NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL: SIRACUSA: Maria (Grace) age 83, formerly of Auburn died June 26,
2020 in her Florida home. Grace was the daughter of Joseph and Theresa Nocero Spano. She
was the widow of Anthony “Tony” Siracusa who passed away in 2011. Grace was a native and
life resident of Auburn and communicate of Holy Family Church, where she was an extremely
active participant and very devout Catholic.
Prior to her retirement, Grace worked at both Tops Market and with her family’s business,
To say Grace was family oriented would be an understatement. She was a wonderful daughter,
sister, and mother. She adored her grandchildren as well as her one great grandchild. During
times that Grace was not baking or cooking for her family, she enjoyed playing bingo.
Grace is survived by four sons: Phillip of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Joseph (Carol) of Guilderland,
Anthony (Christine) Voorheisville and David of Deltona, FL.: 10 grandchildren, Luke Napierski,
Anthony (Danielle), Nicholas, Matthew, Nicole, Christopher, Alex, Joey, Bella, and Molly
Siracusa: one great grandchild, Elliana, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents Maria was predeceased by her brothers, Michael and Dominic
Spano; her sisters Tina Weaver, Fran Amoia, Katie Messineo and Mary Zamniak.
and a great grandchild, Lailah Hope.
Calling hours for Grace will be held from 4 to 7 pm on July 2 in
Cheche Funeral Home, 1778 Clark Street, Auburn. Services will be conducted on Friday, July 3
at 10 am in Holy Family Church. Entombment will be in St Joseph’s Mausoleum. Donations for
Grace may be made to the St Jude’s Children Hospital, Memorial Giving, 501 St. Jude Place,
Memphis, TN, 38105 or the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, 1 888 557-7177
If someone was to paint a portrait of Grace, it would have a permanent smile and outstretched
arms ever ready to hold her family or her precious church.
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