Claudia E. De Cristofaro, age 92 of Gloversville, N.Y., passed away Friday, October 19, 2012, at the Fulton Center for Rehabilation and Health Care after a short illness. Born in Gloversville on September 26, 1920, she was a daughter of the late Edward and Elmiranda Marreale Perrone. She attended Gloversville schools and was employed as a glove worker for several companies in the area.
Claudia was a member of the Church of the Holy Spirit of Gloversville and the 55-plus senior citizens. She is survived by: her three children, Gary De Cristofaro of Gloversville, Joseph De Cristofaro ( Colleen) of Johnstown and Yvette Auty (William) of Gloversville; one brother, Rene Perrone (Winnie) of Cherry Valley, N.Y.; grandchildren, John De Christofaro, Teresa De Cristofaro, Joseph De Cristofaro Jr., Nathan Auty, Neil Auty and Erica Auty and three great grandchildren, John Jr. De Cristofaro, Saphire Bush and Sydney Logan. Claudia is predeceased by her beloved husband Ralph De Cristofaro. They were married September 15, 1945. He died in 1994. She also was predeceased by one son, Ralph De Cristofaro - he died December 12, 2011 - and several brothers and sisters.
A funeral service will be conducted 11a.m. Monday, October 22, 2012, at the John W. Finocan Funeral Home Inc., 13 Prospect Ave., Gloversville, with the Rev. Thomas Morrette officiating. Interment will take place in the Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gloversville. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., New York, NY, 10001. Online condolences may be made to www.finocanfh.com.