Alberta Boccaleoni, beloved wife and companion, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, passed from this earthly realm at her home, on Memorial Day, May 27, 2019. Alberta touched many lives with an angel’s heart and a fiery spirit that everyone who knew her could count on. She loved endlessly, laughed big and often, and could not hold a grudge. She was a volunteer and member at Unity of Independence, Unity Church of Overland Park, The Gardens at Unity Village, Adults of Unity, and gave of herself tirelessly at Unity Village Chapel for the last 20 years of her life. Alberta will be greatly missed by all. She had enduring faith that her spirit would transform into a special relationship with God in Heaven after she left her human form.
Alberta met the love of her life, Drayton Riley, in August of 1999. They were married in August of 2000 and ever since cherished their life together with their blended family, creating travel adventures from coast to coast and partnering in volunteering. She was fiercely loyal and always available for her children and grandchildren no matter the circumstances. A certified Licensed Unity Teacher, Alberta cherished opportunities to encourage and counsel people in their spiritual practices.
Alberta was born and raised in Edwardsville, Illinois, to Albert and Clara Jewell Boccaleoni on November 2, 1948. She moved to the Kansas City area where she lived most of her life after graduating from Edwardsville High School in 1966.
Alberta is survived by her husband, Drayton Riley; daughter, Angie Dasbach; sons Ray Dasbach (spouse Leslie Lemery Dasbach), and Paul Dasbach (partner, Kristin Wilensky); step-daughters, Kari Riley and Kim Riley; grandsons, Taylor McCoy, Phoenix Dasbach and Kyler Lemery; granddaughters, Autumn Dasbach and Kaitlyn Lemery; sister, Linda Sue Hiatt; brother, Joe Boccaleoni (spouse Lisa Boccaleoni); nieces Danielle Boccaleoni, Kerrie McGhee Mool, and Kellie McGhee; and nephews, Shawn Melton, Christopher Melton, and Kyle Boccaleoni; and many other cherished relatives and friends. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Irene McGhee; and granddaughter, Stephanie Elizabeth Faith Dasbach.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Silent Unity Chapel, 1901 NW Blue Parkway, Unity Village, Missouri, on Monday, June 3 at 1 p.m. with a reception for family and friends following the service at the Unity Village Chapel Community Center.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Gardens at Unity Village, 150B NW Colbern Road, Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 (GardensAtUnityVillage.org), or Silent Unity, 1901 Blue Parkway, Unity Village, MO 64065 (Unity.org/prayer).
So sorry to hear of Alberta’s passing. She was an extraordinary human being. She will certainly be missed.
Drayton, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Today while walking at the Village, I heard you laugh. It was a joyful, full bodied laugh. The peaceful reminder that all is well.
Bless you on your new experience…..and thank you for being apart of our lives.
Ray, Angie and Paul,
My sincere condolences in the passing of your mom. May God bless and keep watch over all of you.
Kate Brooks (Hanson)
I was so sorry to hear of Alberta’s passing. I did not know her well, but she such a loving spirit about her. I know she will be deeply missed. I lift you in prayers of healing and comfort.
Alberta was truly an angel on earth and will continue her goodness in heaven. Deepest Sympathies to Drayton and all of her family and friends. ??
So saddened by her sudden departure from us! Alberta will be missed by all!
Alberta will be missed. I always enjoyed her Facebook posts . She shared her beliefs and love of family. My prayers are with her family.
What a kind soul. She was such a blessing to me this last year. I had nothing when my 30 year marriage ended. She blessed me with words of encouragement, a bed and a beautiful comforter set. I will treasure it and the memory of her forever…
Our condolences to all the family. I remember Alberta mostly from our childhood days growing up. She was a very sweet girl and grew up to be a lovely woman.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
Bob and Conny Menoni Kappler
So sorry to hear of Alberta’s passing. She was my cousin on my mother’s side. Prayers for the family
It was lovely to see her at the reunion. I was struck and impressed with her self assurance and ‘comfort in her own skin.’ I have the lovely angel earrings she gave me. Obviously, she shared her comfort with all she met.