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Stella Grace Muscolino


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Muscolino, Stella Grace
Stella Grace Muscolino, 83 of Phoenix , passed away on October 1, 2016. She was born to the late Frank and Josephine Bottigleri on November 20, 1932 in Syracuse New York. Stella met her husband Santo John Muscolino in High School and began her working career at Liberty Mutual Insurance. She then married Santo on October 3, 1959 and remained married for 57 years. In March of 1969, Stella and Santo moved with their children to Phoenix, Arizona. She became a stay at home mom before resuming her career as a Teacher's Aid for the Washington School District. She then completed her working career with Farmer's Insurance as an Executive Assistant for the Commercial Underwriting Department. Stella was a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandparent and Friend. As a founding member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, she was a very active member of the community. She served as Eucharistic Minister, instructed RCIA, baptism and marriage encounter classes. She also instructed religious education classes for various grade levels. Additionally, she donated her time and efforts for the spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the churches annual carnival. Stella is preceded in death by both her parents and two sisters, Rosemary Marschner and Betty Farone. Stella leaves behind her husband Santo, three children, John Muscolino (Jeannie), Angela Gulish (Greg) and Frank Muscolino (Helen), sisters Connie Cannone and Angela DeRose, Grandchildren Stella, Nicholas and Jacob Muscolino and several nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 5-8 pm at Heritage Funeral Chapel 6830 W Thunderbird Rd, Peoria AZ 85381. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at 11:00 am at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church 3220 W Greenway Rd, Phoenix AZ 85053. Entombment will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery 9925 W Thomas Rd, Avondale AZ 85392. Memorial Contributions may be made to: Saint Vincent DePaul Charities 420 W. Watkins Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85003 or the 1028 E Mcdowell Rd, Phoenix AZ 85006.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 9, 2016
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