Melinda Merante Micucci
Melinda (Molly) Merante Micucci, formerly of Fishkill and Cold Spring, died on June 10, 2009, in Civitaquana, Pescara, Italy, after a long illness. Born in Cold Spring on September 25, 1919, she was one of twelve children of Antonio and Josephine (Talarico) Merante, who both pre-deceased her. She was the last of the twelve children: Antoinette, Philip, (both died in infancy) Concetta Mazzuca, Joseph, Willam, John, Anna Gamello, Sylvester, Lucy Yano, Nora Davis, and Thomas. Her death was confirmed by her husband Tonino from their home in Italy, to which they moved three years ago.
She is survived by many nephews and nieces in the Cold Spring and Fishkill areas as well as upstate New York and Pennsylvania. She graduated from the original Haldane Central School, and was employed at IBM both in Poughkeepsie and East Fishkill for many years. She was a parishoner of Our Lady of Loretto church in Cold Spring, and St. Mary's church in Fishkill.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2009 at Our Lady of Loretto at 10am.