(Submitted by Mena Cerone)
Delores Restante, a longtime member of the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts, recently passed away. As an active participant and Chair of the MVCA Fine Arts Council, she and the other members organized many fund raising events including the well received “Dinner and a Movie” night, bus trips to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and day trips to other area museums.
Her highly anticipated and successful “Bedazzled” jewelry and accessories sales were always a hit! Twice each year, Delores would spend hours polishing and reconditioning hundreds of items for our shoppers.
As a member of the Fine Arts Committee, she added her unique touches to the artists’ opening receptions – always elegant and definitely fun! Delores always had just the perfect centerpiece or idea to make every occasion special.
In 2013, the Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts recognized Delores and the Fine Arts Council for their dedication and accomplishments. An honorary dinner was held for them at Francesca’s in Ilion.
Delores’s enthusiasm and dedication will always be appreciated and greatly missed.