Resolution J200-2013

Mourning the death of Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti, distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community



  • Jan 24, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jan 16, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION mourning the death of Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti,
distinguished citizen and devoted member of her community

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body  to  pay  tribute  to
citizens  of  the  State  of  New York whose lifework and civic endeavor
served to enhance the quality of life in their communities and the great
State of New York; and
  WHEREAS, Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti,  of  Auburn,  New  York,  died  on
Friday, July 20, 2012, at the age of 92; and
  WHEREAS,  A  life  resident of Auburn, Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti was a
graduate of Auburn High School, Class of 1939, and the  Auburn  Business
School; and
  WHEREAS,  She  was  a communicant of St. Mary's Church where she was a
member of the Rosary and Scapular Society and volunteered  her  services
in every capacity imaginable for the parish; and
  WHEREAS,  Mary  Ann  Vasile  Pisciotti  distinguished  herself  in her
profession and by her sincere dedication and substantial contribution to
the welfare of her community; and
  WHEREAS, When her first husband, Sam Vasile, the owner of Finger Lakes
Bottling, died at the age of 61, Mary  Ann  Vasile  Pisciotti  took  the
reins  of  the  company and grew it into not only a leading Auburn busi-
ness, but an organization to help support the many causes that  she  was
known for; and
  WHEREAS,  As a business woman in a world where it was the norm for men
to be the head of companies, Mary Ann Vasile  Pisciotti  made  an  extra
effort  to  not  only  be  a role model to women in business, but also a
mentor; and
  WHEREAS, This remarkable woman's commitment  to  excellence,  and  her
spirit  of humanity, carried over into all fields of enterprise, includ-
ing charitable and civic endeavors; and
  WHEREAS, Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti was a past national and state pres-
ident of the Italian-American War Veterans, and a member of Zonta Inter-
national, Freedom Recreational Services, Big Brother and Big Sister, the
American Heart Association, and Sons of Italy, as  well  as  many  other
organizations; and
  WHEREAS, Predeceased by her first husband, Sam Vasile, second husband,
Francis  "Red"  Pisciotti,  her  parents, Valentino and Rachael Emperato
Sperduti, a brother, Carl Sperduti and stepson-in-law, Domenic DeTomaso,
Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti is survived  by  three  sons,  Louis  (Denise)
Vasile,  Thomas  (Karen)  Vasile, and Sam (Renee) Vasile; two daughters,
Elaine Frost and Anne Marie (Rob) Byrd; stepson, Tony (Helen) Pisciotti;
one stepdaughter, Joanne DeTomaso; and 19 grandchildren, Lisa Mizro, Sam
Frost, Tim, John, Louie and Jenna Vasile, Beth Ann Silvestri and  Thomas
Vasile  Jr.,  Jason,  Sam,  Janie  and Robbie Byrd and Sammy Vasile Jr.,
Nick, Andy and David Pisciotti, Steven, Marc  and  Andrea  DeTomaso;  17
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews; and
  WHEREAS,  Armed  with  a  humanistic spirit and imbued with a sense of
compassion, Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti leaves behind a legacy which  will
long  endure  the passage of time and will remain as a comforting memory
to all she served and befriended; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
mourn  the death of Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti, distinguished citizen and
devoted member of her community; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the family of Mary Ann Vasile Pisciotti.


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