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The Telegram
  • Catherine "Kate" Sciortino

  • Mrs. Catherine "Kate" Sciortino, 84, of 203 W. Smith St., passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, in her home, with her family by her side.

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  • Mrs. Catherine "Kate" Sciortino, 84, of 203 W. Smith St., passed away Sunday, July 14, 2013, in her home, with her family by her side.
    She was born in Pianopoli, Province of Catanzaro, Italy, on Nov. 4, 1928, the daughter of the late Antonio and Josephine Nanci Maida. She attended schools in Italy and came to this country when she was 8 and attended Herkimer schools. She was married to Vito Sciortino on Oct. 2, 1948, in St. Anthony's Church by the Rev. Gustav Purficato. Kate was, at one time, employed by Derby's Sportswear and later as a floor lady for P & K Dress Factory, Little Falls. She was a faithful communicant of Saints Anthony and Joseph Church and the president, founder and very active member of the Crafty Ladies, a member of the Rosary Society, the Sacred Heart Society and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
    Kate is survived by her beloved husband, Vito Sciortino; one son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Donna Sciortino, of Herkimer; one daughter and son-in-law, Connie and James Thurston, of Endicott; five grandchildren, Lisa and her husband, James Recore, Matthew Sciortino and his wife, Valerie, Jessica Sciortino, Michael Sciortino and Andrew Thurston; four great-grandchildren, Dylan, Kyle, Emily and Ella; one sister, Dolores Scalise, of Schenectady; one brother and sister-in-law, Gus and Julie Maida, of Herkimer; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. One brother, Patsy Maida, predeceased her.
    Her funeral will be held Thursday morning at 9:30 a.m. in Saints Anthony and Joseph Church, 228 S. Main St., Herkimer, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Thomas Lawless. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours will be Tuesday (today) from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 at Petykiewicz, Iocovozzi & Burns Funeral Home, 329 S. Washington St., Herkimer.
    Contributions in Kate's memory may be made to Saints Anthony and Joseph Church, 228 S. Main St., Herkimer, NY 13350 or American Heart Association, 120 Lomond Court, Utica, NY 13502. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
    Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Kate's online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com.
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