Sally Emmi

Sally Emmi

Jan 7th, 2018

Biography:  SALLY EMMI
CANASTOTA – After a long and healthy life, Sally Emmi passed away on January 7, 2018, a few weeks shy of her 101st birthday.
Sally was born in 1917 in Chittenango, NY to Rosario and Lena DeMario and had four brothers, Andy, Louie, Sam, Joe and two sisters, Josephine and Mary. (Both Joe and Andy lived past 100!)
In 1939 she married the love of her life, Ernest Emmi and settled in Canastota where they lived happily together for 68 years until his death in 2007.  She was very proud of Ernie’s accomplishments especially his three terms as Mayor of Canastota.
Together they raised four children, John (Phyllis); Duke (Patsy) and Patty (Brian Pitre).  Their beloved son Chuck passed away in 2001.  Sally also leaves behind four grandchildren, John (Nancy) and Ernie (Kim) of Alaska, Christine (Eric Craft) of Boston, Karen of Syracuse and seven great grandchildren.
Sally was a member of St. Agatha’s Church and an over 20 year member of the Canastota Lionettes (with perfect attendance!). She was the only surviving member of her much loved ‘sewing club’. For over 30 years, the six women friends gathered every Thursday night for food and lively conversation (not much sewing was done!).
Sally reached her 100th birthday on February 23 and attended several parties that week hosted by dear friends.  In June she was honored by her children at a ‘100 Years Plus 100 Days’ celebration attended by family from Alaska, Florida, New Jersey, Massachusetts and North Carolina.
The family wishes to thank Sam and Janet Lanzafame, Ricky Paone and Donna Woodward, Jim and Kari White, special friend, Mary Tornatore, the ‘Saturday Night Church and Graziano Girls’ and the entire Bush family – Tom, Joyce, Annie, Joe and Barbara for the caring friendship and support of our mother.
Sally was the cornerstone of the Emmi family always putting her children above all else. She loved her garden, crocheting on her back porch, walking ‘uptown’ and all who entered her kitchen.  She never passed up a baby to hug, a spur of the moment shopping trip or second helping of dessert!  She touched many lives with her generosity (giving everything away!) and good humor (Sally stories are plentiful) and was loved by all who knew her.  There will be a huge void on New Boston Street. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10 AM Saturday, January 13th  at St. Agatha’s Catholic Church.  The family will greet friends one hour prior to the Mass time, 9-10 AM. 
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greater Lenox Ambulance Service, 1 Leland Wright Avenue, Canastota, NY  13032. To leave a message of condolence, please visit 
                    CAMPBELL-DEAN FUNERAL HOME, INC.

Antone Eppolito, 19 Ely Drive, Fayetteville, NY 13066
Jan 8th, 2018 4:48 pm
John, Duke, Patty,
May a lifetime of happy memories of your beautiful mom comfort you at this time.
With sympathy,
Antone Eppolito

Linda DeMario Togias
Jan 8th, 2018 7:03 pm
John, Duke, and Patty, I am so sorry to hear about Aunt Sally. She was so sweet and kind. My Dad would always tell us stories about how his sisters always kept the big brothers at bay for him. With sympathy, love and prayers to comfort you.
Tom Alibrandi
Jan 9th, 2018 1:47 am
RIP cousin Sally.
Cindy (Weekes) Reiter
Jan 9th, 2018 12:14 pm
My condolences to the family. Sally was a PIP!!! She lived life well and fully. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and with her.
Dan Scaia
Jan 10th, 2018 5:08 am
Duke, on behalf of all your DKK Brothers we extend our condolences to you and the entire Emmi Family on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Vicki (Popek) Petrie
Jan 11th, 2018 12:42 pm
Sally welcomed me into the Emmi family when I was dating her son, Chuck. I will never forget her warmth, humor, and great food!! I learned how to make sauce and loved Saturday night dinners of steak, potatoes, and cream corn. I even learned how to eat Italian bread and roasted pepper sandwiches...what a treat! I loved the Emmi family and always felt welcomed by Sally's warm smile. This lady left a legacy, and touched the lives of many. My condolences to the family. Sending loving thoughts and prayers.
Reeves Family
Jan 12th, 2018 5:40 pm
On behalf of our family we'd like to give you our sincerest condolences. Your family is in our heart and prayers. Such a blessing to have such an amazing woman in your life.
Joe & Rosemary Canestraro
Jan 13th, 2018 6:50 am
John, Duke and Patty, There aren't words to describe the heart felt loss that all of you are feeling, nor all of us. We all had wonderful times together and many great memories we will forever keep in our hearts. We were blessed to be able to come up the last few years to visit with her and she just had to feed us each and every time. And we are especially grateful that we could attend her 100 year 100 day birthday party! Our prayers and love are with you.
Tom Bugaj
Jan 13th, 2018 9:06 am
Duke, Pat, and Family:
We were sorry to hear of your Mom's passing and hope you are finding peace and comfort at this time along with joy in the memories.

Tom and Helen Bugaj

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