Marjorie Lathrop Vacanti, age 91, of Erie, died Monday, December 17, 2012 at the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center. She was born in Elma, N.Y. on September 17, 1921 a daughter of the late Harry and Gladys Jester Lathrop. Mom dedicated her life to care for her family, and she did so with much life and much love. We will cherish our memories. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony "TV" Vacanti in 1992, a sister, Elsie Baker, a brother, Paul Lathrop and a son-in-law Jack Barton. She is survived by her children, Tony (Myra) Vacanti, Betty Barton, Barbara (Frank) Abbate, Joe (Sue) Vacanti, Nancy (Dennis) Krumpe all of Erie; her grandchildren: Annette (Dan) Cullen, Paula (Guy) Allshouse, Stephanie (Tony) Ghamo, Carla McClure, Frankie Abbate, Tony Abbate , Christopher (Lisa) Abbate, Jack (Shiela) Barton, Anthony (Kim) Vacanti, Joe (Aimee) Vacanti, Diane (Tim) Simon, Stephen Krumpe and Katie Krumpe. Further survived by 24 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community at 11 a.m. Burial will be private. Send condolences to www.kloeckerfuneralhome.com The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the 2nd Floor staff of the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center, who cared for Mom with compassion and love. And to remember, "Don't get old". In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center's employees' Christmas Fund or to St. Joseph Church/Bread of Life Community. The Francis V. Kloecker Funeral Home, Inc., 2502 Sassafras St., Erie, PA 16502 is in charge of arrangements.
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Published in the Erie Times-News on Dec. 19, 2012