Edna M. Mistretta, 95

FULTON, NY – Edna M. Mistretta, 95, of Fulton, passed away Wednesday March 11, 2015.

Edna was born in New York City in 1919 and lived most of her life in Volney and Scriba.

Edna M. Mistretta
Edna M. Mistretta

She was a communicant of The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton and St. Paul’s Church in Oswego.

She was predeceased by her husband, Sebastian B. Mistretta. in 1977; a daughter, Ann Marie Mistretta, in 1974; and by her siblings and their spouses, Grace (John) Zagame, Santina (James) Ferlito, Antoinette (Joseph) Pappalardo and Paul (Josephine) Belfiore.

Edna was hard-working throughout her life.  She worked side by side with her
husband on the family vegetable farm.

Nothing was more important to Edna than her family.

After her father died, she cared for her mother in her home until her death in 1969.

She provided the same level of care for her husband after he suffered a stroke that left him paralyzed on one side.

Edna loved her home and life on the farm.

She was known for the beautiful flowers that she planted and cared for.

Edna especially loved sharing her home during the holiday season.

Her children, nieces and nephews have many fond memories of wonderful holiday celebrations.

Surviving are her children, James A. Mistretta of Syracuse, Anthony J. Mistretta (Pamela) of Albany and Linda A. Mistretta of Syracuse; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

A calling hour will be 10 to 11 a.m. Monday in the Atrium at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corners of South Third and Rochester streets, Fulton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11 a.m.

Burial in the spring will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Fulton.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Hearth on James Street who cared for Edna for almost five years and more recently, the staff of Iroquois Nursing Home for their kindness and caring.

The family requests that any contributions be made in remembrance of Edna to the charity of your choice.


  1. So sorry to hear of Edna’s passing. She was a lovely lady. Sending our deepest sympathy.

    -Kathleen (Verdi) Santillo

  2. Edna was, by far, my favorite resident at The Hearth on James. She was the sweetest and most caring lady I’ve had the pleasure of knowing. I loved sitting with her and listening to stories about her family and the vegetable farm. Rest in peace beautiful lady. They don’t make em like you anymore. You will surely be missed.

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