Niagara Gazette


November 12, 2013

Yolanda F. "Yolie" DeBacco


Yolanda F. "Yolie" (Cimino) DeBacco, 84, of the Town of Niagara, NY, passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at Niagara Hospice House in Lockport, NY. Born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Rosa Cimino.
Yolie, as she was affectionately known by her family and friends moved to the Niagara Falls, NY area as a small child with her family. She attended local schools, and on June 18, 1949, married Donald F. "Duke" DeBacco in St. Joseph's Church in Niagara Falls. Mr. DeBacco predeceased her in 1988. For over forty-six years, Yolie worked in the jewelry industry. She began working in Niagara Falls for Reeds Jewelers until 1974, and afterwards Carl's Jewelers for eleven years. In 1988, Yolie moved to Las Vegas, NV to live with her son. While living there, she managed several casino gift shops until her retirement in 1997. Following her retirement, Yolie enjoyed traveling, following professional basketball (NBA) and reading. She was also a member of the St. Jude Foundation for over fifty years. After her son passed away in 2012, Yolanda moved back to the area to reside with her daughter in the Town of Niagara.
Mrs. DeBacco is survived by her daughter, Pamela (Walter) Pysz of the Town of Niagara, NY; and was predeceased by one son, Donald P. DeBacco in 2012; and one daughter, Linda R. DeBacco in 2002. She is also survived by two grandsons, Brian Pysz and Jason Pysz; one brother, Orlando "Sharky" Cimino of Niagara Falls, NY; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was also predeceased by one brother, Angelo Cimino.
There will be no prior visitation. Services and entombment in St. Joseph's Cemetery Niagara Falls, NY, will be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorial offerings may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.  Arrangements by M.J. COLUCCI & SON NIAGARA FUNERAL CHAPEL, 2730 Military Road, Niagara Falls, NY.
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