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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Julia DiPalma Tropia

Julia DiPalma Tropia passed away age 98 on January 7, 2014 at Nathan Littauer Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born June 27, 1915, and a lifelong resident of Gloversville, NY, she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Louis Tropia, her parents, Antonio and Annunziata DiPalma, sister Ruth Granito, brothers Andrew, Mario, and Louis DiPalma and special niece Mary Lou Shepard.
She is survived by her daughters Louise (Robert) Young, Wilton, NY and Ann Larraine Reffue (Buzz Bassette), Lassellsville, NY;  grandchildren John Reffue, Tampa, FL, Lorraine (David) Lavender, Marietta, GA, Tracy (Christopher) Goodridge, Bridgewater, NJ, Douglas (Eliana) Reffue, Hingham, MA, and Robert (Christine) Young, Katonah, NY;  great-grandchildren  Thomas and Jessie Reffue, Olen and Aaron Lavender, Jonathan and Marshall Goodridge, Lauren and Sam Reffue,  Grace and Hope Young;  great-niece Lorraine Peck, Rotterdam and her sons Stephen and Eric Peck as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the former Sacred Heart Church and a Friend of the Gloversville Public Library.
Friends are invited to gather for a memorial service at The First Congregational Church, 31-33 East Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 1:00 pm. Family visitation will be held in the church lounge from 12-1:00 pm preceding the memorial service.
Interment will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gloversville Public Library, 58 East Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 or a charity of choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care Inc. 402 Maple Ave, Saratoga Sp., NY. 584-4844

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1 comment:

  1. To my dear friend Julia and to her daughters, I never got back to see her at Pineview, tried several times to contact her by phone , but was unable. Julia had such a exciting life, and I loved listening to her stories and reading her poems to me.
    I will always have a special place in my heart and thought of your mother.
    We are all blessed by knowing such a wonderful lady.
    Love Darlene Vogt