Sylvia (Frate) Antonuk

1934 - 2021



Mrs. Sylvia (Frate) Antonuk age 86, of Utica passed away on Tuesday March 16, 2021 in the St. Luke’s Home with the love and support of her family.

She was born in Utica, NY on August 8, 1934 a daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth Tucciarone Frate and was educated in local schools, having been a graduate of MVCC in 1976 and SUNY College @ Utica-Rome graduating in 1977 with a Bachelor of Professional Studies, “Magna Cum Laude”. On June 4, 1960 she was married to Daniel J. Antonuk in St. Agnes Church, a blessed union of 36 years until his passing in 1996.  Sylvia was employed as an Executive Secretary with the General Electric Co. and also the Kelsey Hayes Co. until her retirement. She was a lifetime member of the American Association of University Woman.

Surviving are one sister Rose O. Frate of Utica; one brother Philip Frate, Jr. of Ohio and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by one sister Yolanda Woods.

Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with private burial in Calvary Cemetery.

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Diane Kimball Jones

March 20, 2021 7:00 PM

Sylvia was a pleasure to know! As a friend of my Mom’s, Sylvia joined us on a trip to Italy. It was her first time flying and first foreign country! We all had a great time! She even danced with the party host at one of our dinners! It was joyful watching her dance the Macarena, having the time of her life! Rest easy sweet chocolate chip (as she called me)! You left me/us with a fabulous memory.

Joseph Montanaro

March 19, 2021 8:40 AM

Sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing...our sincerest condolences...Joe and Marge Montanaro

Barb Kivela

March 18, 2021 10:41 AM

Rosie, I am saddened to read of Sylvia's passing. Such a sweetheart. Barb Kivela

Gail Antonuk Gnatek

March 17, 2021 9:23 PM

Beautiful picture of her RIP Aunt Sylvia

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March 16, 2021 11:48 AM
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