On Friday, June 26, 2020, Ida M. Walker Mastroianni went to be with the angels after a brief illness.
Ida was born in Utica, on February 29, 1944, to Royal James and Mary (Lindsey) Walker. Ida attended Utica Free Academy and went on to get her LPN license. She worked in various nursing homes, but found her true passion when she began working at The ARC, Oneida-Lewis, until her retirement in August 2019. An avid crocheter, Ida also loved a good yard sale, her ever growing collection of over 500 Santa’s, and of course, her fur baby, Mindy.
Ida was predeceased by her husband, Gabriel Mastroianni; her parents, Royal and Mary, and her five siblings, Midgie, Doris, James, Rose and LeRoy. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Rhonda and Robert Petti of Kerhonkson, NY; two granddaughters, Erin Petti and Sarah Petti, many nieces and nephews: Debbie & Terry Reich, Christine Heidelberger, Cheryl Heidelberger, Brian & Christy Heidelberger, Kari & Bob Donohue, Darren & Jessie Heidelberger, Michael Reich, Kim Reich, Kaitlin Reich, Grace and Bill Fields, Amanda Fields, and Don Bastian, as well as her friend Gail Petti and lastly, her beloved cat, Mindy.
Services, entrusted to Heintz Funeral Service, Inc., Utica will be held for immediate family only. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your local animal shelter.
Mrs. Mastroianni’s family, extend their heartfelt Thank you to the Hospice Inn, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany, for their wonderful care and compassion.
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