Nicoletta "Clara" Pollastro Anastas, 84 years young, of Liverpool, passed away peacefully on Friday at her home surrounded by her loving family. Nicoletta was born in Syracuse in 1928 and was a lifelong resident of the North Side of Syracuse. She was the daughter of Carmine and Maria Carmella Pollastro and was the last of nine siblings, Nicholas, Mary, Michael, Dominick, Mathew, Andrew, Joseph, and Tina. Nicoletta was a homemaker that loved cooking, baking, but most of all, being with family, who she loved very much. She was and always will be our amazing person.
Survivors include her loving husband of more than 56 years, Joseph John Anastas, Sr., he adored her immensely; her loving children who will forever love her in their hearts and souls, Sharon Anastas of Baldwinsville, Joseph (Rita) Anastas, Jr. of Liverpool, Susan Marie (Keith) Finger of Liverpool, and Frank (Diana) Anastas of Baldwinsville. She will always be in their loving hearts, her eight grandchildren, Angela, Nicole, Maria Pia, Anthony, Christina, Mark, Loredana, and Joseph, III; three step-grandchildren, Audra, Lindsay, and Cheryl; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday 9 a.m. at FARONE & SON FUNERAL HOME and 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church where a Mass of Catholic Burial will be celebrated. Entombment will follow in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery Mausoleum. Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the funeral home, 1500 Park Street, Syracuse.
A special thank you to St. Joseph's Home Care and a special thank you for all your help to Ginny Kapusta.
Condolences may be offered at www.faroneandson.com.