Caroline “DiOrio” DiStefano


Caroline “DiOrio” DiStefano, 95, of Endicott, went to rest in Christ’s Peace, Friday morning, May 10th, 2019 at Elizabeth Church Manor.

She was predeceased by her husband Peter and her daughter MaryRose (Wood) Cross, her parents Rocco & Rosina DiOrio, sisters Yolanda DiSisto, Mary (Dominick) Florini, brother Francis “Tommy” (Lana) DiOrio, her twin sister Philomena (Jack) Touth, brother in law Steven Le Say and her beloved cat Chico.

She is survived by her sister Helen Le Say, daughter CarolAnn (James) Partridge, Auburn, NY; and her son Vincent (Linda) DiStefano, Trumansburg, NY. Six Grandchildren, Gina (Pat) Ryan, Endicott, NY; Robert (Lara) Wood, Tarpon Springs, FL; Lisa (Rob Hoag) Donalds, Marcellus, NY; Peter (Jenny) DiStefano, Trumansburg, NY, Julie (Darrell) Kegler, Okinawa, Japan, Cindy (Bill) Kohberger, Seneca Falls, NY, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

Caroline helped provide for her family by working at the Hotel Frederick on Washington Avenue for many years. She was always the life of the party and the heart and soul of her family. No Sunday dinner was complete without her sauce and a rousing rendition of That’s Amore! Caroline’s feet were always moving to the beat of the music and her family will always be dancing The Chicken Dance in her honor.

Caroline leaves a lasting love for her family forever and always.

The family sends their gratitude to the angels at Elizabeth Church Manor who cared for her with dignity and love.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11:00 AM from the Leon Pucedo Funeral Home, Inc. 1905 Watson Blvd. Endicott, NY and at 11:30 AM at St. Anthony of Padua Church where a Funeral Mass will be offered. Entombment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City, NY. The family will receive friends at the Pucedo Funeral Home on Tuesday from 5 to 7 PM.