Concepta "Connie" Festa

Obituary of Concepta "Connie" Festa

Concepta "Connie" Festa, 87, of North Syracuse, formerly of Rome, passed away Saturday, January 4, 2020, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse. She was born in Rome, NY, on November 18, 1932 daughter of the late Pasquale and Helen Butch Natale. Connie was a graduate of Rome Free Academy. On October 5, 1957 she married Alfred T. Festa in St. John the Baptist Church. He passed away on August 29, 2001. Connie retired from the Rome City School District as a Teacher's Aide. She was a member of St. John the Baptist Church, Rome, and St. Rose of Lima Church, N. Syracuse. Connie was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Connie's favorite times were spent visiting with her family and friends. She was an active member of the North Area YMCA in Syracuse and the Daughter's of Columbus organization. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law; Alfred E. and MaryLynn Festa, Richmond, VA, Robert M. and Kathleen Festa, North Syracuse, NY, a daughter and son-in-law, Elaine M. and Anthony Testani, Norwich, NY, grandchildren; Kaitlyn Festa, Colleen Winfree and her husband Ryan, Kyle Festa, Bridget Lamb and her husband John, Lauren Festa, Kelly Festa, Gabrielle Testani and James Testani. Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Greco, Rome, and Palma Perfido, Westfield, MA. Sisters-in-law Margaret Garbarino, Camden and Laura Festa, Rome. Brother-in-law Frank Santoro, Haddam, Connecticut, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred, sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Michael Swerediuk, Helen Santoro, Vito Greco, Nicholas Perfido, Alan Garbarino and Anthony Festa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 12:00 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Church, 210 E. Dominick St., Rome, with the Rev. Abe Esper officiating. Spring Burial will be in St. John the Baptist Cemetery. Friends may call at the Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc., 7751 Merrick Rd., Rome, on Thursday, January 9, 2020 from 4-7 p.m. To offer online condolences, please visit
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Visitation at Funeral Home

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday, January 9, 2020
Nicholas J. Bush Funeral Home, Inc.
7751 Merrick Road
Rome, New York, United States


12:00 pm
Friday, January 10, 2020
St. John the Baptist Church
200 E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States

Final Resting Place

St John the Baptist Cemetery
Lower E. Dominick St.
Rome, New York, United States
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