PEARL RIVER, N.Y. -- Longtime Pearl River resident Anna (Mele) Caraccia died on Thursday, Feb. 25. She was 102.
Born in New York City, Caraccia moved to Toritto, Italy, where she lived for 35 years before making her home in Pearl River for over 60 years. She was a faithful parishioner of St. Margaret's of Antioch Church. She had a great passion for knitting and crocheting, and playing Italian cards.
Caraccia is survived by her children, Fred, Anna, Angela, Catherine, Lucy, John and Maria; 25 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her eldest son Joseph; her husband of 58 years, Emanuel; brothers Frank and Dan; and sisters Lucy, Jenny, Katie and Mary.
Visiting hours will be from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 2, at Assumma-Shankey Funeral Home, 34 N. Summit St., in Pearl River. A mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 3, at St. Margaret's of Antioch Church. Burial will follow at St. Anthony's Cemetery, in Nanuet.
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