Perina Caselli Cianfichi Amori passed away peacefully on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Fabio "Fuzzy" Amori, whom she married on Sept. 18, 1940.
Born in Eynon on Aug. 2, 1920, she was the daughter of the late Angelo and Olympia Vandini Cianfichi and Peter Caselli. She was a graduate of Scranton Technical High School, class of 1938. She was a member of St. Anthony de Padua Church and its Christian Mothers Altar and Rosary Society until its closing and was a most-recent member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. She was a past member of St. Joseph's Center Auxiliary, Lackawanna Association for the Blind, Sloan Senior Citizens and Tripp Park Home Owners Association, and a member of the H.W. Club, where she served as secretary from 1957 to 2004. She was also past president of Tripp Park Post 886 American Legion Auxiliary.
Perina was truly a loving and devoted daughter and wife, and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family. She will be missed.
Her family would like to most sincerely thank the entire staff of the Scranton Health Care Center for the loving care given to Perina throughout her final years.
Surviving are a son, Richard and wife, Marilyn; daughter, Nancy and husband, David Hemmler; four grandchildren, attorney Scott Amori and wife, Jen; Adrienne Amori, Dr. Renee Amori and Vonna Hemmler; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Matthew; several nieces and nephews.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers, Alfred, Nicholas and David Cianfichi.
The funeral will be conducted on Thursday from the Solfanelli-Fiorillo Funeral Home Inc., 1030 N. Main Ave., Scranton, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in the Church of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green. Everyone attending the funeral is asked to proceed directly to church. Entombment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Friends may call Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Center, 2010 Adams Ave., Scranton, PA 18509.
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