Philomena ‘Phyl’ (Colella) Stallone , of Auburn passed away peacefully, Saturday morning , July 17, 2021 at Crouse Irving Hospital in Syracuse.
She was a life resident of Auburn, the daughter of the late Dominick and Antoinette ( Perrillo) Colella. ‘Phyl’ as she was affectionately known by her family and friends was a Central High School graduate . She retired from Cayuga County after many years of service in their Social Services Department.
Phyl was a longtime communicant of Sacred Heart Church and former member of Highland Park Golf Course. Phyl enjoyed line dancing, singing, and playing Bunco & bocce ball with her friends at the Boyle Center. She cheered on Syracuse basketball and her beloved New York Yankees. Anyone who was lucky enough to taste her cooking knew how much love she put into her food, especially her Italian sauce. There was nothing she loved more than to feed people.
She is survived by her loving children, James (Mary Margaret) Stallone of Geneseo, JoAnne (Robert) Vanscoy of DeLand, Fla., David (Lori) Stallone of Auburn; six grandchildren, Kristin DiProsa, Dr. Kimberly (Levon) Vogelsang, Michael (fiancé Jeanie Engleke) Stallone, Dr. Leigh Ann (Wesley) Dunning, Dominic Stallone, and Alex Stallone; nine great-grandchildren, Michael, Hunter and Benjamin DiProsa, Kaylee, Anneliese, and Jennie Vogelsang, Antonetta, Gianna, and Ford Dunning. Phyl was especially close to several of her nephews and nieces as well as the Charles family.
In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Anthony, a sister, Mary Cappiello, and three brothers, Anthony, Alfred and Lucien Colella, and her special friend, Lou Charles.
A calling hour will be held this Tuesday from 9:00 to 9:45 am in Sacred Heart Church with her Mass of Christian burial to immediately follow at 10:00 am in the church, Melrose Rd. Entombment will follow n St. Joseph’s Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in her memory to St. Jude's Children's Hospital.
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