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Lucille R. Argenzia


Lucille Argenzia, 91, of  Rome passed away on April 17, 2024 at Bethany Gardens.  She was born on January 30, 1933.  She was the daughter of Marco and Rose Tallerino Rizzutto. 

   She graduated from Rome Schools and continued her education at Skidmore College receiving a Bachelor Degree in Economics.  Lucille married Dominick Argenzia in 1954, having a blessed union until his passing in 2001.  They had one son, Marc, who passed in 2007. 

   Lucille was a devout Catholic and long-time parishioner of St. John the Baptist Church where she was a lecturer, served on the Parish Council, was the Historian, was a member of the Marian Guild. She was a co-founder of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and Court Mother Cabrini 2432.  She served as President of NYS Business and Professional Women's Club 1998-1999 and was a member of NYS Womens Inc.  She co-founded NYS Career Development Opportunities Inc., a 501(c)3 which provides grants for individuals seeking further education.  She was a member of the GALS club, a Notary, and an Ombudsman.  Early in her career, she owned and operated Marc's Hair Salon and in 1980 she was employed by Rome Labs as a procurement clerk and a Federal Women's Program Manager until her retirement in 2000.  She received numerous Department of Defense and Air Force awards. 

Lucille is survived by two brothers: Michael Michaels and Terigo Rizutti and two sisters:  Rose Domogal and Mary Squallace; three cherished grandsons:  Nicholas (Abigail), Vincent, and Christopher and several nieces and nephews.  A special thank you is extended to Bethany Gardens- 4th floor and to her best friend Helen Rico.

   Lucille loved helping others and supported education.  Memorial contributions may be made to NYS Career Development Opportunities Inc., PO Box 133, Rome, NY 13442-0133.

    Funeral services will be celebrated with a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 29, 2024 at 11:00am at St. John the Baptist Church with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant. Calling hours will be from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. prior to the Mass. Burial will be at St. John’s Cemetery.

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