RAVENA – Elvera A.
Martino, 85, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014 at the Hospice Inn
at St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany. Vera was born May 19, 1929 in
Ravena, NY the daughter of the late Oraziantonio and Lucia Mollela
Vera was a spirited
athlete her whole life. She was an active bowler and golfer and
participated in leagues throughout the area; she was also an avid
Yankee fan and enjoyed sports of all types. Vera had a passion for
gardening and took pride in her efforts to coax vegetables from the
For as long as
anyone can remember, she was a key part of health care services in
the town, where she served as medical secretary-bookkeeper-office
manager for the Coeymans Medical Clinic, beginning her work with
Drs. John Mosher and Ira LeFevre. Most of all Vera is remembered
for her love of family. She got great joy seeing and talking with
her extended family, especially her more than 50 nieces and nephews,
and great and great-great-nieces and nephews.
Vera is survived by
her brother, Anthony (Delores). She was predeceased by her sisters
Helen Morrell, Josephine Ann Whalen and Margaret Pagano, and her
brothers Fred and George (Pat).
The family would
like to thank the staff of the Hospice Inn for their wonderful care
and a special thank you to Virginia, AJ and Sarah Morrow, Don
Persico, Rocco Persico and Barbara Categna for their help and
Calling hours will
be held at St. Patrick’s Church on June 17th from 9 to 10 am,
followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am. Burial will be at
St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Coeymans.
In lieu of flowers, contribution in memory of Vera may be made to
St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St., Ravena, NY 12143.