Antonio Maletta, 84, died Sunday morning. He and his wife, the former Rosa Albina Marsico, celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary in June.
Born in San Mango D'Aquino, Italy, son of the late Vincenzo and Maria Carolina Trunzo Maletta, Antonio was educated in Italian schools and immigrated to Australia in 1955. He ultimately settled in the United States in 1961. Antonio was associated with the local clothing and garment industry having been employed with Samter Brothers, Racusin's and most recently the Country Club Men's Shop, Scranton. He was a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish, Scranton, and the San Mango D'Aquino Society. He also was a delegate for the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union.
Antonio's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Barry Minora and Dr. Mario Sebastianelli for their wonderful care and compassion to Antonio and his family.
Also surviving are two daughters, Maria Hastie, Scranton; and Rosa, Brooklyn, N.Y.; a son, Vincent, Clarks Summit; three brothers, Giuseppe, Francesco and Adolfo, all of Italy; four grandsons, Antonio and Angelo Hastie; Antonio and Nicholas Maletta; several nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Ines Raudino and Anita Caputo.
The funeral will be Wednesday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Mary, Mother of God Parish at Holy Rosary Church, 316 William St., Scranton. Those attending the Mass are asked to go directly to the church. Entombment, family mausoleum, Cathedral Cemetery, Scranton.
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