Esther M Sitts

October 21, 1926 - January 3, 2012
Esther M Sitts


Esther M. Sitts age 85 of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Gloversville, NY passed away on January 3, 2012.

She was born October 21, 1926 in Hartford, Connecticut. She was predeceased by her parents James and Anna Mally Mouyios, her beloved Husband, of 56 years, Donald G. Sitts, and a son-in-law Arthur L. Genatiempo.

She is survived by her loving children, James and wife Margaret of Morganton, NC and Donna A. Genatiempo of Wilmington, NC. Two loving Grandchildren, Allie Nicole Sitts of Morganton, NC and Stacie Ann Merritt and husband Richard of Wilmington, NC. A sister-in-law Helen Ward, as well as several niece, nephews, and cousins.

In keeping with Esther’s wishes, there will be no viewing. Cremation will take place. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Gloversville, NY.

Memorial gifts can be given to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Dr. Wilmington, NC 28401, or the charity of one’s choice.

The one thing a mother gives more special than the rest, is her love, the gift she gives the best.

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  • January 04, 2012
    Brenda Cox says:
    Jim and family: I am so sorry to hear of your loss. At times like this, all we can do is focus on all the good times you have shared and be greatful that she is in a much better place and no longer suffering in any way. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything, don't hesitate to let me know. Brenda and Roger Cox and family

  • January 07, 2012
    Cynthia L. Ficili says:
    Donna and Jim, I was very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Some of my fondest childhood memories were of Orchard Street. Mrs. Sitts was one of the best Mom's on the block, always a warm smile and plenty of cookies with a glass of soda. Her home was always open to all the neighborhod kids, she was a special lady and will surely be missed.

  • January 09, 2012
    Mark Caffrey, MA, FAAA says:
    My deepest sympathies for your loss. My life and professional career were greatly touched having had the privilege of knowing her.

  • January 09, 2012
    Sue Kaupelis says:
    So sorry for your loss, I have fond memories of Esther and Don coming to my dance classes and events. They loved to dance and had a lot of fun times out on the dance floor.

  • January 11, 2012
    Lynne Semprivivo says:
    I am so sorry, Donna and Stacey. I will keep you in my prayers. Love, Lynne