Anna Felicia Derenzo, 99, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, January 22, 2015'
Born in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Guiseppe Vergura and Theresa Riccardi Vergura and the loving wife to the late Vincent Derenzo, who died in 1988.
Raised and educated in Italy, she worked for Cluett & Peasbody for many years. She loved to cook for her family and they were a deep source of joy to her. As a child she meet Padre Pio and followed him throughout his life, she also prayed the rosary daily.
Survivors include her son, Peter Derenzo (Patricia) of Troy, her daughters, Joanne Laiacona (Joseph) of Troy and Anne Marie Kendall (Jeff) of Webster, MA, her grandchildren, Robert Daniels, Jacqueline Ritrovato (Jeff), Ann Marsh (Chris), Suzanne Nellis (Chris), Nicolle Motzer (Joe), Dr. Alecia Rockwell (Coyne), Laura Elli (Scott) and James Laiacona, her seventeen great grandchildren, her one great great granddaughter, also survived by several nieces and nephews.
Anna was predeceased by her brother, Anthony Vergura and sister, Lee Mammone.
The family would like to thank the staff at Van Rensselaer Manor for the wonderful and compassionate care given to Anna.
Funeral services will be held 8:45 am on Monday, January 26, 2015 from the Bizzarro Funeral Home of Troy located at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh and at 9:30 am at Our Lady of Victory Church 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy. Burial will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery.
Family and friends are invited to calling hours on Sunday from 3 to 6 p.m. at Bizzarro Funeral Home of Troy located at McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home, corner of 109th Street and Third Avenue, Lansingburgh.
Memorial donations may be made in Anna's memory to Our Lady of Victory Church, 55 North Lake Avenue, Troy. NY 12180
To light a candle and offer words of condolences, visit www.mcloughlinmason.com
Sunday, January 25th, 2015, 3:00pm - 6:00pm, McLoughlin & Mason Funeral Home
Monday, January 26th, 2015, 9:30am, Our Lady Of Victory Church
St. Mary's Cemetery