will be available at the Church.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.