Memorial Mass for Vincenza (nee D'Amato) Ricottilli, 98, of Mentor, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Road, Mentor.
Mrs. Ricottilli passed away Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Lake Health West Medical Center in Willoughby.
Born May 10, 1915, in Coalton, W.Va., at the age of 6, she went to Sulmona, Italy, with her parents. Her family came from Sulmona, Italy, so that her father could work in the coal mines. She later immigrated to the United States with her husband in July 1935.
"She and Dad built their own house in Cortland, N.Y., in the 1960s." A very hard worker all her life, Vincenza loved gardening and crocheting, making baby blankets and afghans, which she donated to the Christ Child Society.
She was the loving mother of Natalie (Norman) Brobst of Mentor and Mary (Jack) Call of Churchville, Md.; cherished grandmother of Kristin (Sean) Carven of BelAir, Md., and John (Peggy) Call of BelAir, Md.; and great-grandmother of Bridgette, Lexi and Sarah Carven.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Carmine Ricottilli, in 1982; and parents, Raphael and Carmella (nee Leopardi) D'Amato.
Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery in Cortland, N.Y.
Arrangements are entrusted to McMahon-Coyne-Vitantonio Funeral Homes in Willoughby and Mentor.www.MCVfuneralhomes.com