D'ERAMO, Antonietta 68, born in Ripi, Italy, passed away Dec. 28, 2013. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 31 years, Frank. She is survived by her sister, Maria Pullo (Sergio); aunt & uncle, Iolanda & Renato Guglielmi; niece, Pia Pullo Sierra (Tim); nephew, Robert Pullo (Jana); niece, Jenny Gawel (Dan); great-nephews, Alex Sierra & Dominic Pullo; great-niece, Victoria Sierra; brother-in-law, Mario D'Eramo (Diane); nephews, Vincent (Laura) & Anthony D'Eramo; as well as many loved cousins and godchildren. Antonietta moved to America in 1961 and lived in Long Island, where she met her husband. She sponsored her sister and brother-in-law to come over from Italy in 1973 and they all moved to Zephyrhills in 1979 where they eventually opened Piccola Italia Restaurant. Here she was able to share her love of family, food and the Italian culture with all she met. Although Antonietta never had children of her own, she helped raise her sister's children and filled the role of mother for many. Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Thursday, Jan. 2nd at Hodges Funeral Home on State Road 54 West. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Friday, Jan. 3rd at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Zephyrhills with entombment to follow at Chapel Hill Cemetery in Dade City. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Zephyrhills or Krewe of Sant' Yago Education Foundation. Pallbearers are Robert Pullo, Tim Sierra, Alex Sierra, Dan Gawel, Vincent D'Eramo, Anthony D'Eramo, Renato Battisti, and Mario Salpepi. Honorary Pallbearers are Sergio Pullo, Michael Sierra, Paul Sierra, Pietro Battisti, Mario D'Eramo, Giorgio Salpepi, Johnny Guglielmi, and Dominic Pullo.
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Hodges Family Funeral Home - Zephyrhills
36327 State Road 54
Zephyrhills, FL 33541
Published in the Tampa Bay Times from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2014