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.