Louise Irene Sbarra, 96, passed away, with loving family by her side, on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, at the Sequoia House of the Sitrin HCC.
Louise was born in Utica, January 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Raphael and Carmella (Zasa) Neri. She was educated in local schools, and attended Utica Free Academy.
On December 7, 1946, Louise was joined in marriage to Louis A. Sbarra. Louise and Louie shared over fifty loving years of marriage living and raising their family in North Utica. Her beloved Louie passed away on October 19, 1996.
Louise was employed for many years as the receptionist for Dr. Anthony Jadhon, in Utica.
An excellent seamstress, Louise owned and operated her own shop on West Street, for many years. She was an excellent cook and baker, and will always be remembered for cookie trays that she lovingly made for her family.
She is survived by her beloved daughter, Paulette Sbarra; her son, Vincent Sbarra; and her daughter, Patricia Henderson; her grandchildren, Mary Louise and Chris Ostinett, Philip and Michelle Mancuso, Louis and Razan Sbarra, twins, Anthony and Vincent Sbarra; her great grandchildren, Amber and John Manion, Sammy Mancuso, Madison and Luca Sbarra, and Luca King; a sister, Rita Fumarola; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Vincent and Donna Sbarra; and also many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her beloved granddaughter, Michelle Henderson; one sister, Mary Raspante, and three brothers, Sal Neri, Ralph Neri, and Richard Neri.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary of Mt. Carmel/Blessed Sacrament Parish (Please refer to the Matt Funeral Home website for livestreaming info). Interment will be in St. Agnes Cemetery.
Relatives and friends may call on Thursday (today) from 5 to 7 p.m., at The Matt Funeral Home, 700 Rutger St., at Mohawk St., Utica. The funeral home and church are working at limited capacity; all attendees must wear masks covering their nose and mouth, social distance, and register for Covid-19 tracing. Messages on The Matt Funeral Home website are of great comfort to the family.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers at Sitrin Rehab and the Sequoia House, for the loving care and compassion shown to Louise, especially acknowledging, Candace and Keenesha.
In memory of Louise Sbarra, please consider donations to the Alzheimer’s Association at alz.org
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