Ida M. Bartoli

Ida M. Bartoli, 96, of Pittston passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Wesley Village, Jenkins Township.

Born in the Cork Lane section of Browntown, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Crusifissa Santelli.

Ida was educated in Greater Pittston schools and was employed by the garment industry, most recently by Lee Manufacturing where she retired in 1987. She was a member of the International Ladies' Garment Workers Union.

Ida formerly resided in the Infantino Towers for the majority of her golden years and was a resident of the Anderson Personal Care Home. Ida's hobbies included bingo, shopping, cooking and traveling to Atlantic City, California, and Boston; Ida mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.

Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Bartoli; and son-in-law Gary Ferentino. She was the last surviving of seven children, Mary Petrucci, Susan Kasmer, Lena Santelli, Joseph Santelli, August Santelli and Albert Santelli.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Cindy Bartoli, California; daughter and son-in-law, Rose Ferentino-Grimes and Charles Grimes; grandchildren, Maurice and Ann Ferentino; Jude and Lori Ferentino; Jason and Tiffany Ferentino; Attorney Jarrett and Dr. Nicole Ferentino; Patricia Bartoli and Gina Benhimaid; great-grandchildren, Anthony, Paulie, Marah, Michael, Jude Jr., Dominick, Victoria, Sara, and Ryan.

Ida was a member of St. Rocco's Church and as its oldest living member, was given the distinct honor of locking the church for the last time in 2012 following the closing mass and ceremony.

The Ferentino, Grimes and Bartoli families would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Wesley Village, Anderson Personal Care Home, and Lackawanna County VNA Hospice for their kindness, respect and care; Dr. Mauer Biscotti, Dr. Joseph Lombardo and Dr. Victor Labbate for their constant attention and dedication to Ida's health and wellbeing.

Memorial donations may be made to the West Pittston Chapter of the Salvation Army or the Greater Pittston Food Pantry.

Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 Township Blvd., Pittston Township.

Viewing hours will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Funeral services will begin at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church), Pittston, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Interment services will take place in St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Township.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 20, 2013