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Mary "Grammy" Bacchi

MARY 'GRAMMY' BACCHI OF BRIDGEPORT Mary "Grammy" (Melchiorre) Bacchi passed away peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2012, surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Bacchi was a resident of Bridgeport, PA. Along with her husband, Russell J. Bacchi, Mary co-founded The Bacchi Funeral Home in Bridgeport, PA in 1952. She was instrumental in supporting her husband in the family owned business by servicing and comforting grieving families. After the death of her husband, Mary continued to work and support their son, Darryl R. Bacchi, in The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd. Mary is a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Bridgeport, PA and is on the Board of Directors of the Lafayette Ambulance Squad. Mary was a member of the Upper Merion Business and Professional Women; the King of Prussia Players Acting Group; volunteered with Meals on Wheels; and was a fond member of an Italian Dining Group. Mary loved to bake for family and friends and was well known for her dinner parties. She loved socializing and surrounding herself with many friends and enjoyed trips to Fresagrandinaria, Italy, her mother's birth place. Mary also filled her days crocheting blankets to give to friends, family, and to church events. She was also an avid seamstress and reader. Her greatest joy in life was her three grandchildren, Alexa, Alana and Alexander. She followed her grandchildren throughout their school years celebrating all of their achievements and cherished her cruise vacations with them. Born in Monocacy, PA, she was a daughter of the late Germano "Jerry" and Loretta "Maa" (DiLello) Melchiorre. She was preceded in death by a brother, Domenico. Mary was the wife of the late Russell J. Bacchi, who died in 2002. Surviving is her loving family including two sons: Kevin J. Bacchi and his wife, Beth Rieser-Bacchi of Irvine, CA, and Darryl R. Bacchi of King of Prussia, PA; two daughters, Cheryl L. Bacchi and her husband, John Stoczko of Wayne, PA, and Lorijon T. Bacchi and her husband, Peter deRooj residing in Vietnam; three grandchildren: Alexa, Alana and Alexander Stoczko; many nephews and nieces, and her cat, Peaches. Mary's Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 502 Ford St., Bridgeport, PA 19405 on Friday, June 15, 2012 at 12 noon. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday evening only from 5 to 8 p.m., at The Bacchi Funeral Home and Crematory, Ltd., 805 DeKalb St. (Rt. 202), Bridgeport, PA 19405. Interment will follow the Mass in Washington Memorial Chapel Cemetery, Valley Forge, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Mary's memory to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 502 Ford St., Bridgeport, PA 19405 and/or to www.livestrong.org. www.bacchifuneralhome.com

Published in The Mercury on June 13, 2012
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