STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Elizabeth Azzato, 96, of Great Kills, a dedicated homemaker remembered for her joyful spirit, died Wednesday in Golden Gate Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, Meiers Corners.
Born Elizabeth DiCanio in Boston, Mass., she moved to Brooklyn in the 1940s, where she was an active parishioner of Our Lady of Mount Carmel R.C. Church. She settled in Great Kills in 1987.
Mrs. Azzato enjoyed spending time with her family. She was constantly around her grandchildren, who were very important to her. She loved to laugh and loved making others laugh too, her family said.
A gifted cook, she made memorable lasagna, homemade manicotti and stuffed veal.
"No one could beat her cooking," said her son, Frank.
Mrs. Azzato was a parishioner of St. Clare's R.C. Church, Great Kills.
Her husband of more than 30 years, Frank, died in 1973.
Surviving, along with her son, Frank, are her sister, Marie Horn; three grandchildren, and a great-grandchild.
The funeral will be Friday from the Casey-McCallum-Rice South Shore Funeral Home, Great Kills, with a mass at 11 a.m. in St. Clare's Church. Burial will follow in Long Island National Cemetery, Wyandanch.