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Anastasia Mancuso
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Mrs. Anastasia “Nancy” Mancuso, 93, passed away peacefully, at her home, with her loving family by her side, on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

She was born Anastasia Grace DeSimone on January 26, 1924. Nancy was the oldest of five children born to the late Vincenzo and Rose (Zegarelli) DeSimone. Her parents emigrated from Italy, Nancy joyfully helped her parents raise her brother and sisters. She was educated in local schools and a graduate of TR Proctor High School. On September 20, 1947, Nancy was joined in marriage to Robert “Bobby” Mancuso. Together they raised their family here in Utica and enjoyed a loving marriage of sixty-eight years. Bobby passed away on January 8, 2016.

Mrs. Mancuso was employed as a typist at GAFB for six years and left that position to raise her five children. She later was employed as an accounting clerk at MVCC.

She is survived by children, Paul and Sandra Mancuso, Finita Paternoster, Robert and Susan Mancuso, James “Juice” Mancuso, and Michael and Michelle Mancuso, all of Utica; ten grandchildren, Michelle and George Nixon, Christine and Paul Kisiel, Paul Jr. and Rachael Mancuso, Dominick and Nicole Paternoster, Frank Paternoster and his fiancé Renae Johnson, Robert Mancuso III, Jennifer and Jason Ramirez, Anastasia Mancuso and her fiancé Richard Ferrone, Isabella Mancuso, and Angelina Mancuso; eleven adored great grandchildren; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Palma Piccolino, and Jenny and Frank Graziano; a sister-in-law, Pat DeSimone Milbower; and also many in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and lifelong friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Vincent DeSimone, her sister and brothers in law, Michelina and Alfred Jurkowski; and Marco Piccolino.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday at 10 a.m. St. Anthony & St. Agnes Church. Private entombment will be in the family mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery.

Relatives and friend s may call on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica.

The family would like to offer their sincerest thanks to her caregivers and Hospice and Palliative Care for their care and compassion during their mom’s brief illness.

For directions to the funeral home, click the link above.
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Jimmy "Juice" my condolences to you and the family buddy. Your mother led a long life and knowing what we were taught she is at peace with your father again. You have many memories that will get you through the difficult times, always rely on them to put a smile on your face when you think of your parents. You were there through the years for her and I'm sure she is looking down on you now. I'm sorry I won't be able to pay my respects in person, but know I will keep you, the family and most of all her in my prayers this week. My she RIP.

Written by Bob Ollerenshaw
2017-02-16 2:05:02 PM

Dear Mancuso family, I'd like to express my condolence and deep regrets for your loss for this enemy death shows no mercy but always brings much grief and pain which I felt when it took my entire family and I'd like to share where I found help at that time. I found this help in what I read in Jehovah Gods word the Bible at John5:28,29 for there it tells us that we'll see our love ones again in the resurrection when Jesus brings them back here on earth and Isaiah25:8 states that this enemy death will be swallowed up forever. I'm able to cope with my loss because of these scriptures and others because now I know I'll see my family again. I wanted to share this with you at this difficult time when hope and comfort is needed in hopes it'll help you also in some way for this is my purpose in sharing this with you at this time. Please feel free to let me know at and please know that I do share your grief and hope to hear from you. Sincerely, GM

Written by Gloria Mosley
2017-02-16 3:41:39 PM

To the entire Mancuso family my condolences and prayers to you all. Jim (Juice, Charlie) you are like a brother to me as we spent a better part of our lives together I know these are hard times and you will be in my prayes and I just wanted to say I love you, you know where I am if you need anything at all. As you taught me you know your mother is in a better place with your dad. God bless you all. RIP Mom! Love Steve

Written by Steve Rositano
2017-02-17 1:26:19 AM

My condolences and prayers to all of the Mancuso family. Frankie, Delia and I had many happy memories with Aunt Nancy and Uncle Bob for so many Graziano get-togethers over the years in Utica and NJ. She and her sisters were always giggling about something and were a lot of fun. Aunt Nancy always fed us well after our long road trips up to Utica, fussing over us and Tony enjoyed being with all his cousins, Aunts and Uncles. Rest in peace and prayers for comfort to all of you. Hugs..DeDe and Family

Written by Delia "DeDe" Graziano
2017-02-21 7:17:19 PM

Jimmy Juice, and all of the Mancuso Family, We are very sorry for the loss your Mom and that we cannot be there at this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Written by Nick and Lorraine Dominick
2017-02-26 2:14:00 AM