Maria Carmella Aufiere

Maria Carmella Aufiere, 86, of West Pittston passed away Sunday, June 9, 2013, in Kindred Hospital of Wyoming Valley, Wilkes-Barre.

Born in Santa Paolina (AV), Italy, on Sept. 23, 1926, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Mary Angelina Direnzio Parente.

She, along with her husband, the late Felice Aufiere, owned and operated Aufiere's Restaurant, Broad Street, Pittston, for 50 years.

She was a member of St Joseph Marello Parish, Pittston.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Angela Aufiere, in 2012; a stepson, Philip; brother, Frank Parente; and sisters, Gina and Patina.

Surviving are her son, Michael Aufiere and his wife, Patricia, West Pittston; grandchildren, Linnae and Elana Aufiere; stepson, Gerald Aufiere; stepdaughter, Rita; brothers, Angelo Parente and his wife, Lena, Hughestown; and Carmine Parente, Brazil; sister, Armeda Pizzano, Venezuela; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in St. Joseph Marello Parish, William Street, Pittston. Entombment will follow in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call in St. Joseph Marello Parish from 8:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Saturday. Those attending are asked to park directly behind the church.

Arrangements are entrusted to Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William St., Pittston.

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Published in Citizens' Voice on June 14, 2013