Louise Merlino Materazzi, 94, of Etters, and formerly of the Hudson section of Plains Township, passed away Monday, July 29, 2013, at her home with her family by her side.
Born in Hudson, she was a daughter of the late Sabbato and Viola (Mirra) Merlino. She attended Cotton Avenue School, Hudson, and was employed for several years at the Consolidated Cigar Co. in West Pittston.
Louise was a loving mother and housewife. Her greatest joy in life was spending time with her family and friends. Louise and her late husband, Edmund, hosted countless family dinners and parties at their home. Louise provided her own homemade ravioli, gnocchi, pizza and many other Italian dishes, which were beyond compare.
She was a kind, compassionate and generous human being who gave to life far more than she took and did, indeed, leave the world better than she found it.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edmund; son, Edward; brothers, Johnny Merlino, who was killed in World War II; Frank Merlino and Dominick Merlino; sisters Eleanor Costello and Mary Lello.
Louise is survived by her sons, Leroy Materazzi and his wife, Joyee; Daniel Materazzi and his wife, Terry; sister Rose Rubino, Laflin; sisters-in-law, Grace Merlino, Hudson, and Caroline Merlino, Bath; grandchildren, Christine Materazzi, Jeffrey Materazzi, Angela Rist, Tanya Runnels, Jill Materazzi, Todd Materazzi and Danette Materazzi; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Louise will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Corcoran Funeral Home Inc., 20 S. Main St., Plains Township. Her entombment will be held at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Carverton. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. The family requests memorial donations be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.
Online condolences may be made at www.corcoranfuneralhome.com.
Corcoran Funeral Home
20 S Main St Plains, PA 18705
Published in Times Leader on July 31, 2013