Gaetana “Donnie” Adorante, a homemaker, died Friday, March 11, 2011, at Sullivan County Adult Care Center, Liberty, NY. She was 98.
She was born in the Bronx on February 18, 1913, the daughter of Gaetano and Maria Giagrande Ciardi. She was married to the late Julius Adorante, who died in 1993.
Survivors include her daughter, Donna Knack and husband Donald of Jeffersonville, NY; sister Lena Deldin of Queensbury, NY; son-in-law Frank Capalbo of Bethel, NY; grandchildren Susan Capalbo, Christine Capalbo, Jennifer Green and Kristen Green-Gagliardo; three great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her son, Joseph Adorante; her daughter Palma Capalbo; and brothers and sisters.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, March 15, at Fairview Cemetery, Stone Ridge, NY.
Contributions may be made to St. Peter’s Regional School, 112 Lincoln Pl., Liberty, NY 12754.