Madeline Libertucci, a lifelong resident of Staten Island, N.Y., passed away peacefully in her sleep on September, 29, 2022 at the age of 94. Ms. Libertucci was born on March 8, 1928 and lived most of her life in New Brighton, until moving to Westerleigh in 1979. A graduate of Curtis High School, Madeline began her career as an administrative assistant for the Irving Trust Company in New York City shortly after her high school graduation. She remained at Irving Trust for the duration of her career, retiring as an executive assistant for some of their most senior members of management not long after the bank’s acquisition by the Bank of New York in 1988.
Madeline was an active swimmer for decades since her childhood, enjoying the backyard pool behind the extensive vegetable garden at the longtime family residence at 44 Castleton Avenue well into the 1970s. She was also a very capable tennis player, on the court since her earliest days spent playing with and against her sisters at Walker Park, and never lost her love for the game even as other pastimes took its place, rarely missing any US Open or Wimbledon matches broadcast on television. Outside of her sporting pursuits Madeline thoroughly enjoyed a good book while relaxing at home, as well as visiting and supporting Historic Richmond Town, but one of her greatest loves was travel. She spent considerable time on trips about the United States and abroad, and felt a particular affinity toward Europe where she spent considerable time travelling over the years, including a month-long vacation across the Continent. Her greatest love of any was her family, however, who will sorely miss her good humor, wit, support and sage advice.
Madeline is survived by her sister Louise Graepel, her sister-in-law Joyce (Anthony) Libertucci, and by numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents Pasquale and Incornata Libertucci; her sisters Gertrude Rivellino, Elizabeth Hull, and Rose Spenceri; and by her two brothers Eugene Libertucci and Anthony Libertucci.
A viewing will be held at Matthew Funeral Home on Sunday, October 2nd from 4:00 to 8:00 PM, and a funeral mass is scheduled at the Church of the Holy Family on Monday, October 3rd at 12:00 PM. Interment to follow in St. Peter’s Cemetery.