Sue LePineDecember 26, 2017
Sue Molinari LePine of Oswego, passed away peacefully on December 26, 2017with her four children at her bedside.
The second youngest of ten children, Sue, née Assunta Molinari was born on August 15,1922 to Dominick and Rocca Molinari in Oswego, NY.
Sue embraced her immigrant Italian heritage in her love for God, Family, and cooking.
Sue graduated from Oswego High School and immediately went to work for the A &P grocery store.
After WWIl, Sue married the love of her life, Frederick P. LePine on May 15, 1946.
Together they began building their business ; Freddie’s Restaurant . Their success was a dual commitment to the business , serving homemade comfort foods, especially their chicken and biscuit dinners, homemade chili, meatloaf, homemade ice creams, and rice pudding. Many remember the proverbial pie and coffee crowd who came every afternoon before going home to their own dining rooms for dinner.
Sue was a lifetime communicant of St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church. In her younger days, she was an active member of the Altar/ Rosary Society.
Family was most important to Sue. Sue was happiest in her home on Liberty Street where she was born, raised and lived her whole life. For years she hosted Sunday dinners for her children and their spouses and grandchildren. The door on Liberty Street was always open with a quick place setting at the dining room table. Holidays were always made special and filled with tradition and great foods. For all those times, she will be sadly missed.
Sue was predeceased by her husband Frederick and 5 sisters and 4 brothers and their spouses ; Bertha Polega (Acey), Rose DeSantis (Joseph), Catherine Stanley (Robert) , Mary Sagneri (Joseph) , Corinne Kelly (Robert ) , Patrick Molinari ( Isabelle), Frank Molinari (Amelia), Joseph Molinari (Sara), Andrew Molinari (Jane) , her mother and father in law Ida Ryan LePine and Frederick LePine and brother and sister in law Thomas J. LePine (Jean).
Survivors include her 4 children and their spouses; Suzanne and John Klink, John and Elizabeth (Phippen)LePine, Dennis LePine, Freddie and Theresa (Ruggio) LePine. Her grandchildren, Katherine and James Joynt, Kevin Klink, Mary Jane and Jeff Palmitesso, Lisa LePine, and Michelle LePine. Also surviving are 9 great grand children and several nieces and nephews. They all mourn her passing and love her a “bushel and peck. “ This was always mom’s greeting and good bye.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am on Friday , December 29, 2017 at St Joseph’s Church , Oswego, NY.
There are no calling hours.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to donate in Sue’s memory, St Joseph’s Catholic Church in Oswego or the charity of one’s choice is suggested.
The family wishes to thank St Luke’s staff on 4th floor for the care they gave their mother the last 4 years.
Arrangements are in care of the Dowdle Funeral Home