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Julia H. Malkowski Soldato
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Birth: Jan. 18, 1922
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 17, 2009
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA

NEW LEBANON, N.Y. Julia H. Malkowski Soldato, 87, of Kline Lane died on Tuesday evening at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield surrounded by her loving family under the care of Hospice Care in the Berkshires.

Born Jan. 18, 1922 in Pittsfield, she was the daughter of the late Hipolit Malkowski and Felixa Zalenski Skumin.

Julia was the loving wife of the late Mario A. Soldato, who died on Oct. 22, 2002. They were married on Apr. 15, 1946 in the Holy Family Church in Pittsfield.

She had been a resident of New Lebanon since 1947 and was a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception in New Lebanon.

Educated in Pittsfield schools, Mrs. Soldato became a beautician for a short time. She and her late husband owned and operated "The Old Homestead" in New Lebanon. After owning a variety store/gas station for a few years, they established Mario's Restaurant on Route 20 in 1963.

Working alongside her husband, they retired about 15 years ago handing over the reigns of the business to their children who continue to operate the restaurant. In retirement, Julia continued on as "quality control supervisor".

She was a member of the New Lebanon Senior Citizens.

Survivors include her children, Jo (the late William) Raney of New Lebanon, Kathleen (Eric) McCumber of Stephentown, Diane (Donald) DiBuono and Michael (Lynne) Soldato all of New Lebanon; grandchildren, D.J. and Laura DiBuono and Sage and Madison Soldato; siblings Christine Stafford, Anne Nascimento and John Skumin all of Pittsfield; along with nieces, nephews and cousins.

FUNERAL NOTICE: Funeral services will be on Monday at 11 a.m. from the HALL & HIGGINS FUNERAL HOME, 457 NY 43, Stephentown, then at 12 noon in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Route 20, New Lebanon where Rev. John Close will celebrate a Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial assisted by Deacon Peter Quinn. Interment will follow in the Cemetery of the Evergreens.

Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral home for visitation on Sunday from 3 to 7 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Care in the Berkshires ( or Friends of Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter ( in memory of Julia H. Soldato.

Published in The Berkshire Eagle on 11/20/2009 
Cemetery of the Evergreens
New Lebanon
Columbia County
New York, USA
Created by: Angie Robinson
Record added: Dec 30, 2009
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Julia H. <i>Malkowski</i> Soldato
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