Rachel Pittarelli

Died: September 3, 2016
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Rachel J. Pittarelli (Sbarra) 83, of Endicott, NY passed away on September 3, 2016 at Wilson Memorial Hospital.  Rachel was predeceased by her husband Ernest, her parents Eugene Sbarra and Pauline Monforte (Sbarra), in-laws Nicholas and Concetta Pittarelli, brothers and sisters-in-laws Joseph and Kay, Henry and Florence, Mary Pittarelli and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She is survived by her loving twin sister Marie Boreffi, Jupiter Florida, her son Eugene (Lisa) Pittarelli and daughters Gerianne (Jim) Kane, Michelle (Jeff) Rogers and the loves of her life her special grandchildren Ryan (Margaret) and Devin Kane. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Elda Pittarelli, godchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and so many special friends that we could not possibly name them all.  Rachel was a dedicated teacher for the Union Endicott School district where she taught 3rd grade at George W. Johnson for 33 years.  Born and raised on the North Side of Endicott, fluent in Italian, she was an instrumental interpreter and teacher for Italian students, teachers and families, as well as a tutor for Italian students in her own home. She was an avid fan of Yankee’s Baseball, and loved attending her grandchildren’s sporting events, concerts, and graduations. She played the piano, enjoyed a variety of music, and loved to cook and bake for her family and many others. She was a very kind, loving, and giving Mom and Grandma to many. A devout Catholic, Rachel was a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and attended daily masses and prayer groups at St. Ambrose and Church of the Holy Family.

Funeral Services will be held Wednesday 11:30 am from the Allen Memorial Home 511-513 East Main Street Endicott followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Anthony of Padua at 12 pm.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery Johnson City.  The family will receive friends at the memorial home on Tuesday from 4-7 pm.  In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude’s Childrens’ Research Hospital, the American Heart Association or the charity of ones’ choice.

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Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Time: 12:00 pm

St. Anthony of Padua Church


306 Odell Avenue, Endicott, NY, 13760

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Date: Wednesday, September 7, 2016


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Died: September 3, 2016

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Lauri Boreffi-Edwards posted on 9/5/16

To our precious, beautiful Aunt Rae. Thank you for always being there for us and always loving us no matter what. You were a true, true gift from god. We will always cherish your memory and you will be missed so very much. We will always love you. Love, Paula, Lauri, James and Mark


Lauri Boreffi-Edwards posted on 9/5/16

As a child I would grocery shop with mom and Aunt Rae. Aunt Rae didn't drive back then so mom would drive her every week and I tagged along. Aunt Rae would send me to get whatever snack I wanted in the store and I would hide it when I got home. She told me to always be a smart shopper and you know it stuck with me. I will never forget her wisdom. I love you Aunt.


Sarah Sessions and Family posted on 9/6/16

Rest in Peace, sweet Aunt Rae. You will be forever missed. You were an angel on Earth to so many. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my family. I am sorry you never got to meet Jimmy and the girls. Love, your Goddaughter, Sarah Marie Rachel (as I took your name in my Confirmation) xo


Paula Cupp posted on 9/6/16

To my dearest aunt who was always like my second mother. Thank you for everything you have always done for me, especially the talent of baking and cooking. You always told me to be the best I can to others and to yourself. You will be in my heart ,soul and prayers forever. I love you Paula


Marie Boreffi posted on 9/6/16

To my dear, dear sister Rachel. You are my heart and soul. I will always, always love you. I will miss you dearly. Love Marie