Conti, Frances, 88, of Hamilton, NY and part-time of Boston’s North End, formerly of Long Island, NY on July 16, 2018. Predeceased by her beloved husband John V. Conti. Devoted mother of son Matthew Conti of Boston’s North End, daughter Regina Conti of Hamilton, NY and son-in-law William Porta of Hamilton, NY. Attentive grandmother to Rose Conti Porta and Max Conti Porta. Survived by cherished siblings, Angelina Spero (Paul dec.) and Angelo Grande (Kathryn). Predeceased by cherished brother John Grande (Angelina dec.). Also survived by loving sisters-in-laws Lucille Oates (Thomas) and Ann Bates (Robert), and many wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Frances attended Brooklyn College and was the first person in her family to complete a college degree and the first woman to drive. She went on to earn Masters degrees in teaching and in counseling. Frances had a long and successful career in the New York City school system as a math teacher and guidance counselor. For much of her career, Frances provided counseling services to Catholic schools in New York City through the Title 1 program. Frances was quite active through retirement, established homes near both of her children, and was involved in church and community activities. Frances’ favorite hobbies included crocheting and playing card and word games.
The family will receive visitors at Burgess and Tedesco Funeral Home, 25 Broad Street, Hamilton, NY 13346 on Friday, July 20, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The rosary will be said on Friday July 20 at 2:00 p.m. and prayer service will be said at 7:30 p.m.
Funeral from Burgess and Tedesco Funeral Home on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 12:00 p.m., followed by 1:00 p.m. Mass to be celebrated at St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, Wylie St. in Hamilton, NY. Services will conclude with interment at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Hamilton, NY.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Frances Conti’s memory may be made to St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, 16 Wylie St., Hamilton, NY 13346, (315) 824-2164 or to the Community Wellness Center (CWC). Checks made out to Community Memorial Hospital Foundation with memo specifying CWC can be mailed c/o Sam Cooper, CWC Board of Governors Vice Chairman, 62 Eaton St., Hamilton, NY 13346, (315) 824-0866.