November 21, 1921 ~ April 8, 2018
Born in: Agrigento, Sicily,
Resided in: Rochester, New York
Concetta “Connie” DiSalvo Messina Concetta passed away peacefully on the Lord’s Day. She will join her beloved husband Adolfo and son Steve. Her remaining children are Carmen and Joseph along with Johanna, Don, Diane, Maurice and Larry. Connie leaves behind her precious grandchildren whom she adored and loved so deeply: Regina, Larry, Joey, Angelina, Nicholas, Haley, Matthew, Lina Rose, Forest, Gabriel, Carrie, Jonathan and Krystal. Great grandchildren: Emma, Nate, Vinny, Victoria, Leonardo, Kailee, Addy, Ryan and JJ. Connie has one remaining sister Elena (92) who lives in Sicily and her beautiful first cousin Lena DiSalvo Greco. There are numerous relatives in Italy who love her. So many other family friends called her NONNA or MA and she considered each one special. Connie and Adolfo arrived in New York from Agrigento, Sicily with three little children on February 12, 1958. They loved AMERICA so much. Connie was a seamstress at the former McFarland Clothing Company located in Midtown Plaza. She loved to keep busy by sewing, cooking, baking, reading, gardening, playing BINGO, attending Bible Class and Mass, traveling, and laughing. She loved life and will be remembered for her contagious smile, warm hugs and silly conversations. A private service is being planned in Buffalo, New York. No calling hours or visitation are planned in Rochester. A special fund has been established at the Kirkhaven Home where she enjoyed the past four years surrounded by loving and caring staff. In lieu of flowers, donations will be used to place a plaque or park bench in her name at the Community Garden on Park Avenue. Checks can be mailed in her honor to: Kirkhaven Home* 254 Alexander Street* Rochester, NY 14607. Rest In Peace Nonna
OH DEAR NONNA..YOU ALLWAYS MADE ME SMILE!…YOU WILL HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART
MY CONDOLENCES AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE WHOLE FAMILY
Carmen, I am so sorry for your loss. We all so loved having Ma at Glass House parties. Thank you for sharing her with us.
Even though I’ve only known you for a short time, you made me feel like I’ve known you my whole life. You treated me like family every time you greeted me with that beautiful smile. My condolences and prayers to the family.