103, of Slatington passed away January 9, 2013. She most recently resided in the Summit Nursing and Rehab Center, Lehighton. She loved to spend time with friends and family. Elisa was fiercely independent and credits her long life to hard work and faith in God. Elisa was born in the village of Zupperelli, Italy in 1909, where she met her husband, Frank DelGreco. In 1934 they immigrated to England. After her husbands death in 1988, she decided to live with her daughter, Maria, in Slatington. At her 100th birthday party, held at the Terrace Restaurant in Walnutport, she was surprised when a nephew from England presented her with a card signed by the Queen of England. Elisa lived a full and rewarding life. Survivors:
Daughter, Maria and husband, William Leickel, of Slatington; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren. She was the oldest of 11 children, three of which are surviving; sisters, Elena(95) of Italy, Eva (83) of England and her son-in-law, Bruno Picano of Italy; brother, Lino (82) of Italy. She was predeceased by a daughter, Anna, in 1986. Services:
Mass of Christian Burial 11 a.m., Monday, January 14, 2013, Assumption BVM Church, 649 W. Washington St., Slatington. Calling hour 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Slatington. Arrangements Harding Funeral Home, Slatington. Contributions:
Can be made to the church Memorial Fund.