Mary Jane Rodio
1940 - 2021
Obituary of Mary Jane Rodio
Mary Jane Rodio
Frankfort – Mrs. Mary Jane Rodio, 81, of Frankfort passed away Monday, August 16, 2021 in Foltsbrook with her family by her side.
She was born in Boston, MA on February 25, 1940, the daughter of the late Frank and Nancy Stucchi Viti. She attended Utica schools and graduated from Proctor High school and later attended Albany School of Pharmacy. She was married to Frank P. Rodio on May 6, 1964 in Frankfort. Frank passed away on November 1, 1998. Mary Jane was a Special Education Teacher for Frankfort Schuyler Central School for many years until her retirement in 2001. She was a communicant of Our Lady Queen of Apostles Church. Mary Jane was an accomplished pianist, poet and author and received many awards for her poetry and stories. She authored two books and several poems which were published in several books.
Mary Jane is survived by four sons, Frank Rodio, Michael Rodio and his finance, Lori Tabor, Dominick Rodio all of Frankfort and Richard Rodio and his companion, Carrie Temple of MD; two daughters, Gina Rodio and Mary Dow both of Frankfort; four brothers and sisters in law, Frank and Genie Viti of N.C., Joseph and Anne Viti, Anthony and Patricia Viti and Richard and Kim Viti all of Frankfort; six sister and five brothers in law, Frances and James Vitale, Nancy and Leo Lombardo, Sylvia and Gene Yelle, Linda and Anthony Valente and Barbara Viti all of Frankfort and Joanne and Richard Palumbo of Cohoes NY; ten grandchildren, three great grandchildren; her beloved canine, Lucky and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was predeceased by her sister, Agnes Ciaccia.
Her funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 1:00PM in the V.J.Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Ave., Frankfort with Deacon Ron St. Marie, officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Calling hours Friday morning from 10:00 to the time of service at the V.J. Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. 203 Second Avenue, Frankfort.
Mary Jane’s family would like to express their deepest appreciation to Barbara Viti and Lori Tabor for the wonderful care and compassion shown to her during her illness and passing.
Contributions in Mary’s memory may be bade to the Herkimer County Humane Society, 514 NY-5S, Mohawk, NY 13407, Foltsbrook Center, 104 N. Washington St., Herkimer, NY 13350 or Alzheimer Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may be placed on Mary Jane’s online memorial page by going to www.iocovozzifuneralhomes.com