Annette Scesa

Goshen /
28 Dec 2020 | 03:37

Annette Scesa of Weedsport, formally of Goshen, went peacefully to rest Monday, Dec. 21, 2020, at The Commons on St. Anthony in Auburn. She was 88 years old.

Annette was born June 5, 1932, and grew up in Queens, the daughter of Michael Falina and Agatha Canetti Falina Cizek.

She is survived by her sons: James Scesa and wife Theresa of Lewes, Del., Paul Scesa of Weedsport and John Scesa and wife Michele of Wallkill; daughter Cathleen Scesa Yorio and husband Frank of Weedsport; brothers Michael Falina Jr. and Frank Cizek; sister Mary Cizek McCaw; grandchildren: Bret Scesa (Dana), James Scesa III (Danielle), Michael Scesa (Kristen), F. Paul Yorio III, Joseph Yorio (Lexi), Victoria Scesa, Paul Scesa Jr. (Clara), Christopher Scesa and Trevor Scesa; eight great grandchildren: Ethan, Noah and Kyle Scesa; Cameron and Gianna Scesa; Michael and Alexa Scesa; and Safina Scesa-Rabinovich; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her parents, Agatha and Michael, and her husband James Scott Scesa Sr.

Annette was very active with her church, St John’s in Goshen, organizing religious education classes (CCD), working with young people through Catholic Youth Organization (CYO) and helping young adults preparing for marriage through Pre-Cana classes.

Annette retired as a Service Coordinator during which time she served social, emotional and educational needs of disabled individuals.

A private family viewing was held Dec. 30 at Donovan Funeral Home, Inc, 82 South Church St., Goshen.

Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery in Goshen.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made in Annette’s name to the National Shrine of St. Jude’s Claretian Missionaries, 205 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60680 (

Arrangements were under the care of the Donovan Funeral Home, Inc., Goshen. To leave a condolence, visit