Amelia “Amy” Datri Scalzo - September  8, 2013

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 RAVENA – Amelia “Amy” Datri Scalzo, 89, of Ravena, peacefully passed away on Sunday, September 8th, after being surrounded by family at the Teresian House.

Amy was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Anthony V. Scalzo, in 2003.

     Amy was born in Caramanico, Italy, immigrating to the United States with her family when she was 4 years old. She resided for the rest of her life in Ravena, where she and Tony raised their four children and built a life filled with a large-knit community of extended family and friends – many of whom started their days with buttered toast, coffee and Cool Whip in the sunny kitchen of 6 Clement Avenue. She lived next to St. Patrick’s Church and became a committed, faithful member of that Catholic parish. She lovingly served as a teacher’s aid to the children of the RCS District for several decades, and also enjoyed her work as a waitress at the Quarry Steakhouse.

     Amy was a devoted mother to her four children, Karen Tierney (William), Chip Scalzo (Debbi), Maryellen Scalzo Bruno (Dennis), and Jeannie Scalzo (Mitchell). She delighted in her family’s growth, and was an active, influential presence in the lives of her nine grandchildren: Alucia Scalzo, Amy Tierney, William Tierney, Anthony Bruno, Thomas Scalzo, Andrea Bruno, Olivia Hymowitz, Kayla Hymowitz, and Madeline Hymowitz. She proudly welcomed the next generation of her family last year with the birth of her first great-grandson, Zachary White. Amy is also survived by her brother, Eugene Datri, and sister, Mary Tiberia Despite her battle with Alzheimer’s, Amy’s warm personality shone through to the end, as she became a beloved member of the communities at both Hawthorne Ridge and the Teresian House.

     She will be fondly remembered by all who knew her.

     A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9 AM Wednesday, September 11th at St. Patrick’s  Church in Ravena. Friends may call at the Babcock Funeral Home, Ravena on Tuesday from 5 to 8 PM.

     In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Amy may be made to the Eddy Alzheimer’s Center at Hawthorne Ridge, 32 Community Way, East Greenbush NY, 12061.