Antonina Scarpaci Calderone passed away on June 26th, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. She was 76 years old. Antonina was born on February 14, 1945 in Sicily. She was the daughter of Antonino and Antonia Scarpaci.
Antonina graduated from Wilfred Academy of Hair and Beauty Culture in 1965 and practiced cosmetology in NYC in the 1960s-70s. She switched careers when she moved to the country and dedicated her life to taking care of children. She spent fifteen years taking care of infants at Little Friends Preschool.
Survivors include her husband Cosimo, son Dominic and his wife Jackie, daughters Christine and Antonella and their husbands Joseph and Daniel. Antonina has five grandchildren; Jordan, Everett, AvaMarie, Pina, and Carmelina. Her brothers Salvatore and wife Nina, Guytano, Andrew and wife Florence. Antonina has nine nieces and nephews; Nino, Tonia, Francesca, Anthony, Julie, Joseph, Angela, Tony, and Antonia.
Antonina dedicated her life to taking care of her family. She enjoyed gardening. She loved cooking, flowers, old classic movies, and listening to phantom of the opera and Andrea Bocelli. She loved holidays and being with her loved ones. She was extremely humble, beautiful, strong spirited, and protective.
Services will be held on Tuesday June 29th from 4pm-7pm. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Carl J. DiDonato Jr. of the DiDonato Funeral Service, Inc. (845)236-4300, www.didonatofuneralservice.com