Olga Taramelli Giombetti, 87, a lifelong resident of Jessup, died Wednesday morning surrounded by her family and friends at the Mid-Valley Health Care Center in Sturges. She was the widow of Louis "Duchy" Giombetti, who died on January 11, 1992.
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Born in Jessup, she was the daughter of the late Filippo and Caterina Parlanti Taramelli and was a graduate of Jessup High School. She was a member of St. Mary's Assumption Church, Queen of Angels Parish in Jessup, a proud member of the Family of St. Anthony, St. Ubaldo Society in Jessup, a member of the Jade Club along with her sister, Norma and their close friends, Ceil, Tillie and Lil, a member of the ILGWU, and prior to her retirement, she was employed by Leslie Fay.
Olga was a devoted, loving and compassionate wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend who always put others before herself. She enjoyed her trips to the casinos, watching her granddaughters grow, and she loved to cook and bake with her family by her side.
You could always spot Olga on her early morning walks with her cup of coffee in hand, stopping to chat with everyone along the way. Come Election Day, she could be found signing you in to vote at the Jessup Borough Building.
She will be missed, but never forgotten, especially by the many brides who she helped by calming their nerves and fixing their trains on their wedding day.
Olga's family would like to thank the entire staff at Moses Taylor lCU and the nursing staff at the Mid-Valley Health Care Center for their care and compassion towards Olga.
Surviving are her daughter, Robin and husband, Stephen "Beaver" Olivetti, Peckville; her granddaughters, Jessica and Licia Olivetti, Peckville; her best and closest friend, Ceil Pantano, Jessup; her brothers-in-law, John Laboranti, Archbald; and John Troiani, Mayfield; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by four sisters, Florence Troiani, Dora Petrini, Rena Rahne and Norma Laboranti; and two brothers, Ray Taramelli and Doro Taramelli.
The funeral will be Friday at 8:30 a.m. from the Arthur A. Albini Funeral Home, 1003 Church Street, Jessup, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Queen of Angels Parish in St. Michael's Church, First Avenue, Jessup. Interment, St. John's Cemetery, Jessup.
Relatives and friends may call today from 5 to 8 p.m.
Albini Funeral Home
1003 Church St
Jessup, PA 18434
Published in Scranton Times on June 26, 2014