Rose J. DiFonzo, 92, of Bradford, formerly of Falls Church, Va., passed away on Tuesday (April 8, 2014) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
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She was born on April 4, 1922, in Lewis Run, a daughter of the late John and Henrietta Pingie DiFonzo.
She was a 1940 graduate of St. Bernard School. She was employed as an administrative assistant by the American Telephone Telegraph Co. in Washington for 36 years; retiring in 1982.
She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. An avid duck pin bowler, she participated in many leagues while living in the Washington, D.C., area and won numerous awards.
She is survived by one brother, Albert DiFonzo of Lewis Run; nephews, Dan (Cheryl) DiFonzo of Sun Prairie, Wisc., John DiFonzo and Bud DiFonzo of Lewis Run and Brian (Tina) DiFonzo of Titusville; and nieces, Jayne (Kim) Schuler of Warren, Maria Sosa of Catasaqua and Tarisa (Bill) Noll of Bethlehem. She is also survived by a special friend, Marjory Knox of Lewis Run.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by four brothers, John, Paul, Frank and Joseph DiFonzo; and one sister, Helen DiFonzo.
At her request, there will be no visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Bernard Catholic Church with the Rev. Raymond Gramata as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Bernard Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in her memory can be made to a
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of the Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.maschofuneral.com.
Mascho Funeral Home Inc.
75 Kennedy Street Bradford, PA 16701
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 9 to Apr. 17, 2014