Obituary of Alice S. Yacobucci
Alice Sylvia Yacobucci, age 90, of Stuart, Florida died at home on Saturday, January 18, 2020 with her loving family at her side. She was born on January 4th 1930 in NY Mills Garden. She was predeceased by her parents, Edward and Harriet Null, Brothers Edward Null, Gerald Null and Albert Null, Sisters Bertha Rappa, Susan Smith and Thelma Fredricks and Husbands Barney E. Williams, Clinton Biltucci and Silvio Yacobucci.
She was employed at Beechnut in the traffic department until her retirement in 1986. She volunteered at Mid-County Ambulance Corp as a dispatcher and was recognized for her loyal service with the award of Dispatcher of the year several times during her many years of service.
Alice loved her home in Canajoharie and always made sure that she had blooming summer flowers around her house, she loved to cook for people and perfected her husband Clete’s well known spaghetti sauce. She met many of her friends for lunch every Thursday and looked forward to catching up on the week’s gossip. Her favorite thing to do was sit on her deck watching birds and listening to the water as it rushed over the slate rocks in the gorge.
For many years she would travel to Florida and spend several months with her son Thomas and family. She loved the warm weather, sitting on the back porch watching the Birds and Squirrels for hours. The rides on the back of Tom’s motorcycle and camping with the family. After the Holidays and her birthday Dan Williams would pick her up and take her to his home in North Carolina for a few weeks and David would fly down to North Carolina and return her home to Canajoharie. Alice said it was a great way to spend quality time with all three of her sons.
One day it became apparent that Alice could not stay alone there in Canajoharie. Thats when Tom made a trip to Canajoharie and brought her to what became her second home with him and his wife Dody in Stuart, Florida. Each summer after this move Tom and Dody would bring Alice back home to her Canajoharie home and arranged for her to reconnect with many of her dear friends and family. We attended all the local concerts. We also spent a lot of time at Dave & Sandy’s Camp at Belvedere Lake Resort camp ground.
She loved traveling cross country in our RV, camping each month in a new campground our camping group loved Mom and always included her in the games, she was often times the winner, boating and everything else going on. Word Find puzzles were another favorite past time of Mom’s, chatting with the camping group always kept her busy. It was something to see Alice on the back of Tommy’s motorcycle with that famous infectious smile on her face she loved riding with her son Tommy, this topped her favorites list. Everyone knows Alice as part of our family and she is loved by all she has enjoyed going to the concerts in the Parks down here as well and Tommy taking her to Archies for lunch on the motorcycle.
Alice had a deep love of animals her pets were her family and were treated as such, every one of them took a piece of her heart with them when they crossed that rainbow bridge, Sammy, Scooby, Rusty, Buddy, Sheena and Patsy. She decided that Barney was her dog too and I let her believe it because Barney has enough love for everyone. Mom also enjoyed visits from Nicole (Granddaughter) and husband Rion. Daughter Sylvia and Sue also visited from Lake Worth.
Alice is survived by her son Daniel J Williams and Carol of North Carolina, Thomas Williams and Dody of Stuart, FL. Sylvia Williams and Sue Clarkson of Lake Worth, Florida and David and Sandra Williams of New York. She is survived by her sister Ruth Youker, her brother Harold and wife Nancy. She is also survived by many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 11a.m. at the Lenz & Betz Funeral Home, 69 Otsego Street, Canajoharie, NY 13317. Relatives and friends are invited and may call on Wednesday evening from 4 until 7p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will take place at a later date in the Fort Plain Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions in her memory may be made to Ayers Memorial Animal Shelter, 133 Hilltop Road, Sprakers, NY 12166. Please visit the online memorial at www.brbsfuneral.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alice Yacobucci, please visit Tribute Store