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Lucia (DelleRose) Malatesta

May 25, 1939 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 82)


Lucia Malatesta of Wallkill, NY, passed away peacefully at home Thursday, December 23, 2021.  She was 82.

The daughter of the late Antonio DelleRose and Anna Antinucce DelleRose, she was born May 25, 1939 in Abruzzi, Italy.

Lucia was a retired seamstress with Lady's Garment Workers, Union Local 89, New York, NY. She attended Most Precious Blood, Walden. Lucia was an avid gardener and loved cooking and dancing. She also worked at her son’s pizzeria, “Rob’s”, and the Wallkill Greenhouse.

She was the widow of Nicola Anthony Malatesta.

Survivors include her son Robert  Malatesta of Wallkill, NY, daughter  Roseann  Mitchell of Wallkill, NY; 5 Grandchildren Joseph, Christopher, Pasquale, Nicholas, Emma; brother Gino DelleRose & wife Frances and brother Pasquale DelleRose.

Along with her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her daughter Diana, brother Giuseppi DelleRose and son-in-law Russell Mitchell.

Cremation will take place privately. Burial will be with her husband in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY. There will be a celebration of life at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Arthur C. Luf Children’s Burn Camp, mailed to c/o Wallkill/Millspaugh Funeral Home, 22 Bank St., Walden, NY 12586.

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Celebration of Life at a later date


Arthur C. Luf Children's Burn Camp c/o Millspaugh Funeral
22 Bank St., Walden NY 12586

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