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“I first met Fedora in high school and we have continued the friendship from a distance over the years. One thing I have learned through her was the...Read More »
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“To the family of Fedora-I worked with Fedora at Dey Brothers Department Store when we were teenagers, and then we both ended up at Brockport. I so...Read More »
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“So sorry for your loss. Will miss seeing her on Election Day. ”
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“I am so sorry to hear of Fedora's passing. Know I am praying for you all. ”
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Fedora DeSantis Paolelli, 62, of Jamesville passed away on November 5, 2016. Born in Queens, NY, Fedora was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend. She grew up in Jamesville and attended Maria Regina College and SUNY Brockport. Fedora worked for O.D. Heck for many years before deciding to stay home to raise her children. Everyone will remember her kind and generous ways, fun personality and love of family.
She is predeceased by her husband of 34 years, Steven Paolelli and is survived by her two children, Dominic Paolelli of Jamesville, NY, Crystal Paolelli Knight (Aaron) of Dewitt, NY; 4 grandchildren Olivia, Alexia, Lily and Collin; sisters Nina Haley and Dinita Machlin (Chet); and many beloved family and friends.
Calling hours will be 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Burns-Garfield Funeral Home, 3175 East Genesee St., Syracuse, NY 13224.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in memoriam of Fedora Paolelli to Hope for Heather, PO Box 2208, Liverpool NY 13089, to continue the fight against Ovarian Cancer. She will be greatly missed by all.
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