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Emilio "Sonny" Pierelli

Emilio "Sonny" Pierelli, 73, of West Pittston passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

Born in Jenkins Township on Jan. 31, 1939, he was the son of the late Nello Pierelli and Mary DeNardi Pierelli DiPaola.

He was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1956, and served in the U.S. Army.

Prior to retirement, he was owner/operator of Pierelli's Deli in Wilkes-Barre. He enjoyed playing the saxophone. He was a former West Pittston Rams football coach and former Wyoming Area freshman football coach. He was a member of Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Nello Pierelli Jr.

Surviving are his children, Dino Pierelli and his wife, Ria, Egg Harbor Township, N.J.; Dineen Williams and her husband, David, Limerick; and Rico Pierelli, Pittston Township; grandsons, Ryan Williams, Jordan Williams and Hunter Rico Williams; sisters, Dorina Giardina, and Mary Ann Pierelli, both of West Pittston; aunts, Ann Manganiello and Emily DeNardi, both of West Pittston; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Corpus Christi Parish at Immaculate Conception Church, Luzerne Avenue, West Pittston. Interment, Sacred Heart of Jesus Cemetery, Dupont. Friends may call from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston.

Online condolences may be made at www.peterjadoniziofuneralhome.com.

Published in Citizens' Voice on Nov. 11, 2012
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