Adeline LaGess

Adeline Fiorentino LaGess

1928 - 2022

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Mrs. Adeline (Fiorentino) LaGess, age 93. of Rockledge, Florida, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at the Vita's Inpatient Hospice Center in Rockledge, Florida.

Born in Herkimer, NY on August 10, 1928, Adeline was one of eleven children to the late Dominick and Lucia (Girgenti) Fiorentino, and attended Herkimer Schools. She was married to George LaGess on November 24, 1955. Together they shared a loving and devoted relationship for over 67 years. She resided in Herkimer until 1960 when they purchased a home in Frankfort, NY. In her early years, Adeline was employed by Derby Corp. in Herkimer, NY. Adeline was a longtime parishioner out of Lady Queen of Apostles in Frankfort, NY, and St. Mary's Parish in Rockledge, FL

Adeline’s life was centered on her family friends. She was an amazing cook and loved to entertain but mostly cook for her family. Every Sunday the group would gather at her home for pasta, meatballs and sausage and maybe a glass of wine.  And, if you were lucky she made her "string bean patties". For many years after moving to Florida she volunteered to help cook and serve the students at St. Mary's Catholic School. She especially loved talking and visiting with students. Adeline was a constant entertainer who brought much joy to all who knew her. She loved singing silly songs and telling stories of her childhood to her children and grandchildren who brought her so much happiness. She raised her daughters to be confident, independent, and respectful of others and was proud of the women they became. 

Adeline is survived by her loving husband George, and their three daughters, 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Linda and Ron Vivacqua, and their five children Dina and fiancé Robert Lynn Hanna, Kristie and Robert Downes and their children Anthony and Alex; Ron and Sara Vivacqua and their children, Carter, Jackson and Lilah; Gina and Dominick Bellino and their children Dominica and Ryan Helmer and their boys Grady, Cory, Nicholas and Nolan; and Angel and Michael Bellino and their boys, Vincenzo and Matteo and Denise LaGess and wife Susan Young. She is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law Kelly and Kay Fiorentino and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.

Relatives and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday morning, June 24, 2022 at 11:00 in Sts. Anthony and Joseph Church, S. Main St., Herkimer with Father Frank Vivacqua, officiant. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.  In keeping with her wishes there will be no calling hours.

Her funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the V.J.Iocovozzi Funeral Home, Inc. Frankfort.

The family would like to extend their sincere thanks to all the staff at the Viera Health and Rehab Center and Vita's Inpatient Hospice Center for their kindness and compassion during her stay.

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Adeline LaGess

1928 - 2022

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