Evelyn Salani

Died: July 15, 2018
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Evelyn Salani, 92, peacefully passed away on July 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving husband and family. Evelyn was predeceased by her parents, John L. and M.Teresa Armstrong, three brothers, Thomas, John D., and Edward Armstrong, and sister Jody (Monico). She is survived by her loving husband, Raymond Salani; her sister Rita (Wishengrad), and four daughters: Teresa (Keith) Green, Annie (Steve) Winter, Margaret (Dan) Sullivan, and Catherine Salani. Also, four granddaughters: Katelyn (Al) Winsman, Meghan (Zach) Ullrich, Elizabeth (Alex) Skojec, and Therese Sullivan. She cherished her nieces and nephews, and extended families. Evelyn graduated from Binghamton Central High School. She achieved her goal of attending Triple Cities College (now Binghamton University) and began her career as one of the first female draftswomen for IBM in mechanical drawing. It was there she met Ray, her husband of 62 years. Evelyn was a founding member of Our Lady of Angels Church (now the Church of the Holy Family), participated in the Third Order of the Franciscans, Legion of Mary, and the Altar and Rosary Society. Evelyn taught religious education for 15 years, as well as RCIA. She was a daily mass communicant into her senior years. “Only those who have learned sincere selflessness experience life’s greatest joys” …that was Evelyn. Selfless, tireless and ever-mindful of others, she made bandages for wounded soldiers in WWII, taught art classes at the Boys and Girls Clubs, welcomed in a foster child and others down on their luck, and assisted in patterning therapy for disabled children-all done with kindness, compassion, gentleness, and grace. Evelyn loved “old movies”, music, NY Knicks and Yankees. She especially enjoyed cooking, and painting with watercolors. She could talk to anybody, and loved to laugh. We are beyond blessed by her presence in our lives. Thank you to the Lourdes Primary Care Providers and Hospice staff who cared for our inimitable “Evie”.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 am, Tuesday, July 24th at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Johnson City. The family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, Monday, July 23rd from 4-6 pm. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Mercy House, 212 McKinley Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760.

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Visitation Information

Date: Monday, July 23, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Allen Memorial Home


511-513 East Main Street
Endicott, NY 13760

Service Information

Date: Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Time: 10:00 am

Church Of The Holy Family


3600 Phyllis Street, Endwell, NY, 13760

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Calvary Cemetery


501 Fairview Avenue, Johnson City, NY, 13790


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Died: July 15, 2018

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Joan Corcoran posted on 7/23/18

Cath, I am sorry to hear about your mother and her passing away. These days sure are not easy ones. You and your family are in my prayers. Joanie Corcoran


Diane Whiteman posted on 7/20/18

Dear Anne, Just wanted to say how sorry I am to learn of your mother’s passing. Prayers for you and your family. With sincere condolences, Diane Whiteman


Nancy Hill Davidson posted on 7/20/18

Sorry you have lost your Mom. I remember when you lived on Yale Street, yes, a long, long time ago. She was so sweet. She told me I had a beautiful smile, obviously I still remember that. May you find peace in your memories.


Peggy Hill posted on 7/20/18

To the Wonderful Salani Family, I’m so sorry to hear of Evelyn’s passing. She was like a ‘second Mom’ to me growing up- a lot of that done in your very warm, friendly home! I remember her smile and chuckles over all the silly times us kids had playing together. She is an angel I’ll never forget. A life well lived, Thank you for setting such a wonderful example Mrs. Salani. Love, Peggy


Lynda DeLuca posted on 7/20/18

What a wonderful life she led surrounded by loving daughters and granddaughters. She will be missed but her influence lives on in the lives of all who knew her.


Lisa K, Tennessee posted on 7/20/18

Margaret and Family- So sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. There are no words that I can say to ease your sorrow during this difficult time. I hope you find solace in the love of family and friends that surround you and may your memories bring you comfort. God Bless


Anne, Chris & Allison Woodard posted on 7/20/18

Your Mom was the absolute best, and dearly loved by all (especially our family!). I don't think I ever saw her without a beautiful smile. Thinking of each and every one of you at this most difficult time, and sending much love to all. I loved all that you wrote...I am in awe of all that she did in life!


Maria Rossi posted on 7/19/18

She always made me feel very welcome in her home. I grew up in the same neighborhood and thoroughly enjoyed playing with her children. With fond memories, Maria (Tersmette) Rossi


Pat Carlisle posted on 7/19/18

Mr. Salani and the entire family, I am so sorry to hear of Mrs. Salani's passing. I will always have memories of her beautiful smile and lovely laugh! May you all experience God's comfort, strength, and peace during this difficult time. Love, Pat Bridge Carlisle


Joan Zweig Toepke posted on 7/19/18

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Joan Zweig Toepke posted on 7/19/18

A kind and beautiful soul has left this earth. May you rest in eternal peace Evelyn.


Sr. Mary Frate posted on 7/18/18

!I am so blessed to have known Evie! Sister Mary Frate, DC