Theresa (DeMuzio) Vitalone, age 82, passed away Saturday, December 1, 2012, at M.M. Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua. She is survived by her husband, Joseph A. Vitalone; 2 children, Nathan (Renee) Vienna and Leslie (Edwin) Plank; step-son, Britt (Lisa) Vitalone; grandson, Nathan Vienna Jr.; three brothers, Sam (Georgiana) DeMuzio, Frank DeMuzio and Anthony (Gail) DeMuzio; three sisters, Angie Coloprisco, Frances (Sal) Cernuto and Gerry (Louis) Chelenza; brother-in-law, Dominic Acquilano; and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by three sisters, Shirley Paynter, Marie Barberi and Rose Acquilano.
Theresa was born in Canandaigua and was the daughter of Sebastian and Theresa (Vito) DeMuzio. She was a graduate of St. Mary's School and Canandaigua Academy, class of 1948. After high school, she went to work at the Veteran's Agency and held the title of Department Office Manager. After twenty-six years, Theresa decided she wanted to further her education. She left the VA to attend and later graduate from Finger Lakes Community College. Theresa then went on to Cornell University, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She ultimately earned her master's degree from Rutgers University in social work. After completing her education, Theresa was immediately hired as the Chief Clinical Social Worker at the Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic in Rochester, from where she retired in 1995. She was a member of St. Mary's Church. Theresa loved reading, exercising and spending time with her family.
Friends may call tomorrow (Wednesday) from 4-7 p.m. at Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., 47 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Her funeral mass will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Entombment will be in White Haven Memorial Park, Perinton. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary's Church, 95 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY 14424 or the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Condolences may be offered at www.johnsonkennedy.com.