Gail R. Lupica

Published Oct 29, 2018 at 4:00pm

Gail R. Lupica, 76, of Rome, passed away on October 27, 2018, surrounded by family at Faxton-St. Luke’s Hospital, following a brief illness. Born on November 29, 1941, Gail was the daughter of the late Gaylord and Agnes Lewis Rieck. She was a graduate of St. Aloysius Academy and member of St. Peter’s Church of Rome. Gail was united in marriage to Charles A. Lupica, Jr. at St. Mary’s Church, Rome, on October 17, 1964. 

Gail enjoyed spending time with her family and taking road trips to visit her grandchildren. She loved to travel, especially to Italy, cruising the rivers of Europe, and visiting special friends in Nova Scotia. Gail spent winters with Charlie in her paradise, Vero Beach, FL, and with friends. In the summer, she enjoyed playing golf at Teugega where she got a hole-in-one, tending to her beautiful flower gardens, and relaxing in the Adirondacks with family and longtime friends. She also looked forward to laughing (and competing) with the pitch couples group at their weekly get togethers. She was a member of the Wednesday Morning Club, Teugega Country Club, Griffiss Ski Club, Lake Delta Yacht Club, and Home Bureau. 

She is survived by her beloved husband, Charles A. Lupica, Jr., Rome; two sons and daughters-in-law, Gregory and Amy Lupica, Providence, RI, Jeffrey and Linda Lupica, Simi Valley CA; a daughter and son-in-law, Molly and Dan Feeley, Andover, MA; a brother-in-law, Paul Powers, Sr., Rome; two sisters-in-law, Mary Carmel Wolf (William) and Marguerite Maurer (Joseph), Rome; a brother-in-law, Joseph Lupica (Anne), Phoenix, AZ; six grandchildren, Janie and Will Lupica, Jack and Mason Lupica, and Maeve and Sam Feeley; nieces and nephews, Mary Beth Powers, Rocky Point, NY, Catherine O’Neill (Kevin), Hamburg, NY, Paul Powers Jr. (Kelley), Grafton, MA, Sean Powers (Debbie), Guilderland, NY, Shelia Burke (John), Penfield, NY, Marie Altavilla (Chris), West Point, NY, Joe Maurer (Amber), Glen Burnie, MD, Brian Adey (Megan), Rome, Charlie Lupica, New York, NY, and Katie Lupica, Lakewood, OH. Gail was predeceased by a sister, Carole Powers, and niece, Michelle Adey.

Contributions in Gail’s memory may be made to the Michelle M. Adey Memorial Fund, 8572 Teugega Point, Rome NY 13440.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, October 31, 2018, 11 a.m. at St. Peter’s Church, Rome. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Tuesday from 4-7 p.m. at Strong-Burns and Sprock Funeral Home, 7751 Merrick Road, Rome. Interment will take place in St. Peter’s Cemetery, Rome.