Elisa Ascenzi, 97

FULTON, NY – Elisa Ascenzi, 97, of Fulton, passed away on Sunday, May 27, 2018, at Oswego Hospital three weeks before her 98th birthday.

Elisa Ascenzi
Elisa Ascenzi

Born in Veroli, Italy, Elisa lived in Fulton most of her life.

She retired from Fiorini Bakery in Fulton after many years as a baker and was well-known for her Italian cookies made lovingly and expertly for family and friends.

In addition to baking, Elisa enjoyed sewing, knitting and gardening.

She was a communicant of The Church of the Immaculate Conception in Fulton which is now Holy Trinity Parish.

Her husband, Gioacchino “Jack” Ascenzi, predeceased her in 1991.

Surviving are her children, daughters Maria (Fred) Kent of Hannibal, Amelia (Joe) Iaboni of Italy, Maria Salome (Sam) Ascenzi and Assunta (Joe) Lisi of Toronto, Canada, sons, Joseph (Cheryl) Ascenzi and Robert (Marian) Ascenzi of Minetto, Dante (Donna) Ascenzi of Baldwinsville and John (Karell) Ascenzi of Tennessee; many beloved grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rosa Renzi of Italy.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Friday, June 1, at Holy Trinity Parish, corner of Rochester and South Third streets in Fulton.

Entombment will follow at St. Peter’s Cemetery, All Saints Mausoleum, East River Road in Oswego, NY.

There are no calling hours.

Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to a favorite charity in Elisa’s name.

Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, NY has care of the arrangements.

Foster Funeral Home, Inc.



  1. I am sorry to hear of the passing of Lisa. My childhood memories will always be of seeing her at the bakery and baking. she was a tremendous worker. She would make me cornmeal polenta with sauce and sausage. My favorite. I will miss her and I am greatful to God that he allowed me to meet her in my childhood. She made a very positive impression on me as a young man. God bless her.

  2. Lisa, I am visualizing you and Jack sitting at Gods supper table drinking wine and Jack playing the accordian. This time Lisa the angels are serving you not the other way around. This is well deserved for a person who work so hard and so dedicated to her family. I was bless to spend my younger years knowing you and had the joy of growing up with your family. With that I say thank you and rest in God’s peace. Say hi to Jack for me!

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