January 21, 1927 ~ October 17, 2020

Born in: Rochester, NY
Resided in: Greece, NY

Lillian Cecilia Scarantino (Nebbia)

Greece:  Saturday, October 17, 2020 at age 93 went home to be with her parents, Leo Nebbia and Marie Henessey; husband, Angelo (Jim) Scarantino; sister, Janette Tedesco; brothers, Vincent and Michael Nebbia; granddaughter, Alicia Healy.  Lillian is survived by her loving children, James (MaryJo) Scarantino, Frances (Edward) Boss, Kathy Scarantino, Celine (Rick) Thompson, Maria (Robert) Horrocks, Leo (Colleen) Scarantino, Theresa (Eric) Bortell; son-in-law, David Isgro; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins; loving family and dear friends.


Lillian, along with her husband “Jim”, was a second generation business owner of Jim’s Stop-N-Shop.  This successful Mom-and-Pop grocery store is now on its third generation.   Lillian’s leisure time consisted of dancing; she won many competitions with her husband.    She was always the life of the party with her practical jokes and sense of humor.   Lillian’s love and devotion for her family was immeasurable.

Lillian’s visitation will be held Friday, November 6th 4-7 PM at Vay-Schleich & Meeson 1075 Long Pond Road.  Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, November 7th 11:00 AM at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 5000 Mt. Read Blvd.  Entombment, Riverside Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Damiano Monastery of St. Clare 6029 Estero Blvd, Ft. Myers Beach, Fl. 33931 or St. Jude Children’s Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105 in her memory.  For more information and to sign her online guestbook, visit (facemasks are required at funeral home, church and cemetery.)


Visitation: November 6, 2020 4:00 pm - November 6, 2020 7:00 pm

Vay-Schleich & Meeson - Greece Chapel
1075 Long Pond Road
Rochester, NY 14626

Service: November 7, 2020 11:00 am

Our Mother of Sorrows Church
5000 Mt. Read Blvd
Rochester, NY 14612


Riverside Cemetery
2650 Lake Avenue
Rochester, NY 14612

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The family greatly appreciates donations made to these charities in Lillian C. Scarantino 's name.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place Memphis , TN 38105

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  1. My dear Aunt Lilly will be greatly missed. I’ll always remember her being a bundle of energy, trying to be in two places at one time, being a loving mother, kind-hearted and funny, laughing and smiling all the time. She loved pulling some kind of funny prank on someone to get everyone laughing including herself. She loved having a house full of family and friends for some celebration with the record player blaring music, pots cooking a big Italian meal on the stove, a gaggle of nieces, nephews and her kids running and playing throughout the house until the wee hours of the morning. She loved decorating her front yard garden with her colorful plastic flowers that never faded or drooped from the sun. Often when her mind would race faster than her mouth could keep up, she’d accidently mix up her children’s names combining two children’s names to make one incorrect name such as “Fraline” for Frances and Celine, “Marisa” for Maria and Theresa – we all thought that was a real trade mark of Aunt Lilly! She was a deeply devoted religious person who prayed habitually everyday. I’m so fortunate to have had such a loving and wonderful person in my life and I will miss her vitality for life, her beautiful smiling face and her laugh very much. I look forward to the time when I will see her again. Much Love, Cea

  2. Our most heartfelt condolences during this difficult time. It was very accurate to say your mom was the life of the party! May so many good memories comfort you and give you peace during this time. We love you guys❤️ all the way from Virginia.
    Loads of 💕 love..Sue Evangelista Heriford and family

  3. I remember how we all enjoyed Lillian’s pranks and her laughter. She was a devoted Catholic and she lived her faith.
    On behalf of of my Mother, Ethel Lesage Gleichauf and myself, I send our sympathy to all your family. She will be missed!
    Carol Hutchins

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