Maria Telese, 83, formerly of 1 Southgate Road, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 21, 2016) at the Bradford Manor.
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Born Feb. 19, 1933, in Cervino, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Pasquale and Margaret Pascarella Vigliotta. On July 30, 1955, in St. Bernard Church, she married Antonio Telese, who passed away Jan. 31, 2000.
She was a member of St. Bernard Church.
Mrs. Telese was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening and traveling.
She is survived by three children, a son, James (Monica) Telese of Rancho Viejo, Texas, and two daughters, Margaret (John) Philipson, of Denver, Colo., and Grace Telese of Bradford; five grandchildren, Brandon Anthony Telese, Angela Philipson, Christina Philipson, Destinee Frenz and Faith Fitzsimmons, one great-granddaughter, Brielle Telese, one brother, Michael (Theresa) Vigliotta, and a sister-in-law, Rosa Vigliotta, all of Bradford; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she preceded in death by two brothers, James Vigliotta and Louis Vigliotta; and a great-nephew, Zachary P. "Zach" Vigliotta.
Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Saturday in St. Bernard Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata, pastor, as celebrant. Committal services and burial will follow in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorial contributions, if desired, can be made to a
Online condolences may be made at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from Sept. 24 to Sept. 30, 2016