FULTON, NY – Ruth Keding Aluzzi passed away Tuesday March 3, 2015, at her home in Fulton surrounded by her loving family.
She lived her entire life in Fulton and raised her family there.
Ruth had worked at a variety of jobs during her life, including the American Woolen Mill, Johnson’s Super Market, P&C, Aetna Life Insurance Co., The Fulton Patriot and as the manager of Aunt T’s Bed & Breakfast.
She was a convert to Catholicism and a communicant of the Church of the Immaculate Conception.
Ruth was active with the Classic Bowling League for many years and was one of its star bowlers.
She enjoyed attending live theater, listening to all forms of music, gardening and traveling; she was an avid traveler and loved going to foreign countries.
Her travels took her to Austria, Hungary, Spain, Ireland and China in her late 80s in the company of her children, grandchildren and friends.
Ruth loved spending winters in Florida, especially with her friends, the late Shirley and Chuck Pasco.
Her condo was always open to family and friends, no matter how long the visit.
One of her favorite pastimes while in Florida was shopping at antique stores, second-hand shops and estate sales.
She also loved garage sales.
Ruth was a kind and loving mother, grandmother and friend to many, as attested by her 95th birthday party on February 4 where her entire family and many lifelong friends gathered to celebrate her milestone.
She will be missed by all who knew her and forever loved by her family to whom she gave the greatest gift of all – her selflessness.
She was predeceased by her husband, Samuel A. Aluzzi; her two sons, Richard Bevacqua and Samuel D. Aluzzi; her six siblings, Freddie Keding, Ann (Keding) Vercillo, Robert Keding, Grace (Keding) Butler, Albert Keding and Oneida “Chickie” (Keding) Sestak; her parents, Emma and George Keding; and her grandson, Marco Kaldi.
Ruth is survived by her children, Leita (Robert) Bevacqua Kaldi Davis of Bradenton, Fla., Joan (Armand) Bevacqua Cincotta of Syracuse, James A. (Yvonne) Aluzzi, Jean (Randy) Perry and Jacqueline (Andy) Hart all of Fulton; daughter-in-law, Kelli Aluzzi and sister-in-law, Betty Keding both of Fulton; grandchildren, Jude Kaldi, Dr. Kimberly C. Cole, Tracy C. Sala, Jodi C. Schwedes, Andy Cincotta, Andrea Aluzzi, Kristen Aluzzi, Heather Perry, Lane Perl, James V. Aluzzi, Michael Smith, Alan Smith, Christina Vaccaro and Shawn Hart; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
A prayer service will be held March 10 at 10:15 a.m. at Foster Funeral Home, Fulton, with a Mass of Christian Burial celebrated 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, corners of South Third and Rochester streets, Fulton.
Calling hours will be held 4 to 7 p.m. March 9 at Foster Funeral Home, 910 Fay St., Fulton.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Aluzzi may be made to Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.
Foster Funeral Home, Inc.