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November 23, 2013

Antoinette Rose Williams

Antoinette Rose Williams

ONEONTA — Antoinette Rose Williams, 92, of Oneonta, passed away on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013, at A.O. Fox Memorial Hospital in Oneonta.

Antoinette was born on Oct. 23, 1921, in Carbondale, Pa., the daughter of the late Anthony and Rose (Arcuri) Scavo.

She married Harold Douglas Williams on Oct. 23, 1949. He predeceased her on Jan. 10, 1990.

She was a member of St. Mary’s Church.

“Nanette,” as she was affectionately known, was an unofficial “nanny” to many neighborhood children. During her working career she was employed as a cashier for several local businesses including Bruno’s Food Market, which was owned and operated by her brother. Nanette had a special love of baseball, pepperoni, scratch tickets and playing the piano.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Gary (Jackie) Scavo, Tony (Cathie) Scavo, Kathy (Rich) Gravelin, Dorothy (David) Bentley, Carol Schimmerling, Jerry (Lori) Osterhoudt, Regina Miller; and many beloved grandnieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her three brothers and three sisters, Bruno Scavo, Angelo Scavo, John Scavo, Kay Scavo, Nancy Osterhoudt, Mary Miller; and her niece, Judy Molinari.

A funeral Mass will be offered at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at St. Mary’s Church, 39 Walnut St., Oneonta, with the Rev. David Mickiewicz, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Emmons. Friends may call from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the Mass at which time the family will be in attendance.

Condolences to the family may be made online by visiting the website at

Arrangements are by the Lester R. Grummons Funeral Home, Oneonta.

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