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20161030 - Ernestine M. Vella

Syracuse Post-Standard
Obituaries, p.B6

Obituary: Ernestine M. Vella

October 30, 2016, p.B6

Syracuse Post-Standard


Ernestine M. Vella, 87, Cleveland, NY, passed peacefully October 27, 2016 with her loving family members at her bedside. She was born Dec. 3, 1928 a daughter of Joseph and Pia Mancini Cianca in Rochester, NY.   
     Ernestine was united in marriage to Leo J. Vella in Rochester on September 6, 1952.  Leo passed on July 6, 2012.  Her life was characterized by kindness and service to others.  She loved gardening, reading, teaching, and spent her married life helping her husband in the family grocery stores.  Ernestine enjoyed being an integral part of St. Mary?s Church in Cleveland, NY.  Her passion and her deep devotions to God could be expressed through her altar care, teaching religious education, and coordinating fundraisers.  She loved living on the Northshore of Oneida Lake and it was there where she thrived on the friendships it afforded her. 
     She is survived by her daughter, Theresa & John Agostinelli, Rochester, NY, two sons, Michael & Colleen Vella, Cazenovia, NY and Joseph & Cindy Vella, Constantia, NY, seven grandchildren, Erin & Alex, Joseph, Anne Marie & Nicholas, Gabriella, Michele, Alicia & Jason, and Kristen, three great grandchildren, two sisters, Eleanor & Dominic Bianchi and Rita Cianca (Frank), both of Rochester, NY, a sister-in-law, Norma Cianca, Rochester, NY, and many devoted nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her parents, husband Leo, and her brothers, Lawrence, Guido, and Louis Cianca. 
      The family would like to extend heartfelt gratitude to the second floor staff of St. Ann?s Community Nursing Facility in Rochester, NY. 
      Funeral Mass 11:30 am, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, St. John the Evangelist Church, Camden, NY.  Interment St. Mary?s Cemetery, Cleveland, NY.  Calling hours will be held 9-11 am Monday at the LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Inc., 109 Main St., Camden, NY.  Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to the Cleveland American Legion, Trach-Auringer V.F.W. Post, Cleveland or Constantia Vol. Fire Departments, or the North Shore Ambulance

Date30 Oct 2016
Linked toErnestine M. Cianca (Death); Guido Cianca; Joseph Cianca; Lawrence Cianca; Louis Cianca; Pia Mancini; Leo J. Vella

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