Amelia (Materese) Guidry, 84, passed away at the Cortland Regional Medical Center on Tuesday, December 28, 2010, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Endicott, NY and was predeceased by her husband, Huey Guidry, her daughter, Sharon Toman, her four brothers Frank, Cosmo, Angelo and Joe Materese and her two sisters Mary Caforio and Theresa Sautro.
She is survived by her two sisters Nellie Damato and Anne Paoletti,brother-in-law Edward Sautro, her loving daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary and Gary Barletta, grandchildren Dennis, Tony, Gina, Tina, Angie, David and numerous great -grandchildren.
Amelia was a resident at Cortland Regional Nursing Center's Cedar Run where she made close friendships with the staff and other residents. "Amelia's Cafe" at Long Point Winery in Aurora, NY is named after her. She was known for her sense of humor, her ability to find the positive in every situation, her strong sense of justice, and her generous, loving heart.Amelia shared a strong bond with her three special grand-dogs, Samantha, Spike and Rascal.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, January 3, 2011 at Vestal Hills Memorial Park.Wright-Beard Funeral Home is assisting the family.Anyone wishing to make a memorial contribution in Amelias name is asked to consider the Cortland Regional Medical Center Auxilary 134 Homer Ave. Cortland, New York 13045 or the Caring Community Hospice of Cortland 11 Kennedy Parkway Cortland, NY 13045
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y condolences to the family - I am so very sorry for your loss Eline Haukenes
I am so sorry for your loss..I loved Amelia so much and did my best taking care of her.I felt a closeness with Amelia that I didnt even have with my own mother and Im glad I had that time with her.She will be missed so much and will always have a place in my heart.Rose, you were so lucky to have her as a mother and again Im sorry and I know it will get better,it has to. Gerri McCloskey
Gary and Rosie, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love you both! Laura Wasyln
I may not have known Amelia as well as most but in the short time I knew her I realized that I had been given a blessing. There are few people in this world that I have met that have made me feel like this. Amelia was kind, caring, funny... I could go on and on. She was always concerned about what was going on with others regardless of what she was going through. She lite the room with her smile and could make you happy when you felt miserable. I am sorry that she is gone but am truly grateful to have known her. So sorry for your loss... Andrea Piotti
To Rosemary , Gary , and Family, We are sorry to hear of Aunt Amelia's passing. She always made us feel so welcome and special when we would see her at the family reunions. I will always remember her being a wonderful cook and I enjoy making her recipes from the family cookbook. Sorry we missed the service. God Bless. Michele and George Curley, Binghamton, NY