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Margaret Uvanni Delpico

March 27, 2023

Margaret (Uvanni) Delpico, 90, of Rome, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 27, 2023 at Rome Health Residential Facility.

Margaret was born on May 13, 1932, the daughter of Dominick and Mary Galbraith Uvanni. She attended Rome City Schools, having graduated from Rome Free Academy in 1950. Following graduation, Margaret was employed at the Telephone Company as an operator for about 10 years. She then worked at Jervis Public Library as a Library Clerk until her retirement. On June 5, 1954 Margaret married Tom Delpico, a union that lasted almost 69 years until Tom’s death on March 22, 2023.

Margaret enjoyed playing cards with her friends, water aerobics at the Family Y, bingo, her bocce league, and trips to the casino. She especially loved watching her favorite baseball team-the Yankees. Margaret was a member of the Ava Dorfman Center and the Marian Guild of St. John the Baptist Church. She was an usher and greeter at St. John the Baptist Church for many years. She also volunteered at the Rome Hospital Twigs Gift Shop. Following their retirement, Margaret and Tom loved to travel, especially to Aruba, their favorite island destination. One of their travel highlights was their trip to Italy several years ago. Margaret was fun-loving and always ready for an adventure.

Margaret is survived by her sister and brother-in-law Marie and Frank Loparco. She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She is predeceased by husband Tom, her son Michael A. Delpico; her four brothers Frank, Dominick, Anthony, and Peter Uvanni; and a sister Florence Uvanni Kokins.

The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the Rome Health Residential Facility for the kindness and compassion shown to Margaret over the last few months.

A joint Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. John the Baptist Church, 210 E. Dominick St. with the Rev. Paul F. Angelicchio as celebrant. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery later in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to St. Jude’s Hospital or to a charity of your choice.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Bottini Funeral Home, 120 W. Embargo St.

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