Martha E. Luciani

Martha E. Luciani, 70, of Franklin Street, Watertown, passed away Oct. 27, 2017, at Samaritan Medical Center.

Mrs. Luciani was born Nov. 12, 1946, in Saranac Lake, daughter of Francis “Frank” and Eleanor Waterstraat Kiah. She graduated from St. Pius X High School in Saranac Lake and attended Chrishelli Cosmetology School in Watertown. On April 12, 1969, she married Sabatino A. “Sam” Luciani at Holy Family Church with Msgr. William Argy officiating.

Mrs. Luciani retired from the Environmental Services Department of Mercy of Northern New York. Previously she was employed with Faichney Thermometer and Chesebrough-Ponds Manufacturing Company. She was a communicant of Holy Family Church and an avid New York Yankee fan.

Surviving besides her husband are a son, Sabatino A. “Sam” Luciani II and his companion Margaret Garrett of Vancouver, Washington; a daughter, Jennifer A. Luciani and her companion Kolleen Bentivegna of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; a brother, Patrick (Joan) Kiah of Saranac Lake; two grandchildren, Alex and Alicia Luciani; a great-granddaughter, Valerie Luciani; and several nieces and nephews. Two sisters, JoEllen as an infant and Mary Kains, died before her. She will be remembered as a loving and supportive mother, wife and friend, and for her wonderful sense of humor.

Calling hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the D.L. Calarco Funeral Home Inc. in Watertown. A prayer service will be held Tuesday at 9:15 a.m. at the funeral home with a 10 a.m. funeral Mass at Holy Family Church with the Rev. Steven Murray officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery. Condolences may be made to www.dlcalarco.com.