Elma A. Scapelliti

Aug 18, 1922 - Jun 28, 2016

"God look around His garden And found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth And saw your tired face. He put his arms around you And lifted you to rest. God's garden must be beautiful He always takes the best."

Obituary of Elma A. Scapelliti

Elma A. (nee Sacca) Scapelliti of Lockport, NY, entered into eternal rest peacefully while surrounded by family on June 28, 2016. Born on August 18, 1922 in Lockport, NY, Elma was the daughter of the late James and Susan Sacca.

Elma was a lifelong resident of Lockport, graduating from Lockport High School in 1940. She and her husband, the late Joseph A. Scapelliti, owned and operated Scapelliti's Clover Farm Market for decades. Their legacy of this family run small business continues to live on today and remains in the Scapelliti family.

Elma enjoyed life thoroughly. She especially loved spending time with her three children, seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and other family and friends. She also enjoyed knitting, watching movies and occasional trips to the casino.

Elma was predeceased by her husband, Joseph A. Scapelliti; and her brother, Jimmy Sacca. She is survived by her children, Jolene (Robert) Stephenson, Dominic (Sheila) Scapelliti and Suzanne (George) Provenzano. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Joelle (Dennis) Cain, Sara (Matt) Landrigan, Joseph (Laura) Scapelliti, Samuel (Amy) Scapelliti, James (Shannon) Scapelliti, Christina Provenzano and Georgina Provenzano; as well as her ten great-grandchildren; her sisters-in-law, Rose Cappola and Ann Sacca; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held at Provenzano Memorial Chapel, 70 Niagara at Transit St. (same locations as Taylor & Reynolds Funeral Home) on Friday from 3-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at All Saints Parish Oratory, 391 Market St. on Saturday morning at 10 AM. (Please assemble at church.) Entombment Glenwood Mausoleum.  Condolences may be offered below, and flowers may be purchased through The Flower Barn.


  1. Deborah DiCarlo on June 30, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    My godmother , Elma, was such a wonderful woman, full of life and love of family. I will truly miss talking with her and sending her cards on special occasions. I only wish I could have spent more time with her! I will love her to the moon and back and she will always have a special place in my heart! She is now and forever with the love of her life, Joe, and I can feel her joy of their reunion. You will be surly missed. My heart goes out to all of my cousins! You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Sheila Scapelliti on July 4, 2016 at 1:49 am

      Thank you so much Debbie. It always made her day when you called her! She loved you too!!!!! We will miss her everyday.

  2. Bragg/Peyatt family on July 1, 2016 at 1:35 am

    I’m sorry for your loss she was a sweet kind lady always in a good mood and high spirit she will be missed ? ? ? ? ?

    • Sheila Scapelliti on July 4, 2016 at 1:52 am

      Thank you very much!

  3. ken and marion vanburen on July 1, 2016 at 2:01 am

    sorry for your loss . she was always so friendly, we lived in the same building ,will miss seeing her in the hallway. marion vanburen

    • Sheila Scapelliti on July 4, 2016 at 1:55 am

      She really enjoyed people and valued friendship! Thank You.

  4. Cindy Gardner on July 1, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Elma was such a beautiful person inside and out. She was always so fun and upbeat. She will surely be missed by all.

    • Sheila Scapelliti on July 4, 2016 at 1:59 am

      She always loved visiting with you and our cousins……Thanks for everything Cindy!

  5. Michalena J. (Mickey) Scarcia on July 1, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    To all the family, She was such a precious lady, always had a smile for you. I will miss seeing her. “May She Rest in Peace” Amen————-Mickey Scarcia & family

    • Sheila Scapelliti on July 4, 2016 at 2:01 am

      Thank you so much Mickey….we will miss our Mom everyday!

  6. Michael and Suzanne Trombitas on July 1, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    We are sorry to hear of your loss, and our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  7. Joanne Bucolo, Clara Bucolo and Danielle Halo on July 7, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    To the Wonderful Scapelliti Family – You are all in our thoughts and prayers. We Love you all very much.
    Mrs. Scapelliti will never be forgotten. A beautiful lady who was kind to everyone. “Mrs. Scap we Love You!”

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