Bertha R. Bianco, 94, of West Pittston, passed away Friday morning, March 22, 2013, at the United Methodist Homes Wesley Village Campus in Jenkins Township.
Born in Exeter, daughter of the late Allen Pepe and Rosaria Iantosca, she attended and graduated from the Exeter High School. Bertha was employed as a seamstress at Lee Manufacturing, Pittston. Bertha was a member of St. Barbara's Parish, Exeter. Bertha was a member of the church choir and also the choir at St. Cecilia's Church in Exeter. She also was a member of the ILGWU.
Bertha was proceeded in death by her husband, Joseph Bianco; brothers, Guy Pepe, Patrick Pepe; and sister, Carmella Dellarte.
Bertha is survived by her son, Isadore and his wife, Terry, Middle River, Md.; sisters, Helen Acierno and Eleanor Schillaci, both of Exeter; niece, Patty Schillaci, Exeter; three grandchildren, Tracy Logue, Terry Ann Leon and Joseph D. Bianco; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Funeral will be held Monday at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 9:30 a.m. at St. Barbara's Parish, Memorial Street, Exeter. Friends may call at the funeral home Sunday from 3 until 7 p.m. The family thanks Dr. Gerald Gibbons and the staff at Wesley Village for their compassionate care and concern.
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
509 Wyoming Avenue West Pittston, PA 18643
Published in Times Leader on Mar. 23, 2013