Angela Minnecola, 101, died peacefully at home in Yonkers on August 28th.
Beloved wife of Joseph Minnecola, who predeceased her by many years, she was the loving mother of the late Lucille Minnecola, Edith Frascone and Antonia Minnecola. Born in Sarno, Italy, on December 17, 1910, to Lucia and Alfonso Vitolo, she came to New York in February, 1912, “in my mother’s arms and hand-in-hand with my brother Giulio” as she often described it. A true matriarch and peerless homemaker, she lived an exemplary life of love, joyously devoted to God and her family. She and her husband were sweethearts who built a loving and caring life together, an example to many. After her husband’s death in 1968, she worked in retail sales at Cross County Center, Yonkers, for 15 years and thereafter enjoyed spending summers in California and traveling with loved ones, always maintaining her lovely home in Yonkers. From a musical family, she was the younger sister of the late great singer Tony Bari (and producer of a 1998 re-release of his recordings), mother-in-law of renowned musician Zakir Hussain and grandmother of the noted artist/designer, the late Angela Frascone. She is survived by her daughter Edith and husband Robert Frascone of Yonkers, her daughter Antonia Minnecola, a dancer, and her husband Zakir Hussain of San Anselmo, California, and Mumbai, India; her grandchildren pilot/flying instructor Joseph Frascone, building contractor and NYS chaplain Anthony Frascone and his wife Diane, filmmakers Anisa Qureshi Phillips and husband Taylor Phillips and dancer/teacher Isabella Qureshi; great-grandchildren Anthony, Alexis and Jonathan Frascone and Paris Farmer; a beloved nephew, musician Julio Vitolo; grandson-in-law, David Farmer; a sister Antonette Litrenta, brother Michael Vitolo and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Calling hours at the Fred H. McGrath & Son, Funeral Home, Bronxville, between the hours 2 to 5 pm Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm Monday. Mass of Christian Burial, St. Joseph’s Church, Bronxville, Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 10 am.