July 30, 1935 - March 13, 2021
NEW HARTFORD - Mrs. Petrina M. “Pat” (Ciuffo) Lumbrazo, age 85, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklyn on July 30, 1935, Petrina was the daughter of the late Alfonso and Angelina (Zucco) Ciuffo. As a young child, she and her family relocated to Oneida where she was raised and was a graduate of Oneida High School/Class of 1954. She applied for an office position in the Production Department at Oneida Limited and was hired on the spot, a job she held for 3 years. On Good Friday in 1949, while fifteen-year-old Anthony was praying the Stations of the Cross as an altar boy, fourteen-year-old Pat was attending the service as well and Anthony caught a glimpse of her and beheld her beauty. And thereby, hangs a tale, …after they met in church, Anthony knew she was the perfect one, and the feeling was mutual for Pat. They dated, got engaged, and on October 22, 1955, Anthony married his beloved, Petrina. They adored one another, and during their 65-year union, they became best friends, respected one another, and loved each other 100%, forever! Pat was a stay-at-home mom who dedicated herself to raising her children and maintaining their wellbeing. She was their best friend and confidant from the beginning to the end of her days. When the kids reached school age, Pat accepted a part time position with the sales staff at Katherine’s Dress Shop in Whitesboro, where she was able to return home in time to see her children off the school bus. Her soft brown eyes complemented by a smile on her face, made her a comforting soul. On the home front, she was known for her lasagna, meatballs, multiple varieties and endless numbers of Christmas cookies, especially her honey krustels. She was more than happy to prepare homemade meals, from her heart, to please her family. Sunday dinner, around three o’clock in the afternoon was a must, and everyone wanted to be there to partake in the meal and take in Pat’s wisdom and desire to pass on family traditions and recipes to her daughters and grandkids. Her endless energy made for an immaculate home and pride in her achievements. She was loving, friendly, non judgmental, meticulous in her appearance, and true to herself, traits her daughters admired. She taught them to be strong, never be jealous, and always be proud of their hard work ethic. She was a wonderful role model. From the smallest to the largest, she was proud of all their accomplishments. She shared her thoughts and her support, but she never made decisions for them. She was a special angel to her husband and children and she lived her life according to her Catholic creed. She held Bible study classes in her home, and was so gracious and hospitable to all. She was worthy of blessings for all her good works. Wherever her husband’s job took them, she made a house a home, never complained, and they moved on with their lives. In earlier years, Pat was active in parish life at the Catholic Community of Whitesboro at St. Paul’s Church. Her hobbies and talents included needlepoint, crocheting, and crafting ceramics for every season, including unique and detailed Nativity sets for herself and her two girls. They were adorned with the sentiment of her love for them, “Love, Mom” and the year she made each piece. She was artistic and color-oriented, traits she inherited from her father and evidenced in so many things she created and cherished. Pat was also the best “Noni” and she willingly helped in raising her children’s children, and always had the best times and memorable moments, singing Italian songs to them. She encouraged them to be the best they could be during their life and shared her cooking and baking talents with them. She left them with the message of how truly proud of them she was. She was connected to the Lord on so many levels, prayed the “Hail Mary” for advice on giving comfort and peace, and recited the Holy Rosary for others’ intentions. Her loved ones were in her evening prayers and together, as a family, they faithfully attended Saturday night Mass. Petrina is survived by her devoted husband, Tony; her daughters and son-in-law, Maria Lumbrazo, and Trina and Michael DeMarco; and the memory of her son, Anthony J. “Tony” Lumbrazo who passed away on March 21, 2005; her grandchildren, Alexandra DeMarco, Petrina DeMarco; Dominic Lumbrazo and fiancée Kim McGonigle, twins Rocco Lumbrazo, and Joseph Lumbrazo, Anthony Lumbrazo, and Erika Lumbrazo; and her precious great-granddaughter, Amber. She will also be remembered by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Lawrence “Larry” and Cindi Ciuffo, and Gaspare and Beverly Ciuffo; her cherished niece, Denya Rose who had a special place in her life, and her husband Josh; nephews, especially Rocco Lumbrazo, and James “Jimmy” Ciuffo who were outstanding and respectful adults to their Aunt Pat; great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins including Theresa Zucco; and her dear friends, Pat Austin, and Theresa Monopoli, along with a lifetime of wonderful friends. She was predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rocco and Eunice Lumbrazo. A special thank you to Sharon Meyer for all her loving care and compassion for Mom. Gratitude is also extended to the nurses and doctors in the MICU and ICU at Faxton-St. Luke’s Healthcare. Visitation will be held Friday afternoon, March 19, 2021 from 4:00-6:00 at the Eannace Funeral Home, Inc., 932 South St., corner of Hammond Ave. Petrina’s funeral service and Celebration of Life will commence on Saturday morning at 11:30 at the Catholic Community of Whitesboro at St. Paul’s Church where her Mass of Christian Burial will be offered. Face masks covering your nose and mouth are required and social distancing and contact tracing will be implemented at both locations. Those wishing to express an act of kindness in Petrina’s memory may make a contribution to the CNY National Kidney Foundation, 731 James St. Syracuse 13203. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Interment will follow graveside in St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Oneida. During this time of social distancing that we are all experiencing, please take a moment to connect with Pat’s family through the “Memories” section of her obituary. Our prayers go out to all as a sign of our continued support.
NEW HARTFORD - Mrs. Petrina M. “Pat” (Ciuffo) Lumbrazo, age 85, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 13, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. Born in Brooklyn on July 30, 1935, Petrina was the daughter of the late Alfonso... View Obituary & Service Information
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