Mrs. Eleanor (Mazzacua) Barresi, age 84, of Utica, passed away on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 in UpstateMedicalCenter in Syracuse.
She was born on August 12, 1928 in Bradford, PA, a daughter of the late Anthony and Amelia D'Agostino Mazzacua. On September 25, 1948 she was joined in marriage to Frank Barresi in Mt.CarmelChurch, a blessed union of 64 years.
Eleanor was employed by the County of Oneida for 20 years in the Departments of Personnel and Planning until her retirement.
She enjoyed spending many winters in Florida with her husband Frank. The joy of her life was her family and the time spent celebrating traditions and everyday events with them. She was a parishioner of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church.
Surviving are her beloved husband Frank, three loving daughters and two sons-in-law Mary Ann and Frank Mastrovito, Patricia and George Alsheimer all of New Hartford and Donna Ann Barresi of Utica; her beloved grandchildren Gina Mastrovito Smith and husband Kristian, Frank P. Mastrovito and Coleen Mahlstadt, Michael, Anthony and Megan Alsheimer; beloved great grandchildren Samantha, Kristian and Rocco; one sister Mary Mottola of GA.; three brothers and four sisters-in-law Anthony and Theresa Mazzacua of Rome, Richard and Jane Mazzacua of FL., Frank and Jennie Mazzacua of PA. and Mary Mazzacua of Syracuse and several nieces and nephews especially Angela and Robert Ferdula and Peter and Donna Barresi. She was predeceased by one sister Catherine Zajac, one brother Joseph Mazzacua, and her infant granddaughter Vanessa Mastrovito.
Her funeral will be held on Friday morning at 9:30 am from The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. and at 10:30 am in Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church. Private interment will be in St.AgnesCemetery.
Visiting hours will be Thursday (today) from 4-7 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Eleanor's name may be made to the St. Jude Children's ResearchHospital. Envelopes will be available.
Friday, February 01 2013