Mrs. Deborah (Villelo) Delluomo, age 58, of Utica passed away on Saturday October 1, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer at the Siegenthaler Center of Hospice Care Inc. with her dedicated husband by her side.
She was born in Utica on July 19, 1958 a daughter of the late Anthony J. and Angela Chieco Villelo. She was a 1976 graduate of TR Proctor High School graduating in the top ten of her class. She was also a graduate of MVCC and attended SUNY IT where she maintained a perfect 4.0 average during her college career. On October 26, 1985 she married Thomas Delluomo in St. Anthony of Padua Church, a union celebrating 31 years of marriage this month.
In her earlier career, Debbie was employed by General Electric, The Board of Education and was an aerobic instructor for the YWCA. For the last 25 years she was employed with Oneida Research Services in Whitesboro, NY , as the Administrative Assistant to the President, a position she truly was dedicated to and enjoyed.
Debbie was known for her wit, humor and enthusiasm and for her constant smile that lit up a room. She was an avid reader and enjoyed socializing with her friends. She especially looked forward to her annual vacations on Cape Cod with Tom.
Surviving are her husband Tom; her sister Patricia Villelo of Whitesboro; one brother-in-law Robert Delluomo of New Hartford; her special nephew Tommy Padykula and several close cousins, especially Lucille (Bunny) Gottuso and Beth Ann Lipke who were constantly there for Deb with their love and caring during her illness. She was predeceased by her two brothers, Anthony and Robert Villelo, and her canine companion, Kinsey. She also leaves many dear friends, including her best friend from childhood Sharon Benedetto, Steve and Maryann Powers, Russ and Gail Morreale, Bob and Shyla Edwards and Ed and Sandy Schleider. Debbie also made long lasting friendships with her co-workers at Oneida Research, including Dan Rossiter, Carl Boswell, Maryann Stratton, Eric Simms, Bill Prichard, Sharon Maraio, Angela Golden and Laura Colon whom she considered her "work family".
Visitation will be held on Saturday from 11:00 am until 1:00 pm at The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home Inc. 1122 Culver Ave. Her funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm in the funeral home with the Rev. ChorBishop John Faris officiating. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Deborah's name may be made to the Siegenthaler Center of Hospice Care Inc. Envelopes will be available.
The family wishes to extend a special Thank You to the nurses and staff at the Siegenthaler Center and also to Dr. Amy Gorczynski and Dr. Alicia DeTraglia and their staff, for all of their care and compassion during this difficult time.
Saturday, October 08 2016