Ersilia (Cece) Pascucci, 85, of Plains Township passed away Saturday, Nov, 2, 2013, at the Little Flower Manor and St. Therese Residence, Wilkes-Barre.
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She is survived by her beloved and devoted husband of 65 years, Gildo Pascucci.
Ersilia was born in Perugia, Italy, on Jan. 11, 1928, to the late Amedeo and Adalgisa Brozzi Ercolani.
She attended college in Rome, Italy, before immigrating with her family to the United States at the age of 18. A gifted cook, avid gardener and professional seamstress, Ersilia loved dancing and the many Caribbean and Mediterranean cruises she shared with her husband. Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who remain inspired by her generosity, strong will, and overwhelming devotion to family.
In addition to her husband, Gildo, she is survived by daughters, Elaine Kairis and her husband, Edward, Clarks Summit; Ann James and her husband, Russell (Skip), Shavertown; grandchildren, Lyndsey MacNair and her husband, Scott, Seth Koches and his fiancee, Aubrey Sharp; Josh Bowman and Taylor Bowman; great-grandchildren, Grace and Corine MacNair; and a sister, Rina Stella; and a brother, Rinaldo Ercolani; many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Primo Ercolani.
Relatives and friends are invited to share their memories and condolences from 5 until 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gubbiotti Funeral Home, 1030 Wyoming Ave., Exeter.
Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday from the Gubbiotti Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 9:30 a.m. in St's. Peter and Paul Church, Hudson Road, Plains Township. The Rev. Joseph Greskiewicz, pastor, will be celebrant.
Entombment will be in Mount Olivet Mausoleum, Carverton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
To send the family an 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 Nov. 4, 2013