Santa La Notte (nee Polacco) of Stony Point passed away on December 22, 2020 after a long battle with Multiple Myeloma and a complication of a rare brain infection (Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy). Santa was born on March 21, 1952 in Giovinazzo, Italy to Anna Maria (nee Marrano) and Frank Polacco. Santa immigrated to Mount Vernon, NY in December of 1957. She married the love of her life, Sergio La Notte on June 8, 1975. She is survived by her husband Sergio, her two children Lea (Peter) and Marco (Kristen), her three grandchildren, Peter, Stella, and Kendall, and her two brothers Guy (Dorie) and Vincent (Jane). She is predeceased by her mother and father, Anna Maria and Frank Polacco. Santa truly exemplified the Proverb: “Who can find a woman of worth? Far beyond jewels is her value.” Santa was a woman that lived her life for her family. Her only regret in dying is that she could not do more for those she loved. As a wife and mother, she has no equal. She worked hard to make a happy and loving home for her husband, children, and grandchildren, orchestrating countless holidays and family celebrations. Santa cheerfully made Halloween costumes, planned birthday parties, and volunteered with the Stony Point Elementary PTA. She did all of this with great joy in her heart for the health, happiness, and well–being of her family. Santa was unfailingly honest, gave great advice, and was a person of true wisdom and candor. She worked for many years as the Purchasing Manager of Nyack Hospital, faithfully serving the sick of Rockland County. Visiting will be from 3 PM to 7 PM on Sunday, December 27, 2020 at T.J. McGowan’s Funeral Home in Garnerville. Santa’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Immaculate Conception Church in Stony Point at 10 AM on Monday, December 28, 2020. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the International Myeloma Foundation (www.myeloma.org) and select the tribute option when making the donation or contribute to United Hospice of Rockland (unitedhospiceinc.org).
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