Margherita Paternoster passed away peacefully on Sunday, September 19, 2021 at the age of 90. She was born in Tregiovo, Italy on March 30, 1931, the daughter of Luigi and Anna (Martinelli) Eccher. Margherita was the oldest of nine children.
In 1955 Margherita married Carlo Paternoster. She emigrated to the United States in 1956. Margherita and Carlo enjoyed 54 beautiful years of marriage and now they are forever together.
Margherita is survived by her son, Dr Ralph Paternoster and his wife, Anna; daughter, Anna Franch and her husband Rob, and daughter Jessie Masillo and her husband Tom. Margherita was a loving Nonna to seven grandchildren, Robert Franch and wife Amanda; Cindy Seko and husband Brian; Giancarlo, Marco, and Laura Paternoster; Luca and Nico Masillo. She is also survived by her seven great-grandchildren, Emily, Katie, Joseph, Ryan, Nathaniel, John and Colin.
Margherita will always be remembered for her kindness, compassion, wisdom, faith in God, green thumb, and delicious home cooked meals. She will live forever in our hearts.
All services will be on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Calling hours will be held at Seneca Chapels 494 Seneca Avenue, Ridgewood NY from 8:30-10:00 am. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 am at St Aloysius Roman Catholic Church 382 Onderdonk Ave Ridgewood with interment to follow at Linden Hill Cemetery 323 Woodward Ave. Ridgewood.
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