Lena M. Vitale, also known as Ursulina M. Vitale of Auburn, New York, passed away on Thursday, April 13, 2023, at the age of 96.
She was born on February 10, 1927, the daughter of Paul and Cira Rao Vitale and had been an area resident all her life. Lena attended West High School. She became an LPN and worked at Mercy Hospital for three years, then went to school in Utica, New York and became an R.N. She worked at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Syracuse, New York for 24 years and retired from there in 1987.
Lena liked to travel with her friends and also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles. She belonged to the Skaneateles Seniors Group and the Sacred Heart Society of St. Francis Church.
She is pre-deceased by her brother Benedict F. Vitale. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Angela Licata Vitale, nieces Sarina Vitale Malinowski, Elisabeth (Lisa) Vitale, Catherine Vitale Fiore (Joseph), nephew Paul Vitale (Shari), and many grandnieces and grandnephews.
Per Lena's wishes, there will be no services and she will be laid to rest in St. Joseph's Cemetary in Auburn, New York. Donations may be made in her name to Westminster Manor, Auburn, where she resided for 12 years or Hospice of CNY and the Finger Lakes. Lena's family is extremely grateful for the compassionate care provided by both.
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