Concetta's Story

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Concetta I. 'Connie' (Rutigliano) Cale, 93, of Niagara Falls, NY, passed away on October 16, 2016 at Schoellkopf Health Care Facility. Born in Barletta, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Giuseppe and Giovanna Rutigliano.
Connie, as she was affectionately known, came to Niagara Falls as a child with her family. She attended local schools and at the age of 14 when her mother passed away, took on the role of helping her father raise her siblings. On January 31, 1948, she married Samuel L. Cale at St. Joseph's Church. Mr. Cale predeceased her on April 16, 2002.
Connie was an outstanding cook. She was avid golfer and member of the Hyde Park Ladies 9 Hole Golf Club, where she also served as past president for two terms. Connie also participated in the Hyde Park Bocce League and was a member of 'The Late Late Club' a women's social club she was involved with for over 50 years.
Mrs. Cale is survived by her two children, Joanne (late Richard) Marasco and Samuel J. (Patricia) Cale, both of Niagara Fall;, her grandchildren, Matthew M. Marasco, Lea S. (Casey) Williams, Samuel D. Cale and Chelsea C. Cale; step-grandchildren, Tom (Kristin) Huff, Fred (Anita) Huff and Wendy (Matthew) Sharp; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Connie was also predeceased by four brothers, Jack (late Josephine) Rutigliano, Frank (Angela of California) Rutigliano, Pasquale (Margaret of California) Rutigliano, Sam Rutigliano; and one sister, Lena (late Tony) LaDuca.
There will be no prior visitation. If desired, memorial offerings in memory of Connie may be made to Complete Senior Care 1302 Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14301. Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 MILITARY ROAD, NIAGARA FALLS, NY.
Visit mjcoluccifuneralchapel.com for online guest register.
Published on October 18, 2016
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