Mrs. Nancy Adele (Pizzimenti) Pescatore, age 92, of Utica, completed her earthly journey and returned home for eternal rest on Thursday September 26, 2013; her son, daughter and feline companion were by her side.
She was born on July 5, 1921 in Utica, a daughter of the late Peter and Sylvia Sansevero Pizzimenti. She was blessed with longevity, and she outlived many of her friends. She was fortunate to develop new friendships when she moved to Sequoia House at Sitrin Health Care Center. The family is extremely appreciative of the caring and kind-heartedness shown by all caregivers, and will never forget the support and genuine concern of the friends and caregivers who went out of their way to visit Nancy in her final hours.
On May 18, 1949 she was joined in marriage to Robert A. Pescatore in St. Mary of Mt. Carmel Church, a blessed union of 55 years until his passing on June 21, 2004.
There are not enough words to describe what a wonderful mother she was, and what life meant to her. Her life revolved around her family and her strong Catholic faith. Together with her husband Robert, she assisted in building the family business, Pescatore's Restaurant, a welcoming gathering spot in East Utica for over 30 years. She also enjoyed her career at Partlow Corporation, where her coworkers quickly became a circle of friends.
After her retirement, she enjoyed traveling with her daughter; her most cherished memories included her second trip to Italy, when she visited with family members and toured the Vatican.
Nancy is survived by her adored son Robert, and his wife Donna, with whom she enjoyed a special friendship; her devoted daughter Sylvia; her grandson Robert and his wife Jonelle and their daughter Noelle Valentina; one sister, Marion Pizzimenti; one brother, Paul Pizzimenti; her in-laws in the US and Italy; her cat, Toma and puppy, Sofia. The entire Pescatore family has enjoyed the friendship of the Hays family, and Nancy especially enjoyed her chats with Esther and Patti as well as visits from her "other puppy", Neo. The family is grateful to Dr. Jerry Sloan and his staff for the exceptional care throughout the years, as well as Dr. Nicholas Peters and Shirley Oddy, NP. Nancy was able to remain in her own home up until the last nine months due to the attentiveness of her daughter, and the unwaivering support of Sylvia's co-workers at the Arc Oneida-Lewis.
Her funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from The Scala & Roefaro Funeral Home, Inc. 1122 Culver Ave., and at 3:00 p.m. in St. Anthony and St. Agnes Church. Private interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
Visiting hours will be Monday afternoon from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Monday, September 30 2013