Anna Marie Calicchia age 80, of Schuyler passed away peacefully on Wednesday February 22, 2017 at the Abraham House.
She was born in Utica on May 5, 1936 a daughter of the late Ralph and Rose Pape Calicchia and was educated in local schools, graduating from TR Proctor High School and MVCC. Anna Marie began her work career with the General Electric Co., subsequently, the ICL, Co., the Cougar Co. and retired as a supervisor from Lockheed Martin. In her younger years Anna Marie was an avid Bowler, having belonged to several area Leagues where she was League Champion for several years.
A loving and devoted sister and aunt, she is survived by her brother Rocco (Roc) Calicchia; her sister-in-law Theresa (Tessie) Collicco; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, especially Lisa and Carmen Filletti who devoted themselves to caring for Anna Marie these last few years. Also close to her heart were Lisa and Carmen's children whom Anna Marie loved as her own children, Nina and Mark Ranieri, Carmen and Erin Filletti and Bianca and Greg Bussey; her goddaughter Lisa Corrigan; her godson Anthony Collicco and her two dear friends Izzy Dousharm and Charmaine Klein. She was predeceased by her sisters Josephine Calicchia, Lena Sahli and Catherine Calicchia; and her brothers Ralph Calicchia Jr., Joseph Calicchia Sr., Dominick Collicco and Anthony Collicco.
Visiting hours will be held on Monday morning from 11:00 am until 12:00 noon at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the conclusion of visitation on Monday afternoon at 1:00 pm in Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Church. Private interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Abraham House or Hospice Care Inc. in memory of Anna Marie.
Monday, February 27 2017