Edith Stassi

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Edith Stassi, of Old Forge, died Tuesday at Regional Hospital of Scranton surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Anthony J. Stassi, who died in 1989.

Born June 20, 1921, in Old Forge, Pa., daughter of the late Peter and Rose Gabello Brigido, she was educated in the public schools of Old Forge, and had worked at the Butler's Silk Mill, Old Forge.

Edith's kind heart and generosity was expressed through her passion for cooking and feeding others. Nothing in life made her happier than being surrounded by her family. She was a selfless Italian mother who always put others' needs before her own. She left behind many whom adored her and called her "Ma."

The family would like to especially thank Margaret Ann, Sandi, Agnes and Marianne.

She is survived by a son, Patrick Stassi, Old Forge; three daughters, Francine Moran and husband, Barry, Clarks Green; Roseann Stassi, Old Forge; and Maria Pagnotti and husband, Louis III, West Pittston; an honorary daughter, Karen Connors; five grandchildren, Mara Valenti and husband, Michael, Wyoming; Megan Mead and husband, Sherman, Harding; Louis Pagnotti IV, Mia Pagnotti and Anthony Pagnotti, all of West Pittston. She is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Nina Valenti, Julia Valenti, Mira Mead and Maya Mead; a brother, Philip Brigido, Warren, Ohio; and a sister, Marie Cardillo, Old Forge.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, Carl, Guy and Americo Brigido and also Leonard Brigido, who was killed in World War II; three sisters, Mary Monelli, Lucy Tagliaterra and Ann Brigido; and also several other siblings who passed during infancy.

The funeral is scheduled for Friday at 9:30 a.m. from the Louis V. Ciuccio Funeral Home with Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Prince of Peace Parish, Grace Street, Old Forge. Interment, Old Forge Cemetery.

Friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m.
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Louis V Ciuccio Funeral Home
145 Moosic Rd
Old Forge, PA 18518
(570) 457-2071
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Published in Scranton Times on June 5, 2014