Anna M. Nunziato Varcasia - September 11, 2015

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RAVENA – Anna M. Nunziato Varcasia, 90, was welcomed into the kingdom of heaven by her devoted husband on Friday, September 11, 2015 while surrounded by her loving family.

            Anna was born July 31, 1925 in Ravena and continued to make Ravena her home for the 90 years she blessed all that knew her. She graduated from Ravena High School in 1943 and worked for the NY telephone company.  Anna was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena for all of her life.  She was recently selected for the annual Senior Lifetime Achievement Award for 2015 for decades of her volunteer work as the head of St. Patrick’s Thrift Shop.  Anna loved her church, all the people, and most especially her family.

            Anna was predeceased by her husband, Frank “Mummy” Varcasia.  She is survived by her daughter Marylou Varcasia Clifford of Melrose, NY;  sisters, Rose Schermerhorn and Marie Kinley, both of Ravena; and many loving nieces and nephews.  Anna was also predeceased by her sister Jessamine Hotaling and brother Frank Nunziato.

             Funeral services will be held 10 AM Tuesday, September 15th at St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena.  Interment will follow in St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Coeymans.  Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Monday from 4 to 7 PM.

         Contributions in memory of Anna may be made to the St. Patrick’s Church, 21 Main St, Ravena NY 12143, Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205 or The Ravena Rescue Squad PO Box 144, Ravena, NY 12143.

         On behalf of Anna, her daughter Marylou wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Marissa Zimmerman and Tine Merrell who provided loving care for Anna at home; the nursing staff of the Community Hospice of Albany County, and especially loving cousins Linda, Diane, Richard, Bill and Bernie who were present with her daughter while Anna made her journey to heaven.