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Rachel Vickio

Rachel Vickio

Wednesday, March 26th, 1913 - Tuesday, February 4th, 2020
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Rachel Vickio

Age 106, passed away peacefully on February 4, 2020.

A funeral mass celebrating her life will be held Saturday (Feb. 8) at 11:00am at St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen; followed by burial at Holy Cross Cemetery and a reception at the Montour Moose Club at 1:00pm. According to her wishes there are no public visitation services prior to the funeral mass, however, family will be received at 10am at St. Mary’s Church.

Rachel Filippetti was born in Schuyler County on March 26, 1913, the eldest of nine children, and never left. As a teen, she lived on a 73-acre family farm just outside Watkins Glen with her Italian immigrant parents, five sisters, and three brothers. Their chickens, cows, pigs, crops, and orchards supplied their meals and money. She married her husband, Nicholas Vickio, in 1945, and they raised two boys, Nicholas and Anthony. “Looking back on my life, I have found the following to be true: Without the Lord in my life, I am without meaning and hope," she said. "The more you give, the more you receive. The more you love, the more you receive.” She spent her entire life caring for others, even in her professional life working as a nurse at Schuyler Hospital and Willard State Hospital. She lived her life with great faith, kindness, laughter, and unconditional love for her family.

She is survived by her two sons, Nicholas “Chip” (Francie) Vickio, and Anthony “Tony” (Harriett) Vickio; two sisters, Gloria Menio and Teresa (Ken) Cope; five grandchildren, Mark (Betty) Vickio, Christopher (Emily) Vickio, Beth (Greg) Howard, Sarah (DeRonte) Polite, and Loree (Ethan) Woo; and several great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Christina Filippetti, husband, Nicholas Vickio, and brothers and sisters, Thomas, Ernest, and Joseph Filippetti, Henrietta Crouch, Mary Vickio, and Loretta VanHorn.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, or the Spirit of Schuyler, PO Box 294, Watkins Glen, NY 14891.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed to the family online in her obituary at www.RoyceChedzoy.com.

Arrangements entrusted to Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church
    905 N. Decatur St.
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
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    The Reverend Steve Lape
  • Interment

    Holy Cross Cemetery
    3700 State Route 14
    WATKINS GLEN, NY 14891
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  • Reception

    Moose Club of Montour Falls
    2096 State Route 414
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    Reception at the Montour Moose Club will be held at 1:00pm (Saturday, Feb. 8th)


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Lucy Williams

Posted at 10:28am
Remembering our sweet Rachel loved by many , I met Rachel through Catholic Daughters And quickly learned to love her and share her likes to NASCAR, I spent so many afternoons with her and sister Liga watching the races . I will miss her so much. May God keep her in his glory. She will be an angel watching over us .
My deepest condolences to her family,
Lucy Williams

Faith A Ciprich

Posted at 02:24pm
The heavens are rejoicing
Sweet angels are singing
Aunt Rae has joined them
We must go on living
Remember her smile
And Her kindness ways
Always in our hearts
Forever she will stay

We love and miss you so! Chuck and Faith Ciprich, Florida

Keith, Jackie, Leah, and Garrett Bubb

Posted at 10:46am
With loving memories of dear Great Aunt Rae.
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Laurie Grady

Posted at 02:26am
I will miss this beautiful person. the filippetti family is a big one and now it is getting small, my the rest of all you hold each other close. My the young one learn more about these people that have moved on to a place that we will all be together someday.
My all be blessed and my prayers are with all of you.

Catherine Padgett

Posted at 08:17pm
My dear Filippetti family cousins. We have all lost a beautiful and precious member of our family. How very fortunate we have been to have had her in our lives. She made us all better people. God bless you all Catherine

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