Carmella Bifera, 99, formerly of Fulton, died peacefully Dec. 23, 2012 at Albany County Nursing Home, Albany.
Mrs. Bifera was born in Fulton to the late Vincent and Gidia (Vecchio) Di Bernardo. She was a homemaker and she loved to sew, read and she was an avid gardener while raising her family.
Later, Mrs. Bifera was employed with Birds Eye Foods, Fulton. She was a member of the Fulton Alliance Church, Fulton.
Mrs. Bifera was pre-deceased by her husband, John Bifera in 1975, and two brothers, Jack and Joseph DiBernardo.
She is survived by her sons, Frank (Lisa) Bifera of Albany and John (Joanne) Bifera of Fulton; three daughters, Marie Miller of Virginia, Hilda Scaccia of Georgia, and Christine Bifera of Virgina; two sisters, Kay Dickquist and Rose Pannofino of Fulton; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and three nephews.
Funeral services and calling hours will be held privately. Burial will be held in the spring at Mt. Adnah Cemetery, Fulton. Donations may be made to the Fulton Alliance Church, State Route 48, Fulton, NY 13069.
Sugar Funeral Home, Fulton was in care of the arrangements.