Madeleine (Galiotto) Sforza, 99, beloved wife of the late Vincent Sforza, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2019. Madeleine was born on November 2, 1919 in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and was the daughter of the late Salvatora and Rosalia Galiotto. Madeleine immigrated to the United States in 1931 with her father and sister to begin a new life in Brooklyn, NY. She worked as a seamstress in NYC where she eventually met her husband and were married for 49 years. She was a dedicated mother who instilled a commitment to excellence in her children. She always loved to watch her favorite television game shows throughout her life, and loved her sweets and was a great cook. She was happiest spending time with her children, granddaughter and great grandchildren.
Madeleine leaves behind her son Michael Sforza and daughter in law Laura Baribault Sforza of Hebron, daughter Linda Sforza Ferretti and Billy Ferretti of Levittown, granddaughter Jennifer Sforza Paragone and Christopher Paragone as well as 3 great grandchildren, Anthony, Vincenzo and Dominic. She was predeceased by her one sister, Carmella Pierini. The family will receive relatives and friends on Friday, July 5th from 7:30 am – 8:30 am at the Aurora McCarthy Funeral home on 167 Old Hartford Road in Colchester, The Funeral Mass will follow immediately at 9 am at St. Andrew Church, 128 Norwich Ave., Colchester. Burial will be private in Flushing, NY. Donations in her memory may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital, www.stjude.org
Madeleine's family wish to thank the nurses and aides at Harrington Court for their exceptional dedication and care given to her during her stay.
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