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Lena Cestaro

October 3, 1923 ~ January 14, 2024 (age 100) 100 Years Old

Lena Cestaro Obituary

Pasquelina (Lena) Cestaro, 100, a long-time resident of Hampton Bays, passed away surrounded by family on January 14, 2024, at Oasis Rehabilitation Center in Center Moriches.

Lena was born in New York City on October 3, 1923, the daughter of Natalia and Alfonso Tripodi.  She studied sewing and clothing design in high school and worked as a seamstress for many years at Mam'selle Handbags and Kaplan and Gordon, among other companies.

Lena was a housewife and stay-at-home mom while her children were in school. She had a huge, loving heart and her world was centered around her family.

Lena was predeceased by Fedele Cestaro, her husband of 36 years.  They met shortly before WWII and were married on April 27, 1946, after he was discharged from the army.  They lived in New York City until 1961, when they moved to Hampton Bays.  Lena is survived by three children, Florence Cestaro of Florida, Vincent Cestaro of Hampton Bays, and Alfonse Cestaro of Virginia.

She is also survived by four grandchildren, Deirdre Clay of Hampton Bays, Elissa Burkes of Oklahoma, Gina Kershner of Virginia, and Alfonse (Buck) Cestaro of Virginia. She is predeceased by a fifth grandchild, Christopher Lent.

Additional survivors include nine great-grandchildren: Kaya Clay of Hampton Bays; Karissa and Haydyn Burkes of Oklahoma; Joshua, Peter, and Juliana Kershner of Virginia; and Angelina, Isabella, and Antonio Cestaro of Virginia; and one great-great-grandchild, Abigail Kershner of Virginia.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 17, from 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, at Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home, located at 20 Ponquogue Ave, Hampton Bays, NY. A Funeral Service will take place on Thursday, January 18, at 10:30 AM at Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home in Hampton Bayas, NY. Burial will follow at Sacred Hearts Cemetery in Southampton, New York.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 17, 2024

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home
20 Ponquogue Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Visitation
Wednesday
January 17, 2024

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home
20 Ponquogue Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Funeral Service
Thursday
January 18, 2024

10:30 AM
Scott-Rothwell Funeral Home
20 Ponquogue Avenue
Hampton Bays, NY 11946

Interment following funeral service
Thursday
January 18, 2024

Sacred Hearts R.C. Cemetery
County Road 39
Southampton, NY 11968

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