Mary Orazi

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Mary Orazi, 92, formerly of Mocanaqua, died Tuesday morning, April 23, 2013, at the Little Flower Manor, Wilkes-Barre, where she had been staying.

Born Aug. 27, 1920 in Mocanaqua, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Clara (Serafini) Orazi.

She was first employed at the former Kersteter Silk Mill and then retired from the former Country Cousins Shoe Factory, both of Mocanaqua. Mary was a member of Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church, Mocanaqua.

She was a devoted daughter and loving sister. The family would like to thank the staff at Little Flower Manor for their loving care and kindness to our aunt.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Ernest and Nello Orazi; and two sisters, Eva Valentino and Celia Celli.

Surviving are a sister, Quinta Orazi, Wilkes-Barre; niece, Sharon Pieri, and her husband, Stiner, Whitehall; nephew, John Celli, and his wife, Sandy, Lancaster; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.

Funeral services will held Friday at 9:30 a.m. at the Mayo Funeral Home Inc., 77 N. Main St., Shickshinny, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Holy Spirit Parish/St. Mary's Church, Mocanaqua, with her pastor, the Rev. James Rafferty, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Mocanaqua. Visitation will be Friday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Published in Times Leader on Apr. 24, 2013