Ulisse Spaziani

Ulisse Thomas Spaziani

1927 - 2010

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Ulisse T. Spaziani, Jr. Age 83 of Elmira, passed away peacefully on Thursday, August 26, 2010 at home surrounded by his loving family. Ulisse was born in Elmira, the son of the late Ulisse and Victoria Spaziani. He was predeceased by brothers, James, August and Henry Spaziani and sisters, Anna Canali, Lydia "Lena" Rucci and Helen Lisi. Ulisse is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Nellie (Keister) Spaziani; son David Spaziani of Horseheads with wife Barbara their daughters, Amy and Lindsay; son Steven Spaziani of Horseheads with wife Beth and their daughters, Michelle and Alison; sisters, Victoria "Theresa" Alteri and Mary Buonanno both of Schenectady NY; sister-in-law Emily Spaziani of Elmira; close nephew George Rucci of Elmira. Also surviving are several other nephews and nieces. Ulisse was a US Navy veteran serving during WW II. Ulisse was a barber in Elmira for 53 years. For nearly 40 years he worked out of the shop he built on College Ave. before retiring in 2004. Ulisse, along with his wife Nellie, were the owners of King Kone which opened in 1973 and is still run by their son Steve and his family. He was an avid sports fan who especially enjoyed football and baseball with his favorite team being the New York Yankees. Ulisse most enjoyed spending time with his family. His grandchildren lovingly called him both "Poppy" and "Pappy". At his request there will be no calling hours. Friends and family are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Donations in memory of Ulisse may be directed to either Southern Tier Hospice or Bath VA Medical Center.
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Mass of Christian Burial

12:30 pm
Monday, August 30, 2010
St. Patrick's Church
604 Park Pl
Elmira, New York, United States
Service Time: 12:30 PM

Interment at: Maple Grove Cemetery

2:15 pm
Monday, August 30, 2010
Maple Grove Cemetery
715 W. Broad Street
Horseheads, New York, United States