Annita Verrelli
Wednesday
17
July

Visitation

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home Inc.
1700 Washington Ave.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
518-286-3400
Visitation
Thursday
18
July

Funeral Mass

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019
St. John The Evangelist And St. Joseph Church
Herrick Street
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Funeral Mass
Thursday
18
July

Interment

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
Third Avenue Ext.
Rensselaer, New York, United States
Interment

Obituary of Annita Verrelli

Rensselaer- Annita DeSantis Verrelli, 87 entered into eternal life on Sunday, July 14, 2019 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 27, 1932 in Torrice, Italy and came to the United States in 1953. Annita resided most of her life in Rensselaer. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Raymond Verrelli and her beloved daughter Angela Cusano.  Annita was a communicant of St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph’s Church in Rensselaer and was a member of the St. Anthony Society in Rensselaer for over 50 years. Annita was retired from J. DeBeer and Sons Baseball Factory. Annita was hardworking and well known for her love of cooking, baking and gardening. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and embraced every moment with them right to the end.  She especially loved her role as Nonna and cooking meals for her family. Survivors include her children; Marie Mele (Sal) of Brunswick, Raymond Verrelli, Jr. (Susan) of East Greenbush, Tina Maloney (Paul) of Brunswick and her most beloved daughter and caretaker Gina Verrelli. Grandmother of Jennifer (Shawn) and Michael (Monique) Verrelli, Christina (Scott) and Mark (Adella) Cusano, and Melissa Maloney.  Sister of Teresa DeSantis and Alfredo DeSantis. Mother-in-law of Carl Cusano. Sister-in-law of Agata Verrelli. She is also survived by two great grandchildren, Mason Murphy and Anthony Verrelli and several nieces and nephews in the US and Italy.  Funeral from the W.J. Lyons Jr. Funeral Home, 1700 Washington Avenue Rensselaer Thursday at 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM at St. John the Evangelist and St. Joseph Church Herrick Street where the Liturgy of Christian Death and Burial will be offered. Relatives and friends are invited and may call at the funeral home Wednesday from 4-7PM. Interment will be in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, East Greenbush. Annita’s family would like to thank Dr. Heidi Goodoy and staff St. Peter’s Women’s Cancer Center and Rensselaer County Hospice. Donations in her memory may be made to her church St. John the Evangelist-St. Joseph or Rensselaer County Community Hospice, 295 Valley View Blvd. Rensselaer, NY 12144.

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