Seneca Falls – Jeanette E. DiRaddo, 94, formerly of State St., Seneca Falls, passed away, peacefully, at Huntington Living Center, Waterloo, surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday (February 5, 2020).
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In keeping with Jeanette’s wishes funeral services and burial will be at the convenience of the family. There will be no prior calling hours. If desired, contributions may be made to St Jude’s Hospital for Children, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, Tn. 38105 or to Flaum Eye Institute, 601 Elmwood Ave., P.O. Box 659, Rochester, NY 14642.
Jeannette was born February 13, 1925 in Binghamton, NY the 11th child of Joseph & Mary Rienti. Her family moved to Lyons, NY where she grew up and later married Michael DiRaddo on February 19, 1944. They made their home in Lyons until 1976 when they moved to Sun City, AZ. Jeanette loved her winters in Arizona enjoying time with her family & friends.
Jeanette could always be found in the kitchen, cooking, baking, & having coffee with friends. She enjoyed lunches out & casino trips with her friends. She will be greatly missed by her best friend, Pauline Dinehart, who she talked to everyday. Being a Lyons native, Jeanette was an avid S.U. fan & it can be said, the NY Yankees have lost their best fan. Being the trooper she was she even went with a broken hip to visit her Yankees in Toronto. Her most treasured moments were with her grandchildren & she was looking forward to the birth of her first great-granddaughter.
Her nephew, Joseph Scibona described his aunt perfectly: “Never once did you not see her with a smile & she made everyone around her feel important. Anyone that ever met her is a better person for it.”
She is survived by:
Her son – David DiRaddo & Marquita – Farmington, NY
Her daughter – Carolyn (Steven) Gleason – Seneca Falls, NY
2 grandsons – John (Monica) DiRaddo – Rochester, NY
Robert (Michelle) DiRaddo – Rochester, NY
Her brother-in-law – Sam “bomber” Scibona – Seneca Falls, NY
Many nieces & nephews
In addition to her parents, Jeanette was predeceased by her husband, Michael DiRaddo, who died September 6, 1982 and her siblings
We would like to thank her Huntington family for their care & compassion. Her Meals on Wheels ladies who visited her often & her special friend, Mary Kelleher who came weekly to brighten her day.
Arrangements are under the direction of Doran Funeral Home, Seneca Falls, NY.
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