SELKIRK – Loretta DeCastro, 81, passed away peacefully at home
January 10, 2015 with her loving family by her side. Loretta was
born in Morolo, Italy. She traveled on the Conte Biancamano to
America in 1950 to join her mother and father. In 1956 she went
back to Italy to marry her true love, Angelo, and together they
returned to America. As a young lady she worked as a seamstress and
later in various restaurants, most notable Alteri’s in Glenmont.
She enjoyed gardening and cooking. Most of all Loretta devoted her
whole life to her husband and children, always putting them first.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Angelo DeCastro ;
children, Mario (Elaine O’Rourke) DeCastro, Gino (Theresa) DeCastro,
Tina (Tyler) Gough, and Joe DeCastro; grandson, Luca Gough;
sister, Gina Canali; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held 9 AM Wednesday, January 14th at
St. Patrick’s Church, Ravena. Interment will follow in Calvary
Cemetery, Glenmont. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home,
Ravena on Tuesday from 4 to 7 PM. Contributions in memory of
Loretta may be made to NYOH Community Cancer Foundation, 449 Rte.
146, Suite 101, Clifton Park, NY 12065.