She was born in Fulton to the late Louis and Anna (Bevacqua) Rotella. She remained a life resident of Fulton and spent considerable time visiting her sons in Santa Cruz, Calif. Mrs. Runeare was past employed with the Fulton Consolidated School District Lunch Program.
She was a past member of the Holy Family Altar Rosary, Fulton Women’s Club, and past president of the Holy Family Golden Agers.
She was a longtime member of the A.L. Lee Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, and Catholic Daughters Court Pere LeMoyne.
She made dozens of trips to California over the years and formed relationships on both coasts.
She was pre-deceased by her husband, Carcido Runeare, who died in 1982.
She is survived by six children, Joseph Runeare, Louis Runeare, Larry (Colleen) Runeare, and Michael (Linda) Runeare, all of California, Kathleen (Walter) Lotz of Florida, and Christine (Christopher Shue) Runeare of Fulton; 10 grandchildren, Jamie, William, Tracey, Matthew, Gina, Maggie, Gabrielle, Nicholas, Sebastian, and Maxwell; and several great grandchildren nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held Monday in Sugar Funeral Home and at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Minetto where a mass of Christian Burial was celebrated by Rev. Robert Stephenson. Burial was in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Fulton.
Calling hours were held Sunday at the funeral home in Fulton.