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Theresa Marie Iavarone Brown

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Theresa Marie Iavarone Brown, age 78, of Albion, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at St. Vincent Health Center. She was born in Erie on November 15, 1934, daughter of the late Danato Iavarone and Lillian Mulazzo Iavarone. Theresa was raised in Erie and graduated from Strong Vincent High School. She had previously been employed as a fitness instructor for Elaine Powers, worked at Mason's Department Store, Dahlkemper's, was a manager at Spencer's and worked many years at Erie County Farms. Theresa was a member of St. Lawrence Church, Erie Cursillo Movement, Albion Lioness Club and TOPS weight loss club where she achieved KOPS status. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, making Italian pasta and cookies, spending past winters in Florida, she was an avid collector of carousel horses and enjoyed her weekly lunches at O'Charley's restaurant in her special booth. In addition to her parents, Theresa was preceded in death by her son, James (Randy) Brown, a brother Vincent Iavarone, his wife, Jean Angelo Iavarone, a sister, Janet Iavarone Riazzi, her husband, Rocco Riazzi. Theresa is survived by three sons, Frank and his wife Renee of Erie, Daniel and his wife Dena of Strongsville, Ohio, Michael and his wife Suzanne of Albion, daughter-in-law Diedra Brown of Erie, sister-in-law Mary Iavarone. She was Nana of Jennifer, Suzanne, Brittany, Shannon, Randi, Brandon, Jacob, Amy, Ashley, Jordan, Katie, Joshua, Michael, Anthony, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Friends may call at Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Lawrence Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with Fr. Philip Oriole officiating. Burial will be private by the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the , 823 Filmore Avenue, Erie, PA 16505 or to the Disabled American Veterans, 1000 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. To send condolences, please visit www.matterafuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
Mattera Funeral Home
188 East State Street Albion, PA 16401
(814) 756-4151
Funeral Home Details
Published in the Erie Times-News on Jan. 28, 2013
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