FULTON, NY – Carmella Bifera, 99, formally of Fulton, NY, died peacefully at Albany County Nursing Home, Albany, NY, on Sunday December 23, 2012.
Mrs. Bifera was born in Fulton to the late Vincent and Gidia (Vecchio) Di Bernardo.
She was a homemaker and she loved to sew, read and she was an avid gardener while raising her family.
Later Mrs. Bifera was employed with Birdseye Foods, Fulton.
She was a member of the Fulton Alliance Church, Fulton.
Mrs. Bifera was predeceased by her husband, John Bifera, in 1975; and two brothers, Jack and Joseph DiBernardo.
Mrs. Bifera was a loving mother and grandmother and she is survived by her sons, Frank (Lisa) Bifera of Albany and John (Joanne) Bifera of Fulton; three daughters, Marie Miller of Virginia, Hilda Scaccia of Georgia and Christine Bifera of Virginia; two sisters, Kay Dickquist and Rose Pannofino of Fulton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three nephews.
Funeral services and calling hours will be held privately.
Burial will be held in the spring at Mount Adnah Cemetery, Fulton.
Donations may be made to the Fulton Alliance Church, State Route 48, Fulton, NY 13069.
The Sugar Funeral Home, 224 W. second St. S., Fulton, has care of the arrangements.