Carmella "Millie" DiMezza, age 89, of Gloversville left this world peacefully with her family by her side on Thursday September 30, 2010, at Nathan Littauer Hospital in Gloversville.
She was born in Gloversville, N.Y. on September 21, 1921, the daughter of the late Carmelo and Jenny (Paciolla) Piazza.
On September 28, 1947, Millie married David DiMezza. They shared 53 years united in marriage until his passing on January 5, 2001.
Millie worked in the glove industry until leaving to work at her husband's business, DiMezza's Sporting Goods.
She was a parishioner of the Church of the Holy Spirit and was the past president of the Women's Society of the Church. Additionally, Millie was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Loyal Order of the Moose. Earlier in her life she headed a Girl Scout Troop and later assisted with the Boy Scouts. Later in life, Millie worked on the Fulton County Board of Elections.
Millie was the beloved mother of David J. DiMezza and daughter-in-law Barbara DiMezza (Howson) of Latham, N.Y.
In addition to her son, Millie is survived by a sister: Angeline Piazza Blowers (Floyd) of Amsterdam, N.Y. and 8 brothers: Joseph Piazza (Theresa) of Troy, N.Y., Ralph Piazza (Theresa) of Delmar, N.Y., Roy Piazza (Jennie) of Laguna Hills, Calif., Andrew Piazza (Marie) of Gloversville, N.Y., Peter Piazza (Patricia) of Gloversville, N.Y., Anthony Piazza (Sofia) of Gloversville, N.Y., Louis Piazza (Gail) of Amsterdam, N.Y. and Frank Piazza (Margaret) of Arnold, Md.
She was a beloved aunt to many nieces and nephews.
Friends and relatives are invited and may call from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Monday, October 4, 2010, at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at the Church of the Holy Spirit, 149 S. Main St., Gloversville. Interment will be at Mt. Carmel Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research Foundation, P.O.Box 13535, Albany, N.Y. 12203 or the American Heart Association, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205
Please visit the family's online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com