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Antonette M. Navarra

October 19, 2020

Antonette M. NavarraAntonette M. Navarra, 96, of Watertown passed away Monday afternoon, October 19, 2020, at Samaritan Summit Village. The family wants to thank the staff and nurses at Samaritan Summit Village for the care and devotion of their mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was born in Watertown on November 5, 1923, daughter of Anthony and Margaret Catania DeFrank and she was a 1941 graduate of Watertown High School.

On April 25, 1946 Antonette married John N. Navarra at St. Anthony's Church with Msgr. Claude Sechi officiating. Mr. Navarra passed on December 18, 1990.

She clerked at W. T. Grant and Ames department stores. Antonette was a current communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She was a 46-year communicant of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church and a former member of its Altar Rosary Society. She was an avid golfer and was a member of the Watertown Golf Club with her faithful friends. She enjoyed working outdoors, especially gardening and mowing. Antonette was so very proud of her children and great-grandchildren and Sunday family dinners were so important to her.

Antonette is survived by 8 children: John M. (Terri) Navarra, Watertown, David J. (Nancy) Navarra, Watertown, Francis A. (Mary) Navarra, Atlanta, GA, Joanne (Lawrence) Kozlowski, Deluth, GA, Margaret A. Canale, Watertown, Toni M. Miller, Sackets Harbor, Michelle (Andrew) Capone, Lowville, and Jacob "Jake" (Sharon) Navarra, Watertown; 21 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Josephine Leone, Watertown and Carmeline D'Amico, Liverpool; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by 2 sons-in-law, Nick Canale and Lloyd Miller, 3 brothers, Samuel, Michael, and Manuel DeFrank, and 5 sisters, Madeline Chirico, Sue Leone, Catherine Tarzia, Jennie Leone, and Rose DeFrank.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, October 22, from 3 - 6 PM at Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. The funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Church on Friday, October 23, at 10 AM with Fr. J. Michael Demo presiding. Masks and social distancing are required for admittance to the calling hours and the funeral Mass. Burial will be private in Glenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name may be made to either St. Patrick's Church, 123 S. Massey St. or Sacred Heart Foundation, 668 Thompson St., both in Watertown, NY 13601. Online condolences to Antonette's family may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.


#32 Sharon & Ed Brown 2020-10-26 11:22
To the entire Navarra Family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know you all are in our thoughts and in our hearts. She was a fantastic person and will be greatly missed by so many people. Sincere and deep condolences to all. Love, Sharon and Ed
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#31 Sheri Madlin 2020-10-24 17:44
Thoughts and prayers to all. A wonderful lady. ❤️
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#30 John Madlin 2020-10-24 07:27
Sorry to hear about your mother Dave.
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#29 Terry Lydon 2020-10-23 09:03
To all the Navarras:
Please accept my sincere condolences.
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#28 Mike Dermady 2020-10-22 22:21
To Jake, your family, all your siblings and their families,
So sorry for your loss. Your mom was the sweetest, kindhearted, and caring woman i’ve known. I will always have such great memories hanging at your house with Mrs. Navarra making her famous sauce and meatballs. Your mom and your dad raised such a wonderful family, you should all be very proud. Now both your mom and dad are watching over all of you. God bless your entire family.
Mike and Lynda Dermady
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#27 Jayne Brady 2020-10-22 17:00
So sorry to hear of the death of your Mom. May your wonderful memories of her offer you some comfort in your time of sorrow. God bless you all. With heartfelt condolences, Jayne Brady
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#26 John Penrose 2020-10-22 16:21
Dave- My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your mom. I am sure that you have countless wonderful memories of her. God bless— John
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#25 Carole Rickard Smith 2020-10-22 15:56
To the Navarra family, So sorry for your loss. Toni was a really special lady. I loved just sitting with her and talking about her family. All good stories. She was very proud of her family. I was thankful to meet each and every one of you. Toni and you all will be missed. RIP Toni
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#24 Patricia Booras-Mill 2020-10-22 11:02
to John and Maggie and all the Navarra family I have many fond and wonderful memories of us at WGC she was a great lady so sorry for your loss. - God Bless
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#23 Betsy Netto Thompson 2020-10-22 10:33
Dear Dave, Nancy, Margaret, Navarra Family.
My condolences on the loss of your Mother. She was a very lovely lady.
Thoughts & Prayers.
Betsy Netto Thompson
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