Anna Pepicello Whitney, age 92, of Erie, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Ball Pavilion. She was born in Harborcreek on March 6, 1920, daughter of the late Vincent and Lucy DeDionisio Pepicello. Anna was employed for 28 years with the Boston Store until her retirement and was a faithful member of St. James R.C. Church. She was an excellent cook, always sharing her cooking, especially her famous meatballs, with family and friends, and helping at church dinners. She enjoyed the out of doors, especially flowers and God's little creatures, and time with her grandchildren. The widow of Lawrence Whitney, she is survived by two daughters, Joann Mineo (Ralph) of North Baltimore, Ohio and Ja-net' Moske (Michael) of Erie; two step-sisters, Aggie Ruscitto and Kay Celentano; five grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by four brothers, Vincent, Joseph, Anthony and Benjamin Pepicello. Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., East, 2607 Buffalo Road on Thursday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and are invited to attend a Funeral Service there on Friday at 10 a.m. conducted by her son-in-law, Rev. Ralph J. Mineo. Interment, Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Soup Kitchen, 345 East 9th St., Erie, PA 16503. To send condolences, visit www.dusckasfuneralhome.com.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on May 2, 2012