Antoinette Pagano Rao, 91, passed away Wednesday at Cortland Regional Hospital after a brief illness. A life resident of Syracuse, she was the youngest of a family of six children. She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent in 1991. Antoinette is survived by sons, Nicholas (Linda) Albicelli and Leonard (Linda) Rao; sister-in-law, Francis Pagano; grandchildren, Vincent (Pamela) Albicelli, Nicholas Albicelli, Joseph (Jenny) Albicelli, Thomas Rao, Leonard Rao, and Christina Rao (Brett); great-grandchildren, Josie Myles, Gabriella Albicelli, Amelia Albicelli, Joeli Albicelli, and Gigi Albicelli. Funeral services will be held on Monday 11:15 a.m. at Farone & Son Funeral Home and noon at Our Lady of Pompei/St. Peter Church where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated. Burial will follow in Assumption Cemetery. Calling hours will be Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home, 1500 Park Street, Syracuse. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.
Published in Syracuse Post Standard from Feb. 6 to Feb. 9, 2014