Catherine Villella Berardelli of the Providence section of Scranton died Sunday at Hospice Community Care Inpatient Unit, Dunmore, following an illness. She was the widow of Anthony Berardelli, who died April 25, 2011.
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Born in San Mango D'Aquino Provincia di Catanzaro, Italy, she was the daughter of the late Domenico and Elisa Chieffallo Villella. She was educated in Italy, where she apprenticed and trained as a professional seamstress. Upon moving to the United States at the age of 19, she started her own apparel alteration shop, a business she operated for many years until she joined her husband in the operation of Berardelli's Market.
Cooking and sewing were her passion, but spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, who affectionately called her Nana, was the most important thing to her. She was a longtime member of St. Anthony of Padua Church and most recently a member of Mary, Mother of God Parish. She passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side.
Catherine's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Barry Minora, the staff of Hospice Community Care and also Ruth and Carla for the home health care that was provided.
Surviving are two sons, Anthony and wife, Karen, Dickson City; and Joseph and wife, Ann, Dunmore; a daughter, Cathy and husband, John Muta, Scranton; eight grandchildren, Alyssa, and fiancé, Jeff Scagliotti; Joseph, Krista, Carlie and Adam Berardelli; John, Christina and Brandon Muta; two sisters, Gina and husband, Domenick Fiorillo; and Cesira and husband, Joseph Berardelli, all of Scranton; several nieces and nephews; great-nieces and great-nephews.
A brother, Armando, also preceded her in death.
The funeral will be today 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. Everyone wishing to attend funeral is asked to go directly to church. Entombment will follow at Cathedral Cemetery Mausoleum, Scranton.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice Community Care, 100 William St., Dunmore, PA 18510. Visit www.solfanellifiorillofuneralhome.com for information, directions or to send an online condolence.
Published in Scranton Times from Jan. 15 to Jan. 17, 2013