Obituary of Thelma Marie Muffoletto
Thelma M. Muffoletto was born on November 11th, 1931, in Buffalo, New York, to her parents Grant and Avis. Thelma came from a large family, having three sisters and two brothers. She graduated from Orchard Park High School in 1950 and was the salutatorian. Thelma was a loving and devoted wife to her late husband Richard (Dick); she absolutely adored him as much as he adored her. They were married on November 21st, 1953. They went on to have three beautiful children (Elaine, Gary, and Laurie) and ten grandchildren. Thelma loved entertaining family and friends. Her favorite holiday to celebrate was Christmas because this holiday brought all her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren together. Thelma and Dick always had two Christmas trees; one in the living room and one in the basement. The tree in the basement would be decorated the day of Christmas while listening to Christmas music. After the entire family would gather in the basement with Dick always playing Santa and Thelma smiling ear to ear. In the Summer, Thelma loved hosting picnics in the backyard, where you would find the grandchildren playing kickball, the men cooking on the grill and the women catching up with each other. Taking care of her family was always a priority to Thelma. She took care of her husband and her daughter, Laurie, as long as she was able to. It brought her much joy to be able to get that extra time with both. She and Dick were very close; they would often spend their time watching Young and the Restless and Jerry Springer. Each took care of their own gardens. Dick would attend to his vegetable garden while Thelma had her flower garden. She took so much pride each year when the flowers were in full bloom. Thelma and Dick enjoyed taking trips together. Some memorable trips include Hawaii, camping with family, and the Ramblin Lou bus tours to cities like Memphis and Nashville. Like clockwork, every day at 3 p.m., you would find Thelma and Dick sitting at the kitchen table drinking a blue light and looking out the window watching the birds, especially the cardinals, which are her favorite. If you stopped during this time, not only would you be offered a blue light but given a bowl full of honey mustard pretzels. Many memories were made in the Kitchen. Thelma was very meticulous, and her notes showed that she kept track of everything she could. She could tell you every gift she got from her wedding shower; she knew of every accident or injury her children had and every detail of her vacations. Thelma developed a passion for genealogy. Thelma would spend hours at the library, researching online, and visiting locations to collect as much information as possible about her and Dick’s families. With how Thelma was, she would go home and type up all the information discovered to print and create binders. Thelma was often found in the kitchen baking cookies or making her infamous brownies. If not in the kitchen, she would be sitting in her recliner doing her daily crossword puzzle, which she was amazing at, or looking through old pictures and cards. She created photo albums for each one of her children. Every Sunday, you would find Thelma attending the Wayside Presbyterian Church in Hamburg, NY. She loved each service and enjoyed the coffee hour which followed. She met many of her closest friends at Church. You would find her at Zjs on Fridays for the Fish Fry or chitchatting on the phone with the friends she met at Church. Thelma was a lovingly devoted wife, as well as a caring mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister who would do anything for the loved ones in her life. Muffoletto, Thelma M. (nee Farr) May 27, 2022 of Hamburg, NY. Beloved wife of the late Richard “Dick” Muffoletto; devoted mother of Elaine (David) Roberts, Gary Muffoletto, and Laurie (John) Devine; survived by her sister Lucille “Carol” (Donald) Genzel; also survived by 10 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Friends received on Wednesday from 3 – 7 PM at LAKESIDE MEMORIAL FUNERAL HOME, INC. 4199 Lake Shore Rd. (corner Camp Rd. & Rte. 5) Hamburg, NY 716-627-2919. A private funeral service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wayside Presbyterian Church. Please leave online donations and condolences at www.LakesideFuneralHome.com.
3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Lakeside Memorial Funeral Home, Inc. - Hamburg Location
4199 Lake Shore Rd
Hamburg, New York, United States