Elaine Mary (Helen) Sylvester Percacciolo
08/30/1923 – 01/11/2017
Elaine Mary(Helen) Sylvester Percacciolo passed away peacefully at New
York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital Center after a brief illness
with her loving family by her side.
Born in Beacon NY August 30, 1923 to Peter and Josephine (DiCamillo)
Sylvester. She attended Beacon Schools and was employed as a seamstress
at Aero Leather where she made bomber jackets for the U.S. Air Corps
and also worked as a welder for Eureka Shipyard in Newburgh, NY. Helen,
as she was known to her many friends and family members was married to
Angelo Percacciolo on April 20, 1947 who survives at home. They would
have been celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. Helen resided in
Cold Spring, NY in the home her husband built and where they raised
their 4 children; Elaine Way(Richard), William Percacciolo (Joyce),
Annette Flaherty (Robert) and Anthony Percacciolo (Joanne). She was
predeceased by her brothers Henry, Concezco, Rudolph, of Beacon and
Francis of San Diego, California and one Grandson Joseph Angelo Way a
sister Margaret Garnot of Wappingers Falls survives. She has 10
Grandchildren, Richard Way, John Way(Darlene) and Angela Fanette
(Darrin), Michael and Nicole Percacciolo, Rachel and Kelsey Flaherty and
Claudia, Anthony and Thomas Percacciolo. 6 Great Grand children Joseph
and Jacob Way, John Robert and Natalie Way, Anthony and Andrew Fanette,
and Lauren Fanette Merchant (Chad) and several nieces and nephews also
survive. Helen enjoyed traveling with her husband to Las Vegas, playing
Bingo and the New York State Lottery and shopping trips with her
daughter, granddaughters and sister. She most enjoyed spending time with
her children and grandchildren with whom she took great pride in. She
was an excellent cook and could always be found in the kitchen preparing
a meal which is something she enjoyed thoroughly. She was an avid New
York Yankee and New York Ranger fan. Their home on Church Street was
affectionately known as the Grand Central Station of Cold Spring as many
of her children’s and grandchildren’s friends stopped by for a visit or
for a bite to eat on their way to their sports practices at Haldane High
School. Making her family comfortable and happy gave her great joy.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
Visitation will be held on Sunday January 15, 2017 from 1-4pm at Clinton Funeral Home, 21 Parrott Street, Cold Spring. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday January 16, 2017 at 10am at Our Lady of Loretto Church, Cold Spring. Interment will follow in Cold Spring Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to either Haldane Volleyball or the
Haldane Football Association.
For Elaine’s guestbook please visit www.clintonfh.com