September 17, 1930 - April 9, 2016
Loretta A. Alleva of Cairo, N.Y., passed away at home on April 9, 2016. She was 85 years old. A resident of Cairo for 22 years, Loretta was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 17, 1930. The daughter of the late Charles Capaldo and Theresa Ventola Capaldo, she has two sisters, Florence Rosenthal of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Ann Dempsey (deceased) of Long Island. She has numerous nieces and nephews. Loretta married her childhood sweetheart, Rocco D. Alleva nearly 65 years ago. A devoted and loving wife to Rocco, she was an incredible mother to Robert Alleva of Kingston, N.Y. and Karen Alleva-Celic of Highland Mills, N.Y. She dedicated her life to her family. She found great joy in her grandchildren, Elizabeth Alleva, Danielle Carter, Amanda Celic, Antoinette Alleva, Michael Celic and Melissa Celic. She was blessed with seven great-grandchildren and was thrilled to spend time with them. Previously, Loretta was employed by the NYC Dept. of Education and worked as a School Aide in P.S. 20, Brooklyn, N.Y. for 30 years. Loretta was gentle and cheerful, easily liked by anyone who met her. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Cairo, N.Y. and cared deeply for her friends from Church. Relatives and friends are cordially invited to attend calling hours at Richards Funeral Home, 29 Bross Street, Cairo, N.Y. on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 2:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 1:00 P.M. at The Sacred Heart Church, Cairo, with Rev. Fr. Michael Flannery, The Celebrant. Interment will follow in the family plot of The St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Catskill, N.Y. In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to the Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer at https://www.lustgarten.org. Condolences may be made at www.richardsfuneralhomeinc.net.
Loretta A. Alleva of Cairo, N.Y., passed away at home on April 9, 2016. She was 85 years old. A resident of Cairo for 22 years, Loretta was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sept. 17, 1930. The daughter of the late Charles Capaldo and Theresa Ventola... View Obituary & Service Information
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