Helene Scialdone

Helene A. Scialdone (Arini)

Saturday, July 16th, 1932 - Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Seneca Falls – Helene “Celeste” (Arini) Scialdone, 87, of Mynderse St., Seneca Falls, NY, passed away on Saturday (August 3, 2019) at Samaritan Hospital Hospice, Troy, NY.

Family and friends may call at the Doran Funeral Home, 4 E. Bayard St., Seneca Falls, NY on Friday (August 9) from 6 PM to 8 PM. Celeste’s Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday (August 10) at 10 AM at St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca Falls, with Reverend Michael Merritt, as celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Columbkille Cemetery, Seneca Falls. If desired, contributions may be made to St. Francis/St. Clare Parish,
25 Center St., Waterloo, NY 13165.

Celeste was born in Tunis, Tunisia on July 16, 1932 the daughter of the late Pasquale & Vita Gondolfo Arini. She had resided in Seneca Falls for most of her life, previously living in Tunisia, Sicily & Connecticut. She had been employed in the cafeteria of Mynderse Academy. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Church, Seneca Falls, and a former member of St. Patrick’s Pastoral Council. She loved to cook, especially the many Italian meals she deliciously prepared for friends and family. Celeste was known for her hospitality & her genuine kindness.

She is survived by:
Her husband, Antimo “Andy” Scialdone – Seneca Falls, NY
3 daughters – Sandy (Bob) Luraas – Troy, NY
Ann (Rick) Capozza – Skaneateles, NY
Susan Scialdone – Seneca Falls, NY
3 sons – James Scialdone – Rochester, NY
Paul Scialdone – Seneca Falls, NY
Joseph Scialdone – Seneca Falls, NY
15 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren
Several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents, Celeste was predeceased by 1 son, Anthony Scialdone who died in 1984, 2 brothers, Pino & Vincenzo Arini, 3 sisters, Maria Agosta, Frances Scialdone, & Elvira Sliski
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, August 9th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, August 9th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Doran Funeral Home
    4 East Bayard Street
    Seneca Falls, NY 13148
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  • Mass

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 10:00am
    St. Patrick's Church
    97 W. Bayard St.
    Seneca Falls, New York 13148
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    Reverend James Fennessy
  • Interment

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, August 10th, 2019 11:30am
    St. Columbkille Cemetery
    133 West Bayard Street
    Seneca Falls, New York 13148
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Lina Masino

Posted at 01:03pm
Dearest beautiful Aunt Celeste, I will always remember you and your sweet spirit. I loved loved visiting with you and listening to the stories you shared with me especially those stories about your youth with my mother. You've had to deal with hard things in your life and my heart hurts knowing that. But you have been a great example to me in so many ways. You've always made me and my family feel loved and welcomed. Always smiling. You and my mother always looked on the bright side of things whenever things got tough. Another great example. I will miss you so much but I'll cherish my happy memories being around you. I'll never forget the scopa card games at your house with you, my mom and Aunt Elvira. How I laughed!! Making couscous with you, my mom, Aunt Elvira and nonna. Crazy hard work but fun. The picnics when I was a child, growing up living around the corner from you, going to bingo games at St Pat's with you, my mom, Aunt Elvira and Aunt Lina. How fun. The list can go on forever. I'll remember you always , you are my hero, Love Lina.

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