Julia DiPalma Tropia passed away, age 98, on January 7, 2014, at Nathan Littauer Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Born June 27, 1915, and a lifelong resident of Gloversville, NY, she was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Louis Tropia; her parents, Antonio and Annunziata DiPalma; sister Ruth Granito; brothers, Andrew, Mario, and Louis DiPalma; and special niece, Mary Lou Shepard.
She is survived by her daughters, Louise (Robert) Young of Wilton, NY and Ann Larraine Reffue (Buzz Bassette) of Lassellsville, NY; grandchildren, John Reffue of Tampa, FL, Lorraine (David) Lavender of Marietta, GA, Tracy (Christopher) Goodridge of Bridgewater, NJ, Douglas (Eliana) Reffue of Hingham, MA, and Robert (Christine) Young of Katonah, NY; great-grandchildren, Thomas and Jessie Reffue, Olen and Aaron Lavender, Jonathan and Marshall Goodridge, Lauren and Sam Reffue, Grace and Hope Young; great-niece, Lorraine Peck, of Rotterdam and her sons, Stephen and Eric Peck; as well as several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was a member of the former Sacred Heart Church and a Friend of the Gloversville Public Library.
Friends are invited to gather for a memorial service at The First Congregational Church, 31-33 East Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY, Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. Family visitation will be held in the church lounge from 12-1:00 p.m. preceding the memorial service.
Interment will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gloversville Public Library, 58 East Fulton Street, Gloversville, NY 12078 or a charity of choice.
Arrangements under the direction of Compassionate Funeral Care Inc., 402 Maple Ave., Saratoga Spings, NY. 584-4844
Online condolences can be made at www.compassionatefuneralcare.com.