Annabelle L. Casagrande, 87, of West Wyoming passed away Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Celtic Hospice Community Care, Geisinger South Wilkes-Barre Hospital.
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Born in Plains Township on April 25, 1925, she was the daughter of the late Noe and Maria Gelso Ninotti.
Annabelle attended Plains Township schools and was a member of St. Monica's Parish at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, Eighth Street, West Wyoming. She also belonged to the Wyoming/West Wyoming Senior Citizens Club.
Prior to retiring, Annabelle worked in the local garment industry and was a talented seamstress who enjoyed sewing, crocheting and needlepoint. She was also an excellent cook. Her homemade ravioli were a traditional Christmas treat. Annabelle's greatest joys, however, were watching her six granddaughters grow up and then becoming a great-grandmother to Mason Fisher and her namesake, Annabelle Fisher. She and her husband, Armonde, recently noted their 64th wedding anniversary Jan. 22.
Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Bruno, Guerino, Attilio and Noah.
Surviving are her husband, Armonde; a son, Armonde Casagrade and his wife, Nancy, Exeter; a daughter, Maria Kepich and her husband, Daniel, Bath, N.Y.; granddaughters, Amy Casagrande, Wyoming; Lisa Fisher and her husband, Jed, Clarksville, Tenn.; Alicia, Jacey, Jenna and Danielle Kepich; great-grandchildren, Mason and Annabelle Fisher; a sister, Carmella Barrouk, Wilkes-Barre; along with several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday from Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Sorrows Church of St. Monica's Parish, West Wyoming. Interment will be in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Relatives and friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Annabelle's family would like to extend their thanks to the staff of Wesley Village and to Celtic Healthcare for the kind and compassionate care shown to her in her final days.
Memorial donations may be made to the
of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 613 Baltimore Drive, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702.
To send the family and expression of sympathy or an online condolence, please visit www.gubbiottifh.com.
Gubbiotti Funeral Home
1030 Wyoming Ave. Exeter, PA 18643
Published in Citizens' Voice on Jan. 29, 2013