Adelaide Fabiani Mottola
12/20/1931 â 4/8/2020
Our loving mother passed away on April 8th. Her health had been failing for some time, and she finally succumbed to Coronavirus Disease. She is survived by her three children (Gregory, Carol and Paul) and five grandchildren.
We are thankful to our sister Carol, who has been Mom's constant companion and caregiver these last few years, and has kept her as safe, healthy and comfortable as anyone could hope.
Mom loved being around people. She worked a room like a politician. Even in the hospital she made new friends among the caring staff and her fellow patients.
Mom loved to drive, and she was good at it -- but also, shall we say, daring. Her first car was a yellow convertible, and there's a story she liked to tell about that roadster. When she and Dad were dating (I think they called it "courting" back then), Mom took Dad out for a drive. When Mom offered Dad a turn at the wheel, and he accepted, she meant for him to slide into the driver's seat as she climbed out of it â¦ while moving down the highway! Years later, Mom still laughed about it, and Dad was still horrified.
Mom was very devoted to Mary, the Mother of God, and regularly prayed the Rosary. She prayed daily and attended Mass faithfully her whole life.
In the current circumstances there will be no visitation hours, but we look forward to a memorial service in the not-too-distant future at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Pelham Manor, when conditions permit. We're thankful to Clive Anderson at Pelham Funeral Home for his compassionate support and service in this extraordinary time.
I lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Catholic Charities of New York https://catholiccharitiesny.org/.
"I believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins, and I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come. Amen"