Assunta Lombardi passed away peacefully on July 29, 2021 at the Nyack Ridge Nursing Center in Valley Cottage. Assunta was born in Brooklyn on October 4th, 1916 to Marie and Crescenzo Simone. She was one of ten children that each had their home chore responsibilities. Assunta was a seamstress by training and worked in the sweatshops in Manhattan. Her home chores consisted of making and mending the clothing for her siblings and parents not to mention sewing wedding dresses for her sisters. Later in life she was employed as a teacher’s assistant in the Brooklyn Public School system. She saw much pain and suffering during her lifetime including the Spanish Flu, world wars, the Great Depression and Covid 19. Through it all she was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandparent and great grand parent who never lost sight of the wonderful country she lived in and the opportunities she was given to make a great life for herself and her family.
One of Assunta’s favorite visitors was her son’s significant other, Sandi, who treated her like her own mother. Sandi would visit on a regular basis bringing her favorite chocolates. Assunta enjoyed listening to Sandi’s family stories and viewing pictures of her grandchildren.
Assunta was predeceased by her husband Peter and daughter-in-law Rita and eight of her nine siblings. She is survived by her son John, sister Millie Romanello and her three grandchildren and their spouses: Peter (Lisa), Susan (Anthony) Verrocchio and Andrea (Chris) Ottomanelli. There are also three great grandchildren Joseph, CJ and Andrew and many nieces and nephews.
Burial will be private on Saturday, August 7th at the St Charles Cemetery in Farmingdale, NY. A Memorial service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, October 2nd at 11am at St Pauls RCC in Valley Cottage, NY. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.