Mary R. Melita

Mary R. Melita, age 91, of Johnstown, passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Nathan Littauer Hospital, Gloversville.

She was born on February 22, 1922, in Little Falls, a daughter of the late Santo and Carmela Greco Catucci.

Mary was employed as a glove worker at several local companies until her retirement.

She was a member of the Holy Trinity Parish in Johnstown, and a member of Catholic Daughters, Rosary Society, and Christian Women. Mrs. Melita was also an avid card player.

Survivors include her husband of 71 years, Joseph T. Melita Sr.; three sons, Daniel J. Melita of Tennessee, Michael J. Melita of Maine, and Joseph T. Melita Jr. of Johnstown; several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by two brothers, Thomas Catucci and Vincent Catucci.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Church, Glebe Street, Johnstown.

Visitation for family and friends will be today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Barter & Donnan Funeral Home, 1 N. Melcher Street, Johnstown.

Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Johnstown.

Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to Johnstown Area Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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