Alma (Vicovari) Feitner was born July 20, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY to Peter and Teresa (Carini) Vicovari, her beloved parents. She passed November 4, 2022 at the age of 99. Alma spoke often of the wonderful times she had as a child living near her aunts and cousins in Brooklyn, and her family’s first house with a yard in Queens. After her father became employed in New Jersey, her family, including her younger sister Claire, moved to Newark, NJ. It was here she often watched her favorite, Frank Sinatra, perform when he was still young.
She met her husband, Charles Feitner, Jr. while he was serving as a Navy pilot in WWII. They were married at St. Michael’s in 1945, with her wearing a dress sewn from his white silk parachute. Until his passing in 2010, they spent sixty-five happy years together, raising their children Chuck (Charles III, wife Jane) and Suzy (husband Jim Young). They played a loving and important role in the lives of their grandchildren Laura (Feitner Calarco), Mandi (Martin), and Charlie (Young).
She loved living in Chatham, NJ, where her sister Claire and brother-in-law Gene Mehalik (who both pre-deceased her) and many good friends also lived. She spent much of her years taking long walks, swimming and playing tennis at Minisink. Her greatest joy in life were her kids and grandkids, and she was further blessed with five great-grandchildren: Elijah and Jazmine Martin, and Alma Rosa, Patrick, and (Francis) Bodhi Feitner Calarco.
She is also survived by her nephews Peter, John, and Robert Mehalik and several grand and great-grand nieces and nephews. Many dear cousins and their descendants live on in the tri-state area and beyond. The laughter, singing and stories of many family celebrations in Chatham, at the country house in Montague, with the “Poughkeepsie People” and the “Staten Island cousins”, and on vacations in Normandy Beach defined the best moments of her life.