Ida M. Bartoli, 96, of Pittston, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Saturday, January 19, 2013, in Wesley Village, Jenkins Twp.
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Born in the Cork Lane section of Browntown, she was the daughter of the late Giovanni and Crusifissa Santelli. Ida was educated in Greater Pittston schools and was employed in the garment industry, most recently at Lee Manufacturing, from where she retired in 1987. She was a member of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union.
Ida formerly resided in the Infantino Towers for the majority of her Golden Years and was a resident of the Anderson Personal Care Home. Ida's hobbies included bingo, shopping, cooking and traveling to Atlantic City, California and Boston; Ida mostly enjoyed spending time with her family.
Ida was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony Bartoli; and son-in-law, Gary Ferentino. She was the last surviving of seven children, Mary Petrucci, Susan Kasmer, Lena Santelli, Joseph Santelli, August Santelli and Albert Santelli.
Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Louis and Cindy Bartoli, California; daughter and son-in-law, Rose Ferentino-Grimes and Charles Grimes; grandchildren, Maurice and Ann Ferentino, Jude and Lori Ferentino, Jason and Tiffany Ferentino, attorney Jarrett and Dr. Nicole Ferentino, Patricia Bartoli and Gina Benhimaid; great-grandchildren Anthony, Paulie, Marah, Michael, Jude Jr., Dominick, Victoria, Sara and Ryan.
Ida was a member of St. Rocco's Church and, as its oldest living member, was given the distinct honor of locking the church for the last time in 2012 following the closing Mass and ceremony.
The Ferentino, Grimes and Bartoli families would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at Wesley Village, Anderson Personal Care home and Lackawanna County VNA Hospice for their kindness, respect and care; Dr. Mauer Biscotti, Dr. Joseph Lombardo and Dr. Victor Labbate for their constant attention and dedication to Ida's health and wellbeing.
Memorial donations may be made to the West Pittston Chapter of the Salvation Army or the Greater Pittston Food Pantry.
Funeral services have been entrusted to Graziano Funeral Home Inc., 700 Twp. Blvd. Pittston Twp.
Viewing hours will be held at the funeral home from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday.
Funeral services will begin at the funeral home at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held from St. Joseph Marello Parish (Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church), Pittston, at 1 p.m. on Tuesday. Interment services will take place in St. Rocco's Cemetery, Pittston Twp.
To share a fond memory you have of Ida or to express your condolences to her family, please visit www.Gra zianoFuneralHome.com.
Published in Scranton Times on Jan. 20, 2013