March 4, 2010
Ms. Vigiletti was born September 22, 1912 in Catskill to Erasmo Anthony Vigiletti and Maria Giovanna Strozzo Vigiletti. She attended St. Patrick's Academy and worked as a seamstress at the Atlanta Knitting Mills in Catskill and Athens until they closed. She was a parishioner of St. Patrick's Church and a member of the Rosary Altar Society.
Philomena loved her God, home, and family, to read, sew, and be her own person. In her years at Kaaterskill Care, she always had a laugh and an "I can do it" attitude. Aunt Philly was way ahead of her time. She was what we called "the domestic engineer". She was always in charge. She had her priorities and lived a caring life her way.
Philomena is survived by two nieces, Deborah V. DeBrisco of Stamford, CT and Mrs. Warren (Giovanna) Sheridan of Leeds; great-nephew Christopher DeBrisco of Stamford and great niece Mary Helen Sheridan of Leeds; as well as many cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Frank J. Vigiletti and four sisters: Genevive "Jenny" Vigiletti, Anna V. Kisselburg, Carmela V. McAuley, and Civita V. Tarallo.
A Prayer Service will be held on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 at 11 a.m. in the Millspaugh Camerato Funeral Home at 139 Jefferson Heights in Catskill. Interment will be in the family plot in St. Patrick's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Anthony's Friary in Catskill or Columbia-Greene Community Hospice at 47 Liberty Street in Catskill. Electronic condolences may be posted at www.millspaughcamerato.com
Sincere thanks go to all of the wonderful nurses and staff that took care of Philomena at Kaaterskill Care during these past eight years. Their care was very compassionate and added to her quality of life.
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