Sunday, February 4, 2018

Edith DeCecca

Pastor Linda Warren and Melanie Solomon's mother went home to be with the Lord Sunday, February 4, at 4:05 PM.

Here's the funeral service:

Rev. G. Naumann presides and brings the sermon. Pastor Linda gives her mother's eulogy. Anthony Newton plays the organ:
"Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee"
By Henry Van Dyke

"Just As I Am, Without One Plea"
Lyrics: Charlotte Elliott
Music: William Batchelder Bradbury

"I Know that My Redeemer Lives"
By Samuel Medley

"Lord, Dismiss Us with Thy Blessing, Fill Our Hearts with Joy and Peace
Attributed to John Fawcett

All hymns are in the public domain
Edith H. DeCecca, 90, a lifelong resident of Ardsley passed away on February 4, 2018. She was born to the late John and Minnie Holscher. Edith was a graduate of Ardsley High School and the Traphagen School of Design in New York City. On September 16, 1956 she married Michael DeCecca at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in White Plains. She worked as an office manager for IRM Insurance in Tarrytown until her retirement on November 30, 1996. Edith was a local award winning watercolor artist. She also opened her home and enjoyed cooking for numerous friends and family. She was a longtime member of the Ardsley Historical Society and was the Vice President of the Mary Martha Guild of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Scarsdale. Edith will be deeply missed by all who knew her. 

She is survived by her children Linda (Jim) Warren, Michael (Cathy) DeCecca and Melanie (Randy) Solomon and four grandchildren Katie, Melinda, Anna and Rebekah. Edith was predeceased by her husband Michael in 2001. 

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ardsley Historical Society or to Trinity Lutheran Church. 

Funeral Service 10am Friday Trinity Lutheran Church, 25 Crane Rd, Scarsdale, NY. 

Visiting 2-4 and 7-9pm Thursday Edwards-Dowdle Funeral Home, 64 Ashford Ave, Dobbs Ferry.

Rich Swingle recorded his thoughts on his relationship to Edith. It's followed by Psalm 139 sung in English and then Hebrew...

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1 comment:

  1. We were so very blessed to know Edith and her great cooking and hospitality. We will always treasure our final visits with her. Praying for your dear family as you grieve her loss, but praising the Lord that we have assurance of her new abode, even better than a view of the Hudson.