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.
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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