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Obituary of Beatrice M. Prezioso


Mrs. Beatrice M. Prezioso, 87, of Cortland went home to be with the Lord on Monday September 21, 2015 at her daughter’s home surrounded by her loving family. Born January 25, 1928 in Carthage, N.Y., Bea was a daughter of Herbert and Alice Butler Tifft. She was a 1946 graduate of Cortland High School and had lived in Blodgett Mills prior to her marriage.

Bea worked alongside her husband, Joseph for many years in their family owned businesses, Jeep Delivery and J & B Supermarket. She was also employed at Wilson Sporting Goods and was active in the American Legion in Cortland for many years.

Survivors include; three daughters, Sharon McLaughlin of Ithaca, Linda (James) Newkirk of East Homer and Jody Prezioso (Herm Endress) of Cortland, a sister, Rosemary Kemp of Syracuse., 8 grandchildren, Andrew Consalvi, Michael (Anjali) Consalvi, Joseph Lyman, Vincente (Karen) Lyman, Crystal Lyman, Ellie (Thomas) Ellis, Emily Endress and Sarah Endress, and 13 great grandchildren, several cousins, nieces, nephews, and her close friend and companion, Roy Crandall of Homer.

In addition to her parents, Bea was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Prezioso and her siblings, Vivian Bottoff, Raymond Ellsworth, Fred Ellsworth, Pearl King, Charles Tifft and Harriet Gross.
In keeping with her wishes there are no calling hours or services. Contributions in her memory may be made to American Cancer Society C/O Cortland Relay for Life 13 Beech St., Johnson City, N.Y. 13790.

Arrangements are under the direction of Riccardi Funeral Home 69 N. Main St. Cortland, N.Y.

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