February 19, 1926 - April 29, 2021
All are required to wear masks and sanitize at the funeral home.
Antoinette's life story will be shared during her visitation, Thursday, May 6th, 2-4 PM at the funeral home, 1411 Vintage Lane (Between 390 & Long Pond Rd.). Her funeral service will be celebrated Friday, May 7th, 10:30 AM at the funeral home, followed by her burial in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charity of your choice.
Antoinette was born in East Rochester, February 19, 1926 to Joseph & Mary (Vitello) Bonfiglio. She loved to tag along with her big sister, Angeline, going to places like the candy store.
She liked to travel and went to Sicily before the onset of WWII she remained there until after the war. She and her sister, Angeline worked at the American Consulate in Sicily as interpreters. When she returned to the U.S. she came back to Rochester and took up residence at a guild for young women where she met many lifelong friends. She and her friends travelled together on many occasions for years to come.
After meeting Frank Cassine the two were married in 1966, she moved from her small house in Webster to North Greece. They welcomed their son Anthony in 1968.
Antoinette worked in various roles for Haloid Photographic Company, Xerox Corp, DiPaolo Baking Company and finally settling in at Rochester Community Savings Bank. Upon retirement from the bank in 1990, she spent quite a bit of time gardening & cooking. Roses were her favorite and tending to her Rose bushes was top priority.
Her home was always open to anyone, she welcomed everyone always making sure they ate and drank something before leaving. She often cooked something on the spot for her guests.
She took great comfort and joy in her later years dog sitting for Anthony's 130 lb. Akita, Bonnie, whenever he had to go out of town. She was sometimes seen being pulled around the neighborhood by her beloved canine companion.
Antoinette will be greatly missed by her son, her family and her friends.