Augusta School

Augusta School

Sep 23rd, 2014

CANASTOTA- Augusta School, 96, of Canastota passed away Tuesday, September 23, at home with loving family and special care givers at her side.  Born on August 14, 1918 in West Virginia to the late Vincent and Mary Stracuzzi, Augusta spent her early years in Binghamton, NY and was a graduate of the Cortland Normal School, now SUNY Cortland.  In May of 1949 she married Frank J School at Saint Mary’s Church in Binghamton.  She resided in Syracuse prior to moving to Canastota in 1996.  She worked for the Office of Price Administration, Syracuse City Schools, the Syracuse Symphony, American Red Cross and the Opportunity Shop in Canastota.
She is survived by her children, Francis (Nancy) School of Manassas Va; Maria (Anthony) Palamara of Canastota; Joseph (Lindsay) School of Linthicum Heights, Maryland; and Lisa School-Caloroso of Binghamton, NY/Dundalk, Maryland; grandchildren Michael (Kathleen) School; Molly (Bruno) de Lima-Campos; Stephanie (Brian) Bilzor; Kimberly (Dario) Damore and Jeremy School.  Augusta is also survived her Sister-in-Law Joan Stracuzzi and by 10 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is predeceased by her loving husband Frank who died in 1975, her brothers Samuel, John, Joe, and Herbert and sister Tennie.
Mass of Christian burial will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 10 A.M. from Saint Agatha’s Church, with the Reverend Stephen Wirkes as celebrant.  Interment will be made in St. Agatha’s Cemetery. There will be no public hours of visitation. The family asks in lieu of flowers contributions be made in Augusta’s memory to the Canastota Opportunity Shop or Greater Lenox Volunteer Ambulance Service.
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                    CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.

Sister Vincent Louise Wilcox
Sep 25th, 2014 12:28 am
What a great lady. I treasure my years of friendship and work with Augusta. It is so providential and fitting that she is being buried on the feast of St. Vincent DePaul whose care of those in need was so evident in her life.
Prayerful best wishes and my heartfelt sympathy to ALL the family. She loved you so and always spoke of you with so much love and pride. May her loving spirit always remain with you and comfort you at every remembrance of her.

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Sister Vincent Louise
Sep 25th, 2014 2:07 am
I met Augusta at the Opportunity Shop. I loved stopping there to see her. To be 90 and more and still helping her neighbors showed how caring she was. And I loved to see her smile. May you always be comforted by knowing she brought joy to others and She will always be with you.
Deb Sturdevant
Sep 25th, 2014 6:29 pm
We came to know Augusta as mother & grandmother to our dear friends Maria & Tony Palamara. She was always at family events as she loved her family and celebrating their joys. I remember her wonderful smile and helping with all the preparations at Tony and Maria's home. She was an artist in her kitchen and her talents live on in her children and grandchildren. Our sincere sympathy goes out to your family. She is with her loved ones passed and missed...
Audrey Gibbs
Sep 30th, 2014 10:29 am
I remember Augusta from the Syracuse Symphony. What a remarkable woman in every way! I was in the development department from 1989 to 1991...or so. Augusta helped me with so many things. What an intelligent and hard-working person she was; simply a pleasure to work with. My sympathy to all who are grieving her passing, she was a beautiful mother and grandmother I'm sure.
Oct 28th, 2014 4:45 pm
I know this is late in coming, but I did not know of Augusta's passing until today when I saw her obituary on the wall at the opportunity shop. I absolutely loved her and she was always talkative and cheerful whenever I visited the opportunity shop. She ran a tight ship there, and that place will not be the same without her. I do not go there as much as I use to when she worked there as it is just not the same. We had many great conversations together. I miss seeing her face behind the checkout counter. I have often thought of her since she left the op shop. My condolences to the family and friends. You lost a loving member of your family (she spoke highly of her family), and heaven gained a kind, caring, and compassionate angel.

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