Marion M. Ciampi, 94, of West Pittston, died Sunday in Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman, in August 1975.
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Born in Pittston, Dec. 1, 1918, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Margaret Testa Altieri. She was a graduate of Hughestown High School, class of 1936. Mrs. Ciampi was a member of Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Before her marriage she was employed in the Social Security Office, Pittston. Her father, Samuel Altieri, was one of the miners entombed during the Knox Mine Disaster.
Marion's greatest joy in life was cooking and baking for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She passed away surrounded by her loving family.
The family would like to thank the staff of the ICU at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center and Dr. Jameel Durrani, also the office staff and Drs. Brundage, Williams and Freda for their kind and compassionate care given to Marion.
She is survived by her daughters, Marguerite Freda and husband, Anthony, Eynon; and Michalina Ciampi, with whom she resided; sisters, Ann Ferrare and Yolanda Parente, both of Hughestown; two grandsons, Dr. Anthony Freda and wife, Tamara, Clarks Summit; and William Freda, Somerset, N.J.; and three great-grandchildren, Anthony, Alexis and Alyssa Freda, all of Clarks Summit.
She was also preceded in death by brothers, Dr. Vincent Altieri and Samuel Altieri; and sisters, Theresa Aiello and Gloria Jean Altieri.
The funeral will be held Saturday at 9 a.m. from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 in Corpus Christi Parish, Immaculate Conception Church, West Pittston. Interment, West Pittston Cemetery.
Friends may call at the funeral home Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.
Howell-Lussi Funeral Home
509 Wyoming Avenue
West Pittston, PA 18643
Published in Scranton Times on Nov. 26, 2013