Roxanne “Lillian McAloon” Compoli, born in Massena, NY, October 25, 1954 passed away at Crouse Hospital on January 5, 2021 due to Covid-19 complications. She was the daughter of the late John Broughton McAloon and Irene (Kirkey) McAloon. She also took great pride in her descendants Michael and Bridget (English) of County Fermanagh, Ireland.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband, James H. Compoli and their wonderful son, Nicholas J. Compoli. She is also survived by her brother, Paul J. McAloon, Massena, NY; her sisters, Jamie McAloon, Hixson, TN, Rachaelle Warriner, Massena, NY, Paulette Valerino, Davie, FL, Anne (Patrick) Reagan, Punta Gorda, FL and Barbara Wing, Punta Gorda, FL., and last, but not least, her loving nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces, nephews, and many friends that brought so much joy and love into her life.
Roxanne was a 1972 graduate of Massena Central High School and a 1974 graduate of Mater Dei College, Ogdensburg, NY and attended Oswego State College.
She moved to Syracuse, NY in 1976, working for Napa Auto Parts, Tracey Road Equipment for 27 years, Oro Farms of Guatemala and currently as an Administrative Assistant at Tornatore and Company, CPAs, P.C.
Roxanne was a very active individual taking part in many social organizations, especially proud of her Irish heritage. She completed the Dublin Marathon twice in 1999 and in 2004 in support of the Arthritis Joints in Motion Program. She also was on the Arthritis board and returned to Ireland to lead the team and search her ancestry. Roxanne was also on the St. Patrick’s Parade committee and served as their Dhuine Uasail and assumed other various duties. Roxanne just loved the Parade and dressed as a “Lady Leprechaun” and she called it, “Getting her Irish on.” Every March she would send out her Irish Wisdom to brighten one’s day. The parade was her favorite time of year as she looked forward to Mass at the Cathedral and that famous walk down Nancy Duffy Lane and a kiss from her good friend, Miss Judy!
Her life otherwise was quite full, she was a member of the Salt City Red Hat Sizzlers in case you didn’t know, their motto is “Girls just wanna have fun,” and indeed, they did, with their boas and her famous purple and red heels.
Roxanne deeply practiced her faith. She was a devoted 7th grade CCD teacher at St. Matthew’s School, she was the Irish historian for the L.A.O.H. (Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians) and one of the founding members of the CNY Irish Coalition. She currently served as President of the Transportation Club of CNY, a great passion of hers to raise money to donate scholarships to worthy CNY students, a dedicated Red Cross Apheresis Donor, and a NYS Notary Public.
To all that have known her if only even briefly brushed her path she thanks you for your love and your support and if she made you smile, share that memory. She does not want your tears but your belief in God’s will and then you will be at peace knowing you were touched by a person who cared for all and had a life well lived!!
We would sincerely like to thank the Crouse Covid ICU staff for their compassion and quality care.
A Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, January 15, 2021 in Holy Cross Church, Dewitt at 11:00 am. For those who wish to attend the Funeral Mass remotely, please visit https://vimeo.com/498038178/57b399c90d at 11:00 am on Friday, January 15, 2021. Private entombment will take place in St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum.
A lifetime celebration for Roxanne will be held at a later date. She always loved a party.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the C.W. Bud Cragin Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 252 Syracuse, NY 13206. This fund provides scholarships for deserving students of the greater CNY area to further their education.
Words of comfort may be expressed at TJPFuneralHome.com