The matriarch of a Schenectady landmark has passed away.
Lillian Perreca Papa has passed away at the age of 93. Family members tell the Gazette she had been in declining health since taking a fall the day after Thanksgiving. Lillian began working in her parents bakery when she was just 9-years-old and even dropped out of school in middle school in order to help her family's business.
The bakery, which opened in 1914, has expanded in recent years with the adjacent More Perreca's restaurant.
Photo: Perreca's Facebook