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Loretta A. Loftus

November 5, 2020

Loretta A. LoftusLoretta A. Loftus, 69, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother peacefully passed away at her home in Three Mile Bay on Thursday morning, November 5, 2020.

Loretta was born in Watertown on July 10, 1951, the daughter of Peter "Peo" and Olga Paluzzi Spaziani. She graduated in 1970 from Immaculate Heart Central School. After high school, she worked as a secretary for the DEC, King & King Accountants, and Car-Freshner.

On October 28, 1972, she fell in love and married Peter J. Loftus II at St. Anthony's Church with Fr. Joseph Conti officiating. They had their first child in 1973 and raised their family of five in Watertown before retiring to Three Mile Bay.

Loretta was a loving and dedicated mother and grandmother; she was our home. Her smile and laugh were infectious and her hugs always provided comfort. She continually put her family first whether it was preparing meals daily, attending every sporting event, babysitting her grandkids whenever she could, taking care of the home, driving her kids everywhere, offering advice, or just lending an ear. She was always there when we needed her. Loretta also enjoyed cooking, decorating, attending craft fairs, gardening, shopping, and taking care of her sweet black lab, Ellie, who will miss her greatly.

Along with her husband of 48 years, Peter, she is survived by her three children and their families, Tricia Cronk, Surprise, AZ and her children Seth, Lauren, and Reagan; Kristian Loftus and wife Diane, Watertown and their children Kage and Brynn; and Alisha Stahl, husband Scott, Ellenton, FL and their children Noah and Asher; mother-in-law June Loftus, Gansevoort; two brothers, Guy Spaziani and wife Nancy, Alabama; and Gerald Spaziani and wife Cindy, Watertown; three sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, Kathy Loftus, Gansevoort, Linda Dickie and husband George, Gansevoort, and Mark Loftus and wife Debbie, Watertown; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Her family would like to thank the amazing staff and nurses at Hospice and her thoughtful sister-in-law, Cindy Spaziani, for the loving care they provided to Loretta. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Loretta's name to Hospice of Jefferson County, 1398 Gotham St., Watertown, NY 13601.

A funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday, November 14, at 10 AM at St. Patrick's Church. You may live stream the mass at facebook.com/StPatrickWatertownNY.

Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery. Masks and social distancing are required for admittance to all services. There are no calling hours and arrangements are entrusted with Cummings Funeral Service, Inc., Watertown. Online condolences may be posted at www.cummingsfuneral.com.

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#28 The Romano Family 2020-11-14 15:57
To The Loftus Family,
A bond between mother and child is unparalleled. For daughters, they are that support that is so crucial during those adolescent years. For a son, they are the female presence that teaches love and respect. Mothers provide a shoulder to cry on and are an infinite wealth of advice. A mother’s love is unconditional and losing her and a mother and/or wife is never easy.
There was no one in this world like your mother, she was a special woman and she will be with you always... I always admired your mother’s caring and selfless nature. She was a true and kind person and her memory will live on... Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Your mother was an amazing woman and she will truly be missed. She will
always be with you; first in her lifetime, then forever in your memories.
We are thinking that of you.
With Our Deepest Condolences,
The Romano Family (Danielle, Barbara, Frank and Kristy Urdiano)
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#27 Dan & Jeannine Dupee 2020-11-14 11:17
To the Loftus & Spaziani family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dan and Jeannine
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#26 Betsy Netto Thompson 2020-11-12 10:24
Dear Loftus & Spaziani family,
I'am very sorry to hear of Loretta's passing. She was a very dear gal & I always enjoyed seeing her in the grocery stores. Always carried a beautiful smile & I enjoyed our chats.
God Bless all of you during your time of sorrow.

Betsy Netto Thompson
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#25 Kathy Claflin 2020-11-11 19:12
To Pete Kristian Tricia Alisha Petie Nancy Jerry & Cindy & all family, I send my deepest condolences upon Loretta's passing. Such a beautiful daughter, sister, mother, wife, & one of my cousins. Beautiful inside & out. So sorry for all of us to lose a memorable part of our family. God called home another angel. Rest in peace Loretta. Keep smiling that beautiful smile.
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#24 Mary Mitchell Bebout 2020-11-11 14:26
Although I haven't seen you in a long time, I still remember when your Mom was pregnant with you. At that time we lived next to each other on Boon St. I was very close to your Mom and Dad and Pete and Jerry. My heart goes out to all your family. Rest in Peace Loretta.
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#23 Kathy Shay-Bowen 2020-11-11 10:12
Peter and family I’m so sorry to hear of Loretta’s passing my condolence to all of you during this very difficult time. God has received an angel. My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
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#22 Maria & Jim 2020-11-10 21:09
We will miss you Lorretta. We had many wonderful dinners and fun with you & Pete . You are Gods Special Angel and he has great things planned for you in heaven to help him with. We will miss you so much but know you are no more suffering het3 on this earth. Your smiles and kindness will be with us forever. Love you Always.
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#21 Jim Kennedy 2020-11-09 17:49
Cindy and I send our condolences to Pete and the whole family. We remember all the great times we had together back in the day, including our two weddings! The years have separated us, but they haven't erased the memories of what a treasure and perfect match Loretta was for my good friend Pete. Our thoughts are with you.
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#20 Mary 2020-11-09 15:29
Christian and Family

I'm so sorry for your loss! With deepest sympathy,

kindest regards,
Mary and Family
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#19 MARY FULTS 2020-11-09 12:16
SO SORRY TO HEAR OF LORETTA'S PASSING..SHE WAS ONE SWEET LADY!! THINKING OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..
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