Ermine B. Castellani

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Nov. 11, 2012

Ermine B. Castellani, 84, formerly of Wyoming, passed away Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012 in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital. She had been a resident of Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, for the past few years.

Born in Rochester, New York, she was the daughter of the late John and Frances Graziano Marfisi.

She was a graduate of Wyoming High School. She had worked for the former Nesbitt Hospital in the snack shop and also owned a ceramic shop in Wyoming.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Castellani.

Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Kerestes and her husband, George, Forty Fort, and Deborah Castellani, Mount Pocono; two granddaughters, Amber Kerestes and her fiancée, Oliver Blatt, and Abbe Kerestes; sister, Joanne Abate and her husband, Leon, Allentown; nephew, John Abate, Allentown; and her roommate and best friend, Florence.

The family would like to thank the staff at Little Flower Manor for the compassionate care they provided to Ermine.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012 at 1 p.m. in Little Flower Manor, 200 South Meade Street, Wilkes-Barre.

The Castellani family will receive friends and relatives from noon until the time of Mass. Interment will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Little Flower Manor.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Peter J. Adonizio Funeral Home, 251 William Street, Pittston. Online condolences may be made at

Published in Times Leader on Nov. 13, 2012