Born on October 27, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Raffaela (Piscitelli) Ricapito.
In 1950, they moved from New York City to Hudson Falls and her dad opened “Angelo’s Grocery”, on Ferry Street, Hudson Falls, New York.
Antoinette attended St. Mary’s School of Hudson Falls and graduated from Hudson Falls Junior-Senior High School. While at St. Mary’s School, she was a member of the choir and was a communicant of St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church.
Antoinette was a Legal Secretary for 20 years, having worked for the late Arthur Greenberg, Esq., George Wein, Esq. and Robert Nolan, Esq. (the former District Attorney) in his Attorney’s capacity and William Canale, Esq. She was a charter member of the Warren County Legal Secretaries Association and continued meetings with current and/or retired Legal Secretaries with Marilyn Bly, President, officiating.
Her enjoyments included spending time with her children, grandchildren, The South High Marathon Dance and shopping.
She is predeceased by one brother, Thomas Ricapito, two aunts, Nicoletta Piscitelli, and Delores Piscitelli, one brother-in-law, Leon (Tag) Whaley, two uncles, Michael Piscitelli, Angelo Piscitelli and his wife, Delores and Anna Mastropasqua and her aunts.
Survivors include her fiancée, Thomas O’Leary, Sr. of Glens Falls; one sister, Theresa Whaley, of Hudson Falls; four children, David Blair and his wife, Soonhwa of Glens Falls, Anne Linehan and her husband, Michael of South Glens Falls, Kelly Nolin and her husband, Timothy of Fort Edward and James Blair and his wife, Shayla, of Queensbury; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Madia and her husband, Christopher of Malta, Michael Blair and his fiancée Lauren of Cohoes, Britney Nolin and Nathan Nolin of Fort Edward, Shane Linehan and Shannon Linehan of South Glens Falls; a grandson, Ryan Fortune of Queensbury; one great granddaughter, Mianna Madia of Malta; and a niece, nephews and several cousins.
Friends may call on Thursday August 17, 2017 from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., 68 Main Street, Hudson Falls.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 A.M. on August 18, 2017 at St. Mary’s/St. Paul’s Church on the park in Hudson Falls.
The Rite of Committal will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in the Town of Fort Edward at St. Mary’s Cemetery, town of Fort Edward.
The family has asked that Memorial Donations in her name, be made to The Rachel O’Leary Memorial Foundation for Children (or Rachel’s Foundation), C/O Trustco Bank, 133 Saratoga Avenue, South Glens Falls, New York 12803.