Liza Salvem­ini, 61, of Woodbourne

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - OBITUARIES -

Liza Salvem­ini, age 61, of 6351 state Route 42, Woodbourne, N.Y., Was called home to the Lord on Tues­day, Nov. 22, 2016, at Al­bany Med­i­cal Cen­ter, with her lov­ing fam­ily by her side.

Born to Vin­cent J. Carpino and Joan Bev­erly VanGaas­bek on July 16, 1955, in Kingston, N.Y., she re­ceived her ed­u­ca­tion in the Kingston school sys­tem and grad­u­ated from Kingston High School in 1974. She then at­tended Al­bert Ein­stein Med­i­cal Cen­ter School of Nurs­ing in Philadel­phia, Pa., for a pe­riod of time. Liza then moved to Florida for a few years and then re­turned to Kingston, at which time she com­pleted a course of study at the Richard the First School of Beauty and re­ceived her cos­me­tol­ogy de­gree, be­com­ing a li­censed cos­me­tol­o­gist in the state of New York. She worked in many beauty shops in the Kingston Area and also main­tained a home visit hair care busi­ness in Kingston, Rhinebeck, and Sullivan County, which she main­tained for the rest of her life.

Liza was ex­tremely tal­ented in her craft and was sought af­ter by many cus­tomers up un­til this day. Her cus­tomers loved her both as a beau­ti­cian and as a lov­ing per­son and friend. Later on, she took a po­si­tion as a cus­tomer ser­vice rep­re­sen­ta­tive with Time Warner Cable in Port Ewen, N.Y. Liza be­came col­lec­tions su­per­vi­sor and was well-loved by her cus­tomers for her kind and gen­tle de­meanor. Liza also made many friends there and held them close to heart un­til her pass­ing.

Dur­ing this time, she met the love of her life, her fu­ture hus­band, Car­men Salvem­ini, who was di­rec­tor of Phar­macy at Kingston Hos­pi­tal. It was love at first sight for Liza, which she promptly told ev­ery­one. Many thanks to Au­gusta Licht­en­berg and Fran­coise Dunef­sky for ar­rang­ing their meet­ing. Liza and Car­men en­joyed 25 years of love and friend­ship. They re­newed their mar­i­tal vows on July 16, 2016, at St. Peter’s Church in Lib­erty, with Father Wil­liam Scafidi, Liza’s High school class­mate, per­form­ing the sacra­ment of mar­riage cer­e­mony. Liza and Car­men en­joyed many won­der­ful va­ca­tions with her sib­lings, neph­ews, and nieces. She es­pe­cially loved trips to Myr­tle Beach and cruis­ing the high seas.

Liza and Car­men also Lived in Franklin, N.C., for a few years and made many won­der­ful friends there. Upon re­turn­ing to New York, they set­tled in Woodbourne and Liza con­tin­ued to tend the Lord’s flock in her midst to the best of her abil­ity and also worked part­time at the beauty par­lor at SCACC with her dear friend, Pat Kel­lam.

Liza fought a mon­u­men­tal bat­tle with ovar­ian cancer for five long years and dur­ing that time she was an in­spi­ra­tion to all those who wit­nessed her pow­er­ful spirit and strength. Liza was also very ac­tive in com­mu­nity af­fairs and served as the trea­surer of the Tri-Val­ley Lions Club.

Liza’s fa­vorite pas­times were cook­ing, car­ing for her fam­ily, surf­ing the In­ter­net, and play­ing the slots wher­ever they could be found. She was a kind and gen­tle soul who was well loved by all who knew her.

She is sur­vived by her hus­band, Car­men at home; a father, Vin­cent J. Carpino of Kingston; broth­ers, Vin­cent Carpino Jr. of Pen­sacola, Fla., Ed­win Carpino and wife Tammy of Kingston, Vic­tor Carpino and wife Olga of Bos­ton, Mass.; and a sis­ter, Kimberly Williams and hus­band Tom of Kingston, as well as many neph­ews, nieces, cousins, and close friends, whom she loved with all her heart.

The fam­ily wishes to thank Dr. Manuel Perry, chief of on­col­ogy at Crys­tal Run Health­care, and the won­der­ful nurses at the CRMC out­pa­tient in­fu­sion cen­ter where she re­ceived her treat­ment for their ex­cel­lent and lov­ing care.

Fu­neral ar­range­ments are un­der the guid­ance of Joseph V. Leahy Fu­neral Home Inc., 27 Smith Ave., Kingston (www.jvleahyfh.com). Friends will be re­ceived at the fu­neral home on Mon­day from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A fu­neral pro­ces­sion will form Tues­day at 10 a.m. at the fu­neral home. A Mass of Chris­tian Burial will be cel­e­brated at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Father Wil­liam Scafidi cel­e­brat­ing. Burial will fol­low in Mon­tre­pose Ceme­tery.

In lieu of flow­ers, the fam­ily re­quest that memo­rial con­tri­bu­tions be made to St. Jude’s Chil­dren Re­search Hos­pi­tal in Mem­phis, Tenn.

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