Assunta (Susan) Felicissimo, nee Valeri, of Pearl River NY previously of Yonkers and Thornwood, NY, aged 81, passed away on August 26, 2019. Susan was born on November 20, 1937 in Strangolagalli, Lazio, Italy, and arrived in the U.S. in 1955 with her surviving siblings, Arcangelo of Shelton, CT, Albino of Mahopac, NY, Rocco of Roxbury, CT, and Mary Ann of Clifton Park, NY, and their parents, Andrea (Andrew) Valeri and Maria Valeri, nee Reali. Susan is survived by son Paul of Nanuet, NY, and his wife, Lisa, and 2 children, Deanna and Mia; by daughter, Diana Bottiglieri of River Vale, NJ, and her husband, Michael, and 3 children, Michael, Julianna and Elena; and by son Mark of West Orange, NJ, and his 3 children, Enzo, Gianna and Lilla of Apex, NC. Susan joins her love and husband of 53 years, Enzo who predeceased her in 2015. She was a tireless and skilled worker, first as seamstress then housewife and mother. She dedicated her entire life to her family and we are all better for it. Rest in peace Mom. We will miss your selfless spirit and beautiful soul.
Family and friends will honor Susan’s life on Thursday August 29th, at Beecher Flooks Funeral Home in Pleasantville, NY, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Innocents in Pleasantville, NY, on Friday August 30th at 9:30 a.m. followed by interment at Gate of Heaven in Hawthorne, NY. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to St. Jude’s Research Hospital.