Mrs. Enrica Deyo, 92, of East Syracuse, died June 20th, surrounded by family at the home of her daughter, Brenda Reichert. Family was everything to Mrs. Deyo, and her family is grateful that they could all visit and spend time with their mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was deeply loved by all of them, and had an important influence on their character and choices. Education and faith were most inspiring to her family. GG made it a point to stress God and church, good grades in school, and college for all of us.
Mrs. Deyo was born, educated, married, and became a mother in Trieste, Italy. It is her homeland, and she often spoke of what life was like there during WWII. One wondrous story was of a German soldier giving her his helmet so she would not be harmed during a bombing raid. She spoke so often of its beauty and culture that her oldest great-grandson visited there this past February. He was the only one to get there so far. Enrica immigrated to the United States in 1953 with her infant daughter to join her American husband who was serving in the Army in Italy when they met.
Mrs. Deyo was predeceased by her husband, Budd Deyo in 2012. Mrs. Deyo had survived all her sisters and friends.
Mrs. Deyo worked as a tax accountant for General Electric Company, retiring in 1987. She achieved an accounting degree from CCBI. She was active with her daughter’s activities in schools, and followed her grandchildren and great grandchildren as well in sports, plays, concerts, and scouting. In retirement, she enjoyed traveling and working for the Knights of Columbus and Columbiettes. She and Budd made many pilgrimages to St. Anne de Beaupre shrine, and many other churches. They traveled to Italy, Hawaii, Bermuda, and enjoyed cruises with their many friends, the Albanese and Barbato Families. They enjoyed traveling with their family to Cape Cod and Cape May.
Surviving Enrica are her daughter, Brenda Reichert, and son-in-law, Paul Reichert. Grandchildren, Tracey Reichert Schimpff and Craig Schimpff, Michael Reichert and Finda Reichert of State College, PA, and Carey Reichert Bova and Nathan Bova. Beloved great grandchildren: Aiden, Mia, and Nolen Schimpff, Mikayla, Rylea, Makynzie, and Liam Reichert, and Andrew and Zachary Heck. Also surviving are two sisters in law, and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral Mass will be held at Most Holy Rosary Church, Roberts Ave, Syracuse on Wednesday June 24th at 10:30 AM with Rev. Fred Manarra officiating. A calling hour will be held from 9:30 -10:30 AM at the church prior to the Mass. We invite all to wear a mask and to safely distance in his large and beautiful church. Burial will be in Veteran’s Cemetery, next to her husband of 61 years, Budd.
Donations may be made to Most Holy Rosary Church. Mrs. Reichert is most grateful to Fr. Fred for his love and guidance these many years. Our family also thanks her many doctors for their compassionate care over the years, and her Hospice team.
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